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Harsimrat Kaur Badal’s Resignation: Face-Saving by Badals

Caught in a complex situation Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) has attempted to save its face on agriculture ordinances issue by tendering resignation of Harsimrat Kaur Badal from the Union Cabinet. SAD (B), a political ally of BJP, was given cabinet berth in BJP led Union government.

Sikh Body Wants Indian Government to Reopen Kartarpur Sahib Corridor

The Shiromani Gurdwara Prabhandak Committee (SGPC) has demanded that the government of India should reopen Kartarpur Sahib corridor for yatris. The corridor which connects Kartarpur Sahib in Narowal district of West Punjab with Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur district of East Punjab was opened in November last year to allow Sikhs from eastren side to visit the sacred place of Kartarpur Sahib, once inhabited by Guru Nanak Ji.

Sikh Political Prisoner Bhai Lal Singh Finally Gets Permanent Release After 28 Years

Sikh political prisoner Bhai Lal Singh Akalgarh was finally released on a permanent basis today. He has been imprisoned in India for the past 28 years. Arrested on 14 July 1992, Bhai Lal Singh was sentenced to imprisonment for life by a designated TADA court of Ahmadabad Rural at Mirzapur (Gujrat) on 8 January 1997 under sections 3 and 5 of TADA Act, 120-B IPC, section 5 of Explosives Act and Section 25(1)(a) of Arms Act.

Bombay High Court Hearing PIL Seeks UAPA Against Twitter

Mumbai: Bombay High Court is hearing a ‘public interest litigation’ (PIL) seeking directions for National Investigation Agency (NIA) of India to take action against Twitter ...

Stop Repression and Illegal Detention of Sikhs Youth in Punjab Under Lawless Laws like UAPA: ASC

Chandigarh: In a written statement (copy with SSN) the American Sikh Council (ASC) has expressed grave concerns about the alleged “illegal detention of innocent Sikh ...

Sikh Lawyer Releases Latest List of UAPA Cases in Punjab; Congress Govt. Using UAPA Faster than Last SAD-BJP Govt.

An updated tentative list released by Sikh lawyer Advocate Jaspal Singh Manjhpur has revealed that the Congress party led Punjab government is faster than previous SAD-BJP government in at least one perspective- registering cases under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA). UAPA is considered present day notorious law and a new avatar of draconian TADA and POTA.

Indian Army Moves 3 Divisions, Tanks to Ladakh

Amidst ongoing standoff with China, the Indian Army has reportedly more troops and tanks in Ladakh sector on Tuesday (June 30).

Deliberate Interference in Chinese Corporations will not Serve the Interests of the Indian Side, says China on India’s Move to Block Apps

Commenting on Government of India (GoI)'s move to block 59 Chinese Apps, including TikTok, Cam Scanner, WeChat and ShareIt, China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that "deliberate interference in such cooperation will not serve the interests of the Indian side".

Why TikTok, UC Browser, Cam Scanner, WeChat, ShareIt (59 Apps) Are Blocked by India – What GoI Says?

Amidst heightened tensions with China in Ladakh region, the Government of India yesterday announced to 'block' 59 mobile apps. Most of these apps were developed and run by Chinese companies. The list included many popular apps like TikTok, UC Browser, CamScanner and WeChat (full list below).

Russia and the China-India Clash: Excerpts from Writeup of Girish Shahane

An opinion write-up by Girish Shahane appeared in live-mint under title "Russia and the India-China clash". Sikh Siyasat News (SSN) has taken out excerpts from this write-up that are being shared below for SSN readers. Readers, who are willing to read the full article my visit the source link given at the end of following excerpts

Ladakh Standoff: A Comparison of Statements Issued by MFA (China) and MEA (India) on 24 June

Amidst reports of Chinese military deployment near strategically important Daulat Beg Oldi, talks between the two sides continue. Both sides issued their official words on the ongoing standoff, situation at Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh and mutual talks.

Indian PMO Issues Clarification on Modi’s Statement that China Did Not Enter Indian Territory

A day after Indian prime minister Narendra Modi told leader of Indian political parties during ‘All Party Meeting’ that “[n]either have any intruded into our border, nor has any post been taken over by them (China)”, Indian PMO issued a clarification alleging that “attempts [were] being made in some quarters to give a mischievous interpretation to remarks by the Prime Minister”.

China India Face-off in Galwan (Ladakh): How It Could Impact South Asia, Punjab and the Sikhs?

China and India has been engaged in a face-off in Galwan valley of Ladakh region. A clash broke out between Chinese and Indian soldiers on intervening night of 15 and 16 June which resulted in deaths of 20 Indian army personnel, including a commanding officer.

A Comparison of China and India’s Statements About Phone Talk of Foreign Ministers

Foreign Ministers of China and India had a telephonic conversation on Wednesday (June 17) in wake of Monday (June 15)’s incident in which 20 Indian soldiers, including a commanding officer, were killed. Media reports say that there were casualties on Chinese side also but China did not release any information in this regard.

Major Generals of Chinese and Indian Army Holding Talks After 3 Casualties on Indian Side

In the wake of Monday night’s incident in which one officer and two soldiers of Indian Army were killed in a fight with Chinese military, Major Generals of China and India are talking to defuse the situation in the Galwan Valley, Ladakh and other areas.

Ladakh Standoff: Indian Army Officer, 2 Soldiers Killed in Violent Clash With Chinese Military

An Indian Army officer and two soldiers were reportedly killed in Ladakh's Galwan Valley on Monday night during violent face off with Chinese military, according to Indian media reports.

Chinese Daily Criticise and Condemn Indian Experts; Cautions Against Playing with Fire

Chandigarh: Amid heightened tensions between China and India in wake of recent standoff between in Ladakh, Chinese daily the Global Times has criticised and Condemned ...

India-Nepal Relationship Deteriorating Fast; Delhi Reaches Out to Kathmandu

India-Nepal relationship is moving fast towards the edge. It all started with Nepal releasing a new political map of the country which included certain areas as parts of Nepal which are also claimed by India. Last week a bill was moved in Nepal’s parliament to amend the constitution of Nepal in accordance with the new political map. The bill is unanimously passed by the lower house of Nepal parliament.

Sikh Group urges British PM to tackle Modi on India’s purported Self Determination ‘Opt-out’

On the 36th anniversary of the infamous Indian army attack on the Sikh nation’s spiritual and temporal seats of authority in Amritsar in June 1984, the World Sikh Parliament has written to the UK’s prime minister calling on him to take his Indian counterpart to task over the issue that has defined the Indo-Sikh conflict over recent decades – India’s unlawful denial of the right of self-determination in the Sikh homeland. The British government’s responsibilities as the former colonial power, the imperative of upholding international law and the need to disavow the foolish complicity of the then Thatcher government, provide sufficient reason to act, according to the global Sikh body.

Australia and India Sign Use of Military Bases & Logistic Support Deal; What’s Next?

India and Australia have signed a pact on access to military bases for logistics support. The pact was one of the seven agreements singed after a virtual summit between Indian PM Narendra Modi and his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison.

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