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Ayodhya Issue: Dal Khalsa, Sikh Youth of Punjab Writes to Giani Harpreet Singh

Backed by the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) led Union government of India and pro-Hindutva groups like RSS, Ram Janambhoomi Teerth Kshetra (trust) is going to hold 'bhoomi poojan' at Ayodhya to lay foundation of new temple for lord Ram. The trust has invited Sikh leaders, including acting Jathedar of Akal Takht Sahib, Giani Harpreet Singh. There has been discussion in various Sikh and political circles that whether or not would Giani Harpreet Singh participate in the said event on August 5.

MP Santokh Chaudhary writes to Captain Amarinder Singh Requesting Investigation Into 1986 Saka Nakodar Police Firing Case

Member of Parliament Santokh Singh Chaudhary on Thursday wrote to Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh requesting an investigation into the killing of four Sikh youth protesters at the hands of police in 1986 when they were protesting over burning of birs of Guru Granth Sahib.

CBI Ducks Punjab Assembly & State Govt : State of Affairs & the Position of States in Indian Union

In 2015 the Punjab government had entrusted CBI with investigation of Beadbi cases. CBI failed to nail the culprits. As a result in 2019 the state assembly decided to withdraw investigation of these cases from the CBI and passed an unanimous resolution in this regard.

Sikh Body Releases Report on Indian Crackdown on Sikh Social Media

The World Sikh Organization of Canada has released a report on the crackdown on Sikh social media by Indian authorities. The report entitled “Enforcing Silence: India’s War on Sikh Social Media” examines recent developments and offers suggestions to social media platforms with respect to Sikh content.

Health Condition of Dal Khalsa’s Founding Member Bhai Gajinder Singh Deteriorates

Health condition of Dal Khalsa's founding member Bhai Gajinder Singh has reportedly deteriorated. In a Facebook post Bhai Gajinder Singh wrote few days back that he could not welcome the month of Sawan in a usual manner due to health complications.

Elderly Sikh Booked in UAPA Gets Bail As Police Fails to Substantiate ‘Secret Information’

An elderly Sikh booked by the Punjab police under draconian Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) was granted bail by a Kapurthala court today.

Misuse of UAPA & Tactics of NIA under Question After Witness Interrogated by NIA Dies Mysteriously

Misuse of UAPA and tactics of NIA are under question after witness interrogated by NIA dies mysteriously. A case registered by the Punjab police in 2018 at Sultanwind (Amritsar) police station was suddenly transferred to NIA. NIA called a Sikh youth named Lovepreet Singh for questioning as a witness. After meeting NIA officials on 13 July 2020,

Badals’ Role in Closing Salabatpura Case Against Gurmeet Ram Rahim & Congress Role in Not Reopening

Dera Sauda Sirsa came in clash with the Sikhs in 2007 when Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim attempted to personify himself as Tenth Sikh Guru, Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji and staged a darama of Amrit Sanskar. Personification of Sikh Guru or staging drama of Amrit Sanskar is strictly prohibited in the Sikh tradition.

NIA’s Tactics Under Question Again After Sikh Youth Inquired by NIA Dies Under Mysterious Circumstances

The tactics adopted by National Investigation Agency (NIA) of India are once again under question after a witness questioned by NIA dies under mysterious circumstances. This is second such death in Punjab which is linked with NIA's ongoing investigations. Earlier a witness named Rampal had committed suicide in 2018.

Enforcing Silence: India’s War on Sikh Social Media – A Report by World Sikh Organization

The World Sikh Organisation (WSO) of Canada has released a report on the crackdown on Sikh social media by Indian authorities. The report entitled “Enforcing Silence: India’s War on Sikh Social Media” examines recent developments and offers suggestions to social media platforms with respect to Sikh content.

Stop Repression and Illegal Detention of Sikhs Youth in Punjab Under Lawless Laws like UAPA: ASC

Chandigarh: In a written statement (copy with SSN) the American Sikh Council (ASC) has expressed grave concerns about the alleged “illegal detention of innocent Sikh ...

What Memorial of Maharaja Ranjit Singh Reminds Sikhs? Prof. Jagmohan Singh at Lahore

The World Sikh News editor Prof. Jagmohan Singh shares his views and feelings about Maharaja Ranjit Singh and the Khalsa Raj after visiting the memorial of Maharaja Ranjit Singh in Lahore.




