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NIA Questions Greater Kashmir Editor Over Newspaper Articles

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) of India has reportedly questioned Greater Kashmir newspaper's editor Fayaz Kaloo.

Dal Khalsa Criticises Indian State for Refusal to Scrap Sedition Law

Terming the sedition law as anachronistic, Dal Khalsa strongly criticized the Indian Government for refusing to scrap it despite its widespread misuse and abuse.

Over 1 Lakh Muslims Protest in Maharashtra’s Malegaon Against Mob Lynchings in India

At least one lakh Muslims on Monday (July 2) congregated in Malegaon in response to a call for a law against mob lynching.

BJP May Have Expelled Sunita Gaur, But It Has Always Rewarded Communal Violence

Sunita Singh Gaur of Ramkola, Uttar Pradesh, India secured for herself a place in history when she soared to international infamy after an explicit social media summons for “Hindu brothers” to gangrape Muslim “mothers and sisters”.

Source of Hindi Imposition Lies in Indian Constitution: Language Groups Demand Revocation of CH. XVII

A Conference on “Language Rights in Federal State” was held on 29th June 2019 at Ulaga Tamil Sangam, Madurai, Tamil Nadu.

1,966 Custodial Deaths In India During 2018; NGO Calls India to Rectify UNCAT

The “Campaign Against Torture in India” while releasing “India: Annual Report on Torture 2018” on the United Nations Day Against Torture stated that during 2018, a total of 1,966 custodial deaths were reported to India's National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) including 147 deaths in police custody and 1,819 deaths in judicial custody.

Dal Khalsa Strongly Opposes India’s Plan to Set up Nuclear Plants in Punjab

Dal Khalsa has strongly opposed New Delhi's proposal to set up atomic power plants in Punjab.

India Uses Trade to Force UK Foreign Office to Abandon Tortured Scot Held in Indian Jail for 600 days

Today marks 600 days in an Indian jail of Jagtar Singh Johal, the 32-year old Scot from Dumbarton who has been tortured and threatened to be burnt alive by police and is being detained without a proper trial.

Sikh Struggle Has Clearly Defined Agenda [Op-Ed]

First they called us Khalistanis. Now they have added the word “Terrorists” First they blamed Pakistan for supporting us. Now they have added Canada’s name too. First they sought sanctions against Pakistan. Now they propose the same with Canada.

Religious Freedom Continue to Suffer Under Modi Rule: US Report

A latest report by US Commission on International Religious Freedom noted that in 2018 religious freedom conditions in India continued a downward trend. The 2019 report released few days back notes that religious freedom has come under attack in recent years with the growth of exclusionary extremist narratives—including, at times, the government’s allowance and encouragement of mob violence against religious minorities—that have facilitated an egregious and ongoing campaign of violence, intimidation, and harassment against non-Hindu and lower-caste Hindu minorities.

Sanjeev Bhatt’s Conviction Exposes Indian State’s Revengeful Character: Dal Khalsa

Calling the awarding of life sentence to sacked IPS officer Sanjeev Bhatt on alleged concocted charges as travesty of justice, the Dal Khalsa on Thursday slammed the Indian justice system.

Sanjeev Bhatt, Cop Who Blamed Modi for Gujarat 2002, Sentenced to Life in 30 years Old Case

Sacked Gujarat-cadre IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt, who took on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the Gujarat genocide, was sentenced to life imprisonment today in a 30-year-old case of custodial death. The sentence by the Jamnagar court comes a week after the Supreme Court denied Mr Bhatt's petition to examine additional witnesses.

Editors Guild Expresses Serious Concerns Over Arrests of Journalists by Yogi’s Police

The Uttar Pradesh police have arrested two journalists for allegedly defaming state's chief minister Yogi Adityanath.

A R Rehman Steps into Tamil Nadu ‘Autonomy’ Debate

With political parties in Tamil Nadu reviving the issue of autonomy in state matters, and warning of a major protest against the BJP-led Centre if the government fails to clarify the role of Hindi in its proposed three-language policy, musician A R Rahman on Tuesday joined the issue.

Sanjay Dutt was Released Despite Centre Having Rejected His Release Plea

A news report published by The Hindu says that the Centre had rejected a petition moved on behalf of Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt in December 2015, just two months before he was released for “good conduct” by the prison authorities in Maharashtra.

‘Punjab Disappeared’ Documentary To Be Screened at Various Places in England

A documentary film titled “Punjab Disappeared” will be screened at various places in England during the month of June. The documentary was premiered on April 26 in Delhi and it was screened in Chandigarh on May 26.

Lok Sabha Elections 2019 – Gurdaspur Seat – Sunny Deol Leading

Gurdaspur seat was bagged by Bhartiya Janta Party in 2014 Lok Sabha Elections when Vinod Khanna former film actor was elected for 4th time from this seat. After Vinod Khanna's demise the seat had fell vacant and by-poll was held in 2017 and the seat was won by Indian National Congress (INC) candidate Sunil Jakhar.

“Punjab Disappeared” Documentary To Be Screened in Chandigarh on May 25

A documentary film titled “Punjab Disappeared” will be premiered in Delhi on Saturday (May 25). The film will be screened at 5:30 PM in IMA Auditorium, Sector 35-B, Chandigarh.

Lok Sabha Polls: Polling in Punjab Drops from 70% (in 2014) to 65%

The state went for poll on Sunday in seventh and last phase of elections for Lok Sabha, lower house of the Indian Parliament. The polling was marred by multiple incidents of violence which took one life in Khadoor Sahib constituency.

Lok Sabha Election 2019: One Killed, Several Injured Due to Poll Violence in Punjab

Despite the tall claims made by the Election Commission of India (ECI) and state government, Lok Sabha polls in Punjab were marred by violence.

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