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Torture: Indian State’s Instrument of Control in Indian Administered Jammu and Kashmir

The Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) and the Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS) yesterday (on May 20) released the first comprehensive report on torture in Jammu and Kashmir titled Torture: Indian State’s Instrument of Control in Indian Administered Jammu and Kashmir.

India Decides to Not To Communicate with UN Special Reporters About Reports on Violations in Kashmir

Angry over a submission from the Geneva-based Human Rights Council (HRC) on the massive human rights violations in Indian occupied Kashmir, the Indian state has reportedly informed the United Nations body that it will no longer entertain any communication with the HRC’s Special Rapporteurs on its report.

“Punjab Disappeared” Documentary To Be Screened in Chandigarh on May 25

A documentary film titled “Punjab Disappeared” will be premiered in Delhi on Saturday (May 25). The film will be screened at 5:30 PM in IMA Auditorium, Sector 35-B, Chandigarh.

In SCI Order Totally False Ground Forged to Transfer Jaggi & Others to Tihar Jail

When the defence lawyer of arrested Sikh youths – Jagtar Singh Jaggi, Ramandeep Singh Bagga and Hardeep Singh Shera & others, had alleged that the NIA had subverted the judicial and legal procedure to get the cases against 11 persons, including those aforesaid; transferred outside Punjab, it was merely an allegation.

Sexual Harassment Allegations Against India’s Chief Justice Must be Independently and Fairly Investigated: Oxfam

On 6th May 2019, the in-house committee of the Supreme Court cleared allegations of sex harassment by a former woman employee against Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi. The panel of three judges ruled that there was "no substance" in the allegations.

Ishrat Jahan Fake Encounter Case: CBI Court Decides to Discharge DG Vanjara and NK Amin for Want to Sanction to Prosecute

Former Gujarat police officers DG Vanzara and NK Amin will no longer be accused in the 2004 Ishrat Jehan fake encounter killing as an Indian court today approved their request for discharge after Gujarat Government refused to grant sanction for their prosecution.

Gurdaspur SSP, 3 Others Put on Notice For Threatening Witness of 1994 Fake Encounter

A Special CBI Court of Judge Nirbhau Singh Gill has issued notice to Gurdaspur SSP and three others for threatening a witness in a 1994 fake encounter case.

Space of Dissent in Indian Subcontinent – Exclusive Speech of Social Activist Himashu Kumar

Students For Society (SFS) held a discussion dedicated to 100th anniversary of Saka Jallianwala Bagh of 1919. The discussion was held at Law Auditorium of Panjab University in Chandigarh on 12 April, 2019.

Tarn Taran Darshani Deori Issue: Razing of Sikh Heritage Evokes Sharp Reactions

There is nothing new when associates of Baba Jagtar Singh Karsewawale pulled down parts of Darshani Deori at the historic Gurdwara Darbar Sahib, Tarn Taran, but the opposition and reaction by the community, both in terms of intensity and quickness, is unprecedented.

Aseemanand, Others Acquitted in Samjhauta Express Blast Case

A special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court in Panchkula on Wednesday acquitted all four accused, including Aseemanand in 2007 Samjhauta Express blast case.

International Pressure Mounting on India to Stop Crushing Human Rights Work: Amnesty India

Pressure from the international community is mounting on the Indian government to put an end to the crackdown on human rights work in India, Amnesty India today said.

Art Works of Young Punjabi Artists to be Exhibited in Punjabi University from March 13

Two years after the tremendous success of “Panjrang Arts Exhibition” held in March 2017 at Punjabi University, a group of youth artists of Punjab is back with Panjrang 2019 Arts Exhibition.

We’re Alive Today Because of Our Sikh Brothers in Jammu: Kashmiri Drivers

Amid mob attacks in Jammu recently, scores of Sikh saviours had come riding on Bullet bikes to the rescue of many Kashmiris in Gujjar Nagar. ...

Social Activists Step-in as Punjab Government Fails to Curb Water Pollution in Satluj River

Successive government in Punjab have drastically failed to control pollution of Satluj River as untreated industrial effluent continue poison its stream. A team of various social activists were shocked when the saw the ground reality alongside the river.

How Media Had Supported Sauda Sadh Over Years After Journalist Chhatrapati’s Murder [EXCLUSIVE]

Sikh Siyasat anchor Gurjot Singh talked with Anshul Chhatrapati, son of slain journalist Ram Chandar Chhatarpati, on the sidelines of a seminar in Panjab University, Chandigarh on January 29, 2018.

India: Govt. Neglect Failing the Poorest People as Private Sector Dominates Healthcare: Oxfam

A recently released report by Oxfam notes government neglect was failing poorest people in India as private sector dominates healthcare in the sub-continent.

Full Judgement & Sentence Order of CBI Court Against Gurmeet Ram Rahim in Ram Chander Chhatrapati Murder Case

A CBI special court today granted imprisonment for life to Dera Sauda Sirsa (DSS)’s chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim journalist in Ram Chander Chhatrapati murder case.

‘Encounter killings in UP Alarming’: UN slams Yogi Govt.; Takes Notice of Encounter Killings in UP

Today, on 11 January 2019, four UN human rights experts have expressed alarm about allegations of at least 59 extrajudicial killings by police in Uttar Pradesh since March 2017.

UK Authorities Exposed for Targeting Sikh Activists & Assisting Indian Regime

Advocate Jaspal Singh Manjhpur, the lawyer acting for Jagtar Singh Johal, the 31-year old Scot from Dumbarton who was abducted by Indian police on 4 November 2017 and subject to third degree torture has just finished a 10-day visit to the UK.

CBI Court to Pronounce Decision Against Gurmeet Ram Rahim in Chattarpati Murder Case on Jan. 11

Panchkula based CBI court is all set to pronounce decision on January 11 in a murder case against Dera Sauda Sirsa (DSS) chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim, who was convicted in a rape case in 2017.

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