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Dera Row: Sikhs books by Sangrur police acquitted by court after 9 years

As per the media reports a local court here in Sangrur on Friday acquitted 56 persons, who were accused of damaging a Dera Sauda Sirsa's so called

Sikh Activists Booked For Peacefully Protesting Against Dera Sirsa Function

Marauri village of Samana town, district Patiala here on Sunday was on its heels when a group of Sikh activists

Punjab Police Announces Reward Of Rs 50 Lakhs & Sub Inspector Post For The Input On Dera Premi Killers

The Punjab Police in a press conference here today has reportedly annonced a reward of Rs 50 lakhs and a post of sub inspector with the department for the information

Akal Takht, Mann Dal, AISSF seek ban on ‘Messenger of God (MSG)’ by controversial Sirsa godman

Controversial Sirsa-based Dera Sacha Sauda sect head Gurmeet Ram Rahim has again landed in a controversy after different Sikh organisations have demanded a ban on his film, which releases early next year.

RSS Punjab chief launches offensive against Sikhs; Says ‘Sikhs are part of Hindus’

Hindutva forces have unleashed their fascist agenda aiming at assimilating or eliminating distinct identities in India in favor of Hindutva. To fulfill ominous ‘desire’ of Hindutva forces to assimilate the Sikh religion into to Hindutva fold, Hindutva fountainhead Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh has revived it’s ‘anti-Sikh’ body called ‘Rashtriya Sikh Sangat’.

BJP comes up openly in favor of Deras, Tells Badal to ensure safety for dera activities

Chandigarh: Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) has asked Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal to ensure activities of different deras that are active in Punjab.

Dera Sauda Srisa activity led to clash leaving 9 injured near Jogewala village in Makhu (Firozepur)

Ferozepur, Punjab: Nine persons were injured after a clash erupted between the followers of controversial Dera Sauda Sirsa and certain Sikh organisations near Jogewala village in Makhu on November 16 morning.

Dera Sauda head Gurmeet Ram Rahim told to appear in Bathinda court on Aug 8

Bathinda, Punjab (May 24, 2014): Controversial self-styled godman and Sirsa-based Dera Sauda head Gurmeet Ram Rahim has reportedly been directed to appear in a Bathinda court on August 8 in a case relating to hurting of religious sentiments of the Sikhs. The case relates to the Salabatpura incident and dates back to May 2007, but there has been no significant development in this case for last seven years.

Bhai Daljit Singh, 9 others acquitted – 3 convicted by Mansa Judge in Dera follower Lilly Sharma case

It is learnt that a Mansa trial court today acquitted 10, including Sikh leader Bhai Daljit Singh and Akali Dal Panch Pardhani (ADPP) general secretary Bhai Mandhir Singh in Dera follower Lilly Sharma's murder case. While rejecting police version of the case the Additional Sessions Judge held them not guilty. But the judge convicted three other persons who against whom some dera followers had deposed.

Blame-game on Sikh-Dera clash: Sukhbir and Kant should voluntarily undergo a lie detector test

Jalandhar, Punjab (April 23, 2014): Dal Khalsa has demanded that either Sukhbir Singh Badal should resign as SAD president or file a criminal defamation case against former DGP (jails) Shashi Kant within 24 hours in the wake of Kant alleging Sukhbir's mysterious role in engineering the bloody clash between Sirsa Dera and Sikh community to fetch votes.

Sukhbir Badal deputed me for mapping Dera Premis: Shashi Kant alleges conspiracy behind Sikh-Dera clash

Jalandhar, Punjab (April 23, 2014): Former Punjab DGP (Jails) Shashi Kant, who recently joined Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), reportedly said Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal had asked him for mapping of 'Premis', the followers of Dera Sacha Sauda, and the information was used for a conspiracy to create a rift between the Sikhs and Dera Sacha Sauda.

Dera Sauda Sirsa head Gurmeet Ram Rahim to rely on 98 defence witnesses in rape case

Haryana (February 24, 2014): As per inforamtion controversial self-styled godman and Dera Sauda Sirsa chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim has submitted a list of 98 defence witnesses in rape case against him before the CBI special court, Haryana. The list was submitted on last date of hearing of the case on February 22.

Gurmeet Ram Rahim (Dera Sauda Sirsa) [File Photo]

Controversial Dera Sauda Sirsa chief charged with rape and murder claims he is ‘incapable’ of having sex

Panchkula (February 14, 2014): It is learnt that controversial self-styled godman and Dera Sauda Sirsa head Gurmeet Ram Rahim Insan, who is facing rape and murder charges, has told Panchkula court that he is not mentally and physically fit to have sexual intercourse.

Another twist – Bihar natives claim to be ‘son’, ‘wife’ of controversial dera head Ashutosh; Want to cremate him

Jalandhar, Punjab (February 08, 2014): As per certain media reports [i]n a new twist to the controversy over the 'death' of controversial self-styled godman and Divya Jyoti Jagriti Sansthan (DJJS) head Ashutosh, Bihar native Dalip Kumar Jha has claimed that he would go to any extent to bring back the body of his father and perform his last rites in the sect head's native village Lakhnaur in Bihar's Madhuwani district.

Agitated over reporting on Ashutosh’s death – Noormehal Dera (DJJS) bans entry of media inside dera premises

Jalandhar, Punjab (February 07, 2014): It is learnt that Dera Noormehal or the so-called Divya Divya Jyoti Jagriti Sansthan (DJJS) has banned media inside the dera.

Police not allowed to see Ashutosh’s dead body; Nakodar DSP tells HC DJJS dera head is clinically dead

Chandigarh/ Jalandhar (February 05, 2014): As per certain media reports a DSP of Nakodar police today submitted a status report to the Punjab and Haryana High Court in response to a habeas corpus petition filed by a driver of dera Noormehal regarding Ashutosh.

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Dead body of Ashutosh put in Freezer – Dera says still in ‘Samadhi’

Jalandhar, Punjab (February 03, 2014): As per certain media reports dead body of Ashutosh, founder and sect head of Nurmahal based dera called Divya Jyoti Jagrati Sansthan (DJJS), has been moved to a freezer but the Dera representatives are still claiming that the he was still in a state of 'Samadhi'.

Ashutosh’s so-called ‘Samadhi’ – High Court want Punjab govt. to file report by Feb. 5

Chandigarh/ Punjab (February 03, 2014): The events related to secrecy over the death of controversial 'godman' Ashutosh took another turn as the Punjab and Haryana took up a petition seeking release of Mahesh Kumar Jha alias Ashutosh, chief of Noormehal Dera, allegedly from the illegal custody of four Dera followers. The high court has directed the Punjab government to file the status report by Wednesday (February 05).

Succession row delaying news of controversial Noormehal dera head Ashutosh’s death: media reports

Jalandhar/ Chandigarh (February 02, 2014): There are reports in various media sections that the management of Dera Noormehal or ‘Divya Jyoti Jagriti Sansthan (D. J. ...

Is Ashutosh Dead or in ‘Samadhi’?: No one has an answer and the suspense continues, notes YesPunjab

The dera not only admits but also claims that doctors have declared Ashutosh 'clinically dead' but even today stuck to its claim that the he was 'spiritually alive' as he was in a 'Samadhi' (deep meditation).

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