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State Policy and Media Reporting: Similarities Between Punjab 1984 and Kashmir 2019

The manner and intent of Indian Establishment in sending of the Indian army to the Darbar Sahib Complex in Amritsar on 3 June 1984 and degradation in the special constitutional status of Jammu and Kashmir on 5 August (2019) bear a lot of similarities. Both actions were sudden and unexpected carried with excessive use of the armed forces. These two events were concerted swoops intended to shock and bamboozle the targeted people of Punjab and Kashmir, thereby, rendering them numb and reactionless.

Sikh Intellectuals and Organisers of Panthic Assembly form “Panthic Confederation” as Umbrella Body

For taking up issues ---- restoring the pristine status of Akal Takht, implementation of Panthik Rahit mariyada and preserving of the Sikh institutions --as raised in the Panthik Assembly held two months ago, the Sikh intellectuals and organizers of the Amritsar Panthik assemblage today decided to float a Panthik Confederation.

Badals Attempting to Deflect Their Complicity in Bargari Beadbi; Apology Move Nothing More than Political Drama: say Sikh Intellectuals

In this statement former IAS Gurtej Singh, Prof Gurdarshan Singh Dhillon, Jaspal Singh Sidhu, Sukhdev Singh, both journalists and Gurpreet Singh spokesman Kendri Sri Guru Singh Sabha (Chandigarh) said: “This act of so-called atonement constitutes fraud on the Sikh psyche committed at the holiest shrine of the Sikh Panth”. 

Amritsar Blast Handiwork of Hidden Forces Aiming to Build Narrative to Harvest Electoral Dividends in 2019: Punjab Forum

In a joint statement issued today S. Gurtej Singh, Dr. Gurdarshan Singh Dhillon, Gen. Kartar Singh Gill, Gurpreet Singh, Khushhal Singh, Senior Journalist (retd.) Jaspal Singh and Surinder Singh Kishanpura said that the grenade blast at Nirankari Bhavan near Rajasansi in Amritsar was the handiwork of those hidden forces which were behind the 2017 Maur Mandi explosion aiming at building afresh the narrative of ‘revival of Sikh terrorism’ for harvesting electoral dividends in the coming 2019 Parliamentary polls.

Congress leaders dissuaded Ambedkar from embracing Sikhism

Chandigarh: Refuting oft-repeated fallacy that held Akalis responsible for dissuading Dr B R Ambedkar from embracing Sikhism, Sikh thinkers and academicians said it was Mahatma ...

Congress and Badals Collude in Deflecting Bargari Beadbi Probe: Sikh Intellectuals

Following the footsteps of his predecessor Badals, Chief Minister Capt Amrinder Singh too has delayed and deflected the investigations into the Bargari beadbi case and has taken shelter behind the ongoing probe into the matter being undertaken by the CBI and the Justice Ranjit Singh Commission.

Misrepresenting of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur by Haryana CM is Highly Objectionable

Sikh thinkers and intellectuals today criticized Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar for misrepresenting Sikh warrior and sovereign Baba Banda Singh Bahadur as ‘Baba Banda Bairagi’ and naming Lohgarh-Shahbad road after him with an apparent motive of ‘placating the Hindutva forces’.

Simranjit Singh Mann Withdraws His Offensive Utterances About BSP Chief Mayavati

It is learnt that Simranjit Singh Mann, president of Shiromani Akali Dal Amritsar (Mann), has withdrawn his offensive utterances about former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayavati.

Sikh Intellectuals Condemn Badals for Propagating ‘False Waiver of GST’ on Langar

A conclave of concerned Sikhs was held at Chandigarh on June 9, 2017, that was attended by various Sikh intellectuals.

Punjab School Education Board Out to Dent Sikh History and Culture, say Sikh Thinkers

Sikh intellectuals and academicians assembled at the call of ‘Sikh Vichaar Manch’ here severely criticised the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) for presenting the Sikh history and culture in new books for eleventh and twelfth classes from ultra-Hindu Nationalistic perspective.

Audio Article: Majoritarian State System Versus Federal Structure (by Jaspal Singh Sidhu)

This is audio version of article titled "Bahugintivaadi Raaj Prabandh Bnaam Federal Dhancha" (Majoritarian State System Versus Federal Structure) penned by senior Journalist Jaspal Singh Sidhu.

Modern Historiography fits Maharaja Ranjit Singh in Indian Nationalistic Perspective

“That history always has a purpose. That history is always about power. That history is never innocent but always ideological.” – Keith Jenkins ‘Rethinking of ...

Indian State’s Stance During Trudeau Visit Would Further Alienate Sikhs From India

Sikh intellectuals and thinkers gathered at Sri Guru Granth Sahib Bhawan at Sector 28 Chandigarh yesterday, where the issues related to Indian state and media's approach towards the Sikhs was discussed.

Indian Nation-State Becomes a Prison House for Minorities [by Jaspal Singh Sidhu]

At the outset, we must confront a bitter fact that it was a ‘transfer of power’ in 1947 which Indian rulers celebrated as ‘Freedom’ and ‘Independence’.

Gurdwara Act Rarely Elects Religious Persons for SGPC: Sikh Scholars Seek Change [Seminar Report]

Various Sikh scholars said during a Seminar at Kendri Sri Guru Singh Sabha, Chandigarh that Gurdwara Act rarely elects religious persons for SGPC.

Senior Journalist Jaspal Singh Sidhu on Komagatamaru Da Asli Sach book at Calgary (Canada) [2017]

A book titled Komagatamaru Da Asli Sach, book penned by Rajwinder Singh Rahi, was released in Calgary (Canada) on September 17, 2017. Senior journalist Jaspal Singh Sidhu introduced the book to the audience.

Book ‘Komagata Maru Da Asli Sach’ (The Real Story of Komagata Maru) Released in Calgary

A book, ‘Komagata Maru Da Asli Sach’ (The Real Story of Komagata Maru) authored by eminent writer Rajwinder Singh Rahi in Punjabi language released in Calgery.

Regionalism takes a beating in Aam Aadmi Party’s rout in Punjab polls [Op-ED]

Just held 2017 Punjab assembly election has not proved a different game from what RSS brand nationalism played on the demographically polarized chessboard of other northern Indian states that went to polls simultaneously.

A Brief Talk with Senior Journalist Jaspal Singh Sidhu on Elections Scenario in Punjab

Chandigarh: Sikh Siyasat's Editor Parmjeet Singh talked to senior journalist Jaspal Singh Sidhu (UNI, Retd.) about elections scenario in Punjab. S. Jaspal Singh Sidhu, who had been in field in Malwa region of Punjab to observe the scenario there shared his views about trends and undercurrents of Punjab elections 2017.

OP-ED: Confusion about ‘Nation-State’ is dangerous for Sikhs (by Jaspal Singh Sidhu)

Of late, some thinkers of the Sikhs, a minority constituting less than two per cent of India’s population, are praising and advocating for a separate ‘nation-state’ as the best political solution for the emancipation of the besieged community.

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