Latest News:

Articles/Opinion

India’s ‘Modern-Day Fascism’ Under the International Scanner: Sikhs Applaud Robust Intervention

Recent interventions from noteworthy international voices have given Hindutva’s fanatical protagonists a timely reminder that, despite their domination of the political and security apparatus in India, they are bound by international standards that override their domestic hegemony.

Nation-State Serves Elite: Can ‘Hindu Rashtra’ be Different?

When coronavirus looming large, fifty big businessmen- wilful defaulters—got their Bank loans of Re 68607 crores written off. The indifference shown to distress faced by lakhs of trapped workers in urban areas has exposed the BJP rulers of their real character and style of their “democratic governance”.

SGPC No Longer a Representative Body of the Sikhs [Op-Ed]

Still Sikhs hope against hope that SGPC should not have honored P.S Umranagal, a police officer in Golden Temple complex who is known to have involved in fake-encounters and the Bargari beadbi.

Why Police Retaliate Rather Than Going by Law When Poor Are Involved?

Coronavirus like all other crises in past exposes that Indian democracy is being run by self-centered bureaucracy with police/security forces enjoying near holy status.

Singh Sabha Salutes Giani Ditt Singh On His Birth Anniversary

Today we salute Giani Ditt Singh on his birth anniversary. He fought against Brahmanical onslaught in the 19th century which attempted to convert Sikhism into a sect of Pan-Hinduism.

Does the glorification of army/police symbolises Indians’ slavish mentality?

A usual glorification of the army goes like this: that standing on night duty at borders soldiers protests the Indians sleeping cozily at their homes.

Is Indian Deep State Still Carrying the Colonial Overhang?

For the British colonials natives were subjects (gulaams not citizens). That is why the British never trusted natives and never took them into confidence in any decision during 200-year rule.

The Sikh Doctrine of Double Sovereignty – Relationship Between the Khalsa and the State

Guru Gobind Singh Ji's 52 Hukams issued at Nanded Sahib (commands) included “Sutantar Vicharna” (staying independent). Renowned Sikh scholar Sirdar Kapur Singh has explained “Sutantar Vicharna” in terms of the peculiar “Sikh Doctrine of Double Sovereignty”.

Invoking Kabul Attack on Sikh Gurdwara to Justify India’s CAA is Unjustified

This is in response to the write-up in 'The Tribune' by K N Pandita on CAA with reference to the horrific terror strike at a historic Gurdwara- Guru’s place- in Afghanistan, killing 25 innocent Sikh worshippers. The author seems to justify the controversial citizenship amendment legislation in the context of this attack.

Why Punjab Police DGP Dinkar Gupta Sees Social Media As A Major Challenge? [A Brief Analysis]

DGP Dinkar Gupta’s utterances against Kartarpur Sahib yatra had invited strong criticism from Sikh netizens i.e. Sikhs active over the internet or the social media. After extensive outrage DGP Gupta had to express regret over his remarks.

Looming Threat of Genocide in India

by: Pieter Friedrich* I Last month, a widowed Muslim woman in India was arrested and charged with sedition — that is, with inciting an insurrection. ...

Kartarpur Sahib Corridor: Sikh Soft Power

Ever since the inauguration of the Kartarpur Sahib Corridor, three months ago, in November 2019, it has drawn the attention of media and strategic analysts in South Asia, and outside the region, for different reasons.

While Embracing Gallows, Satwant Singh and Kehar Singh Chanted ‘Jo Bole So Nihal’ Recalls Tihar’s Law Officer

In true Sikh tradition, prior to embracing the gallows , ‘Jo Bole So Nihal!’ was chanted recalls Tihar jailer Sunil Gupta in his book Black Warrant, co-authored with senior journalist Sunetra Chaudhury, which details the final minutes of the duo accused in the Indira Gandhi assassination case.

Delhi Election Results Decoded: BJP Defeated But Hindutva Has Won

A write-up penned by Vidhya Bhushan Rawat analysing Delhi state assembly election results has appeared on CounterCurrents.org. Sikh Siyasat News has taken out some excerpts from this write-up that are being published below along with some added headings.

Maqbool Bhat’s Last Will Still Lying With Indian Authorities, Hidden From Family and Kashmiris

A picture of serenity, Maqbool Bhat read his last Namaz, drank tea and peacefully went to the gallows, 36 years ago. With the Quran as his constant companion, his regular readings of Islam made him a man of God for the inmates of Delhi’s Tihar Jail No 3. , recalls Tihar prison jailer Sunil Gupta in his memoirs – Black Warrant, reviewed here by Dal khalsa Activist Kanwar Pal Singh.

When Afzal Guru was hanged, I cried says then Tihar jailer Sunil Gupta

On the occasion of his seventh death anniversary, political activist from Amritsar Kanwar Pal Singh revisits the hanging of Afzal Guru through the eyes of Sunil Gupta’s book -Black Warrant.

India Is Nearing The Point of No Return & US Is Making A Bad Bet On India

America is dangerously emboldening India’s Hindu nationalist government as it nears the point of no return. Modi, whose term ends in 2024, could be succeeded by someone far more extreme.

India Becoming A Dangerous Place For Peaceful Protests

Peacefully protesting against the government is not a crime. Not agreeing with the policies of a government does not make you a traitor either.

Growth of RSS in Public & Political Spheres

Growth of RSS in Public Spheres (Excerpts from a write-up authored by Chinnaiah Jangam*) First phase of growth outside upper castes: • In 1975-77, during ...

Inter-Relation of Politics and Capitalism

As the world’s business elite, political leaders and the chatterati show up at the annual Davos conclave in the Swiss Alps this week, the talk is about “Stakeholder Capitalism”. With reference to Devos conclave C. Raja Mohan* has written a write-up that throws light on the inter-relation of politics and capitalism.

Next Page »