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India Denies Permission to Sikh Jatha to visit Nankana Sahib on 100th Anniversary of Saka Nankana Sahib

The Government of India has denied permission to a Sikh jatha to Pakistan for Yatra of Gurdwara Nankana Sahib to mark 100th anniversary of Saka Nankana Sahib. Nankana Sahib is Parkash Asthan of Guru Nanak Ji, first Guru of Sikhs.

NIA Issues Bulk Notices to Activists Connected with Farmers Protest To Join Investigation As “Witness” in UAPA Case

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) of India has issued notices to various activists and relatives of some others in relation to a case registered under Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA).

Farmer’s Struggle Special Edition of Sikh Shahadat Book Series Released

On 9 January 2021, Bhai Daljit Singh released the first issue of Sikh Shahadat’s book series. This book is a special issue on Farmers struggle. The book was released at Ludhiana in presence of Sikh Shahadat editor Prof. Kanwaljit Singh, Sikh lawyer advocate Jaspal Singh Manjhpur and others.

Dal Khalsa Dedicates 72nd Anniversary of Human Rights Day to Farmers and Political Prisoners

Dal Khalsa has dedicated this year’s World Human Rights Day (WHRD) to the rights of farmers and political prisoners from Kashmir to Punjab to central India.

Exclusive Interview with Bhai Mandhir Singh About Farmers Struggle

Farmers' struggle against new farm laws enacted by the Indian parliament has entered a crucial phase. Sikh Siyasat talked to Bhai Mandhir Singh about various vital issues related to the farmers' struggle. This is full video recording of the talk.

Deep Sidhu Arrested by Delhi Police

Actor-Lawyer Deep Sidhu, who has been a distinct voice for farmers struggle against new farm laws, is reportedly arrested by Special Cell of Delhi police.

Exposed: India’s Disinformation War Against Canada’s Sikhs: New Report by WSO

The World Sikh Organization of Canada has released a report shedding light on Indian disinformation campaigns targeting Sikhs in Canada.

India: 8 Journalists Covering Farmer Protests Charged; Drop Cases, Protect Media Freedom: Human Rights Watch

Eight journalists who covered the farmer protests in India and violence in Delhi on January 26, 2021 are facing baseless criminal charges, Human Rights Watch said in a statement on February 2. The Indian authorities should drop the charges, which include sedition, promoting communal disharmony, and making statements prejudicial to national integration.

Dominic Raab Under Pressure to Raise Farmers Protests and Jagtar Singh Johal Case During India Visit

Over 100 Conservative MPs, including Ministers have been contacted since Boris's gaffe in PMQs last week on the mistreatment of peaceful farmers protesting in India.

Recalling “The Art of War” in the Farmers Struggle [Op-Ed]

First thing first, a term is to be decided to be given to what farmers in India (especially from Panjab) are doing these days in Delhi, the capital region of India. 'War' or 'Fight' suits the best but we'll continue with 'Struggle' as we still think ‘them’ (Delhi rulers) to be ours and 'war' will be too harsh for it. They are using age expired tear gas apparatus and water cannons in this chilling time on their own people representing themselves for their legitimate rights peacefully. Even when they are preparing stadiums and open grounds into prisons so it is more or less a war like situation.

21 Sikh Youth Orgs Write Open Letter to Sikh Sangat on Farmers’ Struggle

Twenty-one different naujawan jathebandies (youth led Sikh organisations), from Australia to Kashmir and beyond, have signed an open letter addressing Sikh sangat.

Sikh Diaspora Call for UN Intervention To Prevent Use of Violence Against Farmers Peacefully Protesting Controversial Farm-Laws in India

Sikh diaspora sections have written to Clément Nyaletsossi Voule, the Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association. In a written release sent to the Sikh Siyasat News (SSN), the Sikh Federation UK national press secretary Harnek Singh said that their organization has called upon UN to intervene to prevent use of violence by Indian government against the farmers who are peacefully protesting against controversial new farm-laws in India.