Politics

Is China Going to Engage with India in Himachal Pradesh Now? South Asian Geopolitics Update

China and India are two key players in South-Asian Geopolitics. The militaries of both powers were engaged in a standoff in Eastern Ladakh recently. Though both sides jointly declared to disengage and deescalate in mid-July, there has been little progress in deescalation along the disputed Line of Actual Control.

Stop Repression and Illegal Detention of Sikhs Youth in Punjab Under Lawless Laws like UAPA: ASC

Chandigarh: In a written statement (copy with SSN) the American Sikh Council (ASC) has expressed grave concerns about the alleged “illegal detention of innocent Sikh ...

PUCL Demands Immediate Transfer of Varavara Rao to Specialised Hospital

Varavara Rao is a renowned Telugu poet and intellectual who has been incarcerated since August, 2018 in the Bhima Koregaon case.

After Claiming Self-Credit for ‘Abolishing’ Black List, BJP Govt. Lists 9 Sikhs As ‘Terrorists’

In 1980s-90s the Indian state created so-called black list of Sikhs, adding names of diaspora Sikh activists in it in a whole-sale manner. The issue had been a cause of concern in the past decade as a number of cases surfaced where the abuse this extra-judicial mechanism was clearly established.

Indian Army Moves 3 Divisions, Tanks to Ladakh

Amidst ongoing standoff with China, the Indian Army has reportedly more troops and tanks in Ladakh sector on Tuesday (June 30).

Ayodhya Issue: Dal Khalsa, Sikh Youth of Punjab Writes to Giani Harpreet Singh

Backed by the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) led Union government of India and pro-Hindutva groups like RSS, Ram Janambhoomi Teerth Kshetra (trust) is going to hold 'bhoomi poojan' at Ayodhya to lay foundation of new temple for lord Ram. The trust has invited Sikh leaders, including acting Jathedar of Akal Takht Sahib, Giani Harpreet Singh. There has been discussion in various Sikh and political circles that whether or not would Giani Harpreet Singh participate in the said event on August 5.

Sekhowal Gram Sabha Resolves Against Industrial Park on Village Land Near Mattewara Forest in Punjab

In a significant move, Gram Sabha of Village Sekhowal, Block Mangat, (Ludhiana 1) held a session today. Village Sarpanch, Panchayat members and village residents took part in this Gram Sabha session. The Gram Sabha unanimously resolved against Punjab government's proposal to built an industrial park on this village's common/panchayati land. 

Bombay High Court Hearing PIL Seeks UAPA Against Twitter

Mumbai: Bombay High Court is hearing a ‘public interest litigation’ (PIL) seeking directions for National Investigation Agency (NIA) of India to take action against Twitter ...

Sikh Lawyer Releases Latest List of UAPA Cases in Punjab; Congress Govt. Using UAPA Faster than Last SAD-BJP Govt.

An updated tentative list released by Sikh lawyer Advocate Jaspal Singh Manjhpur has revealed that the Congress party led Punjab government is faster than previous SAD-BJP government in at least one perspective- registering cases under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA). UAPA is considered present day notorious law and a new avatar of draconian TADA and POTA.

How Gurmeet Ram Rahim Escaped in Salabatpura Case? Role of Punjab Police & State Government

Burj Jawahar Singh Wala case is not the first case in which DSS chief is named by the Punjab police. He was earlier named by the state police in 2007 ‘Salabatpura case’.

Deliberate Interference in Chinese Corporations will not Serve the Interests of the Indian Side, says China on India’s Move to Block Apps

Commenting on Government of India (GoI)'s move to block 59 Chinese Apps, including TikTok, Cam Scanner, WeChat and ShareIt, China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that "deliberate interference in such cooperation will not serve the interests of the Indian side".

Why TikTok, UC Browser, Cam Scanner, WeChat, ShareIt (59 Apps) Are Blocked by India – What GoI Says?

Amidst heightened tensions with China in Ladakh region, the Government of India yesterday announced to 'block' 59 mobile apps. Most of these apps were developed and run by Chinese companies. The list included many popular apps like TikTok, UC Browser, CamScanner and WeChat (full list below).