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OP-ED: Pellets & Idiots – Let’s try to reason!

After a bloodbath of several days, “honorable” (Oh’ No ‘Reliable) Home Minister of India said in the parliament that he has now instructed the armed forces to use the “non-lethal” weapon, the pellets; below the knee and that too should be used with “maximum restraint” only on uncontrollable crowds”

Punjab should Legislate Permanent Release of Good Conduct Prisoners [OP-ED]

The issue of Sikh political prisoners is in focus once again. There have been few developments in this regard in past few months and three Sikh political prisoner who were sentenced to imprisonment for life were granted premature release.

From funerals to freedom for Kashmir: undoing the Great Indian Democracy

What is the difference between a funeral and a demonstration? In Kashmir, there is none. As the killing of 30 civilian protestors by the armed forces of the state in the last two days shows, in Kashmir, every funeral is a demonstration and every demonstration is a funeral.

Bapu Chaman Lal, Who Lived for a Hundred Years But Died Waiting for Justice

For a turban-wearing, Urdu-reading Hindu of Taran Taran, Punjab, the court’s recess was 23 years too long. On June 30, 100-year-old Chaman Lal breathed his last, two days before the case he had been pursuing for over two decades was to resume in the CBI court, Patiala.

OP-ED: Modi Government’s Witch Hunt Of Teesta Setalvad Enters New Phase

The Narendra Modi led Indian government cancelled on Thursday the registration of Sabrang Trust run by social activist Teesta Setalvad and her husband Javed Anand.

Remembering June 1984 Ghallughara: The wounds that never heal

It happened 32 years ago but it feels as if it was yesterday-the heart, body and the mind still feels the tremors of the emotional earthquake it caused.

OP-ED: 32 Years after June 1984 Ghallughara: Myths, Memories and Martyrdom

This year Sikhs are commemorating 32nd anniversary of the massacre of Sikhs in the hands of Indian state. The Indian state gave it the code name of Blue Star operation.

Blue Star Over Patiala: (Special Article by Mallika Kaur)

With India’s paramilitary in Amritsar for the 32nd anniversary of Indian Army's attack on Darbar Sahib and other Sikh Gurdwaras, survivors 200 km away challenge the prevailing narrative.

Firsthand Account of Indian Army’s attack on Darbar Sahib in June 1984 by Bhai Sawinder Singh (ex-Hazori Raagi)

I was in school in Amritsar, Punjab, on June 1, 1984. It was 12:30 pm when we heard the unmistakable, chilling sounds of gunshots firing. We students were immediately sent home.

The Spirit of the 18th Century: Sant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale [SPECIAL ARTICLE]

This monograph addresses the misgivings of Sikhs and non-Sikhs regarding Darbar Sahib, also known as The Golden Temple, being the epicenter during the Indian army ...

Sikh Genocide, Not “1984 Riots” (author: Jagmeet Singh MPP)

Today in the Legislature, my motion calling on the Ontario Government to formally recognize the November 1984 state organized violence perpetrated against Sikhs throughout India as genocide was debated and ultimately voted down by the Ontario Liberal Government.

Canada takes on the role as a defender of Sikh image

Canadian PM Trudeau has been full of praises for contribution of Sikhs to Canada and has fully acknowledged during Khalsa Pargat Diwas celebrations held on Canadian Parliament Hill that Khalsa principles and Canadian principles are same and Sikhs are an integral part of Canadian mosaic.

Sorry Kanhaiya, We Can’t Agree With You On 1984: Responses from Shehla Rashid and Sucheta De

Here are two responses on Kanhaiya’s statement differentiating between 1984 and 2002. One from JNUSU Vice-President and the Other from Sucheta De, a prominent leader of All India Students’ Association

1984 & 2002: Is My Violence Better Than Yours? A Fact Check

A badly written, and slightly garbled Press Trust of India report has stated that Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union President Kanhaiya Kumar has sought to differentiate between the 1984 anti-Sikh and 2002 anti-Muslim violence in Delhi and Gujarat respectively.

Punjab in deep water [Article by KC Singh, former Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs]

THE SYL canal controversy has reignited with the presidential reference on the constitutionality of the Punjab Termination of Agreements Act of 2004, passed by the Punjab Assembly when Capt Amarinder Singh was Chief Minister, being argued before the Supreme Court.

Are British Political Parties and Politicians failing to properly represent Sikhs?

Are British Political Parties and Politicians failing to properly represent Sikhs? - writes Bhai Amrik Singh Gill, Chairman of the Sikh Federation UK.

Manipuri boy shatters myths of Indian Nationalists; Writes Open Letter to GD Bakshi

A few days ago, Major General (Retd.) GD Bakshi broke down on a news show discussing the criticism of the government’s diktat to universities on hoisting the national flag.

Post Spike In Hate Crimes, US Sikh Community Launches New Tool To Report Incidents

Parminder Singh was driving across the country with his family. As he parked his truck near Knoxville in Tennessee, some White men approached him in the parking lot. They seemed angry and their anger was directed at him. "Why did you come here?" they shouted. "Go back to where you came from."

The Great Leap of Faith: A Sikh Initiation Rite

Sikhs have a straightforward, but still very inspirational and practical initiation rite. The only problem is that in recent times, we seem to have forgotten its importance.

Casteism: Termite to society

Caste system is one of the world’s longest surviving social stratification. It is based on a simple one line ideology that "All men are born unequal".

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