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Modi Government Withdraws “Fake News” Directions After Uproar By Scribes

A day after the Information and Broadcasting (I&B) Minister under Smriti Irani issued an amended guidelines for  journalists’ accreditation on the pretext of curbing 'fake news' and 'propaganda',

Killing Of Tripura Journalist Another Blow To Free Speech: Amnesty International India

The killing of 28-year-old journalist Shantanu Bhowmick in the course of his work in Mandai, Tripura, is another sickening assault on freedom of expression

Cartoonist Aseem’s arrest – Center and states misusing sedition law

Jalandhar (September 12, 2012): Sharing the concerns raised by country's intellectuals, human rights activists and eminent personalities against the booking of cartoonist Aseem Trivedi under sedition charges by Maharashtra police, the Dal Khalsa has rued that the Indian civil society never spoke in strong voice when this law was being discriminately invoked in Punjab.

Talkshow discussing attacks on Journalists by Dera Radha Swami Beas released on YouTube

Ludhiana, Punjab (August 04, 2012): A talkshow discussing the issue of attacks journalists by Dera Radha Swami men is recently released on YouTube by Sikh Siyasat Multimedia. In this talkshow various aspects of the problem of attacks on Journalists by Dera Radha Swami Beas men were discussed.

Badal Dal leader justify clean-chit to dera Radha Swami; says Giani Gurbachan Singh’s decision is final

Amritsar (August 02, 2012): A leader of ruling Badal Dal, Rajinder Singh Mehta, claimed that decision taken by Akal Takht Jadhedar Giani Gurbachan Singh regarding Waraich village Gurdwara destruction by Radha Swami Beas cult is final. Mehta is a member of Executive committee of SGPC. He also headed the probe-panel set up by SGPC in look into the facts related to Waraich Village Gurudwara demolition. On the basis of report submitted by this probe-penal the Jathedar Akal Takht Giani Gurbachan Singh is said to have granted a Clean Chit to Dera Radha Soami Beas.

Clean chit to Dera Radha Swami Beas: Dal Khalsa expresses its disagreement

Amritsar, Punjab (July 31, 2012): Dal Khalsa has expressed its disagreement with the issuance of clean chit to Dera Beas sect by the SGPC and Jathedar of the Akal Takht in the matter of demolition of Gurdwara structure in village Wariach near Beas.

A view of govt. road circling around village Waraich that has fell into area illegally mined by dera radha swami

Waraich Village Gurudwara distrcution: Clean chit to dera radha swami by Giani Gurbachan Singh

Amritsar (July 30,2012): Addressing the media at Amritsar on July 29, 2012 Giani Gurbachan Singh, Jathedar of Akal Takhat, gave clean chit to administrators and followers of Dera Radha Swami, Beas for demolition of a Sikh Gurudwara Sahib in village Waraich.

Sangat TV crew attacked by Dera Radha Swami goons at village Jodhan near Beas

Beas, Punjab (July 29, 2012): As per confirm information available with Sikh Siyasat, Dera Beas goons attacked Reporter and cameraman of Sangat TV (UK) on the evening of July 28, 2012. Baljeet Singh, reporter of Sangat TV was at village Jodhan to cover the destruction of land of village residents. He was talking to village resident when a mob of dera followers assaulted them.