The World Sikh Organization of Canada has strongly condemned the racist vandalism of the Gurdwara Guru Amardas Darbar Sikh Society in Kelowna, British Columbia. The racist graffiti was discovered on Nov. 19 as a gathering was starting.
A Connecticut-based Sikh activist has sued Consul General of India (CGI) in New York Sandeep Chakravorty for defamation. The lawsuit titled "Swaranjit Singh Khalsa vs. Sandeep Chakravorty" (Civil Action No. 18-cv-10543) is filed at United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Sath, a students’ group, organized a seminar on “Phenomenon of Genocide in Modern Era” at Zoology Auditorium in Punjab University campus in Chandigarh on 15 November 2018. The seminar was held in the memory of those victimized during the 1984 Sikh Genocide. In this seminar Dr Garga Chatterjee (Indian Statistical Institute), Sikh author Bhai Ajmer Singh and Parmjeet Singh (Editor, Sikh Siyasat News) presented their papers and shared their views.
According to data obtained from Housing Justice more than 5% of those experiencing homelessness in London that died outdoors in the last 12 months were men of Sikh background. The Salvation Army suggests the number of deaths of Sikhs may be even higher.
Rejecting India's denial various international authorities continue to recognise the fact of 1984 Sikh genocide. In this series the Holyoak city council in Massachusetts state of USA recognises 1984 Sikh Genocide.
A Shaheedi Samagam was organised by Sikh sangat of village Mansoordeva in Ferozepur district of Punjab on October 31, 2018. Speaking on this occasion Bhai Mandhir Singh briefly explained Sikh Struggle since 1947. This is full video recording of speech of Bhai Mandhir Singh.
The Punjab police today raided the house of various Sikh youth activists in Punjab. According to information the police have taken Gurjant Singh from Amritsar. He is district president of Sikh Youth of Punjab (SYP).
News18 Punjab, a TV channel by Network 18, started playing so-called sketches of culprits who had triggered the blast. The so-called sketches looked more like real photographs and were shown on prime channels of Network 18 also.
The Sikh genocide 1984 surviver Cham Kaur, 70, deposed in an Indian court against accused Sajjan Kumar. The Indian politician is facing trial for instigation the massacre of Sikhs in Delhi.
A Shaheedi Samagam was organised by Sikh sangat of village Mansoordeva in Ferozepur district on October 31, 2018.
Today's newspapers in the Indian subcontinent prominent published a fake news that the 1984 Sikh genocide resolution passed by the Pennsylvania General Assembly in United States of America is withdrawn. The fake is also published in various online media platforms.
"The latest leak of a dossier on Amnesty India by the Enforcement Directorate based on its ongoing investigations, indicates a deliberate attempt by the government to tarnish Amnesty India’s reputation", Indian subcontinent chapter of the international human rights body said in a written statement issued yesterday.
The Aam Aadmi Party on Sunday condemned the attack on a sect Dera at village Adliwal near Amritsar and showed solidarity with the victim families. AAP demanded govt. job and compensation of Rs. 1 crore to the families who lost their member in the attack.
It seems that after yesterday's Adliwal explosion the Congress MP Ravneet Bittu is trying to play the role which Sukhbir Singh Badal had played after Maur Mandi blast.
The Aam Aadmi Party on Thursday (Nov. 15) demanded to probe the alleged involvement of Sukhbir Singh Badal in Maur bomb blast case.
Prakash Singh Badal and his son Sukhbir Singh Badal have reportedly said that they will appear before the SIT, probing the 2015 police firings at Behbal Kalan and Kotkapura in Faridkot.
Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar today posted a written statement on twitter. The statement was issued a day after the Special Investigation Team (SIT) of Punjab police issued summons to former Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal, deputy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal and Akshay Kumar to join investigation in relation to a meeting of Dera Sauda Sirsa representatives and Badals at Akshay Kumar's residence to break deal of DSS and Badals to secure pardon for Dera chief.
In a joint statement issued today S. Gurtej Singh, Dr. Gurdarshan Singh Dhillon, Gen. Kartar Singh Gill, Gurpreet Singh, Khushhal Singh, Senior Journalist (retd.) Jaspal Singh and Surinder Singh Kishanpura said that the grenade blast at Nirankari Bhavan near Rajasansi in Amritsar was the handiwork of those hidden forces which were behind the 2017 Maur Mandi explosion aiming at building afresh the narrative of ‘revival of Sikh terrorism’ for harvesting electoral dividends in the coming 2019 Parliamentary polls.
Dal Khalsa chief Harpal Singh Cheema in a press statement has expressed grief over the loss of human lives in a grenade Bomb blast at Nirankari Bhavan near Amritsar.
Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) leader Bikram Majithia has demanded that the role of Punjab CM Capt. Amarinder Singh in a case related to bomb blast at Adliwal village in Amritsar yesterday.
Joining issue with Indian army chief Bipin Rawat regarding his statement on “attempts” to revive insurgency in Punjab through “external linkages”, the Dal Khalsa said the army chief has overlooked Maur bomb blast case that has internal linkages having roots in dera Sirsa.
Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandak Committee (SGPC) house elected Gobind Singh Longowal as its president for second time in a row, however, he is not the senior most in the 15-member executive committee elected on Tuesday.
In a low tone press release issued today the Punjab unit of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) condemned police action against Kashmiri students in Punjab.
Indian TV anchor and journalist Jagriti Shukla has once against expressed his genocidal impulse. The controversial anchor had expressed such an impulse earlier also by openly advocating persecution of minorities, including the Sikhs and Muslims.
Recently at a seminar in Delhi Army chief General Bipin Rawat said that attempts were being made through “external linkages” to “revive insurgency” in Punjab. “Let us not think that Punjab (situation) is over. We cannot close our eyes to what is happening in Punjab. And, if we do not take early action now, it will be too late” he said. Former UP DGP Parkash Singh also echoed General’s observation. Within 10 days, the General underlined this “external” element for the third time, stating “While outsiders will attempt to revive militancy, the people, are very strong, will not allow it,” while speaking at an army function in Pathankot on November 12.
In early September 2018, I spent four days in the Chicago, Illinois region in order to protest the World Hindu Congress (WHC). Here’s why.
As nine-year-old Hardit Singh joined a march to protest the Second World Hindu Congress held from September 7-9 at the Westin Hotel in suburban Chicago, he searched for words to articulate the caste system.