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The Sikh Marriage Bill 2015 | blog by Gurtej Singh (IAS)

The story of the Sikh Marriage Bill, which crossed the decisive milestone today, began in 2007 at about this time. President Parvez Musharraf of Pakistan had called the elections.

Sikh intellectuals, activists hold meeting to set agenda for unity

Sikh activists and intellectual held a meeting in Chandigarh yesterday to set an agenda for unity among various Sikh groups to form a united front for upcoming 2017 elections for the state assembly.

The True Story Of Kanishka Bombing: Special report by Qaumi Awaaz Radio

Melbourne based Qaumi Awaaz Radio recently aired a special report on Air India flight 182 bombing, commonly called as the Kanishka bombing.

Bibi Sarvarinder Kaur and S. Gurtej Singh IAS clarifies the struggle goals of Bapu Surat Singh Khalsa

Hunger Strike of Bapu Surat Singh Khalsa for the release of Sikh political prisoners languishing across the different jails of India has completed 72 days. This struggle was commenced by Bapu Surat Singh to ensure the release of those prisoners who have served their life sentences.

Family members, Sikh bodies and intellectuals condemn force-feeding of Bapu Surat Singh

Bapu Surat Singh's daughter Sarvinder Kaur addressed a press conference last evening (Feb. 27) at Chandigarh where she alleged that the Punjab police is threatening them with dire consequences if her father continues with his hunger strike.

Gurtej Singh IAS, Dr. Gurdarshan Singh & Shashi Kant urge Sikhs to vote for Aam Aadmi Party in Delhi

Sikh intellectuals, S. Gurtej Singh and Dr Gurdarshan Singh Dhillon have extended their support to Aam Aadmi Party in Delhi elections.

Tagore’s view of the faith of a Sikh

Some who hold Sirdar Kapur Singh in high esteem, got together to institute a commemorative annual lecture in the Punjabi University, Patiala to revisit his contribution to history, philosophy, theology, politics and literature. Two lectures went very well because the guests were invited in consultation with the Trust. The third one was somewhat tolerable. The one that should have been held last year (2014) was a disaster.

Release of Sikh Prisoners who have completed their sentence – Memorandum by Sikh intellectuals & Activists

Sikh intellectuals including former IAS Gurtej Singh and Sikh historian Gurdarshan Singh Dhillon, along with former Akal Takht Jatehdar Bhai Ranjit Singh and Sikh activists Advocate Harpal Singh Cheema, Harcharanjit Singh Dhami, Sarabjit Singh, Manjit Singh Mohali and Advocate Harshinder Singh, and former Punjab DGP (Prisons) Shashi Kant have reportedly sent a memorandum to Indian President urging him to facilitate release of Sikh political prisoners languishing in Indian jails.

OP-ED: Our activists on feet of clay

Towards the end of May 2014, Sardar Gurpreet Singh, in consultation with others, decided to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the 1984 army attack on Darbar Sahib in Amritsar. It was decided to hold a representative meeting of all sections of the Sikh people and to support the quest for an open enquiry by international bodies to probe the events leading to the attack and subsequent atrocities.

Sikh leaders & intellectuals lauded role of political thinker/ ideologue Sirdar Kapur Singh

Amritsar, Punjab (March 02, 2014): Reminiscing the role and contribution of political thinker and ideologue Sirdar Kapur Singh, Sikh seminary and political groups touched upon various facets of the life and times of Sirdar Kapur Singh. The occasion was 105th birth anniversary of the former ICS and Sikh stalwart.

Book of exiled Dal Khalsa leader Bhai Gajinder Singh released in Amritsar

Amritsar, Punjab (March 02, 2014): In a significant move, religio-political leaders of different shades including head of the Damdami Taksal Baba Harnam Singh Khalsa and SGPC executive member Karnail Singh Panjoli joined pro-Sikh independece leaders to release the book titled ‘Supne ton Sangarsh val’ (From Dream to Struggle) — authored by Dal Khalsa mentor Gajinder Singh, who’s name figured in the list of 20 most wanted persons handed over to Pakistan.

Sikh representatives at G. Amb Sahib (Ajitgarh) [November 29, 2013]

Sikh bodies supported the cause of Bhai Gurbakash Singh, who is on fast unto death

Ajitgarh/ Mohali, Punjabi (November 29, 2013): In a show of solidarity with Bhai Gurbakash Singh, the person who is on fast unto death for last 16 days, the Sikhs bodies today supported his cause and declared that their representative will also sit with him for hunger strike for one day on Dec 2 at Gurdwara Amb Sahib, Ajitgarh.

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