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SCI’s decision would impose blind impunity zone in Punjab: SSF

Patiala (December 08, 2011): Sikh Students Federation has raised it’s grave concern over Supreme Court of India’s decision in the case of enforced disappearance of three relatives of Professor Devender Pal Singh Bhullar and has term the decision as most unfortunate. Supreme Court yesterday set aside the Punjab and Haryana High Court order directing CBI inquiry into the matter, on mere ethical ground that High Court judge ordering the inquiry had certain reason for prejudice against one of the accused police officer.

Badal receives Fakre-e-qaum; Gaini Gurbachan Singh has written a black chapter in the history- Sikh bodies

Amritsar, Punjab (Decmber 05, 2011): Despite stong opposition from a large section of the Sikh nation, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has been honoured with title “Panth Rattan - Fakhar-A-Qaum” award by the Jathedar of Sri Akal Takhat Sahib, Amritsar and others today at Amritsar. Jathedar (Chief) of Sri Akal Takhat Sahib Giani Gurbachan Singh, who is appointed by Shiromani Gurudwara Prabhandak Committee (SGPC), controlled by Badal Dal, presented the award to Chief Minister in the Golden Temple complex in the presence of Chiefs (Panj Singh Sehban) of all the Takhats.

Bestowing Panth Rattan title to Badal would be black chapter of Sikh history: Sikh Organizations

Hoshiarpur, Punjab (November 26, 2011): The Akal Takht jathedar’s decision to accord ‘Panth Rattan Faqar-e-quam’ award to Parkash Singh Badal draws flak from the Sikh ...

Students remembered victims of Sikh genocide by donating eyes

Jalandhar (November 03, 2011): More than two hundred students of Layllpur Khalsa College, Jalandhar donated their eyes in the memory of thousands of Sikhs massacred during November 1984 genocidal violence against Sikhs. In a brief samagam held at Gurudwara Sahib of Layllpur Khalsa College, Jalandhar students gathered to remember the innocent victims of this heinous crime.

Nov. ’84 genocidal violence against Sikhs is an international crime: SSF

Patiala (November 01, 2011): In a statement released over the website of SSF, the students body pointed out that November 1984 genocidal violence against Sikhs fulfils the definitional criteria of “Crimes against Humanity” under international law, thus it was undoubtedly an international crimes.

Seminar Report: Experts worried about marginalization of Punjabi in education, media and social use

Patiala (October 05, 2011): Linguistics and media experts raised the issues of marginalization as well as distortion of Punjabi language in education, media and social use, during the seminar organized by a students’ body at Arts Auditorium, Punjabi University, Patiala on October 05, 2011. Sikh Students Federation, the premier body of Sikh Students in Punjab, organized the seminar on “contemporary condition of Punjabi language” with special focus on its’ use in education and media.

Liberal Democrat British MP assures support for Professor Bhullar at International level

Amritsar (October 02, 2011): Simon Hughes, Member of Parliament for Bermondsey & Old Southwark and Deputy leader of Liberal Democratic Party today lend his support to Professor Devinderpal Singh Bhullar by declaring to raise the issue of death penalty awarded to Prof. Bhullar with international rights forums, including United Nations Human Rights Commission and International Commission of Jurists.

Sikh students’ body oppose death for Rajiv’s assassins; want executions cancelled

Patiala (August 30, 2011): In a written statement released today, the Sikh Students Federation has showed its' grave concern over the proposed execution of three Tamils on September 9, for assassinating India's former Prime Minster Rajiv Gandhi in 1991. The students' body has pleaded the cancellation of their death penalty as trio have already served more than 20 years in prison.

Campaign against execution of 3 Tamils gained support from various sections of society

New Delhi (August 30, 2011): As per media reports the campaign to save the three convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case picked up pace on yesterday.

Open Letter to P. Chidambaram , Home Minister of India on his claim about blacklist review

You have attempted to misguide Sikhs on blacklist issue, and more unfortunate thing is that you went on to justify the denial of justice to Sikhs, who fell victims of November 1984 genocide, because asking someone to forget or forgive the excesses without delivering or secure justice, clearly means to justify the excesses.

