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Banning SFJ is Nothing But India’s Over-Reaction; SYL is History, A Done Issue: Dal Khalsa

Declaring Sikhs For Justice (SFJ) as outlawed, that has hardly any official representative in Punjab and India is nothing but over reaction and frustration of the Indian government.

Ban On SFJ Shows India Has No Respect For Freedom Of Expression

The decision earlier this week by the Indian Ministry of Home Affairs to ban Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) from operating in India shows India’s total disrespect for basic human rights and its desire and desperation to silence the Sikh Diaspora.

Indian Government Bans Sikhs For Justice (SJF)

The government of India on Wednesday (July 9) announced to ban Sikh diaspora activists group called Sikhs For Justice (SFJ).

UK Gatka Championship in Wolverhampton on Saturday 21 September: MP Tan Dhesi

A meeting was held in London between office bearers of the Gatka Federation UK and Guru Nanak Satsang Sikh Gurdwara to discuss preparations for this year’s UK Gatka Championship.

Sikh Youth UK Leader Deepa Singh Released by West Midlands Police

A day after his arrest and detention, Sikh Youth UK leader Deepa Singh was released on July 4 by West Midlands Police (WMP). The Sikh Youth UK said that Deepa Singh was released without any charge.

Deepa Singh [File Photo]

Sikh Organisations and Gurdwara Committees Back Sikh Youth UK

National Sikh Youth Federation (NSYF)- a Sikh youth group based in England, and Naujawani- an online platform for Sikh and Punjabi youth,  have issued statements supporting the Sikh Youth UK and its' founder Deepa Singh.

CBI Files Closure Report in Bargari and Burj Jawahar Singh Wala Beadbi Cases

India’s Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has reportedly filed the closure report in the three cases related to Beadbi of Guru Granth Sahib in the special CBI court, Mohali.

Saka Nakodar 1986: HC Directs Punjab Govt. to Hand Over Part 2 of Inquiry Report

The Punjab and Haryana High Court has told the Punjab chief secretary to hand over Part 2 of Justice Gurnam Singh Commission's inquiry report on Saka Nakodar case to the counsel of family members of Sikh youth who were killed in police firing at Nakodar 33 years ago.

Crimes Against Humanity in Punjab: Petition Seeks Justice for 8527 Extra-Judicial Killings

A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) concerning enforced disappearances and fake encounters of over 8,527 Punjabis, mostly Sikhs, has been filed in the Supreme Court of India (SCI) by the Punjab Documentation & Advocacy Project (PDAP).

Halton Gurdwara Anand Karaj Maryada Violation: Those Involved Told to Reach Out Akal Takht

The Ontario Gurdwaras Committee (OGC) has strongly condemned the beadbi that took place during the Anand Karaj on Thursday July 4th 2019 at Halton Sikh Cultural Association. "There is no excuse or justification for the events that transpired", the OGC said.

Deepa Singh [File Photo]

Sikh Youth UK Leader Deepa Singh, Another Arrested by West Midlands Police

West Midlands Police reportedly arrested Deepa Singh, leader of Sikh Youth UK, in a dawn raid on July 3.

Spirituality and Social Justice – Speech of Bhai Ajmer Singh at Hakimpur (Nawanshahr)

Samvad held a Gurmat Samagam at Gurdwara Nanaksar, Hakimpur in Nawanshehr district of Punjab on January 17, 2019. During this samgam Sikh political analyst and author Bhai Ajmer Singh shared his views regarding "Spirituality and Social Justice. This is video recording of speech of Bhai Ajmer Singh.




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Politics

CBI Closure Report in Bargari Case: Congress Criticises Sukhbir Badal; Goes Mum on Amarinder Singh Govt’s Failure

In a joint statement issued yesterday (copy available with SSN) various Congress leaders and MLAs criticised Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) president Sukhbir Singh for his statement on CBI's closure report in Bargari beadbi case.

Indian Government Bans Sikhs For Justice (SJF)

The government of India on Wednesday (July 9) announced to ban Sikh diaspora activists group called Sikhs For Justice (SFJ).

Aiming at Further Centralising Its Powers, Centre Plans to Merge Inter-State River Water Dispute Tribunals

In a move which will further centralise powers of the Union government of India in matters related to "inter-state river water disputes", the Modi government cabinet has given approval to an amendment bill seeking to merge different inter-state river water dispute tribunals into a single entity.

Dal Khalsa Strongly Opposes India’s Plan to Set up Nuclear Plants in Punjab

Dal Khalsa has strongly opposed New Delhi's proposal to set up atomic power plants in Punjab.

Religious Freedom Continue to Suffer Under Modi Rule: US Report

A latest report by US Commission on International Religious Freedom noted that in 2018 religious freedom conditions in India continued a downward trend. The 2019 report released few days back notes that religious freedom has come under attack in recent years with the growth of exclusionary extremist narratives—including, at times, the government’s allowance and encouragement of mob violence against religious minorities—that have facilitated an egregious and ongoing campaign of violence, intimidation, and harassment against non-Hindu and lower-caste Hindu minorities.

Banning SFJ is Nothing But India’s Over-Reaction; SYL is History, A Done Issue: Dal Khalsa

Declaring Sikhs For Justice (SFJ) as outlawed, that has hardly any official representative in Punjab and India is nothing but over reaction and frustration of the Indian government.

Navjot Singh Sidhu Resigns As Cabinet Minister of Punjab

Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu has resigned as minister from the Punjab cabinet. Navjot Singh Sidhu posted his resignation letter dated June 10, addressed to Rahul Gandhi, on his official Twitter account on Sunday (July 14) morning.

CBI Files Closure Report in Bargari and Burj Jawahar Singh Wala Beadbi Cases

India’s Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has reportedly filed the closure report in the three cases related to Beadbi of Guru Granth Sahib in the special CBI court, Mohali.

Over 1 Lakh Muslims Protest in Maharashtra’s Malegaon Against Mob Lynchings in India

At least one lakh Muslims on Monday (July 2) congregated in Malegaon in response to a call for a law against mob lynching.

1,966 Custodial Deaths In India During 2018; NGO Calls India to Rectify UNCAT

The “Campaign Against Torture in India” while releasing “India: Annual Report on Torture 2018” on the United Nations Day Against Torture stated that during 2018, a total of 1,966 custodial deaths were reported to India's National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) including 147 deaths in police custody and 1,819 deaths in judicial custody.

Amarinder Singh Urges Narendra Modi to Seek UN Sanctions Against Canada

Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh today repeated various allegation against the Government of Canada and Sikh diaspora living in Canada. In his written statement (copy available with SSN), Punjab CM alleged that Canadian government was extending overt and covert support the Khalistani Movement against India.

CM Amarinder Singh Orders Fact Finding Inquiry Into Beadi Accused’s Killing

Mahinderpal Bittu, a Dera Sauda Sirsa follower who was main accused behind the Beadbi of Guru Granth Sahib at Bargari, Malke and Gurusar Jalal was reportedly killed in a jail in Nabha.