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Sikh Federation (UK)’s Reaction to British PM Theresa May’s Expected Resignation

British Prime Minister Theresa May set to give in to pressure and announce she is resigning as Prime Minister. The starting gun on a leadership race for the Conservative Party and the next Prime Minister is expected to be fired today that could see a new Prime Minister in place by the end of July.

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.

India and Pak Should Resolve Issues Through Dialogue Involving Stateless Nations of the Region: World Sikh Parliament

Noting that the Sikhs, as a nation, are not a party to the Indo-Pakistan dispute and yet would suffer the most as Punjab would be the likely theatre of such a war, the World Sikh Parliament (WSP) has called for all would-be combatants to undertake that the Sikh population, homeland and holy sites will not be used or targeted in any military conflict.

USA: Two Dead, 4 Injured In University fo North Carolina Shooting

Two people were killed and four others wounded, two with life-threatening injuries, in a shooting on Tuesday at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, area emergency management officials said.

Julian Assange’s Arrest, Dark Moment For Freedom of Press: Edward Snowden

Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange has been arrested at the Ecuadorian embassy in London on Thursday  (April 11) morning. Julian Assange has been dragged out of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London where he has spent the last six years. This happens after Ecuador’s president Lenin Moreno withdrew Julian Assange’s asylum.

NDP Want to Question Canadian Minister Over Controversial Report Terming Sikhs and Muslims as Extremists

The New Democratic Party (NDP) of Canada said in a statement that last Wednesday, its Public Safety Critic, Matthew Dubé, notified the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security of his intention to move a motion to invite the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Ralph Goodale, to appear before committee and answer questions related to the 2018 Public Report on the Terrorism Threat to Canada, tabled in Parliament on December 11, 2018.

U.S. Presidential Candidate Tulsi Gabbard Faces Protest for Ties with HIndutva Fountainhead RSS

Approximately 25 demonstrators protested against U.S. Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) as she campaigned for president in Los Angeles, CA on March 30.

NASA Says India’s Satellite Destruction A Terrible Thing As Debris Endanger Astronauts Abrad the ISS

The head of NASA on Monday branded India's destruction of one of its satellites a "terrible thing" that had created 400 pieces of orbital debris and led to new dangers for astronauts aboard the International Space Station.

United Sikhs Condemn Christchurch (New Zealand) Massacre

The Christchurch massacre, which has left at least 49 people dead and 20 injured on Friday, March 15 in New Zealand's city Christchurch in two targeted mass shootings at mosques.

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.

At Least 30 Feared Dead in Christchurch (New Zealand) Shooting on 2 Mosques

Christchurch, NZ: According to media reports emanating from the New Zealand at least 30 people are feared dead as gunmen opened fire on two mosques ...

China Blocks Bid to Blacklist Masood Azhar; India Expresses Disappointment

China blocked on Wednesday India's bid to designate Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) 1267 list. China on Wednesday hinted that it may once again block the move, saying only "the solution that is acceptable to all sides" is conducive to resolve the issue.

Sikh & Kashmiri Diaspora Protest Outside Indian High Commission in London Against Warmongering

Hundreds of Sikhs and Kashmiris gathered outside the Indian High Commission in London on Saturday (March 9), to protest against what they called "Indian warmongering in South Asia".

Ethiopian Airlines Plane with 157 On Board Crashes en route to Kenya

An Ethiopian Airlines flight to Nairobi crashed early on Sunday with 149 passengers and eight crew members aboard, a spokesman for the airline told Reuters.

US To Terminate GSP Trade Preference for India

The US President Donald Trump's administration has expressed its intentions to scrap Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) trade preference for India.

‘Hindutva Chauvinism’ Responsible for the Underlying Conflict and the Current Crisis in South Asia: WSP

In a written statement issued yesterday (copy available with Sikh Siyasat News), the World Sikh Parliament (WSP) said: "India’s incessant journey to an ever more right-wing Hindutva position, in terms of its treatment of other nations, minorities and even neighbouring states, has led to the dangerous but almost inevitable crisis witnessed in the sub-continent over recent days".

China Welcomes ‘Goodwill Signal’ by Pakistan

China today welcomed the “goodwill signal” by the Pakistan side responding to reports of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s announcement that the captured Indian Air Force pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman would be released as a gesture of peace.

Imperative that We Use Our Heads, Act with Wisdom: Imran Khan; India Does Not Wish To See Escalation: Sushma Swaraj in China

Hours after an aerial clash between Indian and Pakistani air forces along the Line of Control, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan today said the “sole purpose” to carry out strikes across LoC was to tell India that “if they can come here, we can go there too”.

India’s Foreign Ministry Admits One Pilot is Missing; Pak Claims Two Are Captured

India's Foreign Ministry has confirmed that one of their pilots is missing, after Pakistan claimed to have captured two Indian pilots.

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