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CAA, NRC May Affect Status of Indian Muslim Minority: Congressional Research Service

The amended Citizenship law along with a National Register of Citizens (NRC) being planned by the Narendra Modi government “may affect the status” of Muslim minority in India, a report by the Congressional Research Service (CRS) has said.

UK Elections 2019: Hindutva Forces Lobbying For Electoral Polarisation, Eying Diaspora Activism

From the past three days, reports have been doing circles in the British media stating that the Hindu voters of the country through Whatsapp messages have been asked to vote against a particular party in the upcoming general election, accusing the party of being “anti-India” and “anti-Hindu”.

Facebook and Google’s Pervasive Surveillance Poses an Unprecedented Danger to Human Rights: Amnesty International

Tech titans Google and Facebook employ “surveillance-based business models” that threaten human rights and erode privacy worldwide, said Amnesty International (AI) in its new report Surveillance Giants: How the Business Model of Google and Facebook Threatens Human Rights.

Getting To Know Guru Nanak Sahib: SikhRI Releases A New Educational Unit for Children

Sikh Research Institute (SikhRI) has published a new unit in the Gurmat Educational Resource for children titled Getting To Know Guru Nanak Sahib.

Message Issued by World Sikh Parliament (WSP) on 550th Parkash Gurpurab

The month of November 2019 marks the 550th birth anniversary of the founder of Sikhism, Sri Guru Nanak Saheb ji.

Sikh Genocide Remembrance Day Proclamation Issued by Governor of Connecticut

The Governor of Connecticut, Nad Lamont has issued a proclamation about the Sikh Genocide 1984 Remembrance Day in Connecticut. Connecticut is one of the states of United States of America (USA).

The Sikh Network’s Sikh Manifesto 2020-2025 Seeks Rights To Self Determination for Sikhs

UK based Sikh Federation on Saturday (Nov. 9) released 'Section 10' of the Sikh Manifesto 2020-2025. The group has been releasing the the document for past ten days, on one section per day basis. The document seek Right to Self Determination for the Sikhs.

Indian Supreme Court’s Full Judgement in Babri Masjid-Ayudhya Case

The five judges bench of Supreme Court of India (SCI) on Saturday (November 9) ordered that the disputed land in Ayodhya must be given to Hindus to construct Ram Temple.

Kashmir Caged: A Fact-Finding Report [Full Text]

We spent five days (9-13 August 2019) traveling extensively in Kashmir. Our visit began on 9 August 2019 – four days after the Indian government abrogated Articles 370 and 35A, dissolved the state of Jammu and Kashmir, and bifurcated it into two Union Territories.

Hindutva Onslaught on Kashmir: 39 Sikh and Punjabi Opinionists Issue A Collective Response

A number of Sikhs and Punjabis have expressed their collective opinion on Indian state's move to discard special political status of internationally disputed territory of Kashmir and current situation of the region.

Sikh Body Writes An Open Letter to US President Donald Trump on Kashmir Issue

A Punjab based pro-freedom Sikh group- Dal Khalsa, has written an open letter to President of Untied States Donald Trump on Kashmir issue.

International Kashmiri Scholars Request UN Intervention After Unilateral Indian Action [Read Full Text of Joint Letter]

A number of international Kashmiri scholars have requested immediate intervention of the United Nations (UN) in the Kashmir crisis. Kashmir Scholars Consultative and Action Network (KSCAN) has written a letter addressed to Secretary-General of the United Nations Mr. António Guterres.

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. 

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