HMA totally ignored Clemency grounds while rejecting Prof. DPS Bhullar’s plea

Patiala (May 28, 2011): The Sikh Students Federation has termed the decision of Union's Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), on whose recommendations the President of India rejected the mercy petition of Prof. Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar of Punjab, as “most unfortunate”. SSF has termed the decision as an outcome of alleged biased of the Union Government against the Sikhs which has opened another chapter of discrimination against the Sikhs.

Sikh bodies serve 10 day ultimatum to SGPC on the issue of memorial

Jalandhar (May 27, 2011): Various Sikh groups today joined hands to hand over ultimatum to SGPC to lay down the foundation stone of June 1984 memorial before June 6 lest the Sikh Sangat would do so on its own and the date for the same would be announced on 6th at Akal Takht.

SSF also endorse to demand of Martyrs’ memorial

Patiala (May 24, 2011): The Sikh Students Federation has endorsed to the demand of raising memorial for those who died during June 1984 attack on Darbar Sahib, Amritsar. Sikh bodies have been raising the demand since many past years.

Mandhir Singh released from Nabha Jail

Nabha (May 14, 2011): A youth leader of Shiromani Akali Dal (Panch Pardhani) and former President of Sikh Students Federation, Mandhir Singh, got released on bail from Maximum security jail Nabha today. Bail was granted to Mandhir Singh on last Wednesday by Mansa Court upon failure of prosecution to file chargesheet against him with in specified statutory limit of 90 days. Panch Pardhani is led by Bhai Daljeet Singh Bittu, who is currently lodged in Amritsar Jail, allegedly for political reasons.

Former SSF President gets bail, release expected in coming days

Mansa (May 11, 2011): Bhai Mandhir Singh, former president of Sikh Students Federation, got bail in Mansa case. Mandhir Singh was arrested by Mansa police on 18 January, 2011. His arrest had raised many questions on working of Punjab police and later developments seems to affirm the allegation that police was working under political pressure.

Criminally charge Hanspal, cancel bail of Sajjan Kumar: Sikh Bodies

Fatehgarh Sahib (April 16, 2011): Sikh bodies have demanded immediate removal of senior Congress leader H. S. Hanspal from the membership of India's National Commission for Minorities; as he is accused by a witness for attempting to lure her to turn hostile in a criminal case against another senior Congress leader Sajjan Kumar.

Desecration of Turban: Suspension is not enough, they must be criminally prosecuted

Chandigarh (March 31, 2011): Various Sikh bodies slammed Punjab police officers who committed blasphemy by removing the turban of a Sikh youth Jagjit Singh of Verka in full public view at Mohali.

Sikhs across the globe condemn Badal Govt’s action of desecrating Dastar (Sikh Turban)

Ludhiana, PUNJAB (March 30, 2011): In a disturbing incident in Mohali, a young Sikh man’s turban was forcibly removed in broad day light by a police officer on the orders of another senior officer of Punjab Police. The incident proves that SAD (Badal) have not only failed to protect the dignity of Sikh articles of faith but they are also engaged in intentional desecration of Sikh turban.

Haryana’s resolutions on distribution of Punjab waters is a useless political stunt: SSF

Chandigarh (March 12, 2011): The Sikh Students Federation today termed the Haryana Assembly’s move to adopt resolution urging the Center to scrap law passed by Punjab Assembly in 2004 which revoked the so-called agreements authorizing allocation of Punjab’s river water to non-riparian states, including Haryana, as a useless “political stunt”.

Stand by your promise; Terminate section 5 of PTAA: SSF tells Punjab Govt

Patiala, PUNJAB (March 04, 2011): The Sikh Students Federation has strongly criticized the ruling SAD (Badal) for its’ alleged failure to safeguard the riparian rights of the people of Punjab. The organization has maintained that the economical as well as ecological interests of Punjab are closely linked with its’ riparian rights that are being denied since the partition of 1947.

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