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Religious Freedom Continue to Suffer Under Modi Rule: US Report

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.

Torture: Indian State’s Instrument of Control in Indian Administered Jammu and Kashmir

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.

Simranjit Singh Mann Writes Open Letter to Editor of The Tribune; Criticises ‘Bias’ Against Sikhs

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.

Simranjit Singh Mann’s Open Letter to Editor of The Tribune on Balakot News Item

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.

Pro-Freedom Sikh Group Dal Khalsa’s Policy Statement on Indian Elections

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.

[Rare Document] Truth About Punjab (S.G.P.C White Paper)

"Truth About Punjab S.G.P.C. White Paper" was published by the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabhandak Committee, Amritsar.

Copy of Apology Letter Issued by Baba Jagtar Singh Karsewa for Damaging Tarn Taran Sahib Darshani Deori

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.

500 Days Since Jagtar Singh Johal’s Arrest, India Still Failing to Investigate Torture Claims

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. 

Joint Statement of India And Pakistan on Kartarpur Sahib Corridor After March 14 Meeting

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.

Copy of Resolutions Adopted During Panthic Convention of January 27

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.

Saka Behbal Kalan: Full Judgement of HC Dismissing Petitions of Charanjit Sharma & Other Cops

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).

Full Judgement & Sentence Order of CBI Court Against Gurmeet Ram Rahim in Ram Chander Chhatrapati Murder Case

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.

Pakistan Sends 14 Point Draft Agreement to India for Kartarpur Sahib Corridor [READ FULL TEXT of DOCUMENT]

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.

Sikh Body Shots Letter to Canada’s Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale Over Maligning of Sikh Community

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. 

Pennsylvania State Assembly Recognises the Fact of “Sikh Genocide 1984”

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'.

Executive Member Amrik Singh Shahpur’s Letter to SGPC President Regarding Appointment of Jathedars

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.

First Session of ‘Panthic Assembly’ Concludes; Copy of Resolutions

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.

Simranjit Singh Mann Responds to The Tribune Editorial About Bargari Event (Read Full Letter)

Shiromani Akali Dal Amritsar (Mann) editor Simranjit Singh Mann has responded to an editorial by The Tribune.

Awaiting Justice for last 3 Decades, Sikh Couple Writes to UN Chief Exposing Hypocrisy of Indian Democracy

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'.

1992 Fake Encounter of 14 Years of Sikh Boy: Full Judgement of CBI Court Mohali Convicting 2 Punjab Cops

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.

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