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Punjabi singers, who praised Badal govt in tv advertisements, now change their tune

Chandigarh/ Punjab (April 16, 2014): Under fire from their fans, popular Punjabi singers Gippy Grewal, Diljit Dosanjh, Harbhajan Mann and Jazzy B have either given an explanation or apologised on their Facebook accounts for appearing in video-tapes to campaign for the ruling SAD [Badal]. The Tribune had brought the matter to the fore yesterday.

Harbhajan Mann, Jazzy B, Diljit Dosanjh, Gippey Grewal face wrath of netizens for supporting/ praising Badal Dal led Punjab Govt.

Chandigarh/ Punjab (April 15, 2014): As you surf Punjabi television channels these days, you find singer-actor Harbhajan Mann telling viewers in his mellifluous voice, “Kuch saal pehlon tak, Punjab ch bilji sirf badlaan ton hi garajdi si. Par pichley panj saalan ch Badal sarkar ney bijli di aisi lishk khilaari hai ki gali-gali, pind-pind lishk reha hai.

Dr. Gurbhagat Singh (1938-2014) – a brief biographical note

In Dr Gurbhagat Singh’s death on April 3, the world of English literature, Punjab and Sikh studies have lost an innovative thinker and interpreter. The severest blow is that his life long project of translating Shri Guru Granth Sahib (SGGS) into English remains incomplete. His translation of 1208 pages will remain a hugely rich and valued contribution that will need to be carried forward.

US: Congresswoman Duckworth Ducks Constituent Appeal to Endorse Human Rights in India

Representatives of the Indian minority diaspora in Chicago region were disappointed that Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth, a U.S. Army veteran, dismissed their appeals for her to support House Resolution 417, which requires the U.S. to discuss human rights and religious freedom issues with India, as “dictating” how India should run its affairs.

A careful answer but we get it now – Karan Thapar on Sonia, Rahul and 1984 Sikh Massacre

I wonder if you’ve noticed how carefully Rahul Gandhi answered a question put to him by PTI last Sunday? Asked why he had hesitated to apologise for the 1984 Sikh killings in his Times Now interview, he replied: “The prime minister of the UPA has apologised and the president of Congress party expressed regrets. I share their sentiments completely.”

All Party Sikh Coordination Committee (APSCC) addressing the press [File Photo]

Sikh voters not fall prey to the hoax promises of political parties in Kashmir

Srinagar Kashmir (March 21, 2014): Accusing the state government of discrimination with the Sikh community, All Parties Sikh Coordination Committee (APSCC) has asked the members of Sikh community to hold their votes for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

New White House Initiative Brings Hope to Disadvantaged Youth

Washington DC, USA (March 15, 2014): On February 28th, 2014, President Obama unveiled his, “My Brother’s Keeper” Initiative, which focuses on helping every disadvantaged youth find opportunities. Boys, and young, men of color, who are willing to work hard, will now have a new pipeline for mentor-ship, support networks, and skills.

UK: Letter to PM David Cameron – British Government’s Historic & Enduring injustice to Tamil & Sikh nations

London, United Kingdom (March 11, 2014): Tamil, Sikh and Ukrainian campaigners came together on 3rd March 2014, at 10 Downing Street, to vocalise and affirm the call for freedom, justice and independence for their respective nations and for all suppressed and subjugation nations around the world.

Indian Government Organized Carnage (Sarkari Qatl-e-aam) [e-Book]

E-book version of “Indian Government Organized Carnage (Sarkari Qatl-e-aam)” by Gurcharan Singh Babbar is made available by All India Sikh Conference.

About 300 Sikh families live in Kabul today

Afghanistan’s Sikhs face an uncertain future [In-Depth by Aljazeera]

Sikhs speaking to Al Jazeera said that since then things have only become worse for the 306-family community in the Afghan capital. "We can't even hold our funerals in peace," Khalsa said.

