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AGPC Expresses Solidarity in Newark’s Hindu Temple Vandalism Case

The American Gurdwara Prabhandak Committee (AGPC) is deeply disturbed by the recent act of vandalism at Newark's Hindu Temple. Standing in solidarity with the Hindu community, the AGPC vehemently condemns this crime.

Investigate Alleged Overseas Murder Plots; Indian Govt’s Poor Record of Accountability at Home Heightens Concerns: HRW

Indian authorities should conduct thorough and impartial investigations into allegations that government agents were involved in assassination plots against Sikh separatists in the United States and Canada, Human Rights Watch said today.

USCIRF Expresses Deep Concerns over India’s Transnational Repression Against Sikhs

The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) is alarmed by India’s increased transnational targeting of religious minorities and those advocating on their behalf.

With US indictment, lid blown out on India’s bundle of lies : Dal Khalsa

Dal Khalsa has observed that the re­cent US indictment of Indian agents for plotting to kill Gurpatwant Singh Pannu has nailed all lies and designs of the Indian establishment that was shamelessly denying its newly carved strategy to kill pro-active Sikhs on foreign soil by hiring mercenaries.

With US Indictment Indian Government Caught Red-Handed: Sikh Federation UK

Sikh Federation (UK) has responded to the US Justice Department unsealing the indictment against Indian national Nikhil Gupta for plotting to assassinate a US Sikh activist that was directed by an Indian government employee.

US Justice Department Announces Charges in Connection with Foiled Plot to Assassinate U.S. Citizen in New York City

The Justice Department of the United States of America has opened the indictment filed against an Indian man for plotting assassination of a Sikh political activist Gurpatwant Singh Pannun on US soil.

Sikh Federation UK Criticizes British Govt’s ‘Neglect’ on Threat to Sikhs in UK As New Evidence Emerges from US

Increasing evidence from the US, Canada and UK that the Indian authorities are hell-bent on assassinating and eliminating Sikhs on foreign soil who are peacefully campaigning for the re-establishment of a Sikh homeland, said Jaspal Singh, National Press Secretary, Sikh Federation (UK). 

US Thwarted Plot to Kill pro-freedom Sikh figures, Issued Warning to India: says FT Report

Authorities in the United States have thwarted a plot to kill a Sikh separatist in the country and issued a warning to India over concerns the government in New Delhi was involved

Deteriorating Human Rights Situation in India Urgently Requires a Special Rapporteur: Sikh Groups Urge UN

Sikh representatives from across the globe will be holding a rally in Geneva outside the United Nations on Friday 13 October from 1-4pm.

Canada’s Political Parties Must Demonstrate Leadership and Unity to Confront the Threat of Indian Foreign Interference: BC Gurdwaras Council

The British Columbia Gurdwaras Council has called upon Canadian political parties to demonstrate leadership and unity to confront the threat of Indian foreign interference.

Antim Sanskar of Avtar Singh Khanda held in England by Sangat

Last rites of slain Sikh activist Bhai Avtar Singh Khanda were held in Birmingham (England) on August 12 by the Sikh sangat, representatives of Sikh organizations and companions of Avtar Singh. Thousands of Sikhs participated in his last rites.

SCI Dismisses NIA’s Appeal Against Bail to Jagtar Singh Jaggi Johal

The Supreme Court of India (SCI) today dismissed appeal field by National Investigation Agency (NIA) of India against bail granted to Scottish national Jagtar Singh alias Jaggi Johal.

UK Refuses Visa to Family Members of Slain Sikh Activist Avtar Singh Khanda

British authorities have reportedly refused visa to mother and sister of Sikh activist Avtar Singh Khanda. Avtar Singh Khanda died in a hospital in UK on June 15, 2023. He is survived by his mother and sister who live in (East) Punjab in India. 

Freeing the Akaal Takht: Reflections on the Vishav Sikh Ekatarta

The gurmatta shows us that Sikhs do not have to search far to understand our mode of governance or borrow from the West; rather Akaal Purakh has bestowed us with Akaal Takht to assert our sovereignty and build collectively as sangat to center Maharaj.

Unidentified Gunmen Assassinate Hardeep Singh Nijjar in Surrey (Canada)

Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara Sahib Surrey's president and Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) volunteer Hardeep Singh Nijjar has been shot to death at Gurdwara Sahib.

Sikh Activist Avtar Singh Khanda Passed Away in England

Sikh activist Avtar Singh Khanda, who was active in England for past several years, has passed away. As per initial reports, Avtar Singh Khanda was hospitalized where it was diagnosed that his white blood cell count was very low.

Joint Statement by Various International Panthic Organizations

Since 1699, the Khalsa’s sangarsh (struggle) has always been an exercise of the patshahi bestowed upon the Khalsa to destroy the tyrants and protect the weak, and establish a just society-polity based on sanjhivalta (equality/co-existence). Since June 4, 1984, the ongoing struggle for the establishment of Khalistan is the contemporary legacy of Guru Sahib’s vision to establish a sovereign halemi raj (humble/just polity) rooted in sarbat da bhala (welfare of all of Akaal’s creation).

Sikh Community Raises Concerns with the lack of Human Rights in Canada’s Extradition Laws

BCGC and OGC submitted a brief to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights, calling for urgent reforms incorporating meaningful Charter protections and revoking extradition agreements with countries that have demonstrably poor human rights records.

Resolution Seeking Recognizing of Saka Nakodar Day Introduced in US Congress

Recently, U.S. Congresswomen Zoe Lofgren (CA-19) and Anna G. Eshoo (CA-18) introduced legislation to recognize February 4 as Saka Nakodar Day to commemorate the 1986 police killing of four Sikh men participating in peaceful religious protest in Nakodar, India.

New Jersey Senate Passes Resolution Recognising the Fact of Sikh Genocide 1984

The Senate of New Jersey has adopted a resolution recognising the fact of '1984 Sikh Genocide'. The Senate Resolution Number 142 was introduced in senate by Senator Stephen M. Sweeney on January 6, 2022. It was adopted by voice vote on January 10, 2022. The resolution condemns November 1984 anti-Sikh violence in India as "genocide".

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