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States including Punjab and Delhi, failed to facilitate registeration of Sikh marriages under Anand Marriage Act, reveals RTI

Information gathered by Advocate Navkiran Singh, a senior lawyer of Punjab and Haryana High Court, reveals that the Punjab government has not implemented the provision for registration of Sikh marriages under the Anand Marriage Act, 1909.

Ambala Kirpan Issue: High Court stays sessions judge’s order; Next hearing on Aug. 12

Acting on a petition moved by an Amritdhari Sikh from Ambala, the Punjab and Haryana High Court yesterday stayed orders of Session court of Ambala regarding removal of Kirpan in court room. It is notable that a Sessions judge of Ambala had refused to record witness of a Sikh who was wearing a 'Kirpan'.

Ambala Sikh Kirpan issue: High court issues notice to Haryana secretary; Next hearing on May 12

The Punjab and Haryana High Court has reportedly taken up a petition filed by an Amritdhari Sikh, who was dined to depose as a witness in the court because he was carrying a ‘Kirpan’. The High court took up the petition on Friday (May 09) and issued notice to the Haryana home secretary.

Amritdhari Sikh denied permissions to depose in Ambala sessions court for wearing Kirpan

An Amritdhri Sikh named Dilawar Singh has reportedly been denied permissions depose as witness in Ambala Sessions court. Ambala's sessions judge Rajesh Gupta has reportedly passed a written order against Dilawar Singh directing him to remove his 'Kirpan' in order to depose in his court.

Only Sarbat Khalsa, not the SGPC, has powers to appoint or remove Jathedars: Sikh bodies

Three Sikh religious organisations on Friday (Feb. 06) held a meeting at Chandigarh and criticized the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) over its recent decision of forming a five-member committee to go into the terms of the working of Jathedars of Sikh Takhts.

High Court notice to Dera Sauda head and Badal Government on Salabatpura case closure

The Punjab and Haryana High Court has put Sirsa based controversial godman and dera sacha sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim and the Punjab government on notice while taking up a petition moved by Advocate Jaspal Singh and Baba Hardeep Singh challenging lower court's decision to close 2007 Salabatpura incident case against dera head.

‘OUTJUSTICED – the untold story’ – Documentary on Human Rights Abuses in Punjab

Sikh Siyasat today released it’s first documentary titled ‘OUTJUSTICED - the untold story’ on the eve of 66th Human Rights day. Early 1990s period in Punjab was marred by blatant, widespread and systematic human rights abuses by Indian security forces. Illegal confinement, torture, custodial killings, enforced disappearances, fake encounters and secret cremations had become common policing practice. ...

Need to evolve legal mechanism to get human rights abuses addressed: Advocate Navkiran Singh

Chandigarh based lawyer and human rights activist Advocate Navkiran Singh has said that there was a dire need for evolving a strong legal mechanism to get human rights abuses addressed.

Punjab police admit that Jaspal Singh Gurdaspur was killed by their AK47 bullet

Chandigarh/ Gurdaspur (January 27, 2014): As per information available with the Sikh Siyasat News (SSN) the Punjab police today admitted that it was their bullet that had fatally hit Jaspal Singh Gurdaspur.

Advocate Navkiran Singh and others addressed a Press Conference at Chandigarh (April 15, 2013)

LFHRI to file review petition for Professor DPS Bhullar

Chandigarh/ Punjab (April 17, 2013): A human rights body named Lawyers for Human Rights International (LFHRI) has reportedly stressed that in the April 12 decision, upholding the death sentence of Prof. Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar, the Supreme Court of India (SCI) failed to take cognisance of Prof. Bhullar's mental health condition.

Bathinda court rejects Dera Sauda Sirsa Chief’s plea; Ordered to appear before court on Feb. 22

Bathinda, Punjab (February 11, 2013): As per reports "in what comes as major setback to Dera Sacha Sauda Sirsa chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim, a local court has upheld orders of Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) Bathinda, in which the Dera chief had been directed to appear before a local court on February 22, 2013".

Human Rights bodies organized One day consultation on Human Rights and Law at Amritsar

Amritsar, Punjab (November 26, 2012): Human rights bodies namely Human Rights Law Network (HRLN), Khalsa Mission Organization (KMO) and Punjab Human Rights Organization (PHRO) organized “One day consultation on Human Rights and Law” at Om International, Putlighar at Amritsar (Punjab).

Son of Sardar – a substandard movie; but it’s good to see that the objectionable parts were removed

Ludhiana/Chandiarh, Punjab (November 18, 2012): Son of Sardar, a recent Bollywood had invited controversy as some dialogues and scenes of the movie had offended the Sikhs. The movie was released on November 13, 2012 on the eve of Diwali after removal of objectionable contents.

Release ahead but Ajay Devgn’s “Son of Sardar” still irks Sikhs

Ludhiana, Punjab (November 09, 2012): With less than a week remaining in the release of Bollywood Hindi movie “Son of Sardar”, anger prevails among the Sikh circles as regards objections that were initially raised against the movie.

Chandigarh Court to hear arguments for summoning Ujjal Dosanjh on Nov. 27

Chandigarh/India (November 07, 2012): It is learnt that the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) Chandigarh has fixed November 27, 2012 as the court date to hear arguments for summoning former Premier of British Columbia and a Canadian NRI politician Ujjal Dosanjh in a “defamation” case.

Ajay Devgn agreed to remove objectionable promo of “Son of Sardar” from YouTube

Chandigarh/Punjab (October 10, 2012): According to reports from reliable sources Bollywood actor-producer Ajay Devgn has agreed to remove certain objectionable dialogues and scenes from his forthcoming Hindi film 'Son of Sardar'.

Gurdaspur Killing – Div. Commission may present inquiry report in High Court on Sept. 17

Gurdaspur/Punjab (September 16, 2012): According to media reports teh Divisional Commissioner S.R.Ladhar could be soon presenting the report of probe in to the killing of a Sikh college student Jaspal Singh by police firing at Gurdaspur on March 29, 2012.

Son of Sardar controversy – Criminal complaint moved against Ajay Devgn; Next hearing on October 15

Patiala/ Punjab (September 14, 2012): According to information available with Sikh Siyasat a criminal complaint has been moved against Ajay Devgn, a Hindi film star cum producer in the Court of Chief Judicial Magistrate, Fatehgarh Sahib. The complaint has been moved by Bhai Harpal Singh Cheema s/o S. Harjinder Singh, r/o village Lohari Kalan, Tehsil Bassi Pathanan, Fatehgarh Sahib through his council Advocate Navkiran Singh.

Son of Sardar: Advo. Navkiran Singh seeks CBFC intervention; Expect resolution at Ajay Devgn-SGPC meet

Ludhiana, Punjab (September 03, 2012): According to media reports senior lawyer Navkiran Singh has sought the intervention of the Censor Board for Film Certification (CBFC) for removal of certain objectionable scenes and dialogues from actor-producer Ajay Devgn's upcoming Hindi film titled “Son of Sardaar”.

Ajay Devgn to offer clarifications to SGPC panel regarding “Son of Sardar” on Sept. 03

Amritsar/Punjab (September 02, 2012): News reports have appeared in certain dailies that Bollywood actors and producer Ajay Devgan would be visiting Punjab on September 03, 2012 offer their clarification about certain objections raised by Sikh personalities and organizations regarding upcoming Hindi Movie ‘Son of Sardar’ in which Ajay Devgan is playing lead Character of a Sikh. There are reports that Ajay Devgn would be accompanied by another Hindi film actor Sanjay Dutt and Director Ashwin Dheer.

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