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Sikh Groups Express Solidarity With Kashmiris; To Mark August 15 As Black Day in Punjab

Extending their solidarity with Kashmiri people and their cause, the Dal Khalsa and Shiromani Akali Dal Amritsar (Mann) today fired a salvo against Akali Dal Badal for supporting Indian Govt’s move to strip J&K of its special status.

Hindutva Onslaught on Kashmir: 39 Sikh and Punjabi Opinionists Issue A Collective Response

A number of Sikhs and Punjabis have expressed their collective opinion on Indian state's move to discard special political status of internationally disputed territory of Kashmir and current situation of the region.

An Analysis About Indian State’s Kashmir Move – Reasons, Timing and Possible Fallouts [Talk with Ajaypal Singh Brar]

Sikh Siyasat Editor Parmjeet Singh talked to analyst and blogger S. Ajaypal Singh Brar about reasons, timing and possible fallouts of Indian state's Kashmir move.

Kashmiri Women Are Part of Our Society, Sikhs Will Not Permit Repeat of 1984 With Them: Giani Harpreet Singh

The SGPC appointed Jathedar of Akal Takht Sahib Gaini Harpeet Singh issued a written statement today taking strong notice of comments of Hindutva sections targeting Kashmiri women.

Where Lies The Roots of Hindutva Crackdown on Kashmir: Exclusive Talk with Bhai Ajmer Singh

Indian State has unilaterally changed the political status of part of internationally disputed territory of Kashmir under its control. Sikh Siyasat talked to Sikh political analyst and author Bhai Ajmer Singh to know the ideological foundations of Indian crackdown on Kashmir.

Sikh Body Writes An Open Letter to US President Donald Trump on Kashmir Issue

A Punjab based pro-freedom Sikh group- Dal Khalsa, has written an open letter to President of Untied States Donald Trump on Kashmir issue.

Organization of Islamic Countries Holds Emergency Meeting on Kashmir; Advocates Plebiscite

A statement released by Organisation of Islamic Countries (OIC) on August 6 noted that 'following a request from the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, an urgent meeting of the OIC Contact Group on Jammu & Kashmir at the level of Permanent Representatives was held in Jeddah on 6 August 2019 to review the recent developments in the Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IoK)'.

Pakistan Ready to Welcome Sikh Brothers and Sisters for Baba Guru Nanak’s 550th Gurpurab: Pak FM on Kartarpur Corridor

As per reports in Pakistani Media, Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi clarified on Thurs­day (August 8) that Pakistan remained committed to completing and opening the Kartarpur corridor and that its support for the Afghan peace process would remain unaffected despite the slide in ties with India's move changing political status of Kashmir under its control.

India Tried to Crush Will of Kashmiri People, We Support Kashmir’s Right to Self Determination: Bhai Daljit Singh

Pro-freedom Sikh leader Bhai Daljit Singh has issued a written statement expressing solidarity with the people of Kashmir while reaffirming support for their right to self determination.

NDP Statement on the Status of Human Rights in Kashmir

NDP Foreign Affairs Critic, Guy Caron (Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les Basques), issued a statement on Kashmir issue.

International Kashmiri Scholars Request UN Intervention After Unilateral Indian Action [Read Full Text of Joint Letter]

A number of international Kashmiri scholars have requested immediate intervention of the United Nations (UN) in the Kashmir crisis. Kashmir Scholars Consultative and Action Network (KSCAN) has written a letter addressed to Secretary-General of the United Nations Mr. António Guterres.

UN Resolutions Prohibit Any Unilateral Action to Change Disputed Nature of Jammu & Kashmir: Kashmiri Diaspora Groups

In a written statement issued on August 5 (copy available with Sikh Siyasat News), various Kashmiri diaspora groups 'rejected' and condemned the Indian government's decision of abrogating article 370 and 35 A that guarantees the special status of the State of Jammu and Kashmir.

Full Texts of China’s Response Statements on India’s Moves in Kashmir and Ladakh

China has objected to Indian government's move to strip disputed territory of Jammu and Kashmir of 'special status' and divide the region into two parts to be controlled by the Central Government of India.

Modi Dispensation Murdered Democracy; Plunged Region Into Further Turmoil : SAD Mann, Dal Khalsa

Endorsing the Kashmiris’ unequivocal right to self determination, the SAD (Amritsar) and Dal Khalsa said by scrapping article 370 of the constitution, the government of India has plunged the region into further turmoil.

India’s Move in Kashmir Threatens Regional Stability: Pak PM Imran Khan

Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan has condemned the "irresponsible, unilateral and irrational behaviour" by India in the 'disputed' territory of Kashmir, with the country's top civilian and military leaderships warning New Delhi's crackdown was destabilising the region.

Khalistan Struggle is Indigenous, India Needs to Change its Perception [Op-Ed]

Last week, on July 14, India handed over a dossier to the Imran Khan government during the Kartarpur corridor talks held at Wagah, alleging that Pakistan has been instigating Khalistani activists for subversive activities in India and allowing its soil to be used by the Khalistani Diaspora for the propagation of the cause of Sikh freedom.

Kartarpur Sahib Corridor: Pakistan Completes 90% Construction Work

The Pakistani authorities have reportedly completes 90% work for the construction of Kartarpur corridor, which will connect Gurdwara Darbar Sahib, Kartarpur Sahib in West Punjab to Gurdwara Darbar Shaib, Dera Baba Nanak in East Punjab.

India and Pak Should Resolve Issues Through Dialogue Involving Stateless Nations of the Region: World Sikh Parliament

Noting that the Sikhs, as a nation, are not a party to the Indo-Pakistan dispute and yet would suffer the most as Punjab would be the likely theatre of such a war, the World Sikh Parliament (WSP) has called for all would-be combatants to undertake that the Sikh population, homeland and holy sites will not be used or targeted in any military conflict.

Pak Completes 50% of Construction Work on Kartarpur Sahib Corridor

On Tuesday (April 9), Dr. Mohammad Faisal, official spokesperson of the Pakistan Foreign Office, informed that 50% work on the construction of the Kartarpur Corridor has been completed by Pakistan, and the terminals and roads required to make the Corridor functional are almost completed.

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.

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