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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.

Interfaith Human Rights and Activist Groups Write To US and UN for Safety of Afghan Sikhs

A number of interfaith human rights and activists groups have written to United States Embassy (Kabul) Chargé d’Affaires Ross Wilson and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Representative in Afghanistan about persecution of Sikhs and Hindus in Afghanistan.

India Must Free Arbitrarily Detained Kashmiri Prisoners: International Human Rights Groups

Various international human rights organisations have issued a joint release urging the Government of India to free arbitrarily detained Kashmiri prisoners. Indian state imposed widespread restrictions of movement and communication in internationally disputed region of Kashmir after the Government of India changed it's domestic constitution on August 5, 2019 in an attempt to abrogate special political status of Jammu and Kashmir.

Kabul Sikh Gurdwara Attack: India’s NIA Registers Case, Says Kerala Man’s Involvement Suspected

India's National Investigation Agency (NIA) has registered a case with regard to attack on Sikh Gurdwara Sahib in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Vulnerable Workers in Supply Chains Need Urgent Protection to Survive Impact of Covid-19: IDSN

International Dalit Solidarity Network (IDSN) has strongly urged governments and companies with supply chains in South Asia, to take measures to urgently protect migrant and informal workers, including Dalits, against a loss of income, social benefits, shelter and a means to feed themselves and their families, as Covid-19 measures and repercussions threaten their lives and livelihoods.

Is Coronavirus Airbrone? Check What World Health Organisation (WHO) Says

Coronavirus, which causes COVID-19, has caused lockdowns across the globe. People are concerned to know about how this virus spreads. A concern in this regard, is whether this virus is airbrone? or whether it spreads through air?

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