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Gadhar Movement

Demand Raised To Include Gahdar and Komagatamaru History in BC Education Syllabi

Prof. Mohan Singh Memorial Foundation (Canada) has demanded from the Federal Government of Canada to rectify the criminal record pertaining to Gadar movement martyr Bhai Mewa Singh.

How the Left & Indian Nationalists distorted the history of Sikh Gadhar Movement

The Gadhar Movement of 1914-15 was a historic movement by Sikh migrants, who returned to Punjab/Indian subcontinet from America/Canada with a view to overthrow the colonial British rule.

Bhai Ajmer Singh on Babbar Akali Movement, Indian Nationalism and Distortion of Sikh History

Sikh intellectual and political analyst Bhai Ajmer Singh explains how the Sikh history and the Sikh symbolism, including the imago of the of Sikh Guru Sahib is being distorted in order to built the so-called Indian Nationalistic narrative.

Canadian Sikhs and NDP Leader Tom Mulcair

Statement by the Leader of the Official Opposition, Tom Mulcair, on Mela Gadri Babian Da

On this day of festivities for Canada’s Punjabi community, I would like to send my warmest wishes to all Canadians of Punjabi descent, along with their families.” This time last year, Catherine and I were lucky enough to join in the traditional celebrations in Surrey, B.C. The community welcomed us with open arms, and we experienced the vitality and exuberance of Punjabi culture first hand.

How Punjab Leftists & Indian Nationalists committed Blunder with Gadhar Movement History?

This is a selected part of speech of S. Ajmer Singh at Toronto (on November 16, 2013). In this part S. Ajmer Singh explains (with evidence) that How Punjab Leftists & Indian Nationalists committed Blunder with Gadhar Movement History.

Book questioning historiography of Gadhar Movement by Punjab leftists & Indian nationalists released in Toronto

Toronto, Canada (November 24, 2013): Sikh scholar and historian S. Ajmer Singh’s much discussed book on the historiography of Gadhar Movement was released in Toronto on November 16, 2013 during a book release function that was attended by more than 500 persons.

Introduction to S. Ajmer Singh’s new book “Gadri Babie Kaun San?” (Who were Gadhris).

Introduction to S. Ajmer Singh's new book "Gadri Babie Kaun San?" (Who were Gadhris). Watch YouTube Video.

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Move to get gadhri Bhai Mewa Singh’s name be removed from Canada’s criminal records

Vancouver, Canada (October 29, 2013): Around 100 years after Ghadri Bhai Mewa Singh became the first Sikh from India/Punjab to be executed in Canada on charges of killing a senior British officer there, the Punjabis residing in the country are moving a petition against branding him as a criminal in the Canadian historical and legal records.

S. Ajmer Singh's book on Gadhar movement released at Leicester

S. Ajmer Singh’s book on Gadhar movement released in Leicester

Leicester, UK (October 14, 2013): It is learnt that Sikh scholar Ajmer Singh’s latest book on the history of Gadhar Movement was released in Leicester at Gurdwara Guru Tegh Bahadur on October 13, 2013. S. Ajmer Singh is currently visiting United Kingdom. He was at Gurdwara Guru Tegh Bahadur, Leicester on the invitation of the Gurdwara management committee.

S. Jaspal S. Sidhu on Distortion of Gadhar Movement History to Strengthen Indian Nationalism Anchored to Hindu Religious Ethos

Distorting Indian Freedom Struggle History to Strengthen Indian Nationalism anchored to Hindu Religious Ethos

[ ...] A critique of traditional history presented in the book could be summed up as: “ the Ghadar history was distorted by the way of appropriating and co-opting the historic role of real freedom fighters as pan-Indian phenomenon in Indian nationalistic perspective as to help the Nation State building project laced to the majority cultural and historical hegemony. And, the Left intellectuals have been collaborator of Indian national elite in this project. Communists from Punjab, invariably, helped in muddling up the history which for them began from 1920s as if they have nothing do with what had happened prior to that”.

Book release Gadri Babe Kaun San

Book ‘Gadari Babe Kaun San’ by Ajmer Singh released at Amritsar

Amritsar, Punjab (September 24, 2013): Ajmer Singh penned Punjabi book ‘Gadari Babe Kaun San’ was today released by Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gubachan Singh at the Chief Khalsa Diwan run Sri Guru Harkrishan Public School.

Recent book by S. Ajmer Singh

S. Ajmer Singh’s book “Gadri Babie Kaun Sann?” to be released today at Amritsar

As per information available with the Sikh Siyasat News (SSN), Sikh thinker and historian S. Ajmer Singh's book on Gadhr Movement, titled: Gadri Babie Kaun Sann, shall be released by Giani Gurbachan Singh, Jathedar Akal Takht Sahib on September 24, 2013.

Recent work by Sikh scholars challenge historiography of gadhar movement by leftists & Indian nationalists

Jalandhar, Punjab (August 20, 2013): In the centenary year of formation Ghadar Party, a heated academic debate is on, which started a couple of years ago, about the interpretation and understanding of this movement especially its orientation. Interestingly, two former radical leftists ( Naxalites) have authored books on the Ghadar movement - which also includes retrieving original and forgotten writing of the Ghadarites (members of the party) - to give a 'right' turn to the history of the Ghadar Party that was formed in 1913 in California.

Letter to the Editor – Are we really following the Gadri Babas principles and teachings?

Recently we have been reading a lot about Gadri Baba movement and programs being organised to pay homage to the great Shaheeds of Gadri Baba movement. But sometimes I wonder if the people who claim to be the big followers of Gadri Babas and organize various programs to pay homage to those great Shaheeds, really understand and follow the principles and cause of the stand taken by those great Shaheeds for which they sacrificed their lives?

(L to R) S. Rajwinder Singh Rahi, Dr. Darshan Singh Tatla, S. Ajmer Singh during a Seminar on Gadhar Movement at Kalaa Bhawan, Punjabi University, Patiala on April 04, 2013

Seminar Report: Historians did not do justice with the Gahdar Movement

Patiala, Punjab (April 07, 2013): Gadhar Movement was one of the historic movements of early twentieth century. It was started by Indian migrants in America and Canada with a view to oust the British imperial power from India and attain the freedom. More than ninety percent participants to this movement were the Sikhs of Punjab.

Observing the century of Gadhar Movement – Punjabi varsity students to hold seminar on April 04

Patiala, Punjab (April 02, 2013): Gadhar Movement was one of the major movement against the British rule in India and this year marks the century of formation of the Gadhar party. Students of Punjabi University, under the banner of Sikh Students Federation (SSF), have decided to observe the century celebrations of Gadhar Party by holding a Seminar on April 05 at Aujla Auditorium in Punjabi University, Patiala.

Primary sources would explain true story of Gadhar movement – Former leftist giving ‘right’ turn to history

Ludhiana, Punjab (August 22, 2012): Gadhar movement was a vital historic event against British rule in India but it has been widely ignored after the transfer of power in 1947 that ended the British rule in this peninsula. Academicians and scholars gave a motivated turn to the history of the movement to make it fit for the agenda of building “single Indian nation” adopted by the Indian state. This process remained hidden for a long period in past but now the things are getting exposed.