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Punjab government is biased against release of Sikh political prisoners

I can only say Badal Dal and his family; Punjab Government, Punjab Police and the civil Administration are biased against the release of Sikh political prisoners. Expecting recommendation for premature release of Sikh political prisoners from Punjab Government is like expecting milk from a bull.

Burrail Jailbreak hearing – Hawara & Bheora brought under tight security; Jail wardens deposed in Court

Chandigarh, Punjab/India (January 14, 2013): As per information available through various media sources a Chandigarh court Friday, the 11th January, 2013 examined two more witnesses in the Burail Jailbreak case.

Hyderabad Sikhs committed for greening Gurdwaras and Nagar Kirtans

Hyderabad, India (October 16, 2012): According to a press statement dated: October 15, 2012 released by the EcoSikh, an NGO, the Sikh Educational Society and Sikhs in Hyderabad gave a warm welcome to EcoSikh, to receive EcoSikh’s environmental vision. Executive members from over 18 Gurdwaras and Social Sikh organizations joined this meeting at Hotel Katriya, Hyderabad today.

Political, social and Human rights orgs jointly condemned arrest of Sikh Leaders under UAPA

Jalandhar/Punjab (September 24, 2012): Various Social, Political, Religious and Human Rights Organizations of Punjab have jointly condemned the arrest of Sikh leaders Bhai Kulbir Singh Barapind (President of Akali Dal Panch Pardhani) and Bhai Daljit Singh Bittu (Former President of ADPP). Both leaders were arrested by Punjab police for waging war against the Indian state and notorious “Unlawful Activities (P) Act” was also lashed against them besides various other laws.

5 days police remand of Bhai Kulbir Singh; Police charging him for Waging War against the State & holding links with BKI

Goraya/Phillaur/Ludhiana, Punjab (September 21, 2012): According to latest information Goraya Police produced Bhai Kulbir Singh Barapind in Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) Mr. Jatinder Pal Singh's court levelling allegations of serious offences and demanded police remand. CJM has sent Bhai Kulbir Singh on five days police remand.

California Law Bars Discrimination Against Sikhs, Muslims

Ludhiana (September 16, 2012): California Governor Jerry Brown, on September 08, 2012 signed two bills aimed at battling workplace discrimination against Sikhs and Muslim by shunting workers wearing turbans, beards and hijabs to backroom jobs out of public view.

Canadian govt should not get mislead by Indian govt’s propaganda against Khalistanis

Ludhiana/Punjab (September 16, 2012): The Akali Dal Panch Pardani and Dal Khalsa has taken exception to the statement of Canadian foreign minister John Baird in which he had assured his Indian counterpart to initiate action against Sikh Canadians who are supporting the cause of Sikh independence in Punjab.

Cause of Concern: Sikhs in Gujrat’s Kutch area fear displacement

Chandigarh/Punjab (September 05, 2012): According to reports the Sikh farmers who have settled in the State of Gujarat in India have accused the Narendra Modi led Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) government of harassing them by taking drastic measures to take over their agricultural land cultivated by them for decades.

Sahnewal Incident: Bhai Mandeep Singh sent to Ludhiana Jail

Sahnewal/Ludhiana (September 01, 2012): According to information available with Sikh Siyasat Bhai Manjeet Singh was sent to Ludhiana jail on the night of August 31, 2012. Police presented him before duty magistrate who committed him to judicial custody for 14 days.

J&K Sikhs expressed anguish over pessimistic behavior of State & Center govts

Srinagar, Kashmir (August 17, 2012): As per information forwarded to Sikh Siyasat by a representative of AISSF (Peer Mohammad) the first ever ethnic Sikh Conference was held at Sir Dr. Syed Iqbal Mini Convention Centre, Srinagar. As per press release thousand of Sikhs from all over the India including Jammu and Kashmir state participated and expressed their anguish over pessimistic behavior of state and central government for not resolving the Sikhs issues pending since six decades.

Geevni Bai, Isri Bai, Amrit Kaur & Shanti Devi - Surviving Victims of Haily Mandi Massacre

Failed to unearth Haily Mandi Massacre – Garg Commission Headed By Justice Garg Is Yet Another Eye-Wash: Sikh body

Pataudi, Haryana (July 31, 2012): After releasing evidence related to newly discovered Sikh Genocide 1984 site at Haily Mandi –Haryana, All India Sikh Students Federation (AISSF) expressed disappointment at the performance of the Garg Commission. In November 1984, at Haily Mandi – Pataudi, more than 28 Sikhs were killed in systematic, organized and well planned attack and many of the victims were burnt alive by the death squads.