Politics

Disha Ravi Breaks Down in Court; Says She Only Edited two Lines in Farmers Protest Toolkit

"I did not make a Toolkit. We wanted to support the farmers. I edited two lines on February 3," Disha Ravi told the Delhi court where she was produced earlier today. The court has sent her to police custody for five days for further questioning.

Canadian Union of Postal Workers Support Indian Farmers Fight Against Draconian Laws

Farmers in India are rising to protest three new laws adopted in their country that have important ramifications for the average Indian farmer. Essentially, this set of bills eases restrictions on corporate interests like those of Monsanto and penalizes millions of small independent farmers in the process. 

US Lawmakers, Experts Express Solidarity with Farmers’ Protests in India

The members of United states congress and international legal and human rights experts have urged India to uphold the right of peaceful protest and engage with protesting farmers productively following the norms of democracy.

Govt. Violating Fundamental Rights By Installing Mobile & Internet Jammers: Says HC Lawyers

In a series of ongoing daily peaceful protest advocates of Punjab and Haryana High Court under the banner of Lawyers in Solidarity with Farmers (LSF) showed solidarity with the farmers against the three Farm Laws passed by Parliament.

Editors Guild of India Issues Advisory Against Biased & Baseless Media Reporting of Farmers Protests

In an advisory released on December 4m the Editors Guild of India (EGI) has expressed concerns about the news coverage of the farmers' protests in the India’s capital, wherein certain sections of the media have been labelling them as “Khalistanis”, “ anti-nationals”, and other such terms to “delegitimise the protests without any evidence or proof”.

Join Statement on Internal Issues Concerning the Farmers Struggle

It is satisfying and comforting to know that the Kisan Ekta Morcha leadership of has shown intent to set at rest the indications given about sidelining of Gurnam Singh Charuni -the leader of the Bharatiya Kisan Union Haryana Charuni group. This has become possible as a result of the awareness and alertness of internal platforms of this moveme

Bhupinder Singh Mann Recuses from 4-Member Committee Constituted by SC

In a significant development, Bhupinder Singh Mann- member of a committee appointed by Supreme Court of India to advise it on contentious new farm laws, has recused himself from the committee. In a statement issued to

AULReP Stands in Solidarity with Kisaans (Farmers) and Workers in Punjab and India

Alberta Union of Labour Relations Professionals (AULReP) firmly express its solidarity with the over 250 million kisaans (farmers) and workers who have been on strike and have taken various peaceful actions in India against the Government of India's capitalist reforms. AULReP also firmly condemns the violent repression of kisaans, workers, and trade unionists in India by the Indian government and its armed forces.

Farmers in India and the Fundamental Right to Protest: International Human Rights Day 2020

Weeks of protests by farmers from Punjab and Haryana intensified against three controversial farming laws which abolish Minimum Support Pricing (MSP) for farmers, led to a call for protestors to make their way to the national capital Delhi. On the 8th of December the protests had spread with farmers across India leading a country wide strike and shut down (band). Many of these poor and marginalised farmers, battled against the onset of winter amidst a world-wide pandemic travelling the 500km by foot, on tractors, scooters and other vehicles.

Australia’s Stop Adani Movement Stands in Solidarity with Protesting Punjabi & Indian Farmers

Farmers peaceful protest on the borders of Delhi has been catching attention and solidarity of the global community. Foreign officials and people's movements are expressing their solidarity and support for farmers who are calling for roll back of Indian government's new farm laws.

Canada’s National Farmers Union Stands in Solidarity with Farmers Protesting New Agricultural Laws in India

The National Farmers Union of Canada has expressed solidarity with farmers in India, who continue to protest new agricultural laws formally passed in September.

36 British MPs Support Farmers’ Protest; Want UK to Raise Issue with India

A group of 36 cross-party Parliamentarians have written to UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab and asked him to make representations to his Indian counterpart, S Jaishankar, regarding the impact on British Punjabis affected by the demonstrations by farmers against new agricultural legislation in India.