A latest report by US Commission on International Religious Freedom noted that in 2018 religious freedom conditions in India continued a downward trend. The 2019 report released few days back notes that religious freedom has come under attack in recent years with the growth of exclusionary extremist narratives—including, at times, the government’s allowance and encouragement of mob violence against religious minorities—that have facilitated an egregious and ongoing campaign of violence, intimidation, and harassment against non-Hindu and lower-caste Hindu minorities.
The Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) and the Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS) yesterday (on May 20) released the first comprehensive report on torture in Jammu and Kashmir titled Torture: Indian State’s Instrument of Control in Indian Administered Jammu and Kashmir.
Shiromani Akali Dal Amritsar (Mann) has written an open letter to the Editor of The Tribune, an English vernacular having its headquarter in Chandigarh. In his letter Simranjit Singh Mann has criticised the policies of The Tribune that are allegedly biased against the Sikhs.
Responding to a news report published by the The Tribune newspaper under title: "Border residents rake pride in Balakot, but 'no politics please', Shiromani Akali Dal Amritsar (Mann) president Simranjit Singh Mann has written a letter to the Editor of the English vernacular.
A pro-freedom Sikh group named the Dal Khalsa issued a 'policy statement' (copy available with SSN) on Indian elections today. The statement was issued in wake of Indian parliamentary elections, polling for which is due to be held in East Punjab on May 19.
"Truth About Punjab S.G.P.C. White Paper" was published by the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabhandak Committee, Amritsar.
Facing wrath of the Sikh sangat attempting to demolish the historic Darshani Deori of Darbar Sahib (Tarn Taran), Baba Jagtar Singh run Karsewa issued a written apology letter today. It may be recalled that on intervening night of 30 and 31 March 2019, the activists belonging to this Karsewa had started demolishing the historic Darshani Deori that was built by Kanwar Naunihal Singh, grand son of Sher-e-Punjab Maharaja Ranjeet Singh during the Khalsa Raj.
As Jagtar Singh Johal remains confined in custody of Indian police after his arrest in November 2017, an international human rights group called REDRESS has noted that his claims about custodial torture during initial days of his custody still remains unaddressed.
The officials of India and Pakistan held a meeting at Wagah-Attari crossing point between East and West Punjab. The meeting was held on East Punjab side. A joint statement was issued after the meeting.
A Panthic convention was called on January 27 by a five member co-ordination committee appointed by Bhai Jagtar Singh Hawara. Various Sikh activist groups participated in this convention that was held in Chandigarh.
Sikh Siyasat News (SSN) has accessed the full judgement of the Punjab and Haryana High Court dismissing petition of Ex-SSP Charanjit Sharma which is being shared here for the information of readers of the Sikh Siyasat News (SSN).
A CBI special court today granted imprisonment for life to Dera Sauda Sirsa (DSS)’s chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim journalist in Ram Chander Chhatrapati murder case.
The government of Pakistan has reportedly sent a 14 point draft agreement or memorandum of understanding (MoU) to the government of India regarding Dera Baba Nanak to Kartarpur Sahib corridor meant to allow Sikh devotees to visit Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib.
The World Sikh Organization of Canada (WSO) has written a letter to Canada's Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale on the maligning of the Sikh community in the recently released 2018 Public Report on the Terrorism Threat to Canada.
The State Assembly of Pennsylvania (USA) has passed a resolution recognising the fact of Sikh genocide of November 1984. The assembly has recognised the November 1984 massacre of Sikhs as 'genocide'.
The only non-SAD (Badal) member in the SGPC executive, Amrik Singh Shahpur handed over a letter to SGPC president Gobind Singh Lonogwal demanding that Jathedars should be appointed only in consultation with Panthic bodies and rules and regulations for eligibility, appointment, service and retirement and removal of Jathedars should be framed.
The two days event organised under the title of "Panthic Assembly" concluded in Amritsar today. The event took place on the lines of a 'session' of an assembly institution of parliamentary setup.
Shiromani Akali Dal Amritsar (Mann) editor Simranjit Singh Mann has responded to an editorial by The Tribune.
Bapu Baldev Singh and Mata Baldip Kaur, parents of Shaheed Bhai Ravinder Singh Littran, have written a letter to United Nations' Secretary General António Guterres presenting their case to 'expose hypocrisy of Indian “democracy” and impotence of its “justice” system that denies basic rights to minorities'.
A Mohali based special CBI court of Additional Sesssions Judge Nirbhau Singh Gill yesterday (Sept. 26) sentenced two Punjab cops for killing a Sikh teenager in a fake encounter in 1992.Next Page »