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India Is Increasingly Isolated in Global Opinion: Former NSA Shivshankar Menon

On January 4, 2020, The Wire uploaded a video of a talk delivered by former National Security Adviser Shivshankar Menon, where he spoke out in stern disapproval of the Centre’s stance on several issues.

Violence at JNU Planned to Boost Hindu Rashtra: Response of Punjabi Commenters

A number of commenters, activists and thinkers held a meeting in Chandigarh on Tuesday (Jan. 7) and condemned brutal attack by masked armed goons on JNU students.

Strike by Trade Unions: Points That You Need To Know

The sub-continent wide strike called by trade unions began early today with workers from several sectors joining in the protest.

Innocents no more — Excerpts from Partap Bhanu Mehta’s Writeup on JNU Attack

A writeup titled "Innocents no more", penned by academician and thinker Partap Bhanu Mehta has appeared in The Indian Express's January 7, 2020 edition. Sikh Siyasat has extracted some excerpts of the write-up for the under sub-titled for in order to share it with the readers of the Sikh Siyasat News.

Hindu Raksha Dal Claims Responsibility For JNU Attack

As per reports in Indian Media, Pinky Chaudhary, president of 'Hindu Raksha Dal' has claimed the responsibility of Sunday's attack on students of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU).

Delhi Police FIR Against Injured JNUSU President Aishe Ghosh, 19 Others

As per reports emanating from New Delhi, the Delhi police has registered an FIR against Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union (JNUSU) president Aishe Ghosh and 19 others for allegedly attacking security guards.

Modi Government to Begin Controversial NPR Drive in Bihar From May 15

Bihar Deputy Chief Minister and BJP leader Sushil Modi has reported announced that the ‘National Population Register’ move will be carried out in Bihar from May 15.

New Indian Army Chief Says Borders with China Not Settled Yet; Keeping Peace May Lead to Eventual Solution

New Indian Army chief M. M. Naravane on Wednesday said that the Indian State's border with China were not settled yet. He said with China, the Indian state has "Line of Actual Control" (LoAC). He hoped that maintaining peace and tranquility along India's border with China will lead to an "eventual solution" to the boundary dispute.

India Declares Nagaland As ‘Disturbed Area’, Extends AFSPA to the Land of Nagas

The Government of India (GoI) has declared Nagaland as a disturbed area while extending draconian Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) to the region. AFSPA grants 'special powers' to India's armed forces. It also provides for including impunity from legal proceedings for actions done by Indian armed forces.

Gen Bipin Rawat Rewarded by Modi Government for Supporting Its’ Divisive Moves: Dal Khalsa

Launching a blistering attack on Narendra Modi led BJP government for using the armed forces to justify their wrong decisions, the Dal Khalsa said the appointment of outgoing army chief Gen Bipin Rawat as first Chief of Defence Staff was much anticipated, taking into account the manner in which the General slammed students hitting the streets in a cold chilling winter to protest against the Citizenship Act (CAA) and NRC.

UP Police Registers Case Against 55 Sikhs for Carrying Out Nagar Kirtan

The Uttar Pradesh police have registered a case against 55 Sikhs for carrying out a Nagar Kirtan from Kiratpur Gurdwara Sahib in Pilibhit district of the state ruled by Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP). The Nagar Kirtan was being carried out while commemorating the martyrdom of Sahibzadey (sons of Guru Gobind Singh Ji).

Amit Shah threatening dissenting voices, Army Chief meddling in political matters: SAD (Amritsar) and Dal Khalsa

To pay glowing tributes to Mata Gujri and younger sons (Sahibzade's) of Tenth Sikh Guru- Guru Gobind Singh, the Shriomani Akali Dal (Amritsar) held a conference in which representatives of Dal Khalsa also participated. The speakers eulogized the supreme sacrifices of Sahibzade Fateh Singh and Zorawar Singh to uphold the truth, righteousness and principles of religion.

CAA, NRC May Affect Status of Indian Muslim Minority: Congressional Research Service

The amended Citizenship law along with a National Register of Citizens (NRC) being planned by the Narendra Modi government “may affect the status” of Muslim minority in India, a report by the Congressional Research Service (CRS) has said.

Bloody Sunday 2019: PUDR Releases Report on Police Brutality at Jamia Milia Islamia University

The People's Union For Democratic Rights (PUDR) released a report titled "Bloody Sunday 2019: Police Brutalities At Jamia University 13-15 December 2019" on Thursday (Dec. 26).

Detention Number in UP Exceeds GoI’s Official Figure for Detentions in Kashmir

The state of Uttar Pradesh (UP) is facing biggest police crackdown since Muzaffar Nagar violence of 2013. The UP police on Thursday (Dec. 26) said that it has arrested 1,113 people while placing another 5,558 in preventive detention. The police said that it has registered 327 cases so far.

BJP Minister Says “Tukde Tukde Gang” Wants Civil War As Opposition to CAA Continues

India’s Union Minister Giriraj Singh Thursday (Dec. 26) said Rahul Gandhi, along with the tukde-tukde gang and AIMIM chief Asaddudin Owaisi were trying to divide the country.

I Do Not Have Much Hope From Indian Supreme Court: Arundhati Roy on CAA and NRC

Internationally acclaimed author Arundhati Roy has said that she does not have much hope from Indian Supreme Court regarding controversial "Citizenship Amendment Act" (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC).

Sikh Body Knocks At UN Doors Over Developing Crisis in Indian Subcontinent; Says Minorities Are in Danger

Blaming the Narendra Modi led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government under Narendra Modi for its aggressive march against minorities and nationalities, the Dal Khalsa has reached out to the United Nations about the volatile developments that spell an anarchic situation for religious minorities in India.

Brutal Crackdown On Student Protests Must End: Amnesty India

In response to the brutal crackdown on student protests across the country who are protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Act, the Executive Director of Amnesty India, Avinash Kumar said: “Students have the right to protest. Violence against peacefully protesting students cannot under any circumstance be justified.

OP-ED: BJP’s Citizenship Bill Mirrors Nuremberg Laws

When Nazi Germany passed the Nuremberg Laws in 1935, they made it illegal for non-Germans to be citizens. Germans to prove that they had Aryan ancestry. India’s Citizenship Amendment Bill mirrors those Nazi laws. Instead of segregating people by genetics, it segregates them by religion. It makes religion the basis for citizenship.

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