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Media Reports, Punjab Govt. Creating Confusion About GoI’s Announcement To Release of 8 Sikh Political Prisoners

The Government of India (GoI) last Saturday (Sept. 28) announced that it has decided to grant premature release to 8 out of 22 Sikh political prisoners who were sentenced to imprisonment for life and are confined in various jails across the Indian sub-continent.

Indian Govt. To Release 8 Sikh Political Prisoners; Rajoana’s Death Sentence To Be Converted into Life

The Government of India (GoI) has reportedly announced to grant premature release to eight Sikh political prisoners who have completed minimum mandatory terms of their sentences.

‘Bhai Hawara Committee’ Writes to Indian President for Release of 22 Sikh Political Prisoners

A 21 member committee formed by Bhai Jagtar Singh Hawara has written a letter to Indian president Ram Das Kovind, urging him to release 22 Sikh political prisoners.

Baba Harnam Singh Urges Indian President to Set Free 22 Sikh Political Prisoners

Baba Harnam Singh, chief of Damdami Taksal (Mehta) has appealed to Indian President Ram Nath Kovind to release 22 Sikh lifers ahead of 550th Parkash Gurpurab of Guru Nanak Ji in November 2019.

NIA Gets Production Warrants of Sikh Youth Arrested From Amritsar

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) of India has obtained production warrants of Ravinderpal Singh, Jagdev Singh, Harcharan Singh and Nishan Singh. Ravinderpal Singh and Jagdev Singh arrested by State Special Operation Cell, Amritsar under FIR No. 5 dated 30 May 2019.

Arrested Sikh Youth Tortured in Patiala Police Custody; Lawyer Writes to High Court, Seeks Action

Arrested in connection with killing of Mohinderpal Bittu, main accused of Bargari beadi case, Jaspreet Singh alias Nihal Singh was physically and mentally tortured by patiala police, said his lawyer.

Sanjay Dutt was Released Despite Centre Having Rejected His Release Plea

A news report published by The Hindu says that the Centre had rejected a petition moved on behalf of Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt in December 2015, just two months before he was released for “good conduct” by the prison authorities in Maharashtra.

Jagtar Singh Johal and Others Shifted to Delhi During Pendency of Review Petition

The Indian authorities on Saturday (May 25) shifted arrested Socttland citizen Jagtar Singh Johal alias Jaggi out of Punjab jails along with other persons arrested by the NIA in several cases investigated by the agency.

Hardeep Singh Shera Likely to be Shifted to Tihar Jail Today

In pursuance of Supreme Court of India's order, it is expected that Hardeep Singh Shera - one the persons arrested and accused by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in various cases, will be shifted out of Punjab today.

CM Amarinder Singh & Punjab Police DGP Claims on Jagdish Gagneja Case Under Question After NIA Reply

More than a year-and-half after the Punjab chief minister, Captain Amarinder Singh and the then Punjab DGP Suresh Arora claimed the August 2016 murder of state RSS vice-president, Brig Jagdish Gagneja (retd) had been solved, no one is formally named in this case by investigating agencies.

Sikh Youth Acquitted in Arms Seizure Case of 2011

Jammu resident Harpreet Singh Pintu has been acquitted in a case involving the recovery of an AK-47 rifle, a US carbine, their ammunition and other material from a corn field outside Daroli Kalan village under Adampur police station on April 23, 2011, under the Arms Act.

Chabbewal Case: Referendum 2020 Activists Acquitted in UAPA; 3 Convicted in Arms Act

The court of Additional District and Sessions Judge Priya Sood pronounced verdict in a case registered by Punjab police against alleged activist of Referendum 2020. The case was registered against Bikramjeet Singh, Hardeep Singh, Jaspreet Singh and Kuldeep Singh under FIR number 93/2016 police station Chabbewal in Hoshiarpur district.

Police Files Chargesheet in Nirankari Dera Blast Case After 90 Days Extension Gets Scrapped in Revision

The State Special Operations Cell of Punjab police have reportedly filed chargesheet in Nirankari Dera Blast case after the court of Additional Sessions Judge, Amritsar allowed a defence revision against the extension of custody period for 90 more days by Ilaqa Magistrate.

NIA Court Appearance of Sikh Youth: Special News Report and Talk with Advo. Jaspal Singh Manjhpur

This is special news report on NIA court appearance of Jagtar Singh Johali alias Jaggi and others in Mohali on March 20, 2019. The news report also includes special update from Advocate Jaspal Singh Manjhpur.

Sikhs Seek Release of Sikh Political Prisoners, Sikh Bodies Protests Outside Nabha Jail

On the call of a 'five member committee' constituted by Bhai Jagtar Singh Hawara, a protest demonstration was held outside Maximum security jail in Nabha. The protesters demanded release of Sikh political prisoners who have completed minimum mandatory terms of their sentences. 

World Sikh Parliament Urges UN to Address Human Rights Violations in India

The World Sikh Parliament (WSP) said in a written statement issued yesterday that it followed up its recent written submissions to the UN High Commissioner on Human Rights with a series of important initiatives this week, aimed at raising the profile of key Sikh human rights concerns.

UK Sikhs Write to Over 150 MPs Against Life Sentence to 3 Sikhs in India for Possessing Literature

A press release issued by the Sikh Federation UK today states that the Sikh body had formally launched the Sikh political lobbying network last month to co-ordinate regular letter writing to MPs by constituents.

Five Member Committee Announces 3 Hour Demonstrations Outside Two Jails

A 'Five Member Committee' appointed by Bhai Jagtar Singh Hawara has announced to hold two protest demonstrations outside two jails in Chandigarh and Punjab for three hours each.

Sikh Bodies Take Out Protest in Jalandhar Against Life Term to Youths for Possessing Books

Various Sikh groups yesterday held a protest demonstration against life imprisonment awarded by the Nawanshahr Sessions Court to three Sikh youths for mere possession of printed books, literature and historic photographs.

Meet Bargari Promises or Face Protest: Five Member Committee Tells Punjab Govt.

A five-member panel, formed by Bhai Jagtar Singh Hawara, has given an ultimatum to the state government to meet the promises its ministers had made when Bargari Insaaf Morcha ended its protest over beadbi and Saka Behbal Kalan cases and on Sikh political prisoner' issue on December 9 last year.

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