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GoI’s COVID-19 Lockdown 5 & Unlock 1 New Guidelines To Be Effective From 1st June 2020

Government of India (GoI)'s Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) issued new guidelines to fight COVID-19 and for phased re-opening of areas outside the Containment Zones, yesterday (May 30).

COVID-19 Masks: Punjab Govt. Has Collected More Than Rs. 1 Crore As Fine

In a press release issued today, the Punjab government said that it has collected more than Rs. 1 Crore as fines from people who were not wearing masks that have been made mandatory by the government in wake of COVID-19.

Facts Trash Baseless Propaganda Against Hazur Sahib Sikh Sangat [SPECIAL VIDEO REPORT]

While the Indian Media continues with its vilifying propaganda against Hazur Sahib Sikh sangat that recently returned to Punjab, new information is surfacing which could help in unfolding the mystery surrounding the source of COVID-19 infection that has led to a sudden rise in the number of positive cases in Punjab.

With No Human Face, Lockdowns Fail to Break Corona Transmission

With no perspective and organic link with people, ‘Hit and Trial’ measures the Delhi Durbar resorted to, failed to break the chain of corona-transmission.

Special Report: Covid19 Infection in Sikh Sangat from Hazur Sahib, Newly Surfaced Evidence Point to Blunders of Political Leaders and Punjab Government Authorities

While the Indian Media continues with its vilifying propaganda against Hazur Sahib Sikh sangat that recently returned to Punjab, new information is surfacing which could help in unfolding the mystery surrounding the source of COVID-19 infection that has led to a sudden rise in the number of positive cases in Punjab.

Joint Statement on Vilifying Propaganda Against Hazur Sahib Sikh Sangat and Targeting of Minorities by Indian Media

About two dozen people from various walks of life have issued a joint statement rejecting vilifying propaganda against Sikh sangat that is recently brought back to Punjab by the government.

Afraid of Pinning Down Government Media Accuses Minorities of Corona Spread

In a joint statement Sikh intellectuals, activists, journalists and lawyers today protested that instead of holding the Modi government guilty for a sudden lockdown that trapped unaware crores of migrant labor and other people at several places, the pro-Hindutva media outlets that earlier targeted Tabligh Jamaat and now accused the Sikh pilgrims of the spread of coronavirus in Punjab.

Punjab Government Announces Relaxations in Lockdown and Curfew While Extending Both for 2 More Weeks

The Punjab government announced to relax Covid-19 lockdown in the state. The state government has announced to allow limited movement for all from 7 am to 11 am. Announcing this CM Amarinder Singh cautioned against unnecessary gatherings.

‘Toxic Lockdown Culture’ of Repressive Coronavirus Measures Worries UN Human Rights High Commission

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, said that emergency powers “should not be a weapon Governments can wield to quash dissent, control the population, and even perpetuate their time in power”.

Hold Officials Accountable for Excessive Use of Force, Ill-Treatment During COVID19 Lockdown: Coalition Against Torture

Alarmed by accounts of police violence and ill-treatment across India during the imposition of a nationwide lockdown on 25th March, a group of human rights defenders campaigning against custodial violence and torture in India has reminded the Government of India that human rights must be “protected and accountability ensured even in exceptional circumstances”.

Why Police Retaliate Rather Than Going by Law When Poor Are Involved?

Coronavirus like all other crises in past exposes that Indian democracy is being run by self-centered bureaucracy with police/security forces enjoying near holy status.

Punjab’s Muslim Gujjars Refute New York Times’ Reporting About Sikh Gurdwara Announcements

Sikh Siyasat News (SSN) talked to a number of Gujjar families inhabiting the Mukerian subdivision of Hoshiarpur district. They all rejected New York Times' claim.

Is Indian Deep State Still Carrying the Colonial Overhang?

For the British colonials natives were subjects (gulaams not citizens). That is why the British never trusted natives and never took them into confidence in any decision during 200-year rule.

Almost Half of All Sikhs Deaths in Last Two Weeks Due To Covid-19: say UK Sikh Groups

Several Sikh organisations - the Sikh Network, Sikh Council UK and Sikh Federation (UK) came together two weeks ago to collect data on the number of Sikhs that are falling victim to Covid-19.

Tackling Corona Needs ‘Bottom-UP’ Approach Not Top-Down Curfew: Sikh Vichar Manch Chandigarh

Sikh Intellectuals and Civil Rights activists today expressed their dismay that the government has been tackling a disease related social problem of coronavirus at the level of fighting a ‘war’ by imposing top-down strict curfew showing no compassion to the people already suffering a fear psychosis of the pandemic.

Revised Guidelines of Lockdown 2.0: List of Economic Activities That Will Be Allowed After April 20

The central government has come out with a list of economic activities that will be permitted after April 20, 2020 in certain areas keeping in view the interests of farmers and daily wager earners.

Sikh Siyasat’s Special Report on Sabzi Mandi Patiala Incident Involving Punjab Cops and Nihang Singhs

On April 12, 2020 an incident took place at Sabzi Mandi (Sanaur Road) Patiala where a clash ensued between police personnel and Nihang Singhs.

Coronavirus Pandemic Being Communalised in India: PUCL Expresses Concerns

People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL), Maharashtra has strongly condemned the attempts of the government, the Media and Hindutva groups- including members of the Bharatiya Janata Party to communalise the region at the time of such unprecedented Coronavirus pandemic.

Human Race Facing the Survival Question?

Lockdown rendered Ganga clean. Better than what was not achieved after the spending of Re 5000 crores. So is the Yamuna. Faulty industrialisation has polluted rivers, spoilt the environment.

While Extending Lockdown in Punjab, Address Fears of People, Needs of Downtrodden and Concerns of Nurses & Doctors : Dal Khalsa’s letter to CM

Dal Khalsa spokesman Kanwar Pal Singh has urged Captain Amarinder Singh to address the fears of the people, needs of downtrodden and concerns and requirements of nurses and doctors while extending the lockdown.

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