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Strong Protest in California Against India’s Citizenship Amendment Act

Over 200 people gathered in Northern California on December 15 to protest a controversial new citizenship law in Indian subcontinent which is sending shockwaves across that region.

Periyar International Will Launch Tamil Translation of Book About Sikh Struggle

On Saturday, October 12, various minority rights and anti-caste discrimination groups will come together in Fremont to launch the Tamil translation of “Captivating the Simple-Hearted: A Struggle for Human Dignity in the Indian Subcontinent.”

Captivating the Simple-Hearted Fascinates Virginians at George Mason University

Taking the podium at George Mason University (GMU), Lathan Dennis-Singh said, “This Captivating the Simple-Hearted is a profound literature, one that has got me to reevaluate myself as a Sikh.”

USA: Protest Held Against “Cow Culture” Conference Featuring Subramanian Swamy in California

On May 20, Indian immigrant communities from throughout California gathered to protest a “Cow Culture” conference at the India Community Center in Milpitas, CA which featured Indian Member of Parliament Subramanian Swamy.

Canadians Captivated at Captivating the Simple-Hearted Book Launch [Special Report]

Gathering in Toronto on May 12 for the local release of Captivating the Simple-Hearted: A Struggle for Human Dignity in the Indian Subcontinent, a diverse set of speakers praised the work as phenomenal, unique, and contemporary.

Diverse Californian Coalition Holds Candlelight Vigil for Asifa in San Jose

The arc of history in America and in the world is changed by you individuals coming together, said Dominic Caserta, a city councillor from neighboring Santa Clara, as he took the loudspeaker during an April 29 candlelight vigil for Asifa in San Jose, California.

Sikh Students in California Demand Justice for Asifa at Candlelight Vigil

Sikh students at University of California, Davis held a candlelight vigil on the evening of April 24 to demand justice for Asifa Bano, an 8-year-old girl who was gang-raped and strangled near Kathua in Jammu and Kashmir.

Ambedkarites Raise Black Flag as Narendra Modi Visits London’s Ambedkar House

Followers of Mulnivasi civil rights champion and renowned intellectual Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar, who recently inaugurated London’s first open air statue of their icon, unfurled black flags and placards featuring photos of victims of Hindutva violence during Indian Prime Minister's visit to Ambedkar House in northwest London.

Students Demand Removal of Gandhi Statue at Carleton University

The statue of Mohandas Gandhi at Carleton University in Ottawa has been controversial since its installation in 2011, but the controversy recently reignited as student bodies began demanding its removal.

Academics and Activists Praise New Book “Captivating the Simple-Hearted: A Struggle for Human Dignity”

The book probes what it means to be Sikh and brings important questions of Sikh resistance into the forefront with a wide spectrum of historical accounts that rupture hegemonic discourses.

Sacramento Sikhs Share Concerns of Discrimination in India with Congressman McClintock

Sacramento-area Sikhs may call America home, but they are looking for help from Washington to fight discrimination overseas.

Protest surfaced during Gandhi Statue Unveiling Ceremony at California: OFMI

As he took the podium at Central Park in California’s City of Davis to unveil a statue of Hindu preacher Mohandas Gandhi, Mayor Robb Davis asked the bronze sculpture: “What are you, Mr. Gandhi?”

Congressman Garamendi Concerned by India’s Religious Freedom Violations

“Modi’s history is well known,” Northern California Congressman John Garamendi told advocates for Indian minorities who met him on Wednesday to voice their concerns about the Indian Prime Minister’s upcoming visit to the state.

Protests Anticipated as Indian PM Modi Plans California Visit

Mr. Narendra Modi was deemed the Butcher of Gujarat after his state-sponsored genocide… killed thousands of Muslims,” warned activist Jada Bernard at a June conference in Stockton, California, where he compared the Indian Prime Minister to violent white supremacists in the United States.

India Arrests Hunger-Striking U.S. Resident Days After Congress Objected

Children of a California man on hunger-strike in India report their father, who has refused to eat for the past four months in demand for release of political prisoners, was arrested on June 1 and forcibly hospitalized in Ludhiana, Punjab despite a May 29 appeal on his behalf by six CA congressional representatives.

South Asian Communities Link Arms for Vancouver “Path to Begampura” Conference

In 15th-century India, spiritual teacher Guru Ravidas spoke about his vision of a place called Begampura, a land without sorrow. Begampura represented the ideal society, where suffering was a thing of the past. In this place, Ravidas said, “There is no second or third status; all are equal there.”

U.S. citizen Ravinder Singh jailed in India as Californians call for his freedom

An American citizen has been taken as a political prisoner in Punjab, India. His family in America is now speaking out, asking the American government to intervene: “The freedom and the liberties that we have here aren’t exactly the same in other countries. That’s kind of what we’re worried about. Going to sleep every day. You know, I have to stay up at night time for extra, till a long period of time, trying to talk to the embassy, trying to get them to free my dad.”

US Congressman McClintock’s Office Affirms Support for Religious Liberty in Indian subcontinent: OFMI

Constituents of Northern California Congressman Tom McClintock joined an official delegation from human rights group Organization for Minorities of India (OFMI) on January 14 to warn the Republican representative’s office about proposals by India’s ruling party to require state approval for religious conversions.

Chandraswami’s Hindu Prophecies, Margaret Thatcher, & India’s Invasion of the Darbar Sahib

Fresh on the heels of irrefutable evidence that the late British PM Margaret Thatcher colluded in the 1984 massacre of thousands of Sikhs at the Darbar Sahib in Amritsar, Punjab (known colloquially as “Operation Bluestar”) by sending SAS advisors to draft a plan of invasion for Indian PM Indira Gandhi comes the revelation that Thatcher, at the request of the Indian High Commission in London, consulted with Hindu cult-leader Chandraswami in 1975, who prophesied to the newly-elected leader of the Conservative Party that she would become Prime Minister.

Chicago policy institute with lies about Republican support for Narendra Modi: says OFMI

Washington, D.C. (November 27, 2013): According to press release sent to the Sikh Siyasat News by Organization for Minorities of India (OFMI): [t]he rising problem of foreign interference in the U.S. political arena took on startling reality last week when Shalli Kumar, a business tycoon who heads the Chicago-based National Indian American Public Policy Institute (NIAPPI), was caught distributing materials which used names and photos of several prominent Republican congressional representatives to fraudulently suggest they are supporting Narendra Modi, the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) nominee for Prime Minister of India.

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