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Centre State Relations, Federalism and Dharam Youdh Morcha – Speech of Parmjeet Singh (Sikh Siyasat)

A Sikh youth groups organised a discussion of Dharam Youdh Morcha at Gurdwara Sahib, Subhash Nagar in Delhi on August 4, 2019.

State Policy and Media Reporting: Similarities Between Punjab 1984 and Kashmir 2019

The manner and intent of Indian Establishment in sending of the Indian army to the Darbar Sahib Complex in Amritsar on 3 June 1984 and degradation in the special constitutional status of Jammu and Kashmir on 5 August (2019) bear a lot of similarities. Both actions were sudden and unexpected carried with excessive use of the armed forces. These two events were concerted swoops intended to shock and bamboozle the targeted people of Punjab and Kashmir, thereby, rendering them numb and reactionless.

WSO Joins Challenge to Québec’s An Act Respecting the Laicity of the State

The World Sikh Organization of Canada and its Vice-President for Québec, Amrit Kaur, announced on August 15 that they will be joining the legal challenge to Québec’s An Act respecting the laicity of the State.

India’s Kashmir Move Is A Challenge to Global Security and Regional Stakeholders: World Sikh Parliament

The World Sikh Parliament unreservedly condemns India’s brazen attempt this week to override international law and democratic legitimacy by unilaterally purporting to divide and annex Kashmir.

Sikh Groups Express Solidarity With Kashmiris; To Mark August 15 As Black Day in Punjab

Extending their solidarity with Kashmiri people and their cause, the Dal Khalsa and Shiromani Akali Dal Amritsar (Mann) today fired a salvo against Akali Dal Badal for supporting Indian Govt’s move to strip J&K of its special status.

Pakistan Ready to Open Kartarpur Corridor, Welcome Sikhs on 550th Parkash Gurpurb: Pak Minister Qureshi

Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has reportedly said that despite tensions with India, Pakistan stands ready to open the Kartarpur Corridor and welcome the Sikhs on the occasion of 550th Parkash Gurpurb of Guru Nanak Ji.

SGPC Objects to A Scene in Anurag Kashyap Directed Sacred Games 2; Seeks Immediate Removal

Controversial film director Anurag Kashyap has once again invited the wrath of Shiromani Gurdwara Prabhandak Committee. SGPC chief secretary Roop Singh has demanded removal of an objectionable scene from web-series Sacred Games (Season 2) released on online streaming service Netflix on August 15.

Observing Aug 15 as Black Day, Sikh bodies protest against India’s onslaughts on Minorities

Representatives of various Sikh groups namely Dal Khalsa, SAD (Amritsar) and others urged the Indian state and the world community to acknowledge the right to self determination of all struggling peoples in accordance with international treaties and covenants, which all democratic nations are expected to adhere to and oblige.

Sikhs and Kashmiris Hold Mass Protest Against India at UN Headquarters on August 15

Movement Against Atrocities and Repression (MAAR) and all European Sikh and Kashmiri organizations and Gurdwara Management Committees held a massive protest rally and raised the freedom for all flag in front of the United Nations office in Geneva on Thursday, August 15th from 12:00 to 16:00 hours.

Demand Raised To Include Gahdar and Komagatamaru History in BC Education Syllabi

Prof. Mohan Singh Memorial Foundation (Canada) has demanded from the Federal Government of Canada to rectify the criminal record pertaining to Gadar movement martyr Bhai Mewa Singh.

Hindutva Onslaught on Kashmir: 39 Sikh and Punjabi Opinionists Issue A Collective Response

A number of Sikhs and Punjabis have expressed their collective opinion on Indian state's move to discard special political status of internationally disputed territory of Kashmir and current situation of the region.

An Analysis About Indian State’s Kashmir Move – Reasons, Timing and Possible Fallouts [Talk with Ajaypal Singh Brar]

Sikh Siyasat Editor Parmjeet Singh talked to analyst and blogger S. Ajaypal Singh Brar about reasons, timing and possible fallouts of Indian state's Kashmir move.




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Politics

UK MP Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi calls on Indian Ministers for Direct Amritsar-London Flight

UK Member of Parliament Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi on August 22 visited India's Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri and Commerce & Industry Minister Som Parkash in New Delhi.

NDP Statement on the Status of Human Rights in Kashmir

NDP Foreign Affairs Critic, Guy Caron (Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les Basques), issued a statement on Kashmir issue.

UN Resolutions Prohibit Any Unilateral Action to Change Disputed Nature of Jammu & Kashmir: Kashmiri Diaspora Groups

In a written statement issued on August 5 (copy available with Sikh Siyasat News), various Kashmiri diaspora groups 'rejected' and condemned the Indian government's decision of abrogating article 370 and 35 A that guarantees the special status of the State of Jammu and Kashmir.

India Alerts Army and Air Force As Rajya Sabha Debates Revocation of Art 370

The Indian Government on Monday moved a resolution in Rajya Sabha to scrap Article 370 of the Indian Constitution that gives special status to internationally disputed territory of Jammu and Kashmir, partially controlled by India and Pakistan.

Copy of Order Issued by Indian President to Apply Indian Constitution on Jammu and Kashmir

Indian government's Minister of Home Affairs Amit Shah today moved a Constitutional Amendment Bill to revoke Article 370 of the Indian Constitution. He also moved a bill to reorganise the state of Jammu and Kashmir and make it a Union Territory and Ladakh to be Union Territory without legislature.

3 NIA Officials Accused of Blackmailing, Demanding 2 Crores Bribe

A few weeks back when the Indian government extended unbridled powers to India's centralised investigation and prosecution agency NIA, many sections raised concerns that these powers will be abused in various ways- including abuse by officials for personal gains.

India Renews Crackdown on Kashmiris After Overnight Protests

Authorities in Indian-held Kashmir reimposed restrictions on people's movement on August 18 following a flare-up of protests by Kashmiris. According to media reports, which cite officials saying that clashes between Kashmiri residents and police left dozens injured.

Sikh Groups Express Solidarity With Kashmiris; To Mark August 15 As Black Day in Punjab

Extending their solidarity with Kashmiri people and their cause, the Dal Khalsa and Shiromani Akali Dal Amritsar (Mann) today fired a salvo against Akali Dal Badal for supporting Indian Govt’s move to strip J&K of its special status.

Full Texts of China’s Response Statements on India’s Moves in Kashmir and Ladakh

China has objected to Indian government's move to strip disputed territory of Jammu and Kashmir of 'special status' and divide the region into two parts to be controlled by the Central Government of India.

India’s Move in Kashmir Threatens Regional Stability: Pak PM Imran Khan

Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan has condemned the "irresponsible, unilateral and irrational behaviour" by India in the 'disputed' territory of Kashmir, with the country's top civilian and military leaderships warning New Delhi's crackdown was destabilising the region.

Amit Shah Moves Amendment Moved To Revoke Article 370; Reorganize Jammu and Kashmir

Indian government's Minister of Home Affairs Amit Shah today moved a Constitutional Amendment Bill to revoke Article 370 of the Indian Constitution. He also moved a bill to reorganise the state of Jammu and Kashmir and make it a Union Territory and Ladakh to be Union Territory without legislature.

Kashmiris Must Be Allowed To Exercise Right To Self Determination: Pak PM Imran Khan

Amidst reports of panic amongst Kashmiris in Indian administered Kashmir, caused by a series of orders and announcements by the Indian establishment, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said that Kashmiris must be allowed to exercise their right to self determination according to UN SC resolutions.