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Statement from Academics and Activists from UK on Crackdown on Dissent in India

We condemn the brutal crackdown on dissent and protest which has accompanied India’s Covid-19 lockdown. The Modi government has launched a witch-hunt of students and activists and is charging them under the draconian Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA).

An Open Letter to Indian MPs: Abolish Bullying Laws Called Sedition, UAPA

The Sikh organization, Dal Khalsa has written an open letter to all parliamentarians of India expressing serious concerns over the sudden surge in the cases against lawyers, journalists, student activists and rights defenders under draconian laws called sedition and UAPA.

Press freedom in Kashmir Under Seize, Invoking UAPA Against Journalists Outrageous : Dal Khalsa

Dal Khalsa has observed that the press freedom is under seize in Kashmir as three journalists namely Masrat Zehra, Peerzada, Gowhar Geelani have been booked under draconian law UAPA in the last 48 hours.

India Ranks 142nd on Global Press Freedom Index; Slips Two Positions

India has dropped two places on a global press freedom index to be ranked 142nd out of 180 countries in the annual Reporters Without Borders analysis released on Tuesday (April 21).

India Must Free Arbitrarily Detained Kashmiri Prisoners: International Human Rights Groups

Various international human rights organisations have issued a joint release urging the Government of India to free arbitrarily detained Kashmiri prisoners. Indian state imposed widespread restrictions of movement and communication in internationally disputed region of Kashmir after the Government of India changed it's domestic constitution on August 5, 2019 in an attempt to abrogate special political status of Jammu and Kashmir.

India Must Refrain from Abuse of Power & Immediately Release All Arbitrarily Detain in Kashmir: Amnesty India

As Jammu and Kashmir enters the next phase of lockdown this time due to COVID-19, the Government of India must immediately release all those arbitrarily detained, restore full internet access and actively pursue trust building measures with the people of the region, said Amnesty International India today.

Press For Release of all Kashmiri Prisoners, Instead Few Selective Ones: Dal Khalsa to Six Opposition Parties

Joining issue with six Opposition parties pressing for the immediate release of three former J & K chief ministers, the Dal Khalsa questioned them as to why they were not seeking release of all political prisoners including Hurriyat Conference chairman SAR Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Shah Faesal, Advocate Mian Qayoom and others.

Do Not Let Another State-Sponsored Genocide Occur on the Streets of Delhi: Urges World Sikh Parliament

The World Sikh Parliament (WSP) has strongly condemned the ferocious Hindutva inspired attacks on India's Muslim minority across various parts of Delhi. 

What Donald Trump Said About CAA, Kashmir, Delhi Violence  and Big Trade Deal 

"We did talk about religious freedom. The PM said he wants people to have religious freedom. They have worked really hard on it. I heard about the individual attacks but I did not discuss it. It is up to India."

Sikh Body Writes to US President Donald Trump on Kashmir and CAA, Debunk India’s “Internal Matter” Argument

Making a fervent appeal to US president Donald Trump prior to his scheduled visit to India, the Dal Khalsa urges the United States to debunk India’s hollow arguments that whatever it does to its minorities is its internal matter.

UN Chief Expresses Concerns About India’s CAA, NRC and Kashmir

Amid concerns over India’s Citizenship Amendment Act and the proposed National Register of Citizens (NRC), United Nations chief Antonio Guterres has said it is necessary to do everything to prevent “statelessness” when a citizenship law is changed.

Kashmir: Indian State Invoking UAPA Against Those Accessing Facebook, Twitter Through VPN/Proxy Servers

For the past seven months, Kashmir has been under a lockdown after the union government announced the scrapping of the Constitution's Article 370 and the bifurcation of the erstwhile state into two Union Territories — Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.

British Govt. Must Take Tough Stand Against MP’s Deportation From India: Sikh Federation UK

A British MP was denied entry into India yesterday. Labour party MP Debbie Abrahams was stopped at Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi on Monday and she was sent back to Dubai, from where she had come to Delhi.

British MP Who Expressed Concerns About Kashmir Deported By India Without Explanation

British MP who was vocal on Kashmir issue was denied entry into India at IGI Airport in Delhi after her arrival on a valid visa. Reports say that the MP was deported back to Dubai from where she has come after her visa was revoked.

Misuse of Sedition Law Continues: Now 3 Kashmir Students Booked & Arrested in Karnataka

As per reports emanating from Karnataka 3 Kashmiri students have been arrested on charges of ‘sedition’ by local police.

Maqbool Bhat’s Last Will Still Lying With Indian Authorities, Hidden From Family and Kashmiris

A picture of serenity, Maqbool Bhat read his last Namaz, drank tea and peacefully went to the gallows, 36 years ago. With the Quran as his constant companion, his regular readings of Islam made him a man of God for the inmates of Delhi’s Tihar Jail No 3. , recalls Tihar prison jailer Sunil Gupta in his memoirs – Black Warrant, reviewed here by Dal khalsa Activist Kanwar Pal Singh.

When Afzal Guru was hanged, I cried says then Tihar jailer Sunil Gupta

On the occasion of his seventh death anniversary, political activist from Amritsar Kanwar Pal Singh revisits the hanging of Afzal Guru through the eyes of Sunil Gupta’s book -Black Warrant.

In India What We Are Seeing Is The Symptoms Of Fascism: Noam Chomsky

An interview Karthik Ramanathan did with Noam Chomsky, Professor of Linguistics, University of Arizona at his office in Tucson. Noam Chomsky taught at MIT for over 50 years and is a leading critic of US foreign policy and an inspiration for many generations of human beings.

OIC to Hold Meet on Situation in Kashmir and India’s CAA in Pakistan

A vital meeting of 57-member Organisation for Islamic Corporation (OIC) on Kashmir and India's Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in April 2020. Information in this regard surfaced in a report on Radio Pakistan.

China Calls India & Pakistan to Exercise Restrain Amidst Continuing Gunfire Across LoC in Kashmir

The armed forces of India and Pakistan are engaged in firing across the Line of Control (LoC) at internationally disputed region of Kashmir for past few days.

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