All Party Sikh Coordination Committee (APSCC) addressing the press [File Photo]

All Party Sikh Coordination Committee (APSCC) threatens J&K govt. over dilution of Minority Act

Kashmir, Srinagar (February 24, 2014): All Parties Sikh Coordination Committee (APSCC) has threatened of dire consequences if the state government dilutes the Minority Act in the state.

All Party Sikh Coordination Committee (APSCC) addressing the press [File Photo]

Kashmir: Sikhs demand transparent probe into 36 Sikh Massacre

Kashmir/ Srinagar (February 04, 2014): Expressing dismay that Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah did not mention about the killing of 36 Sikhs at Chattisinghpora in March 2000 during his meeting with Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh of All Parties Sikh Coordination Committee (APSCC) yesterday (February 03) said that killings at Chattisinghpora are closely related with the Pathribal fake encounter and killing of civilians at Brakpora.

Prof. Devender Pal Singh Bhullar [File Photo]

New Hopes for Devender Pal Singh Bhullar: Supreme Court of India stopped his execution and to review his Petition

New Delhi, India (February 02, 2014): On Friday, January 31, Supreme Court of India decided to stop Professor Devinderpal Singh Bhullar’s (Prof. Bhullar) execution.

Op-ED: Sikh Americans Remain Uncertain of New Pentagon Rules

Despite public heralding of the brand new Pentagon rules signaling a renewed commitment to religious accommodation, the rules actually generate more confusion than promise. There's been talk of turbans and beards, religious liberty and inclusion galore.

Letter to the Editor – Why media failed to question Indira Gandhi’s pre-plans to attack Darbar Sahib?

Recently declassified British documents have revealed that Indira Gandhi asked British PM Thatcher in February 1984, for her advice and support for attack on Darbar Sahib. British documents confirm that Indira Gandhi had made plans to use the army to attack the Darbar Sahib (Amritsar) and was trying to get support from various Governments to justify that attack, which was codenamed as Operation Blue Star.

Gurdwara Chhevin Patshashi Sahib, Baramulla

Op-ED: Let’s not dissipate relics of our glorious past

This article does not aim at criticizing proliferation of Gurdwaras undertaken by Baba`s in various parts of India, but underscores the indispensable need to protect and preserve the historic material evidences which keeps us attached with relics of our rich past. In the recent past Baba's have undertaken on large scale construction of historical Gurdwaras.

Special: An Interview with Bhai Lakhwinder Singh Lakha (Burail Jail)

Ludhiana, Punjab (January 07, 2013): Bhai Lakhwinder Singh Lakha was released from Burail Jail for 28 days on parole after about 45 days long hunger strike by Bhai Gurbaksh Singh Khalsa. A Sikh activist Papalpreet Singh has interviewed Bhai Lakhwinder Singh Lakha.

A new year poem by Baba Gurbachan Singh Manochahal (Source: Ajit; 1 Jan. 1993, Page 01)

A poem on “New Year” by Baba Gurbachan Singh Manochahal (Kiven Aakhan Navan Varah Mubarak Hove – 1993)

A poem on new year, written by Sikh militant leader Baba Gurbachan Singh Manochahal was published in a Punjabi vernacular "Ajit" on January 01, 1993. The title of the poem was "Kiven Aakhan Navan Varah Mubarak Hove" (How could I say Happy New Year!".

Open Letter: Insulting the Hunger Strike of Bhai Gurbaksh Singh by terming it “Farce” in “Hindustan Times”

Ludhaina, Punjab (December 25, 2013): Sukhdeep Singh of Sikh Youth Federation has written an open letter to Pawan Sharma, reporter of Hindustan Times (HT) who reported a highly biased report against the ongoing Sikh agitation seeking release of Sikh political prisoners from Indian jails.

“In each and every village and city, a movement to support Bhai Gurbaksh Singh struggle should be organized” – Bhai Jagtar Singh Hawara

Since Bhai Gurbaksh Singh started his hunger strike on November 14, the mainstream media of India, as well as the state machinery has largely ignored Bhai Sahib’s protest and demands once again exposing the biased and oppressive nature of the Indian establishment.

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