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Delhi Takhat & Struggling People of Subcontinent: Speech During Event on Federalism & State Autonomy

Sikh Siyasat editor Parmjeet Singh presented discussed the defining characteristics of the Delhi Takht and prevalent visions amongst the resistance movements, while stressing that at this juncture the struggling peoples of the Indian Region need to unite for dismantling the current structure of Delhi Takhat.

Satikar Committees Continue Dharna Outside SGPC Office After Meeting Remains Inconclusive

A meeting between representatives of the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabhandak Committee (SGPC) and Sri Guru Granth Sahib Satikar Committees did not reach any conclusion on Monday (September 14).

Issue of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji’s Saroop – Who Are The Real Culprits?

The Shiromani Gurdwara Prabhandak Committee is trying to underplay the issue of missing Saroops of Guru Granth Sahib Ji. It is trying to project an issue related to beadbi of Guru Sahib as an issue of corruption.

India Orders Attachment of Immovable Properties of Gurpatwant Singh Pannun and Hardeep Singh Nijjar under UAPA

The Government of India (GoI) has ordered attachment of immovable properties of Gurpatwant Singh Pannun and Hardeep Singh Nijjar under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA).

Bail and Quashing Pleas of Sumedh Saini Dismissed in High Court; Will Punjab Govt. Arrest Him Now?

Anticipatory bail application and FIR quashing application of former DGP Sumedh Saini in Balwant Singh Multani murder case are dismissed by Punjab and Harayan High Court. The High Court had heard the arguments in both cases yesterday and the order was reserved for today.

MLI Report Parrots Indian Narratives on Khalistan: World Sikh Organisation

The World Sikh Organization of Canada joins calls for the retraction of the report entitled “Khalistan: a Project of Pakistan”, published by the Macdonald-Laurier Institute. The report is authored by controversial, retired CBC journalist, Terry Milewski and includes an introduction by former politician, Ujjal Dosanjh, and former Conservative staffer, Shuvaloy Majumdar.

Macdonald-Laurier Institute’ Paper on Khalistan Contains Conclusory Statements & Allegations Without Substantiation: Scholars [Open Letter]

On September 9, 2020 Canada based Macdonald-Laurier Institute released a paper titled "Khalistan: A Project of Pakistan" by Terry Milewski. A number of scholars have responded to this paper and said that it "contains a litany of conclusory statements and allegations without any substantiation".

SGPC Uses Forces Against Sikhs Demanding Action Against Culprits in Missing Saroops Issue

SGPC has resorted to use of force against Sikhs who were staging a peaceful dharna outside the SGPC's head-office demanding registration of case against "main culprits" in missing Saroops issue. Dharna was started yesterday by various Satikar Committees.

SikhRI Launches ‘The Guru Granth Sahib Project’ (TGGSP) Website

The Sikh Research Institute (SikhRI) has announced the first official release of The Guru Granth Sahib Project (TGGSP) website (app.gurugranthsahib.io) on September 1 to coincide with the First Prakash Purab (Illumination day) of then known Adi Granth in 1604. The project seeks to make a timeless treasure-house accessible for today's seekers, scholars, and techies to connect with the Sabad-Wisdom. 

Sikh Body Wants Indian Government to Reopen Kartarpur Sahib Corridor

The Shiromani Gurdwara Prabhandak Committee (SGPC) has demanded that the government of India should reopen Kartarpur Sahib corridor for yatris. The corridor which connects Kartarpur Sahib in Narowal district of West Punjab with Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur district of East Punjab was opened in November last year to allow Sikhs from eastren side to visit the sacred place of Kartarpur Sahib, once inhabited by Guru Nanak Ji.

High Court Reserves Order on Sumedh Saini’s Bail and Quashing Pleas

The court of justice Fatehdeep Singh of the Punjab and Haryana high court today reserved its judgment in the two cases filed by Sumedh Saini, who has urged for grant of anticipatory bail in FIR registered against him for the illegal abduction, detention, torture and custodial death of Balwant Singh Multani in December 1991 upon addition of section 302 IPC to the case.

No Indian Propaganda in Gurdwaras: Sikhs in Germany Tell Indian Consulate Official

A senior official in Indian Consulate in Germany was questioned by Sikhs during his visit to Gurdwara Sahib in Tubingen. Indian official was questioned about registration of cases against Sikh youth in Punjab under draconian UAPA law.




Politics

Harsimrat Kaur Badal’s Resignation: Face-Saving by Badals

Caught in a complex situation Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) has attempted to save its face on agriculture ordinances issue by tendering resignation of Harsimrat Kaur Badal from the Union Cabinet. SAD (B), a political ally of BJP, was given cabinet berth in BJP led Union government.

Tensions Escalate at China-India LAC: Both Sides Fire Shots, Accuse Each Other

The situation at China-India Line of Actual Control (LAC) is turning serious as both sides have fired gunshots in recent days.

China-India Accuse Each Other of Border Violations; Tensions Rise, Talks On

Tensions between China and India again have flared up again, with both Asian powers accusing each other of trying to seize territory across their disputed Himalayan border which is called 'Line of Actual Control (LAC)'.

Amidst Deepening Strains, India Bars China Ships from Oil Trade

China owned and flagged vessels have been barred from bidding on tenders for chartering tankers to import crude oil and petroleum productions or to export oil products such as diesel out of the India.

Adverse Public Opinion Prevails in India Against China, finds Survey

The complexities of developing equations between China and India are increasing in various spheres. Public opinion is one such sphere. In a survey 72 per cent said they believe India could win in a war against China.

SCI Stays Sumedh Saini’s Arrest; Judge Asks Why There is Hurry to Arrest Him?

The Supreme Court of India (SCI) today stayed arrest of former Punjab DGP Sumedh Saini in Balwant Singh Multani murder case. The case was heard by a bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, R. Subhash Reddy and M.R. Shah.

Indian Supreme Court to Hear Petition of Sumedh Saini in Balwant Singh Multani Murder Case Today

A petition moved by former DGP and murder accused Sumedh Saini is listed for hearing in the Indian Supreme Court for Tuesday (September 15). Sumedh Saini has been hiding to avoid his arrest after his anticipatory bail petition is dismissed by the Punjab and Haryana High Court in Balwant Singh Multani murder case.

Backed by Punjab Govt’s Inaction, Sumedh Saini Applies Anticipatory Bail in Supreme Court

Punjab's former DGP Sumedh Saini is booked for custodial torture and murder of a Sikh youth Balwant Singh Multani in 1991. After his anticipatory bail is rejected by Punjab and Haryana High Court, Sumedh Saini has applied for bail in Supreme Court of India (SCI).

Democrat US Presidential Nominee Joe Biden’s Stance on “Threats to India”

While addressing the Indian-American community on August 15, marked as Independence Day by India, Democratic US presidential nominee Joe Biden said that if elected, he would stand with New Delhi in confronting the threats it faces.

Sikhs, Bahujans, Muslims Hold Joint Protest in Punjab on 15 August

A number of Sikh, Bahujan and Muslim activists held a joint protest at Jalandhar on August 15, which is marked annually as independence day by the Indian state. It is learnt that activists belonging to Dal Khalsa, Shiromani Akali Dal Amritsar (Mann), Rashtriya Muslim Morcha, Bhaujan Kranti Morcha, Sikh Youth Federation Bhindrawale (SYFB) and Akal Federation participated in this protest.

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.

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.