The recent life sentencing of Sajjan Kumar in a 1984 genocide case is being hailed as a landmark judgement by the Indian State’s various institutions vis-a-viz Media, Judiciary & Political parties.
I am not surprised that KLF has been banned by MHA of India. I am not surprised that it has been added into the list of 40-odd organizations, all representing minority or ethnic communities that have been proscribed by India under the draconian Unlawful Activities and Prevention Act (UAPA) 1967.
When the chief minister of a state uses the editorial columns of a newspaper to vent his imagined fears and political chauvinism, it is necessary to take notice and respond. The December 19 opinion piece in The Tribune, “General, your slip is showing” by Captain Amarinder Singh is a parochial attempt to be more loyal than the king.
What distinguishes the learned judgment delivered by Justices S Muralidhar and Vinod Goel is not just the meticulous finding of criminality and award of punishment in the Sajjan Kumar case but the urging that “Neither ‘crimes against humanity’ nor ‘genocide’ is part of our domestic law of crime.
In 2001, for the very first time, I took George Orwell’s masterpiece “1984” in my hand. A dystopian novel having a dictator named “Big Brother” who believes in “WAR IS PEACE, SLAVERY IS FREEDOM, IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH” and used to spread his belief by hook or crook.
If the Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh’s latest arguments on Kartarpur corridor are correct, then is it valid to draw the conclusion that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was unaware of the Pakistan army and ISI’s game plan on the Kartarpur corridor?
Media are the collective communication outlets or tools used to store and deliver information or data. Social media are interactive computer based algorithms that facilitate the creation and sharing of information, ideas & other forms of expression via virtual networks.
This is the first time that reference to “Sikh Extremism” has been made in this particular report and it is done so multiple times, including the 1st paragraph of the Executive Summary and in a paragraph immediately after outlining what the principal threat to Canada’s security is. It is highly irresponsible of those writing this report to first place the Sikh community within the report with such little context provided and then further place our community name in such significant places within the report so as to give prominence to the supposed “threat” we pose.
A trial court in Delhi yesterday (on Nov. 20) awarded death sentenced to convict Yashpal and imprisonment for life to Naresh Sehrawat in a case related to killings of Sikhs in November 1984.
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.
The question here is that when Badals and Amarinder Singh have arrived on same pitch on Beadbi issues, who is behind it ‘from across the border’ or ‘from within the borders’?
This morning’s papers (August 30 2018) settle something that we have been debating for a while. A front-page report in the Indian Express says “Police ...
Bangladesh student spirit marched ahead of the mainstream politics as streams of school students overflowed Dhaka roads recently – beginning from the last day of July.
Sandwiched between the two nuclear powers –India and Pakistan, the Sikhs of Punjab have a keen geopolitical interest in the developments in each country and the covert games that they play beyond the public glare.
In November 1984, Sikhs were subjected to genocidal violence throughout India. The genocide was planned, co-ordinated, organised and carried out by high ups in government, administration and political layers.
The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) in Kashmir has shown willingness to talk provided the Government of India clarifies the parameters of talks.
This is audio version of article titled "Bahugintivaadi Raaj Prabandh Bnaam Federal Dhancha" (Majoritarian State System Versus Federal Structure) penned by senior Journalist Jaspal Singh Sidhu.
Facebook, the world’s largest social media company, spelled out for the first time the criteria it uses to censor speech on its platform, purely at its own discretion, and with no legal oversight or recourse.Next Page »