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Delhi Takhat & Struggling People of Subcontinent: Speech During Event on Federalism & State Autonomy

Sikh Siyasat editor Parmjeet Singh presented discussed the defining characteristics of the Delhi Takht and prevalent visions amongst the resistance movements, while stressing that at this juncture the struggling peoples of the Indian Region need to unite for dismantling the current structure of Delhi Takhat.

Sikh Body Wants Indian Government to Reopen Kartarpur Sahib Corridor

The Shiromani Gurdwara Prabhandak Committee (SGPC) has demanded that the government of India should reopen Kartarpur Sahib corridor for yatris. The corridor which connects Kartarpur Sahib in Narowal district of West Punjab with Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur district of East Punjab was opened in November last year to allow Sikhs from eastren side to visit the sacred place of Kartarpur Sahib, once inhabited by Guru Nanak Ji.

India’s R&AW Agent Goes on Trial in Germany for Spying on Sikhs and Kashmiris

An Indian citizen is accused of spying on Sikh and Kashmiri communities in Germany for New Delhi's secret services went on trial in Frankfurt on Tuesday. The suspect, identified as 54-year-old Balvir Singh, is accused of working for the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), India's foreign intelligence agency, from at least January 2015.

Democrat US Presidential Nominee Joe Biden’s Stance on “Threats to India”

While addressing the Indian-American community on August 15, marked as Independence Day by India, Democratic US presidential nominee Joe Biden said that if elected, he would stand with New Delhi in confronting the threats it faces.

Sikhs, Bahujans, Muslims Hold Joint Protest in Punjab on 15 August

A number of Sikh, Bahujan and Muslim activists held a joint protest at Jalandhar on August 15, which is marked annually as independence day by the Indian state. It is learnt that activists belonging to Dal Khalsa, Shiromani Akali Dal Amritsar (Mann), Rashtriya Muslim Morcha, Bhaujan Kranti Morcha, Sikh Youth Federation Bhindrawale (SYFB) and Akal Federation participated in this protest.

Amidst Deepening Strains, India Bars China Ships from Oil Trade

China owned and flagged vessels have been barred from bidding on tenders for chartering tankers to import crude oil and petroleum productions or to export oil products such as diesel out of the India.

Adverse Public Opinion Prevails in India Against China, finds Survey

The complexities of developing equations between China and India are increasing in various spheres. Public opinion is one such sphere. In a survey 72 per cent said they believe India could win in a war against China.

Is China Going to Engage with India in Himachal Pradesh Now? South Asian Geopolitics Update

China and India are two key players in South-Asian Geopolitics. The militaries of both powers were engaged in a standoff in Eastern Ladakh recently. Though both sides jointly declared to disengage and deescalate in mid-July, there has been little progress in deescalation along the disputed Line of Actual Control.

Enforcing Silence: India’s War on Sikh Social Media – A Report by World Sikh Organization

The World Sikh Organisation (WSO) of Canada has released a report on the crackdown on Sikh social media by Indian authorities. The report entitled “Enforcing Silence: India’s War on Sikh Social Media” examines recent developments and offers suggestions to social media platforms with respect to Sikh content.

Sikh Body Releases Report on Indian Crackdown on Sikh Social Media

The World Sikh Organization of Canada has released a report on the crackdown on Sikh social media by Indian authorities. The report entitled “Enforcing Silence: India’s War on Sikh Social Media” examines recent developments and offers suggestions to social media platforms with respect to Sikh content.

Bombay High Court Hearing PIL Seeks UAPA Against Twitter

Mumbai: Bombay High Court is hearing a ‘public interest litigation’ (PIL) seeking directions for National Investigation Agency (NIA) of India to take action against Twitter ...

PUCL Demands Immediate Transfer of Varavara Rao to Specialised Hospital

Varavara Rao is a renowned Telugu poet and intellectual who has been incarcerated since August, 2018 in the Bhima Koregaon case.

Sikh Lawyer Releases Latest List of UAPA Cases in Punjab; Congress Govt. Using UAPA Faster than Last SAD-BJP Govt.

An updated tentative list released by Sikh lawyer Advocate Jaspal Singh Manjhpur has revealed that the Congress party led Punjab government is faster than previous SAD-BJP government in at least one perspective- registering cases under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA). UAPA is considered present day notorious law and a new avatar of draconian TADA and POTA.

Indian Army Moves 3 Divisions, Tanks to Ladakh

Amidst ongoing standoff with China, the Indian Army has reportedly more troops and tanks in Ladakh sector on Tuesday (June 30).

Deliberate Interference in Chinese Corporations will not Serve the Interests of the Indian Side, says China on India’s Move to Block Apps

Commenting on Government of India (GoI)'s move to block 59 Chinese Apps, including TikTok, Cam Scanner, WeChat and ShareIt, China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that "deliberate interference in such cooperation will not serve the interests of the Indian side".

Why TikTok, UC Browser, Cam Scanner, WeChat, ShareIt (59 Apps) Are Blocked by India – What GoI Says?

Amidst heightened tensions with China in Ladakh region, the Government of India yesterday announced to 'block' 59 mobile apps. Most of these apps were developed and run by Chinese companies. The list included many popular apps like TikTok, UC Browser, CamScanner and WeChat (full list below).

Russia and the China-India Clash: Excerpts from Writeup of Girish Shahane

An opinion write-up by Girish Shahane appeared in live-mint under title "Russia and the India-China clash". Sikh Siyasat News (SSN) has taken out excerpts from this write-up that are being shared below for SSN readers. Readers, who are willing to read the full article my visit the source link given at the end of following excerpts

Ladakh Standoff: A Comparison of Statements Issued by MFA (China) and MEA (India) on 24 June

Amidst reports of Chinese military deployment near strategically important Daulat Beg Oldi, talks between the two sides continue. Both sides issued their official words on the ongoing standoff, situation at Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh and mutual talks.

Indian PMO Issues Clarification on Modi’s Statement that China Did Not Enter Indian Territory

A day after Indian prime minister Narendra Modi told leader of Indian political parties during ‘All Party Meeting’ that “[n]either have any intruded into our border, nor has any post been taken over by them (China)”, Indian PMO issued a clarification alleging that “attempts [were] being made in some quarters to give a mischievous interpretation to remarks by the Prime Minister”.

China India Face-off in Galwan (Ladakh): How It Could Impact South Asia, Punjab and the Sikhs?

China and India has been engaged in a face-off in Galwan valley of Ladakh region. A clash broke out between Chinese and Indian soldiers on intervening night of 15 and 16 June which resulted in deaths of 20 Indian army personnel, including a commanding officer.

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