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Bargari Morcha: Youth Urged to Form 21 Member Local Committees; Appeal to Attend 14 Oct. Shaheedi Samagam

Tens of thousand of Sikhs today attended a gathering at Bargari village as part of ongoing 'Bargari Morcha' seeking action in Beadbi cases, Saka Behbal Kalan case and release of Sikh political prisoners who have completed minimum mandatory terms of their sentences.

PU Students Bodies Form United Front Against Hindi Imperialism

The Punjab University (PU) syndicate has reportedly resolved to promote Hindi as official language of the University.

PUDR Condemns Killings of Policemen in Kashmir; Says the State and Militants Must Respect War Law Prohibitions

People's Union for Democratic Rights (PUDR), a human rights group, has strongly condemned the abduction and slaying of one constable and two Special Police Officers (SPOs) by unidentified militants in the Shopian district of Kashmir.

Even Sikh Soldier in Indian Army was killed in Fake Encounter by Punjab Police: Case File of Baldev Singh s/o Buta Singh

Baldev Singh alias Deba was the only son of Buta Singh s/o Udham Singh. He was a soldier in the Indian Army and was posted at Srinagar. He was killed in Punjab police in fake encounter.

Anurag Kashyap’s Statement on Manmarziyaan Controversy: Justifications, Ifs and Buts, Technology Plea and Attitude

Bollywood film director Anurag Kashyap today issued a statement on Manmarziyaan film controversy.

Case File of Fake Encounter Victim Gulsham Kumar: Do These Cops Deserve ‘Sympathetic View’?:

Punjab police chief DGP Suresh Arora recently urged India’s Ministry of Home Affairs to take ‘sympathetic view’ in favor of Punjab cops who are facing trails on murder and other counts. These cases were registered by the CBI after holding thorough investigation on the directives of SCI.

On DGP Suresh Arora’s Statement: Humanitarian Grounds Can’t be Invoked To Seek Impunity for Inhuman Acts

Recently there were reports in media that the Punjab police chief DGP Suresh Arora approached the Central government urging it to adopt ‘sympathetic’ view towards Punjab police personnel who are facing trails for grave human rights abuses committed by them during the days of Sikh struggle in Punjab (1980s-90s).

Human Rights Bodies Condemn Punjab DGP’s Move Seeking External Interference Against Criminal Trails of Accused Cops

This joint press note condemns any external attempts made by the Punjab Government, Central Government, or Punjab Police to interfere with the judicial process and prosecutions which were undertaken by the CBI nearly two decades ago, and are finally reaching their concluding stages.

Rights Activists Demand Unconditional Repeal of Draconian UAPA Law

Human Rights activists, lawyers, intellectuals and authors today condemned arrests of human rights activists including Gautam Navlakha, Sudha Bharadwaj, Arun Ferreira, Vernon Gonsalves and Varavara Rao, who were arrested by the Maharashtra Police on 28th August 2018.

Stop Prosecuting Dissent; Repeal Abusive UAPA Law: Amnesty to Indian Government

Indian authorities detained five activists and raided the homes of several others on 28 August 2018, for allegedly inciting caste-based violence in January, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International India said today.

Struggle for Khalistan & 40 Years of Dal Khalsa: WSN Editor’s Interview with Kanwarpal Singh

As Dal Khalsa announced celebrations of its 40-year struggle for Sikh sovereignty, Jagmohan Singh, the editor of The World Sikh News catches up with the sheet anchor of the Dal Khalsa organisation –Kanwarpal Singh, who since the last two decades has given a new facelift to the organisation and spread the ideology of Sikh freedom across the state of Punjab. This interview with the spokesperson of the body takes a deep look into its past, analyzes the present and provides a glance at the future of the organization as well as the struggle for Sikh nationhood as perceived by the Dal Khalsa.

Analyst Asserts U.S. Representative Gabbard Empowers Hindutva Forces in India

In an interview with Hawai’ian radio host Irminsul, South Asian Affairs analyst Pieter Friedrich discusses how Representative Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) aligns herself with India’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its ideological parent group, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), who are advocates of Hindutva, a philosophy which holds that Indians are Hindus and non-Hindus are foreign to India

Indian Army Major, 7 Others Booked for Killing 12 yrs old boy in 2009 Manipur ‘Encounter’

Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has reportedly registered an FIR against a Major of Indian Army major besides 7 others for murdering a 12 years old boy in 2009 in an alleged encounter in Manipur.

Under Pressure From Indian Government, WhatsApp Imposes More Curbs

Under pressure from the Indian government over reported abuse of WhatsApp in spreading rumours of 'child lifting' which lead to mob-lynching incidents in various parts of the peninsula, the administrators of the messaging giant announced to impose more curbs on mass forwarding of messages using their app.

Sikh Siyasat Rolls Out Weekly AudioArticles Service on Android App

Sikh Siyasat News (SSN) has started weekly audio articles service on Sikh Siyasat Android App. First audioarticle under this service was released on Sunday (July 01).

Anger Against Govt. Inaction on Drugs Issue: Concerned Punjabis Begin “Black Week Against Chitta”

"Black Week Against Chitta" - a movement called on over social media was visible on ground in Punjab on Sunday (July 01) as people held peaceful demonstrations across the state condemning government inaction against drugs catastrophe in Punjab.

Drugs Havoc in Punjab: STF Role Under Question as Drugs Take 7 Lives in 4 Days in Amritsar & Tarn Taran

Even as the Special Task Force (STF) and the police have seemingly failed to snap the supply chain of heroin, they are up against another challenge. A new synthetic drug named “cut” has found its way into the local market.

“Criminalising Dissent: Repression of Sikhs in Indian-Occupied Punjab” – Sikh Liberation Front Releases Report on Arrests of Sikh activists in Punjab

Members of the Sikh Liberation Front gathered in Edmonton, Canada on June 23, 2018 to release their report, Criminalizing Dissent: Repression of Sikhs in Indian-Occupied Punjab.

India Most Dangerous & Unsafe Country For Women, Followed by Afghanistan, Syria and US: Survey

India is the world's most dangerous country for women due to the high risk of sexual violence and being forced into slave labour, according to a poll of global experts released on Tuesday (June 26).

First-ever UN HRO Report on Kashmir Shows Mirror to India and Pakistan on Human Rights Abuses

There is an urgent need to address past and ongoing human rights violations and abuses and deliver justice for all people in Kashmir, UN Human Rights Office report.

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