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3 NIA Officials Accused of Blackmailing, Demanding 2 Crores Bribe

A few weeks back when the Indian government extended unbridled powers to India's centralised investigation and prosecution agency NIA, many sections raised concerns that these powers will be abused in various ways- including abuse by officials for personal gains.

About 4000 Kashmiris Arrested Since August 5 by Indian Authorities

Reports from Indian-administered Kashmir reveal that thousands of people have been arrested and detained by Indian authorities in Kashmir since August 5- when the BJP government stripped of the special status to the State.

Observing Aug 15 as Black Day, Sikh bodies protest against India’s onslaughts on Minorities

Representatives of various Sikh groups namely Dal Khalsa, SAD (Amritsar) and others urged the Indian state and the world community to acknowledge the right to self determination of all struggling peoples in accordance with international treaties and covenants, which all democratic nations are expected to adhere to and oblige.

India Renews Crackdown on Kashmiris After Overnight Protests

Authorities in Indian-held Kashmir reimposed restrictions on people's movement on August 18 following a flare-up of protests by Kashmiris. According to media reports, which cite officials saying that clashes between Kashmiri residents and police left dozens injured.

Sikhs and Kashmiris Hold Mass Protest Against India at UN Headquarters on August 15

Movement Against Atrocities and Repression (MAAR) and all European Sikh and Kashmiri organizations and Gurdwara Management Committees held a massive protest rally and raised the freedom for all flag in front of the United Nations office in Geneva on Thursday, August 15th from 12:00 to 16:00 hours.

Indian Supreme Court Grants Bail to 34 Convicts in 1984 Sikh Genocide Related Case

The Supreme Court of India today granted bail to 34 persons convicted in a case related to 1984 Sikh Genocide. The convicts were sentenced to five years imprisonment for "rioting and arson" during the 1984 Sikh genocide in Delhi's Trilokpuri area. The conviction and sentence by trial court was upheld by Delhi High Court. It is notable that genocide is not recognized as a crime in Indian law.

Banning SFJ is Nothing But India’s Over-Reaction; SYL is History, A Done Issue: Dal Khalsa

Declaring Sikhs For Justice (SFJ) as outlawed, that has hardly any official representative in Punjab and India is nothing but over reaction and frustration of the Indian government.

Indian Government Bans Sikhs For Justice (SJF)

The government of India on Wednesday (July 9) announced to ban Sikh diaspora activists group called Sikhs For Justice (SFJ).

Aiming at Further Centralising Its Powers, Centre Plans to Merge Inter-State River Water Dispute Tribunals

In a move which will further centralise powers of the Union government of India in matters related to "inter-state river water disputes", the Modi government cabinet has given approval to an amendment bill seeking to merge different inter-state river water dispute tribunals into a single entity.

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”.

Human Rights Groups Want India to Prosecute Cops for Custodial Death of Two Youth

On Tuesday 2 July 2019, the Supreme Court of India will hear a Public Interest Litigation brought in the case of Citizens against Hate v State of Bihar regarding the death of two men in police custody in the Sitamarhi District of State of Bihar in India.

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.

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