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Illustrated Book About Shaheed Jaswant Singh Khalra To Be Released Soon

An illustrated book on the life, struggle and Shaheedi of the fearless Jaswant Singh Khalra will be released internationally in the coming days. Shaheed Jaswant Singh Khalra had unearthed the truth about ‘unclaimed’ and ‘unidentified’ dead bodies in Punjab and revealed how the Indian state had unleashed the region of terror against the civilian Sikh population of Punjab during 1980s-1990s.

Nirankari Dera Case: SCI Grants Bail To Bikramjit Singh

The Supreme Court of India (SCI) today granted bail to Bikramjit Singh in Nirankari dera blast case. Defense counsel Advocate Jaspal Singh Manjhpur told Sikh Siyasat News (SSN) that the court of Justice Rohintoni Fali Nariman allowed appeal against denial of bail by lower court.

The Sikh Doctrine of Double Sovereignty – Relationship Between the Khalsa and the State

Guru Gobind Singh Ji's 52 Hukams issued at Nanded Sahib (commands) included “Sutantar Vicharna” (staying independent). Renowned Sikh scholar Sirdar Kapur Singh has explained “Sutantar Vicharna” in terms of the peculiar “Sikh Doctrine of Double Sovereignty”.

WSO Canada Welcomes Return of Sikh RCMP Officers to Operational Duties

WSO President says, “We are glad that bearded Sikh RCMP officers will be able to return to operational duties like Sikh officers in every other police force across Canada. The affected Sikh RCMP officers were feeling disheartened that this situation had dragged out for six months and this will be a relief to them".

Full Interview with Dr. Gurtaran Singh About Prof. Harinder Singh Mehboob

Prof. Gurtaran Singh has been a close friend of Prof. Harinder Singh Mehboob. Sikh Siyasat talked to Prof. Gurtaran Singh about work, writings and philosophy of Prof. Harinder Singh Mehboob. The talk was recorded at Village Jhundan on 9 July 2019.

Which Canada MPs are Speaking About Issues Important to Sikhs?

Chandigarh –  The World Sikh Organization of Canada has examined key issues with respect to Sikhs in the Parliament of Canada from January 2018 until ...

While Embracing Gallows, Satwant Singh and Kehar Singh Chanted ‘Jo Bole So Nihal’ Recalls Tihar’s Law Officer

In true Sikh tradition, prior to embracing the gallows , ‘Jo Bole So Nihal!’ was chanted recalls Tihar jailer Sunil Gupta in his book Black Warrant, co-authored with senior journalist Sunetra Chaudhury, which details the final minutes of the duo accused in the Indira Gandhi assassination case.

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.

Webinar To Explore Various Aspects of Agrarian Crisis in Punjab

Punjab’s farmers have been protesting against new agricultural laws enacted by the Government of India (GoI). Other sections of the Punjabi society, especially the youths, have also come forward in support of farmers.

Right-Wing Think Tank Accused of Demonizing Sikh-Canadians Also Works to Send Canadian Oil to India

What does a controversial report authored by a retired CBC journalist have to do with a right-wing think tank that promotes trade with India and a global consulting firm run by former Prime Minister Stephen Harper?

Struggle Should Be For Right To Price Determination, Direct International Trade and Right over Natural Resources: A Joint Statement

More than thirty activists, opinionists, professionals, farmers have issued a joint statement on Farmers' struggle putting forward a viewpoint that instead of merely reacting on issues, the conditions which create these issues must be addressed.

Farmers’ Struggle on Agriculture Bills & Laws in Punjab: Challenges & Possibilities (Bhai Ajmer Singh)

Farmers in Punjab have been protesting against three agriculture ordinances promulgated by Narendra Modi led Union Government in India. Protests have intensified after the Union Government proceeded forward with its plan to convert these ordinances into permanent laws.




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What Are 4 Bills Passed by Punjab Vidhan Sabha To Counter India’s New Farm Laws?

On 20 October 2020, Punjab state assembly called Vidhan Sabha passed four bills in its attempt to 'counter' three new agricultural laws passed by Union Government of India. The bills were introduced and passed on Tuesday (20 Oct.) during second day of special session of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha.

The Punjab Farmers (Empowerment And Protection) Agreement On Price Assurance And Farm Services (Special Provisions And State Amendment) Bill 2020

On 20 October 2020, Punjab state assembly called Vidhan Sabha passed four bills in its attempt to 'counter' three new agricultural laws passed by Union Government of India. The bills were introduced and passed on Tuesday (20 Oct.) during second day of special session of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha.

3 Bills in Punjab Assembly to Counter India’s 3 New Farm Laws – Initial Details

As per The Farmers Produce Trade and Commerce Special Provisions and Punjab Amendment Bill no sale of paddy and wheat in Punjab will be valid unless it is paid equal to or over MSP. Imprisonment of three years and a fine in case anybody compells a farmer to sell his agricultural produce below MSP.

Indian Government Extends Fresh Invite for Talks to Farmers’ Unions Protesting in Punjab

The Government of India (GoI) on Sunday extended a fresh invitation to Punjab’s farmers’ unions, who have been protesting against the new farm laws, for holding talks on issue on October 14. The invite is extended in second time with in a week.

After Behbal Kalan Case, Ex-DGP Sumedh Saini Also Named As Accused in Kotkapura Firing Case

A Special Investigation Team (SIT), probing the Kotkapura and Behbal Kalan police firing of 2015, has nominated former Punjab Director General of Police as an accused in related case registered at Kotakpura city police station in 2018.

The Punjab Essential Commodities (Special Provisions And State Amendment) Bill, 2020

On 20 October 2020, Punjab state assembly called Vidhan Sabha passed four bills in its attempt to 'counter' three new agricultural laws passed by Union Government of India. The bills were introduced and passed on Tuesday (20 Oct.) during second day of special session of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha.

The Code of Civil Procedure (Punjab Amendment) Bill, 2020

The preamble of this act says that this bill is "to amend the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 to provide for protection to the farmers from attachment of land as a consequence of the farming agreements to safeguard his livelihood".

The Punjab Farmers Produce Trade And Commerce (Promotion & Facilitation) (Special Provisions And State Amendment) Bill, 2020

Full Text and Copy of Punjab Farmers Produce Trade And Commerce (Promotion & Facilitation) (Special Provisions And State Amendment) Bill 2020.

Nagas Will Never Join Indian Union, Nor Accept India’s Constitution: NSCN (I-M) Chief Muivah

An online news portal 'The Wire' has published a piece penned by renowned journalist Karan Thapar which is said to be based on interview of Naga freedom movement leader and NSCN (I-M) chief  Thuingaleng Muivah.

Farmers’ Unions Decide to Talk to GoI But Protests to Continue for Now

Thirty farmers' unions, active in Punjab, have decided to hold talks with the Government of India over new controversial agriculture laws enacted by the BJP government.

China Has Deployed 60,000 Soldiers at LAC; India Needs US in This Fight: says Mike Pompeo

United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the country has deployed 60,000 soldiers at its border with India. He also said India “absolutely need the United States to be their ally and partner in this fight”.

Farmers, Experts Rue That India Blocks Punjab’s Potential of International Trade of Agricultural Products

As farmers’ dharna on the Amritsar-Delhi railway tacks completed 14 days on Wednesday, many protesters recalled how they had sat at the same track for seven weeks in 2016 to push state government to pursue better marketing of Punjab Basmati in Iran and other middle eastern countries. They also rued that due to diplomatic reasons, Punjab was not able to fully realise the potential of trading its agri-products through the Wagah border.