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Dominic Raab Under Pressure to Raise Farmers Protests and Jagtar Singh Johal Case During India Visit

Over 100 Conservative MPs, including Ministers have been contacted since Boris's gaffe in PMQs last week on the mistreatment of peaceful farmers protesting in India.

US Lawmakers, Experts Express Solidarity with Farmers’ Protests in India

The members of United states congress and international legal and human rights experts have urged India to uphold the right of peaceful protest and engage with protesting farmers productively following the norms of democracy.

Sikh Diaspora Call for UN Intervention To Prevent Use of Violence Against Farmers Peacefully Protesting Controversial Farm-Laws in India

Sikh diaspora sections have written to Clément Nyaletsossi Voule, the Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association. In a written release sent to the Sikh Siyasat News (SSN), the Sikh Federation UK national press secretary Harnek Singh said that their organization has called upon UN to intervene to prevent use of violence by Indian government against the farmers who are peacefully protesting against controversial new farm-laws in India.

State of New Jersey Resolution Recognizes Cultural, Religious, and Interfaith Importance of Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji as “Living Guru”

The State of New Jersey through "New Jersey Senate Concurrent Resolution 118" of 2020-21 has recognized cultural, religious, and interfaith importance of Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji as "Living Guru" of Sikhs in promoting peace. This resolution also declares "Sikhs as distinct ethnic and religious minority".

New York General Assembly Issues Citation on Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji’s 345th Martyrdom Day

The World Sikh Parliament's Councils for Religion and Civil & Human Rights organized the 345th martyrdom day and the 400th birth anniversary of Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji at the Gurdwara Sahib, the Sikh Center of New York Inc., in New York City.

Connecticut Governor Commemorates Nov. 1984 Remembrance Day in the State Capitol

The 2018 Bill introduced by State Senator Cathy Osten and State Representative Kevin Ryan and signed by Governor Dan Malloy passed unanimously, commemorating every year, Nov 1st, as a Sikh Genocide Remembrance Day.

Jagtar Singh Johal Gets Bail in Baghapurana (Moga) Case After 3 Years

Scottish citizen Jagtar Singh Johal was today granted bail by Punjab and Haryana High court in Baghapurana (Moga) Case. Jagtar Singh, commonly known as Jaggi Johal, was picked by Punjab police up from Ramamandi (Jalandhar) on 4 November 2017. Police later recorded his arrested in FIR number 193/2016 (police station Baghapurana).

Sikh Youth Scholars Establish Academic Center in Surrey

An academic center is recently inaugurated in Surrey, BC for carrying activities in Vichaar (discussion), Vidya (education), Rann Neeti (strategy), Virsa (heritage).

The Valiant – Jaswant Singh Khalra: New Book Launched

Partnership in Promoting Punjabi Art and Literature (PIPPAḶ) - a U.S. nonprofit formed to popularize Punjabi language and heritage amongst young generation launched the dual-language editions of its book on the life of Jaswant Singh Khalra — for children and youth.

Brampton Council Affirms Support For Its Residents Affected By India’s New Agriculture Laws

At its October 14th meeting, Brampton City Council unanimously passed a motion to support and stand in solidarity with Brampton residents and their families who have been adversely affected by farming bills recently passed in India. The motion was moved by Regional Councillor Gurpreet Singh Dhillon and seconded by Regional Councillor Martin Medeiros.

Right-Wing Think Tank Accused of Demonizing Sikh-Canadians Also Works to Send Canadian Oil to India

What does a controversial report authored by a retired CBC journalist have to do with a right-wing think tank that promotes trade with India and a global consulting firm run by former Prime Minister Stephen Harper?

WSO Canada Welcomes Return of Sikh RCMP Officers to Operational Duties

WSO President says, “We are glad that bearded Sikh RCMP officers will be able to return to operational duties like Sikh officers in every other police force across Canada. The affected Sikh RCMP officers were feeling disheartened that this situation had dragged out for six months and this will be a relief to them".

Gurdwaras in Ontario Reaffirm Akal Takhat Hukamnama Forbidding Anand Karaj Ceremonies in Banquet Facilities, Golf Courses and Hotel Resorts

The Ontario Gurdwaras Committee (OGC) and Ontario Sikhs and Gurudwara Council (OSGC) are deeply disturbed by recent reports of Anand Karaj ceremonies taking place in Banquet Facilities, Golf Courses and Hotel Resorts.

MLI Report Parrots Indian Narratives on Khalistan: World Sikh Organisation

The World Sikh Organization of Canada joins calls for the retraction of the report entitled “Khalistan: a Project of Pakistan”, published by the Macdonald-Laurier Institute. The report is authored by controversial, retired CBC journalist, Terry Milewski and includes an introduction by former politician, Ujjal Dosanjh, and former Conservative staffer, Shuvaloy Majumdar.

OGC Statement on Ongoing Attempts to Malign the Sikh Sangarsh for Khalistan

On September 9, 2020 Canada based Macdonald-Laurier Institute released a paper titled "Khalistan: A Project of Pakistan" by Terry Milewski. BC Gurdwaras Council and Ontario Gurdwaras Committee has issued a statement in response to this paper, terming it as part of Indian state's propaganda against the Sikh Sangarsh.

Macdonald-Laurier Institute’ Paper on Khalistan Contains Conclusory Statements & Allegations Without Substantiation: Scholars [Open Letter]

On September 9, 2020 Canada based Macdonald-Laurier Institute released a paper titled "Khalistan: A Project of Pakistan" by Terry Milewski. A number of scholars have responded to this paper and said that it "contains a litany of conclusory statements and allegations without any substantiation".

SikhRI Launches ‘The Guru Granth Sahib Project’ (TGGSP) Website

The Sikh Research Institute (SikhRI) has announced the first official release of The Guru Granth Sahib Project (TGGSP) website (app.gurugranthsahib.io) on September 1 to coincide with the First Prakash Purab (Illumination day) of then known Adi Granth in 1604. The project seeks to make a timeless treasure-house accessible for today's seekers, scholars, and techies to connect with the Sabad-Wisdom. 

India Orders Attachment of Immovable Properties of Gurpatwant Singh Pannun and Hardeep Singh Nijjar under UAPA

The Government of India (GoI) has ordered attachment of immovable properties of Gurpatwant Singh Pannun and Hardeep Singh Nijjar under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA).

No Indian Propaganda in Gurdwaras: Sikhs in Germany Tell Indian Consulate Official

A senior official in Indian Consulate in Germany was questioned by Sikhs during his visit to Gurdwara Sahib in Tubingen. Indian official was questioned about registration of cases against Sikh youth in Punjab under draconian UAPA law.

India’s R&AW Agent Goes on Trial in Germany for Spying on Sikhs and Kashmiris

An Indian citizen is accused of spying on Sikh and Kashmiri communities in Germany for New Delhi's secret services went on trial in Frankfurt on Tuesday. The suspect, identified as 54-year-old Balvir Singh, is accused of working for the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), India's foreign intelligence agency, from at least January 2015.

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