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Rajasthan Court Sentences 8 Imprisonments for Life to Jagmohan Singh, Others in UAPA Case

It is learnt that a trial court in Badmer (Rajasthan) today sentenced one Jagmohan Singh and nine others to undergo eight counts of imprisonment for life in a UAPA case. The case was related to recovery of arms and explosives and the trial was held under various section of Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) besides Arms Act, Explosives Act and Indian Penal Code.

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.

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.

Jagtar Singh Jaggi’s Bail Plea Dismissed in Amit Arora Case

NIA special court here today dismissed bail application moved by arrested Scottish citizen Jagtar Singh Johal alia Jaggi in a case pertaining to alleged attack on Amit Arora. Jagtar Singh Johal's counsel Advocate Jaspal Singh Manjhpur said that the NIA special court has dismissed the bail plea. "Bail application is dismissed but we are waiting for detailed order", he told Sikh Siyasat News (SSN).

P&H High Court Grants Bail to Gurdial Singh in UAPA & Waging War Case

The Punjab and Haryana High Court has granted bail to a Sikh undertrial named Gurdial Singh in a case registered by Punjab police for allegedly "waging war against the state".

Bhai Wariam Singh’s Portrait to be Installed in Central Sikh Museum

A portrait of Bhai Wariam Singh will be installed at ‘Kendri Sikh Ajayabghar’ (Central Sikh Museum) located in the precincts of Darbar Sahib, Amritsar. Bhai Wariam Singh had spent more than 25 years in Indian prisons before his release in 2015 after his arrest in April 1990 in relation to Sikh political movement of 1980s-90s.

Sikhs Stage Peaceful Protest Outside Tihar Jail; Demand Parole for Sikh Political Prisoners

Led by Jatha Sri Akal Takht Sahib, Jago Party (Manjit Singh GK) and Shiromani Akali Dal (Sarna) a number of Sikhs staged a peaceful protest on 21 May outside Tihar jail in Delhi. Protesters, mostly youth, demanded that Sikh political prisoners like Bhai Daya Singh Lahoriya and Bhai Jagtar Singh Hawara should be granted parole.

SCI Summarily Dismisses Review Petition Against Jail Transfer of Jagtar Singh Johal and Others

The Supreme Court of India (SCI) has dismissed a review petition against jail transfer of Scottish citizen Jagtar Singh alias Jaggi Johal and others. The review was filed against a SCI order allowing jail transfer of Jagtar Singh Jaggi, Hardeep Singh Shera, Ramandeep Singh Bagga and others to Tihar jail in Delhi. The court had also transferred cases against them from Special NIA court Mohali to a similar special court in Delhi.

Rajashtan High Court Allows Parole of Sikh Political Prisoner Harnek Singh Bhapp

Rajashtan high has granted relief to Sikh political prisoner Harnek Singh Bhapp who is presently confined in Central Jail, Jaipur. The High Court today granted parole of Harnek Singh, whose parole was cancelled by the Rajashtan government.

Rajashtan Discriminates Against Sikh Political Prisoner Harnek Singh Bhapp; Withdraws Parole Order

In yet another instance of discrimination against Sikh political prisoners, the state of Rajasthan has denied parole of Harnek Singh Bhapp, despite directions of Indian Supreme Court to grant special parole of prisoners in order to reduce number of inmates in prisons.

COVID-19 Pandemic Citied To Deny Parole to Sikh Political Prisoner

Where as the SCI is asking states to release prisoners in wake of COVID-19 breakout, Punjab administration has citied the pandemic to deny parole to a Sikh political prisoners.

Sikh political prisoner Prof. Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar Released on 6 Weeks Parole

Sikh political prisoner Prof. Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar was released parole on Friday (3 April), Advocate Jaspal Singh Manjhpur informed.

World Sikh Parliament Concerned Over Wellbeing of Prisoners after Reports of Coronavirus Cases from Tihar Jail

The World Sikh Parliament has expressed its concern at the current situation evolving at the Tihar Maximum Security facility in the New Delhi, in relation to the suspected Coronavirus outbreak there and resultant quarantining of 18 prisoners.

UAPA Case Against Bhai Jaspal Singh Gurdaspur’s Relatives Acquitted

The court of an Additional Sessions Judge Gurdaspur today acquitted a case framed by Gurdaspur police against relatives of Shaheed Bhai Jaspal Singh Gurdaspur and others about seven years ago.

Bhai Paramjeet Singh Bheora’s Mother Passed Away

Mata Pritam Kaur, mother of Sikh political prisoner Bhai Paramjeet Singh Bheora passed away today. She will ill for past few years.

Balwant Singh Rajoana Withdraws His Hunger Strike Announcement After Meeting SGPC Chief

Sikh political prisoner Bhai Balwant Singh Rajoana has reportedly withdrawn his announcement regarding hunger strike after meeting SGPC president Gobind Singh Longowal and others.

Indian Supreme Court Installs Status Quo Against Prof. Devender Pal Singh Bhullar’s Release

It is learnt that the Indian Supreme Court has installed status quo prohibiting premature release of Sikh political prisoner Prof. Devender Pal Singh Bhullar. The SCI has passed this order on a petition moved by Maninderjit Singh Bitta.

Bhai Jagtar Singh Hawara Acquitted In All Pending Cases | Watch Video

The Court of an Additional Sessions Judge here today acquitted Sikh political prisoner Bhai Jagtar Singh Hawara in a 24 years old case. The case F.I.R number 133 (dated: 6 December 1995) was registered at police station Kotwali (Ludhiana). Bhai Jagtar Singh Hawara was nominated in this case on 11 December 1995 and was arrested on 23 December 1995.

Another 24 Years Old Case Acquitted Against Bhai Jagtar Singh Hawara

A Ludhiana Court on 9 December 2019 acquitted Sikh Political Prisoner Bhai Jagtar Singh Hawara in another 24 years old case registered by the Punjab police.

Hardeep Singh Shera Acquitted by Kapurthala Court

A trial court in Kapurthala today (Dec. 5) acquitted Hardeep Singh Shera along with four other in a case registered under section 307 (attempt to murder) of the Indian Penal Code.

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