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Ladakh Standoff: India Admits Presence of Sizeable Chinese Troops; Lt. Generals to Talk; Statements by USA and Russia

Chinese and Indian soldiers were engaged in a standoff in several areas along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh region for close to a month now. While China has been in aggressive mood, India is playing defensive.

India’s Defence Minister ‘Defensively’ Talks About Ladakh Standoff at LAC with China

The Government of India (GoI) has been under pressure because of China's aggressive mode in Ladakh. If media reports are to be believed Chinese soldiers have advanced into the territory which India claims as part of region under its control. The issue has been in discussion for about a month now but there was no official response from any senior member of the government of India so far.

China Rejects US President’s Offer to Mediate Between China and India to End Their Border Standoff

China on Friday (May 29) rejected US President Donald Trump's offer to mediate between India and China to end their current border standoff, saying the two countries do not need the intervention of a "third party" to settle their differences.

World Sikh Parliament Condemns Grotesque Attack on Derby Gurdwara

“Sikhs across the world were appalled at the grotesque act of violence on Monday in Derby during which an intruder smashed through the entrance to Guru Arjan Dev Gurdwara on Stanhope Road and left a note at the premises suggesting the attack was somehow a reprisal for India’s human rights

Xi Jinping Tells Chinese Military to Scale up Training and Battle Preparedness, And Think About Worst-Case Scenarios

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday stressed achieving the targets and missions of strengthening the national defense and armed forces for 2020, while maintaining effective epidemic control on a regular basis, according to Chinese Official media Global Times.

LAC Between China & India Continue to Heat Up; China Expands Airbase Near Ladakh; Indian Military’s Top Brass Meets Modi

Escalation of border dispute between China and India in Ladakh is on the rise since past few weeks. Chinese and Indian troops have been engaged in aggressive posturing at Pangong Tso lake, Galwan Valley, Demchok and Daulat Beg Oldi for the past three weeks.

Tensions Mount Between China and India Amidst Fresh Flareup of Border Dispute in Ladakh Region [Special Report]

Border dispute between China and India in Ladakh region has flared up again. This has led to increase in border tensions between China and India. This special report by Sikh Siyasat News consists of all relevant updates.

United Nations Under Secretary General Express Concerns on Increasing Hate Speech and Discrimination Against Minorities in India

United Nations Under Secretary General (USG) Adama Dieng who is also the UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide has expressed his concerns over discrimination against minorities in India since the adoption of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).

Statement from Academics and Activists from UK on Crackdown on Dissent in India

We condemn the brutal crackdown on dissent and protest which has accompanied India’s Covid-19 lockdown. The Modi government has launched a witch-hunt of students and activists and is charging them under the draconian Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA).

Likely Impacts of Corona Pandemic on World Order, South Asia, Punjab and the Sikhs [Special Talk]

Sikh Siyasat Editor Parmjeet Singh talked to Tridivesh Singh Maini, policy analyst at Jindal School of International affairs about likely impacts of corona pandemic on the World order, global economy, regional powers, South Asia, Punjab and the Sikhs. This is full video recording of the talk.

Several Soldiers Injured in Two Clashes Between Chinese & Indian Troops Along Ladakh and Sikkim

Chandigarh: Border tensions between China and India have flared up once again with at least two incidents of violent clashes and stone-pelting taking place between ...

Another Indian Spy to Face Trial in Germany for Spying on Sikhs and Kashmiris

As per reports, another Indian will stand trial in Germany accused of spying on Sikh and Kashmiri communities for New Delhi's secret service.

Immediate Action Needed To Resettle Sikh and Hindu Victims of Religious Persecution in Afghanistan

After the attacks on March 25, 2020, in the Gurdwara Guru Har Rai Sahib Ji in Kabul, the Sikh Diaspora moved swiftly to condemn the persons and groups responsible.

Sikh Flag Hosted at City Hall of Holyoke (USA) on Khalistan Declaration Day: WSP

In a written statement the World Sikh Parliament (WSP) has congratulated the global Sikh community on the Khalistan Declaration day. Notably, 29 April is observed as ‘Khalistan Declaration Day’ as on this day in 1986 the Panthic Committee had issued ‘Declaration of Khalistan’.

USCIRF Lists Opening of Kartarpur Sahib Corridor as Positive Development

The US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has listed the opening of Kartarpur Sahib corridor as a positive development in its Annual Report 2020.

USCIRF Recommends to Put India in ‘Blacklist’, Impose Targeted Sanctions

The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) yesterday (April 28) released its 2020 Annual Report, documenting significant developments during 2019, including remarkable progress in Sudan and a sharp downward turn in India, and making recommendations to enhance the U.S. government’s promotion of freedom of religion or belief abroad in 2020.

‘Toxic Lockdown Culture’ of Repressive Coronavirus Measures Worries UN Human Rights High Commission

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, said that emergency powers “should not be a weapon Governments can wield to quash dissent, control the population, and even perpetuate their time in power”.

World Sikh Organisation (WSO) Raises Concerns Over Indian Interference in Canada

In a written release issued on Friday (April 17), the World Sikh Organization of Canada said that it was deeply disturbed by a report revealing that Indian intelligence agencies “attempted to use money and disinformation to “covertly influence” Canadian politicians”.

R&AW and IB Interference in Canada: Sikh Bodies- OGC and BCGC Raise Alarm

The Ontario Gurdwaras Committee (OGC) and British Columbia Gurudwaras Council (BCGC) is deeply disturbed by reports alleging that Indian intelligence agencies coordinated efforts to influence Canadian elected officials and are attempting to undermine the core of Canadian society.

Newly Surfaced Document Reveals R&AW and IB’s Covert Influence Operation Targeting Canadian Politicians

Yet another instance of Indian intelligence agencies' attempt to use money and disinformation to influence Canadian politicians has come into light.

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