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India’s R&AW Agent Goes on Trial in Germany for Spying on Sikhs and Kashmiris

An Indian citizen is accused of spying on Sikh and Kashmiri communities in Germany for New Delhi's secret services went on trial in Frankfurt on Tuesday. The suspect, identified as 54-year-old Balvir Singh, is accused of working for the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), India's foreign intelligence agency, from at least January 2015.

Rajasthan Court Sentences 8 Imprisonments for Life to Jagmohan Singh, Others in UAPA Case

It is learnt that a trial court in Badmer (Rajasthan) today sentenced one Jagmohan Singh and nine others to undergo eight counts of imprisonment for life in a UAPA case. The case was related to recovery of arms and explosives and the trial was held under various section of Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) besides Arms Act, Explosives Act and Indian Penal Code.

Canadian City of Burnaby Proclaims September 6 As “Jaswant Singh Khalra Day”

Recognising the humanitarian contribution of Shaheed Jaswant Singh Khalra Canada's city of Burnaby has issued a proclamation declaring September 6 as "Jaswant Singh Khalra Day. Shaheed Jaswant Singh Khalra had unearthed the truth of so-termed unclaimed and unidentified dead bodies in Punjab. He had revealed that how Sikhs were being extrajudicially killed in cold blood by Indian forces in fake encounter, and how Indian state's police and other forces were secretly cremating their dead bodies as 'unclaimed and unidentified' dead bodies. Shaheed Jaswant Singh Khalra was himself subjected to enforced disappearance by Indian state' police and was secretly killed. On 6 September 1995, he was abducted by the Indian state's police from outside of his house in Amritsar.

Sikh Political Prisoner Bhai Lal Singh Finally Gets Permanent Release After 28 Years

Sikh political prisoner Bhai Lal Singh Akalgarh was finally released on a permanent basis today. He has been imprisoned in India for the past 28 years. Arrested on 14 July 1992, Bhai Lal Singh was sentenced to imprisonment for life by a designated TADA court of Ahmadabad Rural at Mirzapur (Gujrat) on 8 January 1997 under sections 3 and 5 of TADA Act, 120-B IPC, section 5 of Explosives Act and Section 25(1)(a) of Arms Act.

An Analysis of Western Secular Philosophy from Sikh Perspective (Prof. Kanwaljit Singh)

On 6 June 2020, Samvad released a draft to trigger debate on determining the future course of Sikh struggle as per the Panthic tradition and principles. In order to explain this document and facilitate debate on it, Samvad is holding a series of of discussions. As a part of this series, second discussion was held on "Western Secular Philosophy" on August 16.

Bipar Sanskar Explained by Dr. Kanwaljit Singh | Discussion Hosted by Samvad

Samvad, a discussion forum, has released a draft to trigger debate on determining the future course of Sikh struggle as per the Panthic tradition and principles. The document was released on 6 June, 2020 at Takht Kesgarh Sahib, Sri Anandpur Sahib.

Kamala Harris and her history with Sikhs

When Senator Klobachar ‘stepped out’ of consideration for Vice President of the United States (given how she also played a role in not holding police accountable as a District Attorney), she mentioned that she wanted to see a woman of color become Vice President. Probably in a nod to California Senator Kamala Harris,

Despite Bigotry and Discrimination, Sikhs Continue to Fight for Dignity in US Politics

Presumptive Democratic Party nominee for the upcoming US elections, Joe Biden, in a tweet on 6 August paid homage to Sikh worshippers, who while praying at a Gurudwara (Sikh temple) in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, eight years ago, were killed by a white supremacist.

Pro-India Elements Under Investigation For Threatening Sikh Activists with Guns in Brampton

At least eight persons are under investigation by Canadian police for threatening Sikh activists with a hand gun on August 15. The incident kept under the carpet so far by the police and media, took place at a plaza in Brampton city where Sikh activists were gathering to board transport for joining a protest outside Indian Consulate's office in Toronto.

Sikh Vichar Manch Raises Alarm Over Proposed Private Publication of Dr. Gurbhagat Singh’s Works

The Sikh intellectuals and academicians have opposed the publishing of Dr. Gurbaghat Singh’s English translation of Granth Sahib by some individuals saying such exercise will mar the authenticity of the great work done by the late Sikh scholar. The media reports last week said that some academicians who kept their hold on the translation work are out to publish it hurriedly, perhaps to take the credit for themselves.

Pilibhit – A Tail of Struggle Against State Terror After Fake Encounter of 11 Sikhs

Pilibhit fake encounter case was one of the rarest cases that stood on trial for over two decades till final hearing, conviction and sentencing of the culprits. This short documentary tells the story of struggle of victim families against tyranny for 25 years.

Intellectuals, Activists Mark India’s 74th Independence Day as Punjab’s Devastation Day

Intense pain and sufferings endured by Sikhs, Hindus, and Muslims during 1947 Partition still haunts their second-third generation of Punjabis as the communities’ representatives assembled here today to observe the Independence Day as ‘Punjab’s Devastation Day’.

Sikhs, Bahujans, Muslims Hold Joint Protest in Punjab on 15 August

A number of Sikh, Bahujan and Muslim activists held a joint protest at Jalandhar on August 15, which is marked annually as independence day by the Indian state. It is learnt that activists belonging to Dal Khalsa, Shiromani Akali Dal Amritsar (Mann), Rashtriya Muslim Morcha, Bhaujan Kranti Morcha, Sikh Youth Federation Bhindrawale (SYFB) and Akal Federation participated in this protest.

Story of Hindu Journalist who went to Sant Bhindranwale’s House on 6 June 1984

On 6 June 1984, the day when Sant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale attainted martyrdom, a Hindu journalist named Sanjay Suri went to Sant Bhindranwale’s home in village Rode in Moga district of Punjab.

Samvad To Hold Discussion on Western Secular Philosophy on 16 August

Dr. Kanwaljit Singh (Principal Sri Guru Angad Dev College, Khadoor Sahib) and youth scholar Prabhjot Singh will be presenting their views on Western Secular Philosophy during this online event.

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.

Elderly Sikh Booked in UAPA Gets Bail As Police Fails to Substantiate ‘Secret Information’

An elderly Sikh booked by the Punjab police under draconian Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) was granted bail by a Kapurthala court today.

Misuse of UAPA & Tactics of NIA under Question After Witness Interrogated by NIA Dies Mysteriously

Misuse of UAPA and tactics of NIA are under question after witness interrogated by NIA dies mysteriously. A case registered by the Punjab police in 2018 at Sultanwind (Amritsar) police station was suddenly transferred to NIA. NIA called a Sikh youth named Lovepreet Singh for questioning as a witness. After meeting NIA officials on 13 July 2020,

Badals’ Role in Closing Salabatpura Case Against Gurmeet Ram Rahim & Congress Role in Not Reopening

Dera Sauda Sirsa came in clash with the Sikhs in 2007 when Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim attempted to personify himself as Tenth Sikh Guru, Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji and staged a darama of Amrit Sanskar. Personification of Sikh Guru or staging drama of Amrit Sanskar is strictly prohibited in the Sikh tradition.

MP Santokh Chaudhary writes to Captain Amarinder Singh Requesting Investigation Into 1986 Saka Nakodar Police Firing Case

Member of Parliament Santokh Singh Chaudhary on Thursday wrote to Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh requesting an investigation into the killing of four Sikh youth protesters at the hands of police in 1986 when they were protesting over burning of birs of Guru Granth Sahib.

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