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Minorities in Indian Subcontinent and the State Policy of Repression

Students For Society (SFS) held a discussion dedicated to 100th anniversary of Saka Jallianwala Bagh of 1919. The discussion was held at Law Auditorium of Panjab University in Chandigarh on 12 April, 2019.

Pragya Thakur’s Candidature Highlights BJP’s Double Standard on Terror: Dal Khalsa

Dal khalsa said the BJP’s choice of Hindutva terror face –Pragya Thakur, as their candidate for Bhopal parliamentary seat is a clear case of double standards of the Modi government on terrorism.

By Removing ‘Sikh (Khalistani) Extremism’ Canadian Govt. Corrects Its Own Mistake: Dal Khalsa

Dal Khalsa and its youth wing Sikh Youth of Punjab (SYP) welcome the removal of "Sikh (Khalistani) Extremism" reference in the Canada Public Safety Report 2018. This correction of mistake by the Canadian government was a victory of lobbying and diplomatic efforts of Sikh Canadians and Diaspora, said leaders of both the groups.

How India’s Ruling Party Mobilizes Indian-Americans to Win Elections [Op-Ed]

India is having its general elections in coming weeks. Partisanship in India is no better than in the United States. Probably much worse. Political party choices polarize families, friends, and whole communities, and every election season can be a very divisive time.

Sikhs, Not Modi, Saved Kashmiris from Mobs: Omar Abdullah

Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said on Tuesday (March 26) that it was the Sikh community and not Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi who saved Kashmiri students from mob violence in Jammu and other places.

Muslim Home Attacked in Haryana, Family Members Beaten-up Badly With Iron Rods

A video that went viral over internet shows that a Muslim family was badly beaten up by a group of men who were armed with iron rods.

India Bans Yasin Malik Led Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF)

The Indian state has reportedly banned Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF). The pro-freedom Kashmiri organisation was led by Yasin Malik, who is under arrest and at present lodged in Jammu's Kot Balwal jail.

World Sikh Parliament Urges UN to Address Human Rights Violations in India

The World Sikh Parliament (WSP) said in a written statement issued yesterday that it followed up its recent written submissions to the UN High Commissioner on Human Rights with a series of important initiatives this week, aimed at raising the profile of key Sikh human rights concerns.

Lok Sabha Polls in Punjab to be held in Last Phase on May 19; Model Code of Conduct Imposed

Chandigarh: With the Election Commission of India (ECI) yesterday announcing the poll schedule for the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections 2019, the Model code of conduct ...

Samajwadi Party Releases First List of Candidates for Lok Sabha; Mulayam to Contest From ‘Safest’ Seat

The Samajwadi Party released the first list of six candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections on Friday. The list includes SP patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav and Akhilesh Yadav's cousins Dharmendra Yadav and Akshay Yadav.

SCI Hands Over Babri Masjid-Ram Mandir Land Dispute to 3 Mediators

The Supreme Court of India (SCI) today handed over the Babri Masjid-Ram Mandir land dispute to a committee of 3 mediators.

Return Historical Artifacts of Sikh Reference Library: Amarinder Singh Writes to Indian Government

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has written to Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh seeking the immediate restoration of the historic materials removed from the Sikh Reference Library of Sri Darbar Sahib, Amritsar, during June 1984 attack on Sikh Gurdwaras by the Indian Army.

Over 200 Alleged Hate Crimes in 2018, Reveals ‘Halt the Hate’ Website

A disturbing number of alleged hate crimes - including assault, rape and murder – were reported in 2018 against people from marginalized groups, especially Dalits and Muslims, said Amnesty India today, as it released data recorded on its interactive website, ‘Halt the Hate’.

US To Terminate GSP Trade Preference for India

The US President Donald Trump's administration has expressed its intentions to scrap Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) trade preference for India.

Balakot: IAF Chief Refuses to Give Number of People Killed; Says IAF Does not count Human Casualties

Amid ongoing speculations in Indian media over the number of people killed in the Balakot air strikes by the Indian Air Force, Indian Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa on Monday said the IAF does not count human casualties and said that statement (on casualties at Balakot) will be made by the government.

Neither India, Nor Pakistan Could Afford Full Scale War: Amarinder Singh

In contrast to Indian army officials' claims that India is capable of two front war, Punjab Chief Minister today asserted that neither India nor Pakistan could afford a full-scale war.

‘Hindutva Chauvinism’ Responsible for the Underlying Conflict and the Current Crisis in South Asia: WSP

In a written statement issued yesterday (copy available with Sikh Siyasat News), the World Sikh Parliament (WSP) said: "India’s incessant journey to an ever more right-wing Hindutva position, in terms of its treatment of other nations, minorities and even neighbouring states, has led to the dangerous but almost inevitable crisis witnessed in the sub-continent over recent days".

Lok Sabha Polls: AAP Announces Candidates for 6 Out of 7 Seats in Delhi; No Alliance with Congress

Accusing the Congress for the breakdown of coalition talks between the two parties, the Aam Aadmi Party today announced names of the candidates for six of the seven seats in Delhi for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.

China Welcomes ‘Goodwill Signal’ by Pakistan

China today welcomed the “goodwill signal” by the Pakistan side responding to reports of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s announcement that the captured Indian Air Force pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman would be released as a gesture of peace.

India Ready for Scheduled Talks with Pakistan on Kartarpur Sahib Corridor

Indian government has reportedly said that it was open for talks on the Kartarpur Corridor issue that are scheduled for March 13 and receive the delegation from Pakistan.

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