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Post Orlando: Prayers, Caution & Know Your Rights- Sikh Coalition

In the wake of the violent tragedy that took at least 50 innocent lives in Orlando during the early hours of this morning, the Sikh Coalition recognizes that America is in mourning as authorities investigate and respond to this heinous act of violence.

India repeats rhetoric against Sikh in Canada; Media claims Canadian minister commit to curb pro-Khalistan activism

New Delhi: India has reportedly repeated it's rhetoric against Sikh activists in Canada. As per Indian media reprots, India's Minister of external affairs, Sushma Swaraj, raised the issue of pro-Khalistan Sikh activism in Canada with John Baird, Foreign Minister of Canada. John Baird is currently on visit to India.

UK role in June 1984 invasion – “Condemn PM Thatcher’s Decision to Assist Indira Gandhi” – Sikh Groups demand “Resolution” in British Parliament

New York, USA (January 15, 2014): With the information going public that Special Air Service (SAS) of United Kingdom was involved in planning the invasion of Golden Temple in 1984, “Sikhs For Justice” (SFJ) an international human rights group with the support of Sikh groups across World announced that British Parliament should immediately pass a “Resolution that action of PM Thatcher of colluding with Indira Gandhi to attack the holiest Sikh shrine was wrong”.

30 Years of Confusing path – British involvement in June 1984 assault

We all have perspectives and we all have motives, that’s just the way it is. The recently released information in regards to British Government involvement in planning the June 1984 assault on Darbar Sahib is providing the Sikh community with an abundance of both.

RISE AGAIN by: Moninder Singh (Director, Canadian Sikh Coalition)

As Bhai Gurbaksh Singh continues on his crusade which ultimately will see him on this hunger strike until his death, we as a community have gone back to squabbling amongst one another. Forget the “is a hunger strike a valid form of protest within Sikhi” type questions, we’re far more cynical.

Sukhbir Badal

Canadian Foreign Affairs says it never received security request from Sukhbir Badal

Vancouver/ Canada (August 29, 2013): It is learnt that the Canada has not refused protection to Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, who recently cancelled his trip to Vancouver citing security reasons.

Sikhs for Justice want criminal prosuction of Sukhbir Badal in Canada

Sukhbir Badal should either face the Sikh Diaspora or quit the post of SAD president: Dal Khalsa

Amritsar/ Hoshiarpur, Punjab (August 23, 2013): As per information available with Sikh Siyasat News (SSN): the Dal Khalsa has slammed the SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal from running away in facing the Sikh Diaspora and urged him to resign from party presidency’.

Sikh groups in Canada to go after Punjab cops indulged in crimes against humanity & torture

Ontario, Canada (August 23, 2013): It is learnt that Sikh diaspora organizations of Canada like the Canadian Sikh Coalition (CSC) and Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) are planning to chase and target Punjab cops for their role in torture of Canadian citizens in Punjab. As per information CSC and SFJ are planning to prepare a case, which will be presented to the Canadian government, declaring Punjab police force as violator of human rights so as to deny its officers visas to that country.

Fearing litigation Punjab Dy. CM Sukhbir Badal cancels visit to Canada

Ontario/ New Delhi, Canada/ India (August 23, 2013): As per recent reports the deputy chief minister of Punjab Sukhbir Singh Badal has cancelled his planned 10-day visit to Canada on August 22, 2013 after the Canadian government said that they will not offer any immunity to him against any civil suit that may be filed against him there. They have also allegedly refused to provide him security during the trip.

Sikhs of Canada demand a review & cancellation of Sukhbir Badal’s visa

Ottawa, Canada (August 12, 2013): As per information extended by Moninder Singh Director/Spokesman of Canadian Sikh Coalition (CSC), the CSC earlier had written a letter to Hon’ble Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration Canada, on the admission of Punjab Police Sub Inspector Surjit Singh, murdering 83 Sikhs in early 1990s at the direct orders of his senior police officers, naming present Police Commissioner Ludhiana Paramjit Singh Gill and an admission of direct link with DGP K.P.S.Gill., in carrying out the “Encounters”, executions in Punjab from 1980-1995.

