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Amidst Deepening Strains, India Bars China Ships from Oil Trade

China owned and flagged vessels have been barred from bidding on tenders for chartering tankers to import crude oil and petroleum productions or to export oil products such as diesel out of the India.

Adverse Public Opinion Prevails in India Against China, finds Survey

The complexities of developing equations between China and India are increasing in various spheres. Public opinion is one such sphere. In a survey 72 per cent said they believe India could win in a war against China.

Is China Going to Engage with India in Himachal Pradesh Now? South Asian Geopolitics Update

China and India are two key players in South-Asian Geopolitics. The militaries of both powers were engaged in a standoff in Eastern Ladakh recently. Though both sides jointly declared to disengage and deescalate in mid-July, there has been little progress in deescalation along the disputed Line of Actual Control.

Ayodhya Issue: Dal Khalsa, Sikh Youth of Punjab Writes to Giani Harpreet Singh

Backed by the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) led Union government of India and pro-Hindutva groups like RSS, Ram Janambhoomi Teerth Kshetra (trust) is going to hold 'bhoomi poojan' at Ayodhya to lay foundation of new temple for lord Ram. The trust has invited Sikh leaders, including acting Jathedar of Akal Takht Sahib, Giani Harpreet Singh. There has been discussion in various Sikh and political circles that whether or not would Giani Harpreet Singh participate in the said event on August 5.

Sekhowal Gram Sabha Resolves Against Industrial Park on Village Land Near Mattewara Forest in Punjab

In a significant move, Gram Sabha of Village Sekhowal, Block Mangat, (Ludhiana 1) held a session today. Village Sarpanch, Panchayat members and village residents took part in this Gram Sabha session. The Gram Sabha unanimously resolved against Punjab government's proposal to built an industrial park on this village's common/panchayati land. 

Bombay High Court Hearing PIL Seeks UAPA Against Twitter

Mumbai: Bombay High Court is hearing a ‘public interest litigation’ (PIL) seeking directions for National Investigation Agency (NIA) of India to take action against Twitter ...

Stop Repression and Illegal Detention of Sikhs Youth in Punjab Under Lawless Laws like UAPA: ASC

Chandigarh: In a written statement (copy with SSN) the American Sikh Council (ASC) has expressed grave concerns about the alleged “illegal detention of innocent Sikh ...

PUCL Demands Immediate Transfer of Varavara Rao to Specialised Hospital

Varavara Rao is a renowned Telugu poet and intellectual who has been incarcerated since August, 2018 in the Bhima Koregaon case.

Sikh Lawyer Releases Latest List of UAPA Cases in Punjab; Congress Govt. Using UAPA Faster than Last SAD-BJP Govt.

An updated tentative list released by Sikh lawyer Advocate Jaspal Singh Manjhpur has revealed that the Congress party led Punjab government is faster than previous SAD-BJP government in at least one perspective- registering cases under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA). UAPA is considered present day notorious law and a new avatar of draconian TADA and POTA.

How Gurmeet Ram Rahim Escaped in Salabatpura Case? Role of Punjab Police & State Government

Burj Jawahar Singh Wala case is not the first case in which DSS chief is named by the Punjab police. He was earlier named by the state police in 2007 ‘Salabatpura case’.

After Claiming Self-Credit for ‘Abolishing’ Black List, BJP Govt. Lists 9 Sikhs As ‘Terrorists’

In 1980s-90s the Indian state created so-called black list of Sikhs, adding names of diaspora Sikh activists in it in a whole-sale manner. The issue had been a cause of concern in the past decade as a number of cases surfaced where the abuse this extra-judicial mechanism was clearly established.

Indian Army Moves 3 Divisions, Tanks to Ladakh

Amidst ongoing standoff with China, the Indian Army has reportedly more troops and tanks in Ladakh sector on Tuesday (June 30).

Deliberate Interference in Chinese Corporations will not Serve the Interests of the Indian Side, says China on India’s Move to Block Apps

Commenting on Government of India (GoI)'s move to block 59 Chinese Apps, including TikTok, Cam Scanner, WeChat and ShareIt, China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that "deliberate interference in such cooperation will not serve the interests of the Indian side".

Why TikTok, UC Browser, Cam Scanner, WeChat, ShareIt (59 Apps) Are Blocked by India – What GoI Says?

Amidst heightened tensions with China in Ladakh region, the Government of India yesterday announced to 'block' 59 mobile apps. Most of these apps were developed and run by Chinese companies. The list included many popular apps like TikTok, UC Browser, CamScanner and WeChat (full list below).

Russia and the China-India Clash: Excerpts from Writeup of Girish Shahane

An opinion write-up by Girish Shahane appeared in live-mint under title "Russia and the India-China clash". Sikh Siyasat News (SSN) has taken out excerpts from this write-up that are being shared below for SSN readers. Readers, who are willing to read the full article my visit the source link given at the end of following excerpts

Ladakh Standoff: A Comparison of Statements Issued by MFA (China) and MEA (India) on 24 June

Amidst reports of Chinese military deployment near strategically important Daulat Beg Oldi, talks between the two sides continue. Both sides issued their official words on the ongoing standoff, situation at Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh and mutual talks.

Indian PMO Issues Clarification on Modi’s Statement that China Did Not Enter Indian Territory

A day after Indian prime minister Narendra Modi told leader of Indian political parties during ‘All Party Meeting’ that “[n]either have any intruded into our border, nor has any post been taken over by them (China)”, Indian PMO issued a clarification alleging that “attempts [were] being made in some quarters to give a mischievous interpretation to remarks by the Prime Minister”.

China India Face-off in Galwan (Ladakh): How It Could Impact South Asia, Punjab and the Sikhs?

China and India has been engaged in a face-off in Galwan valley of Ladakh region. A clash broke out between Chinese and Indian soldiers on intervening night of 15 and 16 June which resulted in deaths of 20 Indian army personnel, including a commanding officer.

Saka Behbal Kalan: SIT Says Police Forged Firing on Vehicle to Fabricate Self Defence

The Special Investigative Team (SIT) formed to investigate police firing incident at Behbal Kalan has arrested a lawyer named Sohail Brar, who is accused of fabricating bullet marks on a police escort vehicle in the Behbal Kalan police firing case.

Major Generals of Chinese and Indian Army Holding Talks After 3 Casualties on Indian Side

In the wake of Monday night’s incident in which one officer and two soldiers of Indian Army were killed in a fight with Chinese military, Major Generals of China and India are talking to defuse the situation in the Galwan Valley, Ladakh and other areas.

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