Strongly condemning the use of deadly force against peaceful protesters in Pulwama, the Dal Khalsa said the security forces deployed in Kashmir are treating the native people as their ‘enemies’.
The British Columbia Sikhs Gurdwaras Council and Ontario Gurdwaras Committee has issued following statement on issue of addition of “Sikh (Khalistani) Extremism” in Public Safety Canada’s 2018 Public report.
The global Sikh community has expressed outrage of selection of Kalam Nath as Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh (MP) State of the Indian subcontinent by the Indian National Congress (INC). Kalam Nath faces allegations of instigating genocidal violence against the Sikhs during November 1984.
Dal Khalsa urges Canadian Government to withdraw the unsubstantiated mention of Sikh (Khalistani) Extremism in its 2018 Pubic Safety Report on the Terrorism threat to Canada.
In the entirety of the report, there is no cause to show that there is any such risk, rise, or threat of Sikh (Khalistani) Extremism in Canada or abroad. It is not mentioned in either of the prior reports done in 2016 and 2017. Therefore, to add such a group as a concern without showing a cause or factual evidence, incorrectly identifies them as a threat.
The Sri Guru Granth Sahib Satikar Committee regarding an incident which took place at Gurdwara Sahib in Hounslow (London) and which resulted in beadbi of Guru Granth Shaib.
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.
This is the first time that reference to “Sikh Extremism” has been made in this particular report and it is done so multiple times, including the 1st paragraph of the Executive Summary and in a paragraph immediately after outlining what the principal threat to Canada’s security is. It is highly irresponsible of those writing this report to first place the Sikh community within the report with such little context provided and then further place our community name in such significant places within the report so as to give prominence to the supposed “threat” we pose.
Addition of imagined “Sikh extremism” to the 2018 Public Report on the Terrorism Threat to Canada is a cause of concern for the Sikh diaspora in Canada who are facing continuous propaganda by the Indian state which aims to malign their image.
Dal Khalsa said Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh has become a new pawn in the hands of Hindutva masters, who wants him to be used in the India's larger game plan to scuttle the Kartarpur corridor project and create fissures among the Sikhs.
Stating that Hindutva forces were stoking the communal cauldron in the garb of "nationalism", the Dal Khalsa took serious note of the extremist group Hindu Yuva Vahini announcing a reward of Rs 1 crore for beheading Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu.
Bhai Dhian Singh Mand who was leading a sit-in protest at Bargari today announced to end the agitation. He said that he envisioned such achievements for the Sikhs that Sikh sangat can't even imagine.
To mark the World Human Rights Day 0n December 10, 2018, the civil society organisations and human rights defenders and activists are organising a protest and a Public Meeting from 2 pm onwards at Jantar Mantar to urge the Government of India to uphold its constitutional obligation of protecting fundamental rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly in India.
The University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Arts has introduced new courses in Punjabi language and Sikh Diaspora.
In this statement former IAS Gurtej Singh, Prof Gurdarshan Singh Dhillon, Jaspal Singh Sidhu, Sukhdev Singh, both journalists and Gurpreet Singh spokesman Kendri Sri Guru Singh Sabha (Chandigarh) said: “This act of so-called atonement constitutes fraud on the Sikh psyche committed at the holiest shrine of the Sikh Panth”.
In its global report Amnesty has stated that In India, journalists, rights activists, and those advocating the rights of ethnic and religious minorities, Dalits and Adivasis (tribal) are among those at risk of attack.”
As per documents accessed by the Sikh Siyasat News (SSN), the Punjab government has cleared premature release of Sikh political prisoner Dilbagh Singh Bagha.
In February 2018, the Quebec Court of Appeal rejected the WSO’s appeal on the grounds that the Quebec National Assembly may exclude individuals based on parliamentary privilege. The Superior Court decision below had upheld the authority of the QNA to "exclude kirpans from its precincts as an assertion of parliamentary privilege over the exclusion of strangers.''
Avtar Singh and Bikramjit Singh, who are arrested by the police in Aliwal blast case, were presented before a local court in Ajnala today after the expiry of their police remand. The police sought extension in their police remand for 15 more days.
The release of a special security report by the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians on Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s trip to Indian sub-continent earlier this year raises many troubling questions about foreign interference, particularly with respect to the reputation of the Sikh community in Canada and unfounded allegations of Sikh "extremism".Next Page »