Punjab Film actor-cum-producer Kuljinder Sidhu as Kartar in Sadda Haq

Producers of Punjabi movie Sadda Haq to visit Toronto from May 28 to June 3

Toronto, Canada (May 25, 2013): According to information shared by Canadian Sikh Coalition (CSC) the producers and actors of the recently released block buster hit Sadda Haq, Kuljinder Singh Sidhu and Dinesh Sood, will be visiting the city of Toronto and surrounding areas from May 28th to June 3rd.

Canadian Sikh Coalition meets with German Consulate regarding the case of Prof. Bhullar

We deliver this statement as a delegation from the Canadian Sikh Coalition on behalf of the Sikh community of Canada. We are an umbrella organization currently representing over 87 Sikh organizations across Canada with 300,000+ members who are extremely concerned about recent events involving Professor Devinderpal Singh Bhullar.

Prof. Bhullar’s Death Sentence – International NGOs file “Urgent Appeal” With United Nations

New York, United States (April 18, 2013): Seeking United Nations intervention, international human rights NGOs have approached UN’s Special Rapporteur on Torture after the denial of commutation plea by the Supreme Court of death row convict Devenderpal Singh Bhullar.

BC Sikhs join global movement rallying for Prof. Bhullar’s release

Vancouver, BC (April 17, 2013): According to a release by Canadian Sikh Coalition (CSC) on Thursday April 18 at 6:00 pm Sikhs from across the Lower Mainland of BC will be joining thousands of other Sikhs across the globe as they will unite at the Vancouver Art Gallery before marching to the Indian Consulate Office in downtown Vancouver, to rally against the illegal death sentencing of Professor Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar of Punjab.

Ban on Sadda Haq – Silencing minority communities is nothing new for the so-called world’s largest democracy: CSC

Vancouver, BC (April 05, 2013): According to the Canadian Sikh Coalition (CSC) the much anticipated Punjabi Film "Sadda Haq" has been banned by the Punjab Government, even after it was passed by the Censor Board and cleared all legal matters via the Supreme Court of India.

Overwhelming response for film Sadda Haq in Calgary, Alberta – Punjabi movie based on events of 1980-90s in Punjab

Vancouver, BC (March 20, 2013): After securing the distribution rights to the film “Sadda Haq” in Canada, the Canadian Sikh Coalition (CSC) is seeing a wave of support from communities across Canada in regards to the film that was initially banned by the controversial Indian Censor Board. The film is a revealing and truthful account of the period of militancy in Punjab that spanned the 1980s and 1990s. It brings forward the conditions of the Punjab and its population and role of the central government in orchestrating what would be a genocidal campaign against the Sikh population.

First screening of Bhaar – the unthinkable burden to take place in Surrey, BC on March 23 & 24

Toronto, Canada (March 13, 2013): The Canadian Sikh Coalition (CSC) presents the Toronto screening of Bhaar - a film on the real life story of a young Sikh male who was subjected to torture by the Indian police. Through the eyes of one man's experiences, this film provides insight into the complex political and social atmosphere of Punjab in the 1980s.

Canadian Sikh Coalition Secures Rights to Punjabi film “Sada Haq” in Canada

Vancouver, BC (February 13, 2013): The Canadian Sikh Coalition is proud to announce that it has formed a partnership with the team behind the film “Sada Haq” and will be the official distributor for the film in Canada.  The film is a revealing and truthful account of the period of militancy in Punjab that spanned the 1980s and 1990s.

Ontario Liberal Leadership Candidates respond to Sikh Organizations’ questionnaire

Surrey, BC, Canada (January 10, 2012): On December 10, 2012, The Coalition of Sikh Organizations distributed a questionnaire to all seven candidates in the provincial Liberal leadership race. The questionnaire consisted of eleven questions addressing the concerns of Sikhs in Ontario, and the deadline to respond was December 21, 2012.

Bahaar – Unthinkable Burdon : a film on the real life story of a young Sikh male tortured by Indian police

Ontario, Canada (January 10, 2012): According to information shared by Canadian Sikh Coalition (CSC) with Sikh Siyasat News (SSN) the organization is going to present "Bhaar" - a film on the real life story of a young Sikh male who was subjected to torture by the Indian police.

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