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Narendra Modi Led BJP Government in India (2019-2024)

Treatment to Labour Reflects Swarnas’ Attitude Towards So-called Low Jatis

The BJP-RSS never feels shy of asserting that they stand for revival and sustenance of Brahmanic social order based on vedas/ puranas/ manusamriti.

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.

Special Report: Covid19 Infection in Sikh Sangat from Hazur Sahib, Newly Surfaced Evidence Point to Blunders of Political Leaders and Punjab Government Authorities

While the Indian Media continues with its vilifying propaganda against Hazur Sahib Sikh sangat that recently returned to Punjab, new information is surfacing which could help in unfolding the mystery surrounding the source of COVID-19 infection that has led to a sudden rise in the number of positive cases in Punjab.

Joint Statement on Vilifying Propaganda Against Hazur Sahib Sikh Sangat and Targeting of Minorities by Indian Media

About two dozen people from various walks of life have issued a joint statement rejecting vilifying propaganda against Sikh sangat that is recently brought back to Punjab by the government.

Afraid of Pinning Down Government Media Accuses Minorities of Corona Spread

In a joint statement Sikh intellectuals, activists, journalists and lawyers today protested that instead of holding the Modi government guilty for a sudden lockdown that trapped unaware crores of migrant labor and other people at several places, the pro-Hindutva media outlets that earlier targeted Tabligh Jamaat and now accused the Sikh pilgrims of the spread of coronavirus in Punjab.

Nation-State Serves Elite: Can ‘Hindu Rashtra’ be Different?

When coronavirus looming large, fifty big businessmen- wilful defaulters—got their Bank loans of Re 68607 crores written off. The indifference shown to distress faced by lakhs of trapped workers in urban areas has exposed the BJP rulers of their real character and style of their “democratic governance”.

USCIRF Recommends to Put India in ‘Blacklist’, Impose Targeted Sanctions

The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) yesterday (April 28) released its 2020 Annual Report, documenting significant developments during 2019, including remarkable progress in Sudan and a sharp downward turn in India, and making recommendations to enhance the U.S. government’s promotion of freedom of religion or belief abroad in 2020.

PUDR Seeks Release of Anand Teltumbde and Gautam Navlakha; Says They are Vulnerable

In a written release issued on Monday (April 27) PUDR expressed apprehensions over the health status of Anand Teltumbde and Gautam Navlakha who surrendered before the NIA in Mumbai and Delhi respectively on 14 April 2020.

Hold Officials Accountable for Excessive Use of Force, Ill-Treatment During COVID19 Lockdown: Coalition Against Torture

Alarmed by accounts of police violence and ill-treatment across India during the imposition of a nationwide lockdown on 25th March, a group of human rights defenders campaigning against custodial violence and torture in India has reminded the Government of India that human rights must be “protected and accountability ensured even in exceptional circumstances”.

Government Of India Must Stop Using Draconian Laws Against Dissenting Voices

The Government of India must stop the crackdown on dissenting voices. The use of India’s primary counter-terrorism law UAPA against two students involved in protests against the discriminatory Citizenship (Amendment) Act is an extension of the crackdown on anyone who is critical of the state.

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).

Shoot The Traitors: Human Rights Watch Report on Discrimination Against Muslims Under India’s New Citizenship Policy

New York: India’s discriminatory new citizenship law and policies have spurred violence against Muslims, Human Rights Watch said in a report released recently. “The Hindu ...

Opposition Alleges Misuse of Funds by Narendra Modi Regime

If sincere to control a pandemic, the Narendra Modi Regime should cancel recently notified ‘Central Vista Beautification Project’ of Rs. 20,000 crores, transfer PM- CARES fund to National Relief Fund, reduce Official expenditure by 30 percent, cancel all official foreign visits and stop releasing advertisement to media that cost Re 1250 crore a year.

Modi’s 9 pm, 9 Minute Appeal: Won’t Follow & Urge Others to Reject: Dal Khalsa

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call to switch off lights and light candles and lamps at 9 pm for 9 minute on Sunday to fight the COVID-19 pandemic drew flak from the Dal Khalsa that termed it nothing but empty symbolism based on numerology.

Oxfam India’s Open Letter to Narendra Modi Requesting Urgent Measure in wake of COVID-19 Pandemic

Oxfam India yesterday (March 27) released an open letter (copy below) to the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi calling for an eight-point plan that includes focus on increasing free testing, ensuring gender and socially inclusive response, and enabling the civil society network to join the fight against coronavirus.

On Janta Curfew Day Petrol Bomb Hurled At Shaheen Bagh Protest Site

As per media reports, a petrol bomb was thrown this morning near a police barricade at Delhi's Shaheen Bagh, heart of protests against Citizenship (Amendment) Act or CAA.

Economists, Social Scientists and Academics Demand Delinking of Census from NPR

We are economists and social scientists who are deeply concerned about the major implications for the Indian statistical system, of the attempt to combine data collection for the 2021 Census of India with that for the proposed National Population Register.

Sikh Group Writes to Canadian Foreign Minister on Anti-Muslim Delhi Carnage

The Shiromani Akali Dal Amritsar’s Canada unit has written a letter to the Canadian Foreign Minister about anti-Muslim violence in Delhi.

Looming Threat of Genocide in India

by: Pieter Friedrich* I Last month, a widowed Muslim woman in India was arrested and charged with sedition — that is, with inciting an insurrection. ...

Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Condemns Violence against Muslims in Delhi

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has condemned violence in Delhi

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