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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.

Sikh & Kashmiri Diaspora Protest Outside Indian High Commission in London Against Warmongering

Hundreds of Sikhs and Kashmiris gathered outside the Indian High Commission in London on Saturday (March 9), to protest against what they called "Indian warmongering in South Asia".

Grenade Blast At A Bus Stand in Jammu; 28 Injured

At least 28 people were injured on Thursday in a grenade blast at the crowded general bus stand in the heart of Jammu.

‘Hindutva Chauvinism’ Responsible for the Underlying Conflict and the Current Crisis in South Asia: WSP

In a written statement issued yesterday (copy available with Sikh Siyasat News), the World Sikh Parliament (WSP) said: "India’s incessant journey to an ever more right-wing Hindutva position, in terms of its treatment of other nations, minorities and even neighbouring states, has led to the dangerous but almost inevitable crisis witnessed in the sub-continent over recent days".

Situation in Kashmir After Pulwama – Indian Reaction and the Sikh Response

Sikh Siyasat Editor Parmjeet Singh talked to analyst and author Bhai Ajmer Singh about situation in Kashmir after Pulwama incident of 14 February, 2019.

Amarinder Singh’s Childish Bravado Likely to Make Punjab A Theatre of War: Dal Khalsa

Condemning the mob mentality of right wing pseudo patriots, who are harassing and targeting innocent Kashmiris particularly students in UP, Haryana and other parts with vengeance, the Dal Khalsa leaders warned them not to play with fire as it would have far reaching consequences.

We’re Alive Today Because of Our Sikh Brothers in Jammu: Kashmiri Drivers

Amid mob attacks in Jammu recently, scores of Sikh saviours had come riding on Bullet bikes to the rescue of many Kashmiris in Gujjar Nagar. ...

Gunbattle in Kashmir: Indian Army Major, Among 4 Armymen Killed; Media Says Army Killed Pulwama Mastermind

As per reports emanating from Jammu and Kashmir four Indian Army personnel, including a Major, were killed on Monday in a gun battle with militants in Pulwama district. Two militants were also killed by the Indian forces during the encounter.

Pulwama Becoming Touchstone of Patriotism Which Generates Dangerous Communal Fabric: PUDR

The aftermath of Pulwama has shown rising attacks on Kashmiris in different states, a situation which is extremely worrisome and dangerous, despite a notification advisory by the Home Ministry to all states to ensure the safety of Kashmiris.

Activist Groups Concerned over Dangerous Situation Developing In India After Pulwama Attack

A number of activists and rights groups have expressed grave concerns over the situations developing for past few days in wake of a blast attack on CRPF vehicles in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir.

India Withdraws Security of 5 Pro-Freedom Kashmiri Leaders

It is learnt that the Jammu and Kashmir administration today issued orders to withdraw security of five pro-freedom Kashmiri leaders.

Navjot Singh Sidhu Told To Leave Kapil Sharma Show After Pulwama Attack Remarks

As per reports Punjab cabinet minister Navjot Singh Sidhu, a member of The Kapil Sharma Show, has been asked to leave the comedy show following his comments on the Pulwama terror attack. He will be replaced by Archana Puran Singh on the show.

J&K: Indian Army Major, Another Armyman Killed in IDE Blast

An Army major was killed and another armyman was injured after an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) exploded along the Line of Control (LoC) in Nowshera’s Lam area in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday.

Sikh Youth Group Calls for Protection of Kashmiri Students Staying in Punjab

An Amritsar based Sikh youth group has called upon people of Punjab to look after the safety of Kashmiri students who are studying and staying in Punjab.

Loss of Human Lives Regrettable But War Mongering Is No Answer: Dal Khalsa on Pulwama Attack

Commenting on yesterday's Pulwama attack in which more than forty CRPF personnel were killed, the Dal Khalsa said the loss of human lives is always regrettable, whether it is of the security forces or that of a militant or even an ordinary person.

Major Blast in Kashmir Kill 44 CRPF Men; India Blames Pak, Pakistan Rebuts Accusations

In a major attack in past three years, at least 44 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were killed in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

Pro-freedom Sikh Group Pays Tributes of Makbool Bhatt and Afzal Guru

Expressing solidarity with struggling people of Kashmir, Dal Khalsa urged representative organizations from Kashmir and Punjab to strengthen coordination among them against common oppressor (New Delhi).

Kashmir Shuts Down to Protest Against Indian PM’s Visit

Kashmiri people reportedly observed a complete shut down on Sunday (Feb. 3) as a token of protest against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit. The Tribune has noted in one of its news reports that "[c]losed markets and deserted roads greeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his arrival in Srinagar as Kashmir observed a shutdown...".

Ignoring India’s Objections, Pakistani Foreign Minister Calls Another Pro-freedom Kashmiri Leader

In a written statement issued by All Parties Hurriyat Conference, a group of pro-freedom Kashmiri organisations, it is said that on Saturday (Feb. 02) evening at 8:35 pm, Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi called on Hurriyat Conference chairman, Syed Ali Geelani on phone and discussed the current volatile situation in Jammu and Kashmir.

Indian Authorities Stop Simranjit Singh Maan from Visiting Kashmir Valley

Former Member of Parliament, and president of Shiromani Akali Dal Amritsar (Mann) S. Simranjit Singh Mann was on Sunday (Dec. 30) disallowed to visit Kashmir.

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