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SGPC Withdraws Shiromani Litterateur award from Kuldip Nayar

SGPC has withdrawn Shiromani Litterateur award from journalist Kuldip Nayar. Kuldip Nayar's writings were found to be carrying mis-intended misinformation against Sikhs.

Kuldeep Nayyar’s Face Blackened By Dal Khalsa’s Youth Wing For Comparison Between Sant Bhindrawale & Dera Chief

Sikh youth associated with pro-freedom group Dal Khalsa and SAD (Amritsar) today staged a protest against columnist Kuldeep Nayar for drawing false

Badal raises issue of ‘Sikh black list’; Digging the past may not serve any purpose: Kuldip Nayar

Kuldip Nayar is known for his anti-Sikh rhetoric. Nayar, a Hindu ideologue, who pretends himself to be secular and 'friend' of Sikhs has always used his pen and imago to harm Sikh interests and serve the Indian state's desires. His recent article about “black-list of Sikhs” is currently in discussion. The write-up is being reproduced below for the information of readers of Sikh Siyasat News.

A Sikh activist’s reaction to Kuldip Nayar’s article asking the Sikhs to simply forget the terrible injustices

While I was reading my daily news, I came across Kuldeep Nayar's article on a number of English medium websites. One example is copied below (from a newspaper called the Statesman). This article is not really about the blacklist - it goes much wider than that. In his article Nayar is basically asking the Sikhs to simply forget the terrible injustices of the past as a way to restore harmony in Punjab. He does not seem to understand that reconciliation can only happen when injustices are removed and when the guilty are punished.

Beyond the Lines - an autobiography: a highly controversial book

Kuldip Nayar has not removed objectionable contents relating to Sant Bhindrawale from his autobiography

Amritsar, Punjab (December 20, 2012): Columnist and writer Kuldip Nayar has removed objectionable contents about Dal Khalsa and AISSF president Amrik Singh from his autobiography in order to pacify the hurt feelings of devout Sikhs. However, the author has not deleted the controversial portion relating to Sant Jarnail Singh Bhindrawale, which has left the Panthic groups far from being satisfied.

Beyond the Lines - an autobiography: a highly controversial book

Kuldip Nayar fathered the genre of gossip journalism – He was first to experiment the practice of Embedded journalism: Harish Khare

Ludhiana (July 30, 2012): Harish Khare, a senior Indian journalist and former media advisor to the Prime Minister of India has made serious comments about Kuldip Nayar and his journalism. In a write-up titled: "Scoops, And Vanishing Cream" that has appeared in "Outlook" Magazine's current issue, Harish Khare says that "A great reporter, Nayar is also a regular flouter of objectivity, and a prime circulator of bogus, juicy gossip".

Kuldip Nayar's article opposing Sikh memorial for Saka Darbar Sahib (1984). This article was published in Jag Bani newspaper on June 20, 2012. Click on Image for Larger view.

An open letter to Advocate HS Phoolka by Dal Khalsa [Kuldip Nayar’s autobiography issue]

Dear Brother H S Phoolka, Sat Sri Akal ji. I read your statement in newspapers in which you had asked your Sikh brethren to stop portraying Kuldip Nayar as enemy of the Sikhs, keeping in view his past services towards the Sikhs, especially during 1984 tragic events. We believe in your words that Nayar took strong note of army attack and Nov killings and voiced his concern in favour of the community.

Talkshow discussing “Beyond the Lines – an autobiography” by Kuldip Nayar released on YouTube [Qaumi Masle ep. 5]

Ludhiana (July 23, 2012): Senior Journalists – S. Sukhdev Singh, S. Jaspal Singh Sidhu & S. Karamjeet Singh participated in recent talkshow (Qaumi Masle – ep. 5) held by Sikh Siyasat on 22 July, 2012. In this talkshow, that was hosted by S. Baljeet Singh, thorough discussion was held on the issue of controversy surrounding “Beyond the Lines – an autobiography” book by Kuldip Nayar.

S. Kanwarpal Singh of Dal Khalsa showing letter sent to Punjab CM

Dal Khalsa slams Advocate HS Phoolka’s defence of Nayar

Amritsar, Punjab (July 23, 2012): As per a news-brief that appeared on Express News Service (ENS) the Dal Khalsa on Sunday (July 22, 2012) slammed Indian Supreme Court lawyer Harwinder Singh Phoolka for saying that journalist Kuldip Nayar was not an enemy of Sikhs and thus, his apology should be accepted.

