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Modi Returns as the Prodigal Son of the Far Right in India [Op-Ed]

On April 21, as terror gripped Sri Lanka in the aftermath one of the worst attacks witnessed by the country in recent years, the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi sent a message of condolence to Colombo.

“Punjab Disappeared” Documentary To Be Premiered in Delhi Today

A documentary film titled "Punjab Disappeared" will be premiered in Delhi on Friday (April 26). The film will be screened at 5:30 PM in Jawahar Bhawan (opposite to Shastri Bhawan), Dr. Rajinder Prasad Road, New Delhi.

Indian Interference in Canadian Politics ‘Shocking’: World Sikh Organization

The World Sikh Organization of Canada said in a written statement (copy available with Sikh Siyasat News) that it was deeply troubled by a report published today in the Globe & Mail that states Patrick Brown, the then leader of the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party, was “under ‘pressure’ from the Indian consulate” to reject a Sikh candidate during a nomination battle in May 2017.

Space of Dissent in Indian Subcontinent – Exclusive Speech of Social Activist Himashu Kumar

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.

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.

Confronting Indian Interference in Sikh Affairs [Op-Ed.]

The interference of the Indian Government through its various intelligence agencies in Sikh affairs, both within Indian occupied Punjab and our diaspora communities, has been an ongoing process since 1984.

Germany Indicts Couple Spying on Sikhs for India’s R&AW

A Sikh couple has been indicted by Germany for spying on Sikh and Kashmiri separatists and provide information to Indian intelligence agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW). This is second such case after a Sikh man was convicted and sentenced to nine months jail by a German court for spying on Sikhs there in 2014.

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.

Framed in 157 cases, Woman Gets Acquitted in All, Released After 12 Years from Chhattisgarh Jail

After 12 long years, Nirmalakka has finally been acquitted in all the cases that were registered against her.

NASA Says India’s Satellite Destruction A Terrible Thing As Debris Endanger Astronauts Abrad the ISS

The head of NASA on Monday branded India's destruction of one of its satellites a "terrible thing" that had created 400 pieces of orbital debris and led to new dangers for astronauts aboard the International Space Station.

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.

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.

Aseemanand, Others Acquitted in Samjhauta Express Blast Case

A special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court in Panchkula on Wednesday acquitted all four accused, including Aseemanand in 2007 Samjhauta Express blast case.

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.

International Pressure Mounting on India to Stop Crushing Human Rights Work: Amnesty India

Pressure from the international community is mounting on the Indian government to put an end to the crackdown on human rights work in India, Amnesty India today said.

Indian Air Force’s MIG 21 Crashes in Bikaner (Rajasthan) After ‘Bird Hit’

A MiG-21 fighter jet of the Indian Air Force crashed in Rajasthan’s Bikaner on Friday. The plane crashed after it reportedly suffered a bird hit.

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’.

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