Bhai Rajoana not produced in Patiala court for hearing; His sister demanded speedy trial

Patiala (July 25, 2012): As per media reports, Bibi Kamaldeep Kaur, sister of Bhai Balwant Singh Rajoana, whose is facing death sentence in Punjab CM Beant Singh assassination case, has demanded that his trial in a 17-year-old case regarding recovery of explosives be completed early, as police were causing inordinate delay in the case by not producing Rajoana in the court.

S. Kanwarpal Singh of Dal Khalsa showing letter sent to Punjab CM

Sikh bodies not satisfied with Nayar’s apology – KAC to hold joint meeting on Friday

Amritsar, Punjab (July 18, 2012): Hard times seem to be far from being over for Journalist Kuldip Nayar. Sikh organizations have took exception to the contents of the apology issued on behalf of Kuldip Nayar stating that the objectionable parts of his controversial autobiography shall be removed in the next edition.

Hondh Massacre – Sikh Genocide 1984: Justice Delayed Is Justice Denied – Sikh bodies tell Garg Commission

Hissar (July 02, 2012): A delegation of survivors of Hondh, Pataudi and Gurgaon headed by Karnail Singh Peermohammad President of All India Sikh Students Federation (AISSF - Peermohammad), appeared before Garg Commission to present the evidence related to November 1984 genocidal attacks on Sikh population. Survivors, AISSF and Sikh for Justice (SFJ) demanded that Justice Garg should visit the ruins of genocidal sites at Hondh, Pataudi and Gurgaon. The delegation also demanded that Commission should take action on FIR No. 91 dated November 03, 1984 and issue arrest warrant of persons named in that FIR.

Indian High Commissioner’s objections to NDP statement: WSO writes to NDP leader Thomas Mulcair

Ludhiana (June 23,2012): World Sikh Organization (WSO) President S. Prem Singh has written to NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair in response to a story that was published in the Globe & Mail (on 22 June, 2012) which reported that Indian High Commissioner Mr. Gavai accused Mr. Mulcair of distorting the facts surrounding the attack on the Darbar Sahib (Golden Temple) Complex in Amritsar in 1984 along with dozens of other Gurdwaras across Punjab.

SJF to launch campaign for recognition of Sikh genocide 1984

New York (June 12, 2012): In a press statement received from “Sikhs for Justice” (SJF) a human rights organization, it is informed that SJF along with All India Sikh Students Federation (AISSF) has launched an international campaign “1984 - Yes, It’s Genocide” to collect “Million Signatures” in support of the Sikh “Genocide Petition” to be filed before the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCR) in November.

Thapar University quashed Punjab students quota; SYP and students bodies oppose the move

atiala/Amritsar, Punjab (April 21, 2012): Raising its voice against Thapar University (TU)  for abolishing the Punjab quota, the ‘Sikh Youth of Punjab’ (SYP) on  Friday slammed TU and said that this decision of the university was  biased and contrary to the ‘son of the soil’ theory. In a statement here today, youth body’s chief Ranbir Singh and spokesperson Prabhjot Singh said, "The University is located on land belonging to Punjab. The management, under no pretext, can refuse to give quota to the sons of the soil."

Punjab: Some Sikh Leaders released, others still in Detention

Amritsar, Punjab (13 April, 2012): Bhai Mohkam Singh, former Damdami Taksal Spokesperson and Convener of Khalsa Action Committee and #Sikh preacher Baba Baljeet Singh Daduwal were released from different jails of Punjab yesterday. Some other Sikh activists were also released. They were kept under so-called "preventive detention" since 28 and 29 March, 2012.

Sikh body writes to HRW cataloging incidents of rights violations of past one year in Punjab

Amritsar (December 10, 2011): Taking up the cases of the denial of civil liberties of common citizens in addition to political dissenters, the Dal Khalsa on Saturday invited the US-based Human Rights Watch to probe “the continuing abuse of human rights in Punjab.”

March for Gurudwara Gian Godhri begins; SGPC remains indifferent

Amritsar, Punjab (November 8, 2011): Gurudwara Gian Godri, a Sikhs Gurudwara that was set up at Har-ki-Pauri in memory of Guru Nanak Dev's to Haridwar in 1504-05, was destroyed by notorious mobs as a part of genocidal violance against Sikhs in November 1984.

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