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Mukerian, Jalalabad, Dakha & Phagwara By-polls: 48 Candidates File Nomination Papers on Last Day

Forty eight candidates have filed nomination papers for the by-poll of Phagwara, Mukerian, Dakha and Jalalabad Assembly constituency today. A total of 54 candidates filed nomination papers during whole nomination process.

SCI Defers Article 370 Kashmir Cases to Nov 14, Puts Embargo on Filing of Fresh Petitions

A five-judge Constitution bench headed by Justice N V Ramana allowed the Centre and the Jammu and Kashmir administration to file counter-affidavits on petitions challenging scrapping of Article 370.

Jolt for BJP CM in Maharashtra: SCI Quashes Clean Chit in False Election Affidavit Case

The Supreme Court of India (SCI) today set aside the clean chits given by trial court and the Bombay high court to Maharashtra chief minister and BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis in the case of filing alleged false election affidavit, thus paving the way for his trial.

Indian Govt. To Release 8 Sikh Political Prisoners; Rajoana’s Death Sentence To Be Converted into Life

The Government of India (GoI) has reportedly announced to grant premature release to eight Sikh political prisoners who have completed minimum mandatory terms of their sentences.

Centre Planning to Impose Kashmir Like Situation in Punjab? Former MP Raises Apprehensions Over Proposed NSG Base

Former member of Indian Parliament and Shiromani Akali Dal Amritsar (Mann) president Simranjit Singh Mann has raised apprehensions over the Central government's proposal to set-up a National Security Guards (NSG) base in Amritsar.

Process of Kartarpur Sahib Darshan Through Corridor To Be Made Public by Oct. 1

An East Punjab cabinet minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa has maintained that by 1st of October, the Union Government would make public the process for the devotees with regard to ‘Darshan’ of Sri Kartarpur Sahib and conceding the demand of the Punjab Government the information concerning the same would be available in Punjabi on the web portal.

Sikhs, Tamils, Kashmiris Protest Against Kashmir Lockdown in Delhi; Seek UN Intervention

Despite the stoppages by the Delhi police, acting under orders of the government of India, hundreds of activists from Punjab and Tamil Nadu held a demonstration against 50-day Kashmir lockdown and took out a march from Gurdwara Rakabganj Sahib towards Jantar Mantar.

Kashmir Caged: A Fact-Finding Report [Full Text]

We spent five days (9-13 August 2019) traveling extensively in Kashmir. Our visit began on 9 August 2019 – four days after the Indian government abrogated Articles 370 and 35A, dissolved the state of Jammu and Kashmir, and bifurcated it into two Union Territories.

Amrinder Singh Takes U-Turn Over ‘Clean Chit’ to Badals in Beadbi Issue

A day after a media outlet quoted Punjab CM Amarinder Singh saying that Badals were not responsible for 'Beadbi' incidents that took place in Punjab in 2015, the Congress leader has taken a U-turn.

Don’t Dare to Reducing Guru Nanak Ji’s Name to the Level of Indira Gandhi: Dal Khalsa to RSS Aligned Sikhs

Dal Khalsa today warned the Sikhs from the RSS and BJP camp against politicizing 550th Parkash Gurpurab celebrations of Guru Nanak Ji by way of reducing Guru Sahib to the level of Indira Gandhi.

“One Nation One Language” is Dangerous Ideology; It Is Death Knell For Federal Structure: Congress Spokesperson

The Education Minister, Punjab and Spokesman of Congress Vijay Inder Singla yesterday (Sept. 22) said that "the ideology of One Nation One Language being propounded by the BJP would sound death knell for the federal structure of the country and is detrimental for a country like India having multi linguistic states".

‘Bhai Hawara Committee’ Writes to Indian President for Release of 22 Sikh Political Prisoners

A 21 member committee formed by Bhai Jagtar Singh Hawara has written a letter to Indian president Ram Das Kovind, urging him to release 22 Sikh political prisoners.

Dakha, Jalalabad, Mukerian & Phagwara Bypoll: Notification to be issued on Sept. 23

Chief Electoral Officer Punjab, Dr. S. Karuna Raju today said that notification for the bye-poll of Phagwara, Mukerian, Dakha and Jalalabad assembly constituencies will be issued on September 23, 2019. He said that nomination process will be started immediately after the issuance of notification.

Bypolls Announced for 4 Assembly Seats in Punjab

The Election Commission of India (ECI) has announced bypolls on 4 seats of Punjab state assembly. These seats include Phagwara (SC), Mukerian, Dakha and Jalalabad.

Haryana, Maharashtra Elections 2019: Polling on October 21, Results on October 24

Polling for elections in Maharashtra and Haryana will be held on October 21, the Election Commission of India (ECI) announced today.

Kartarpur Shaib Corridor: $20 ‘Service Fee’ Non-Issue For Sikhs

Even as the Indian government, Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh, Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have strongly objected to the Pakistan's decision to levy $20 as service fee to use Kartarpur corridor, the issue has not found much traction in the Sikh community.

Sikh and Tamil Groups to Demonstrate in Delhi Against India’s Occupation of Kashmir on Sept 26

Perturbed over the stubborn attitude of the government of India with regards to the situation in Kashmir, its unrelenting role of disrespecting human rights in the region where the special status of the people and the state has been unilaterally abrogated, political parties from Punjab, Tamil Nadu and Kashmir will hold Justice March and Rally in Delhi on September 26.

Indian Govt. says 312 Sikh Names Removed From Sikh “Blacklist”, Only 2 Remains

The Government of India (GoI) reportedly maintained today that it has removed names of 312 Sikhs from the so-called blacklist of Sikhs maintained at various levels the Indian state. Indian media reports says that only two persons figure in the list now; the names, however, were not disclosed.

Punjab Based Sikh Groups Writes to UNHRC on Human Rights Situation in Kashmir

Dal Khalsa, a Punjab based pro-freedom Sikh groups has once again raised its concerns over situation of human rights in Kashmir. Dal Khalsa spokesperson Kanwarpal Singh has written an open letter to UNHRC Commissioner Ms Michelle Bachelet Jeria.

Indian Security Forces Resorting To Torture In Kashmir Valley

It seems like the apprehensions made by various Human Rights organisations around the globe on the current grim and hostile situation in Kashmir have begun to manifest into reality.

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