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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.

How is Gurbani the ‘intellectual property’ of PTC?

A shameful claim to ownership of Gurbani was made last week by the international TV channel ‘PTC Punjabi’, specifically intellectual property rights over the daily Hukamnama taken at Darbar Sahib, Amritsar.

Understanding the Escalation in US-Iran Affairs

The US and Iran have different ideologies and goals that motivate their interests within the Middle East region. It becomes close to impossible for both parties to hold parallel influence in that region.

Innocents no more — Excerpts from Partap Bhanu Mehta’s Writeup on JNU Attack

A writeup titled "Innocents no more", penned by academician and thinker Partap Bhanu Mehta has appeared in The Indian Express's January 7, 2020 edition. Sikh Siyasat has extracted some excerpts of the write-up for the under sub-titled for in order to share it with the readers of the Sikh Siyasat News.

OP-ED: BJP’s Citizenship Bill Mirrors Nuremberg Laws

When Nazi Germany passed the Nuremberg Laws in 1935, they made it illegal for non-Germans to be citizens. Germans to prove that they had Aryan ancestry. India’s Citizenship Amendment Bill mirrors those Nazi laws. Instead of segregating people by genetics, it segregates them by religion. It makes religion the basis for citizenship.

US Election: Why Tulsi Gabbard’s ‘Hindutva’ Link Deserves Scrutiny

After Tulsi Gabbard, the first Hindu to run for US president, failed to qualify for the September 2019 Democratic presidential debates, many wrote her campaign off as a lost cause.

Modi-Merkel Meet: German Chancellor Prioritised Profit Over People

October 31 was an eventful Halloween in India. German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived in New Delhi with an entourage of 12 of Germany’s 16 cabinet ministers.

What You Need to Know About NSO Group’s Pegasus and the WhatsApp Targeting: Amnesty International India

If you’re a Human Rights Defender (HRD), activist, or journalist based in India, and have questions about NSO Group’s spyware Pegasus and the WhatsApp targeting, please read these FAQs below. 

Sikh Genocide 1984: Injustice Continues – November 1984 to November 2019

In more than last three decades, on every anniversary of the 1984 massacre of Sikhs, this author has been reminding [that] how Indian State and judiciary did not bother to punish the perpetrators of this horrendous mass killing of the innocents of the second largest religious minority of [India].

Self Determination As South Asia’s Only Survival Roadmap

Against the backdrop of the continuing crisis in South Asia, triggered by India’s purported annexation and lockdown of Indian-held Kashmir, the World Sikh Parliament has called for urgent international intervention to prevent a catastrophic war that most military experts expect to be a nuclear conflict with casualties measured in the tens of millions.

The Sikh-Muslim School in the Punjab

It may not be inappropriate here to refer to a school of Nām—culture in the Punjab that must be so called to distinguish it from the Sufis (the Sufis being the Hindu-Muslim School of thought), the Sikh-Muslim School. It is well-known that Baba Guru Nanak was well-beloved of both Hindus and Muslims.

NOTES ON ART AND PERSONALITY FROM THE SIKH VIEWPOINT

First, life. Then, its expression. The plum and the peach, if they are alive, must burst into a white universe of flowers when spring comes.

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