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Never Forget 1984: Simranjit Singh Mann’s Letter to The Tribune’s Editor Harish Khare

Chandigarh: Shiromani Akali Dal Amritsar (Mann) chief has responded to The Tribune’s Editor in Chief Harish Khare’s column titled “A time to seek ‘closure’ of ...

Events of Saka Nakodar tell the saga of the fascist offensives in Punjab

Thirty-one years ago on this day four innocent Sikh young men were murdered by the Punjab police and Indian para-military forces while they were peacefully protesting against the desecration of Shri Guru Granth Sahib.

Who are Panjabis voting for on Feb 4? (by Harinder Singh)

117 members for the Panjab Legislative Assembly will be elected in five days. Like it or not, the stark reality is that caste and religion play a big role throughout India, including Panjab.

OP-ED: Confusion about ‘Nation-State’ is dangerous for Sikhs (by Jaspal Singh Sidhu)

Of late, some thinkers of the Sikhs, a minority constituting less than two per cent of India’s population, are praising and advocating for a separate ‘nation-state’ as the best political solution for the emancipation of the besieged community.

With 3 Muslim Characters, Shah Rukh Khan’s Big, Brave Message (by Rana Ayyub)

In 2010, I wrote a cover story on innocent Dalits and tribals in interior Maharashtra who were tortured and labelled as Naxals on false charges.

OP-ED: SC Verdict on Jan Gan Man Mandates Hindutva Nationalism (author: Jaspal Singh Sidhu)

Usual interpretation of the Indian Supreme Court verdict on ‘Jana Gana Mana’, the National Anthem on 30 November, 2016 as curbing of individual’s freedom could hardly fathom the real intention behind the judicial overreach which is meant to serve a larger purpose.

Mark Zuckerberg, Don’t Get Hoodwinked By Media And Politicians

Shortly after Hillary Clinton’s crushing defeat, the media came up with another spin: Zuckerberg and Facebook were held responsible for her debacle! What crap! Facebook apparently carried “fake news”.

Supreme Court Verdict On Ravi-Beas Rivers Rips Up Old Wounds In Punjab

The 10 November (2016) verdict of Supreme Court declaring the Punjab Act of 2004 as unconstitutional and reviving its earlier decree for expeditious completion of Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal has ripped open the old wounds which had brewed a decade long trouble in Punjab in 1980s entailing a spree of blood spilling.

Why Even After 32 Years Of 1984 Sikh Massacre Perpetrators Roam Free? [by Shamsul Islam]

32 years back in the first week of 1984, thousands of Sikhs; children, women and men, all Indian citizens, were butchered, burnt alive or killed in the most sadistic manner in different parts of the country.

It’s Time For The Govt to Stop Spreading the Lie That Hindi is India’s ‘National Language’

Last month, the Union government celebrated Hindi pakhwara, or Hindi fortnight, a countrywide mandatory celebration of Hindi at government offices, Public Sector Undertakings, educational institutions and agencies like the Indian Space Research Organisation and National Brain Research Centre that lasted two weeks.

On the brink of WAR: A tour of the border villages of Patti-Khemkaran-Bhikhiwind: by Simranjeet Singh Mann

Yesterday, 2 October 2016 our party men and I toured the villages on the Indo-Pakistan border in the Punjab. This border of the Punjab runs 553 kms from the North to the South of the Punjab.

Re-Examining History: How India airbrushes its past to whitewash its present

by Garga Chatterjee* In the ever-growing pantheon of Indian nationalist freedom fighters, when there are no more so-called forgotten heroes to add to the list, ...

OP-ED: A Historical Perspective on Kashmir’s Freedom Aspirations

In 1846, the then British government in India, who were not the owners of Kashmir, made a deal with Gulab singh Dogra, whose official and moral duty was to support the Sikhs in their war against British.

A View from Britain on The Rise of Hate Crimes Against Minorities

Since the 9/11 attacks in New York, visible minorities have experienced a rise in racial harassment and hate crimes. There have, for example, been numerous ...

Recent Senseless Shootings in Arizona and New York: Could They Be Hate Crimes?

On Monday, August 8, 2016, Amanjeet Singh Toor, a Sikh man, was shot and killed in a convenience store in Arizona. More than a week later, there is no information about why despite offers of a reward for information.

Blacklist politics: India won’t destroy its weapon deviced to control political activism of Sikh diaspora

Indian government's infamous 'black list of Sikhs' continues to exist despite claims of various pro-government 'Sikh leaders' that they have convinced the Modi government to finish it off.

Betrayal of the Sikhs (Address to Indian parliament by S. Kapur Singh)

Sikh Siyasat News is reproducing in following lines the text of historic speech by Sirdar Kapur Singh in Indian Parliament on September 6, 1966. In this speech the National Professor of Sikhism had documented the fact of betrayal of Sikhs by the Indian State.

OP-ED: Pellets & Idiots – Let’s try to reason!

After a bloodbath of several days, “honorable” (Oh’ No ‘Reliable) Home Minister of India said in the parliament that he has now instructed the armed forces to use the “non-lethal” weapon, the pellets; below the knee and that too should be used with “maximum restraint” only on uncontrollable crowds”

Punjab should Legislate Permanent Release of Good Conduct Prisoners [OP-ED]

The issue of Sikh political prisoners is in focus once again. There have been few developments in this regard in past few months and three Sikh political prisoner who were sentenced to imprisonment for life were granted premature release.

From funerals to freedom for Kashmir: undoing the Great Indian Democracy

What is the difference between a funeral and a demonstration? In Kashmir, there is none. As the killing of 30 civilian protestors by the armed forces of the state in the last two days shows, in Kashmir, every funeral is a demonstration and every demonstration is a funeral.

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