US Congressman Joe Courtney has said that "excessive response" to farmers protest in India by the government of India was "worth of condemnation". While responding to concerns raised by Swaranjit Singh Khalsa, directory of Sikh Art Gallery, Joe Courteny said: "protests by many within India’s agricultural community have drawn worldwide attention after India’s Parliament enacted major legislation last November that sought to bring structural change to the country’s agricultural sector. In the time since, mass protests have ensued out of concern that the new law allows for an exploitation of farmers within the industry by larger firms, and that there was an overall lack of consensus built before the new law was enacted".
Bhai Lal Singh spent 28 years of life behind the bars. He was jailed by Indian authorities for his contribution towards the Sikh struggle for freedom. He was arrested in 1992 and was sentenced to imprisonment for life in 1997. He was granted permanent release in 2020.
Bhai Amrik Singh, the Chair of the Sikh Federation (UK) said “The Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities 264-page report published today is hugely disappointing and a whitewash.”
Every inch of wall space in a one-story building on Clinic Drive is covered in colorful portraits of famed Sikh leaders and framed recognitions; a cozy place of inclusion. The Sikh Art Gallery sits a short drive from Backus Hospital, created during the middle of the pandemic in November 2020 in the cultural soul of one of the most diverse cities in eastern Connecticut.
Farmers and Sikh organizations today vowed that sacrifices and loss of lives of farmers during Kissan andolan won’t be allowed to go in vain. They were speaking at a function held inside Darbar Sahib complex in memory of Navreet Singh, who died with police bullets during Tractor March in Delhi on Jan 26.
Pro-freedom Sikh organization Dal Khalsa on Thursday hailed the Supreme Court for repteadly clarifying that dissent isn't sedition, hence setting the record straight.
The Government of India has denied permission to a Sikh jatha to Pakistan for Yatra of Gurdwara Nankana Sahib to mark 100th anniversary of Saka Nankana Sahib. Nankana Sahib is Parkash Asthan of Guru Nanak Ji, first Guru of Sikhs.
Actor-Lawyer Deep Sidhu, who has been a distinct voice for farmers struggle against new farm laws, is reportedly arrested by Special Cell of Delhi police.
The World Sikh Organization of Canada has released a report shedding light on Indian disinformation campaigns targeting Sikhs in Canada.
Eight journalists who covered the farmer protests in India and violence in Delhi on January 26, 2021 are facing baseless criminal charges, Human Rights Watch said in a statement on February 2. The Indian authorities should drop the charges, which include sedition, promoting communal disharmony, and making statements prejudicial to national integration.
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) of India has issued notices to various activists and relatives of some others in relation to a case registered under Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA).
On 9 January 2021, Bhai Daljit Singh released the first issue of Sikh Shahadat’s book series. This book is a special issue on Farmers struggle. The book was released at Ludhiana in presence of Sikh Shahadat editor Prof. Kanwaljit Singh, Sikh lawyer advocate Jaspal Singh Manjhpur and others.
Over 100 Conservative MPs, including Ministers have been contacted since Boris's gaffe in PMQs last week on the mistreatment of peaceful farmers protesting in India.
First thing first, a term is to be decided to be given to what farmers in India (especially from Panjab) are doing these days in Delhi, the capital region of India. 'War' or 'Fight' suits the best but we'll continue with 'Struggle' as we still think ‘them’ (Delhi rulers) to be ours and 'war' will be too harsh for it. They are using age expired tear gas apparatus and water cannons in this chilling time on their own people representing themselves for their legitimate rights peacefully. Even when they are preparing stadiums and open grounds into prisons so it is more or less a war like situation.
Dal Khalsa has dedicated this year’s World Human Rights Day (WHRD) to the rights of farmers and political prisoners from Kashmir to Punjab to central India.
Farmers' struggle against new farm laws enacted by the Indian parliament has entered a crucial phase. Sikh Siyasat talked to Bhai Mandhir Singh about various vital issues related to the farmers' struggle. This is full video recording of the talk.
Twenty-one different naujawan jathebandies (youth led Sikh organisations), from Australia to Kashmir and beyond, have signed an open letter addressing Sikh sangat.
Sikh diaspora sections have written to Clément Nyaletsossi Voule, the Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association. In a written release sent to the Sikh Siyasat News (SSN), the Sikh Federation UK national press secretary Harnek Singh said that their organization has called upon UN to intervene to prevent use of violence by Indian government against the farmers who are peacefully protesting against controversial new farm-laws in India.
Under "Waris Punjab De" campaign by Shambhu Morcha, a discussion was organised at Teachers Home, Bathinda on 19 November 2020. The top of this discussion was "Punjab Centric Agrarian Model".
This is video recording of speech of Bhai Mandhir Singh about Saka Panja Sahib and its interpretation in present times.Next Page »