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Under Fire, Sri Mukatsar Sahib DC Regrets Reference to Sikh Gurdwaras in Liquor Home Delivery Announcement Order

District Deputy Commissioners office invited strong condemnation after it issued an order saying that announcements of home delivery of liquor from loudspeakers of 'religious places'. As religious places includes Sikh Gurdwara Sahibs, the order was strongly criticised by Sikh netizens.

An Open Letter to Indian MPs: Abolish Bullying Laws Called Sedition, UAPA

The Sikh organization, Dal Khalsa has written an open letter to all parliamentarians of India expressing serious concerns over the sudden surge in the cases against lawyers, journalists, student activists and rights defenders under draconian laws called sedition and UAPA.

Punjab Government Announces Relaxations in Lockdown and Curfew While Extending Both for 2 More Weeks

The Punjab government announced to relax Covid-19 lockdown in the state. The state government has announced to allow limited movement for all from 7 am to 11 am. Announcing this CM Amarinder Singh cautioned against unnecessary gatherings.

Press freedom in Kashmir Under Seize, Invoking UAPA Against Journalists Outrageous : Dal Khalsa

Dal Khalsa has observed that the press freedom is under seize in Kashmir as three journalists namely Masrat Zehra, Peerzada, Gowhar Geelani have been booked under draconian law UAPA in the last 48 hours.

Significant Results Achieved with Support of US Sikhs and Gurdwaras: SCCED & AGPC

The Sikh Coordination Committee East Coast (SCCEC) and American Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (AGPC) said a press release that their efforts to get “Vaisakhi” recognized as Khalsa Sirjana Divas has produced ‘excellent results’.

A One-Horse Indian Democracy

With a long executive ministerial experience at the Central Government P. Chidambaram sums up the present coronavirus-created situation: “The poor have been left to fend for themselves for 21-19 (40) days.

Tackling Corona Needs ‘Bottom-UP’ Approach Not Top-Down Curfew: Sikh Vichar Manch Chandigarh

Sikh Intellectuals and Civil Rights activists today expressed their dismay that the government has been tackling a disease related social problem of coronavirus at the level of fighting a ‘war’ by imposing top-down strict curfew showing no compassion to the people already suffering a fear psychosis of the pandemic.

Revised Guidelines of Lockdown 2.0: List of Economic Activities That Will Be Allowed After April 20

The central government has come out with a list of economic activities that will be permitted after April 20, 2020 in certain areas keeping in view the interests of farmers and daily wager earners.

Patiala Incident: Punjab Police Attest 3 For Social Media Reporting & Posts

The Punjab Police on Monday (April 13) announced arrested three persons for their social media posts. They police said that they are arrested for posting "provocative social media messages and promoting religious hatred" in wake of Sunday's Patiala Sabzi Mandi attack.

ASP TV Journalist Bhupinder Singh Sajjan Picked-Up by Hoshiarpur Police

As per reports emanating from Hoshiarpur, a social media journalist was picked-up by the police late Sunday (April 12) evening.

Shoot The Traitors: Human Rights Watch Report on Discrimination Against Muslims Under India’s New Citizenship Policy

New York: India’s discriminatory new citizenship law and policies have spurred violence against Muslims, Human Rights Watch said in a report released recently. “The Hindu ...

Human Race Facing the Survival Question?

Lockdown rendered Ganga clean. Better than what was not achieved after the spending of Re 5000 crores. So is the Yamuna. Faulty industrialisation has polluted rivers, spoilt the environment.

CM Amarinder Singh Hints At Lockdown Extension in Punjab

Even as he said that the State Cabinet later today would take the final decision on extension of lockdown, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday indicated that his government was seriously thinking of extending the lockdown as the time did not appear to be right for lifting the restrictions.

What Punjab Government is Doing to Ensure Procurement of Wheat Corp?

Punjab is under lockdown and curfew because of coronavirus breakout. Punjab is an agrarian state and farmers are concerned about sale of wheat corp, which is likely to harvested in a week.

Various Districts of Punjab Sees Attractive View of Snow Laden Dhauladhar Mountain Range

As air quality has increased because of lockdown in Punjab, people from various districts of Punjab were able to see snow laden Dhauladhar mountain range of Himalayas.

PUDR Demands Temporary Decongestion of Jail in View of COVID-19 Public Health Crisis

“A number of people are also routinely detained in lock-ups in police stations, of which many may not even come on record. Today there is a need for strict guidelines to prevent this to the extent possible.

Oxfam India’s Open Letter to Narendra Modi Requesting Urgent Measure in wake of COVID-19 Pandemic

Oxfam India yesterday (March 27) released an open letter (copy below) to the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi calling for an eight-point plan that includes focus on increasing free testing, ensuring gender and socially inclusive response, and enabling the civil society network to join the fight against coronavirus.

Coronavirus: SC Tells States to Identify Prisoners Who Can be Released on Parole or Interim Bail

The Supreme Court of India (SCI) on Monday (March 23) held hearing on Suo Motu Writ Petition (Civil) No. 1/2020 pertaining to special measures to be taken with regard to safeguarding those in jails in wake of breakout of coronavirus in the Indian subcontinent. 

Statewide Curfew Imposed; Bill Payment Deadlines Extended; More Announcements by Punjab Government

Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday ordered state-wide curfew clampdown, making Punjab the first state in the country to resort to this extreme and exceptional measure in the battle against COVID-19.

Punjab Government Imposes Full Curfew Across State With No Relaxations

In an official update it is said that [a]fter reviewing situation with Chief Secretary and  Punjab police chief, Punjab CM Amarinder Singh announced full curfew with no relaxations.

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