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Pro-Freedom Sikh Groups Mark August 15 As Black Day in Moga

As India celebrated its Independence Day, Dal Khalsa and other pro-freedom Sikh groups staged a protest in Moga, observing the day as black day against beadbi incidents and it's fallout, political subjugation of Punjab, human rights violations and denial of the right to self-determination to the people of Punjab.

Pro-India Demonstrators Reported to Metropolitan Police for “Spreading Hate” Directed at Sikh Community

The Indian authorities having failed to pressure the UK authorities to deny permission for the London Declaration Referendum 2020 event organised by Sikhs For Justice tried to get pro-India groups to stage a counter-protest.

Referendum 2020: Full Audio Recording of Resolutions Adopted During London Declaration

Sikhs for Justice held it's "London Declaration" event today. The event as held at Trafalgar Square in London despite India's objections.

India’s Attempt to Press UK for Blocking Sikh Sovereignty Event in London Concerns

Ontario Gurdwaras Committee (OGC) issued a statement today (copy available with Sikh Siyasat News) reiterate its support for the cause of the sovereignty of Sikhs and Punjab.

Sikh Body Raises 1984 Disclosures and Jagtar Singh Johal Issue with British Minister for Faith

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State and Minister for Faith Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth attended Sikh Council UK offices in Leamington Spa with senior officials from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government yesterday.

Confidential Report of Justice Ranjit Singh Commission on Beadbi Cases Leaked

The report of Justice Ranjit Singh Commission into cases related to beadbi of Guru Granth Sahib at Burj Jawahar Singh Wala and Bargari villages and police firing at Kotkapura and Behbal Kalan was leaked today.

Copy of Leaked Status Report by SIT on Role of Dera Sauda Sirsa in Beadbi Cases

A leaked copy of status report submitted to the Punjab government by Special Investigation Team (SIT) led by DIG Ranbir Singh Khattra on SIT investigation into incidents related to Beadbi of Guru Granth Sahib confirms that Dera Sacha Sauda (Sirsa) was behind these incidents. 

Dumbarton’s MP Seeks Meeting with British Foreign Secretary over Jagtar Singh Jaggi’s Detention

Dumbarton’s MP has written to the newly-appointed British foreign secretary to ask him to offer his full support to the family of Jagtar Singh Johal who has been imprisoned in India for the past nine months.

Sikhs For Justice (SFJ) Adopts 3 Resolution During London Declaration

Sikhs for Justice held it's "London Declaration" event today. The event as held at Trafalgar Square in London despite India's objections.

Permission Denied to Pro-India Rally to Counter London Declaration in Trafalgar Square

In a statement issued today, the Sikh Federation UK said that London's administration has denied permissions to pro-India rally in London.

SIC Demands Justice for Saka Nakodar 1986 and Release of Justice Gurnam Singh Inquiry Report

The Sikh Information Centre (SIC), a California-based advocacy group, issued a statement calling on Captain Amrinder Singh Chief Minister Punjab to table and implement the report of Justice Gurnam Singh’s Judicial Inquiry related to the Nakodar killings during the coming session of Punjab Vidhan Sabha.

USA: ASC Condemns Attacks on Sikhs in Keyes and Manteca

The American Sikh Council (ASC) has raised alarm at the continued spate of violence perpetrated against Sikhs in United States of America (USA).

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Journalist Hamir Singh On Agenda for Punjab Village Panchayat Elections 2018 & Need of Gram Sabha

Punjab Bachao, Pind Bachao Committee on July 29, 2018 held a discussion on Topic "Panchayat Elections, Village and Gram Sabha" in Chandigarh ahead of Village Panchayat Elections in Punjab.

Bargari Beadbi and Behbal Kalan Firing Cases: Punjab Govt. Lacks Political Will to Act Against Culprits

The Punjab Government led by Capt. Amarinder Singh seems undecided on how to proceed after submission of first part of Justice Ranjit Singh Commission's report. Justice (Retd.) Ranjit Singh handed over first portion of his final report to Punjab CM Capt. Amarinder Singh on June 30.

DIG Khatra’s Reported Statement Before Ranjit Singh Commission Puts Intentions of Badal and Amarinder Govts Under Question

Justice Ranjit Singh Commission handed over first part of its report to Punjab CM on June 30. This part of report contains commission's findings on Burj Jawahar Singh Wala Beadbi case (June 2015), Bargari Beadbi case (October 2015) and police firing on Sikh sangat at Kotkapura and Behbal Kalan (October 2015).

Naroda Gam Massacre Case: Discard Amit Shah’s Statement Defending Maya Kodnani, SIT tells Court

In the trial of the Naroda Gam massacre case of the 2002 post-Godhra riots, the Supreme Court appointed-Special Investigation Team (SIT) on August 3 argued before a special court that the deposition of BJP president Amit Shah “should be discarded” as it was done merely to “support” key accused former BJP minister Maya Kodnani.

Amrinder’s Handing over probe into Behbal Kalan killings to CBI amounts to denying Justice and Saving Badals: Sikh intellectuals

Capt Amarinder Singh seems to be keen on  exploiting the sacrilege cases politically as the Badal regime did earlier. And his delay in  resolving the cases seems be linked to garnering electoral dividends in the coming 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Whatever the case, like the Badals, Capt Amarinder Singh has shown an utter disregard to the religious sensibilities of the Sikhs. Toeing the line of previous regime, the chief minister, too, has pandered to the nationalistic agenda of the Hindutva forces at the cost of the religious sensibilities of the Sikh minority.   

Punjab Government Transfers 16 IAS And 17 PCS Officers

The Punjab Government today issued transferred and posting orders of 16 IAS and 17 PCS officers with immediate effect.

AAP Punjab Crisis Deepens; Garhshankar MLA Joins Sukhpal Khaira Camp

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is heading towards split in Punjab with Sukhpal Singh Khiara led faction gaining more support.

Indian Govt. Withdraws ‘Social Media Communication Hub’ Proposal After ‘Surveillance State’ Remark form SCI

Weeks after the Supreme Court termed the government’s proposal to monitor online data akin to ‘creating a surveillance state’, the Central government of India reportedly told the Supreme Court of India (SCI) on Friday that it has withdrawn the proposal for setting up a ‘Social Media Communication Hub’.

Dal Khalsa Gives Call to Sikhs to Observe Aug 15 as Black Day

Dal Khalsa to hold a protest rally on India’s Independence Day at Moga against the atrocities, political subjugation and denial of rights to Sikhs in the last seven decades.

Sukhpal Khaira and Others Announce to Dissolve State Unit of AAP at Bathinda Convention

Aam Aadmi Party's sacked leader of opposition (LoP) in state assembly Sukhpal Singh Khaira along with journalist turned politician Kanwar Sandhu held a show of strength at Bathinda today.

Dal Khalsa to Hold Conference on Aug 13 to Celebrate 40 Years of its Journey for Right to Self-Determination

Addressing the press conference party president Harpal Singh Cheema said their group will observe August 13 as Azaadi Sankalp Divas as "We feel history has been unkind to Sikhs. While Hindus got Hindustan (India), Muslims got Pakistan, but Sikhs missed the bus."

Five-Time CM Badal Must Tell who is Responsible for Degradation in Politics

The Dal Khalsa leader asked Badal: “Will you spell out a single achievement of your so-called moderate politics for Panth and Punjab?”. Taking a dig at Akali Dal’s alliance with the Hindutva party BJP, he said Badal takes credit for this unholy alliance which in fact is sheer discredit to him.