Sikh organizations gave week’s time to Nayar to clear all ‘false accusations’ in the current edition

Amritsar (June 20, 2012): The Sikh groups took serious view of the derogatory remarks published in the autobiography of veteran journalist Kuldeep Nayar and asked him to clear all false accusations within one weeks time, failing which they would be forced to write to Punjab government seeking ban on his book and also resorting to street protests.

Peermohammad to Nayar: Tender apology to Sri Akal Takhat Sahib

Chandigarh, Punjab (July 22, 2012): In response to July 19 communication from Kuldip Nayar affirming his apology for hurting the sentiments of Sikh community with comments regarding Shaheed Sant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale and Shaheed Bhai Amrik Singh, AISSF demanded that Nayar should tender his apology to Giani Gurbachan Singh Jathedar Sri Akal Takhat Sahib.

Advocate Phoolka defends Kuldip Nayar – advises Sikhs to close the book controversy

New Delhi, India (July 22, 2012): As per media reports senior Sikh advocate H. S. Phoolka has asked the Sikh organizations to stop protests against veteran journalist Kuldip Nayar for his book Beyond The Lines; An Autobiography while accepting his apology in the spirit of remembering and appreciating his past endeavours for the community.

S. Kanwarpal Singh of Dal Khalsa showing letter sent to Punjab CM

Sikh bodies not satisfied with Nayar’s apology – KAC to hold joint meeting on Friday

Amritsar, Punjab (July 18, 2012): Hard times seem to be far from being over for Journalist Kuldip Nayar. Sikh organizations have took exception to the contents of the apology issued on behalf of Kuldip Nayar stating that the objectionable parts of his controversial autobiography shall be removed in the next edition.

Kuldip Nayar Article published in Jag Bani [15 Nov 1984]

Sikh Forum advise Sikhs to close Nayar controversy – But there is much to discuss before closure

During November 1984, in a write-up Published in a Punjabi Daily on November 15, 1984 Kuldip Nayar wrote that: "Hindus would never accept that Sikhs are a distinct nation". He presented this as a prime condition to rebuilt cordial relations between Hindus and Sikhs.

Jalandhar based Punjabi daily attempting hard to pacify Sikh outrage against Kuldip Nayar

Ludhiana (July 17, 2012): A Jalandhar based Punjabi daily's senior staff is proactive now-days to pacify Sikh outrage against Kuldip Nayar due to unwarranted and outrageous claims made in his recently released auto-biography titled: “Beyond the Lines – and auto-biography”.

Karnail Singh Peer Mohammad

AISSF (Peermohammad) withdraw protest against him

Chandigarh (July 17, 2012): Karnail Singh Peermohammad has declared to have accepted journalist Kuldeep Nayar's apology. He has urged Nayar to withdraw that portion from his authobiography 'Beyond the lines' which has hurt Sikh community sentiments.

Nayar’s auto-biography: KAC renews call for Sikh organizations to join 20 July Meeting

Amritsar (July 17, 2012): Bhai Mohkam Singh convenor of Khalsa Action Committee has renewed his call to various Sikh organizations and personalities to attend 20 July meeting, to be held at Bhai Gurdas Hall Amritsar, to discuss the issue of vilified propaganda against Sikh personalities and organizations in Kuldip Nayar's auto-biography.

Name-sake humbleness & mischievous activeness is hidden in apology of Kulip Nayar

Ludhiana, Punjab (July 17, 2012): “There is a name-sake humbleness and mischievous activeness hidden in apology tendered by Kulip Nayar to the Sikhs” comments Karamjeet Singh, a Chandigarh based senior Journalist and Former additional editor of a Punjabi Tribune. In his recent write-up published in Pehredar, a Punjabi daily published from Ludhiana, S. Karamjeet Singh says that “intelligent enemy (Kulip Nayar) is finding it hard to reply the question raised on him after release of his auto-biography”.

Kuldip Nayyar has apologized to Sikhs – an attempt to repair his damaged image

Jalandhar/Ludhiana (July 15, 2012): As per information available with "Sikh Siyasat" journalist Kuldeep Nayar has tendered an unconditional apology to the Sikhs for the “unintentional” hurt caused to the community for certain remarks in his autobiography ‘Beyond the Lines: An Autobiography’.

Nayar’s autobiography: KAC call joint meeting of Sikh Organizations

Amritsar, Punjab (July 14, 2012): The Khalsa action Committee (KAC) has convened a meeting to discuss the issue of Journalist Kuldip Nayar's controversial autobiography ‘Beyond the Lines’, in which he made any baseless and highly controversial claims regarding respectable Sikh personalities and organizations.

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