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Economists, Social Scientists and Academics Demand Delinking of Census from NPR

We are economists and social scientists who are deeply concerned about the major implications for the Indian statistical system, of the attempt to combine data collection for the 2021 Census of India with that for the proposed National Population Register.

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Moves Indian Supreme Court Against CAA

The office of UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet has filed an intervention application in the Supreme Court against the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).

Sikh Group Writes to Canadian Foreign Minister on Anti-Muslim Delhi Carnage

The Shiromani Akali Dal Amritsar’s Canada unit has written a letter to the Canadian Foreign Minister about anti-Muslim violence in Delhi.

Looming Threat of Genocide in India

by: Pieter Friedrich* I Last month, a widowed Muslim woman in India was arrested and charged with sedition — that is, with inciting an insurrection. ...

US Politicians Denounce “Deadly Surge of Religious Intolerance in India”

While nearly 40 people are dead from the ongoing violence in Delhi, a number of US politicians are raising their voices against the communal conflict which appears to be instigated by Hindu nationalist organizations affiliated with India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party.

Imam Confirms Authenticity of Ashok Nagar (Delhi) Masjid Video

A mosque in Ashok Nagar was set on fire late on Tuesday (Feb. 25) afternoon. A mob shouting “Jai Shri Ram” and “Hinduon ka Hindustan” paraded around the burning mosque, Badi Masjid, and a Hanuman flag was placed on the minaret of the masjid.

USCIRF Condemns Delhi Violence; Urges India To Protect Muslims

The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) expresses grave concern over the ongoing violence taking place in Delhi, India’s capital city.

Kashmir: Indian State Invoking UAPA Against Those Accessing Facebook, Twitter Through VPN/Proxy Servers

For the past seven months, Kashmir has been under a lockdown after the union government announced the scrapping of the Constitution's Article 370 and the bifurcation of the erstwhile state into two Union Territories — Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.

Misuse of Sedition Law Continues: Now 3 Kashmir Students Booked & Arrested in Karnataka

As per reports emanating from Karnataka 3 Kashmiri students have been arrested on charges of ‘sedition’ by local police.

Delhi Election Results Decoded: BJP Defeated But Hindutva Has Won

A write-up penned by Vidhya Bhushan Rawat analysing Delhi state assembly election results has appeared on CounterCurrents.org. Sikh Siyasat News has taken out some excerpts from this write-up that are being published below along with some added headings.

Delhi Results: What Happened In Delhi Seats That Saw CAA-NRC Protests?

Areas falling under four constituencies of Delhi state assembly saw massive protests against contentious Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and controversial proposed National Register of Citizens (NRC).

While Dancing on Dictates of New Delhi, Amarinder and Badal Should Learn From the Fate of Omar and Mehboba: Dal Khalsa

Invoking the popular saying “ as you sow, so shall you reap”, the Dal Khalsa said former CM’s Of J & K Omar Abdullah and Mehboba Mufti were getting the results of their own unlawful actions of the recent past.

US Consul General to India David Ranz Caught into Controversy by Visiting RSS Headquarters

German Ambassador Walter Lindner sparked raging controversy in July 2019 after he visited the headquarters of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh in Nagpur, Maharashtra, India and laid flowers at the feet of the paramilitary’s first chief.

Now Shots Fired at Shaheen Bagh; Only Hindus Will Prevail in India, says Attacker

As per reports emanating from New Delhi, a man fired shots at Shaheen Bagh area where protest against contentious Citizenship Amendment Act is going on for several weeks now.

BJP Playing Test Game With Various SAD Factions

Taking a dig at all splinter factions of Shiromani Akali Dal for lending direct or tactical support to the BJP in the ensuing Delhi assembly polls scheduled for Feb 8, the Dal Khalsa said the so-called saviours of Panth have turned out to be saviours of selfish political interests.

CAA-NRC: Bahujan Kranti Morcha Calls for Complete Shut Down in India on Jan. 29

Bahujan Kranti Morcha (BKM), led by Waman Meshram, has called for a complete shut down in the Indian sub-continent on January 29 to protest against CAA, NRC, NRP and EVM.

UK Based Indian Groups Shot Open Letter to Narendra Modi Regarding CAA-NRC-NPR

We are writing to you to express our outrage at India's descent into open fascism under your government. Since 2014 we have watched the growing epidemic of mob-lynching, rapes and attacks on Muslims, Dalits , Christians and Adivasis, along with attacks on dissenters, human rights defenders, journalists, lawyers and even judges who dare to speak out and uphold the truth about what is happening in India under your government.

Delhi Polls: What Could be Calculations Behind SAD (B)’s Withdrawal Move?

Dramatic events took place in the "political wedlock" of SAD (Badal)-BJP last evening. BJP's move to keep SAD (B) out of it's alliance for Delhi state assembly polls triggered a surprise reaction from SAD (B).

Modi Government’s Decisions Find No Takers in Punjab

The bandh call stands in continuity of a number of moves showing that the Punjab stands against Modi-Shah's Hindutva moves.

Delhi Elections Turning Test for SAD-BJP Alliance

SAD (Badal) and BJP- the long-term political allies are presently not at good terms. The BJP leaders in Punjab have started expressing themselves openly that the BJP should not accept subordinate position in its' alliance with SAD (B) in Punjab anymore.

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