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Indian Supreme Court Grants Bail to 34 Convicts in 1984 Sikh Genocide Related Case

The Supreme Court of India today granted bail to 34 persons convicted in a case related to 1984 Sikh Genocide. The convicts were sentenced to five years imprisonment for "rioting and arson" during the 1984 Sikh genocide in Delhi's Trilokpuri area. The conviction and sentence by trial court was upheld by Delhi High Court. It is notable that genocide is not recognized as a crime in Indian law.

SGPC Raises Sikh Genocide 1984, Kartarpur Sahib Corridor and Sikh Identity Issues with UN Secretary General

In a letter addressed to the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres during his visit to Amritsar, the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandak Committee (SGPC) raised issues of 1984 Sikh Genocide, Sikh identity, Sikh articles of faith, Visa free corridor to Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib and hate crimes against Sikhs.

Modi Govt’s Insensitive Approach on Kartarpur Corridor Hurting Sikh Sentiments

Former Delhi MLA and Aam Aadmi Party leader S. Jarnail Singh has criticised Narendra Modi led BJP government in India saying that its ‘senseless and insensitive’ approach to open Kartarpur Sahib corridor, in response to Pakistan's positive intent is hurting Sikh sentiments across the world.

Attacks on Sikhs in India: SGPC Writes to Indian Home Minister, CMs of Punjab, Haryana & Rajasthan

SGPC has asserted that violent incidents with the minority Sikh community in different parts of the country are like reminding them of being second-class citizens in the country.

Kerala Floods: Khalsa Aid Volunteers Reach Kochi, Set up Langar to Feed 8000 People

As Kerala reels under its worst flood in nearly a century, Sikh volunteers from the Khalsa Aid International, the UK based philanthropist group, have reached the state to help the flood victims.

Meghalaya Government Adamant of Displacing Shillong Sikhs; UDP Leader Says Don’t Fight Loosing Battle

The Meghalaya government seems adamant of displacing Shillong Sikhs from Punjabi Lane area that is inhabited by Sikhs for almost two past two centuries.

Damage Control: ‘Sikh Officer’ Offers Clarification for Removal of Sikh Flags by Uttarakhand Police

In an apparent damage control exercise the Chamoli district police posted a video on Facebook page titled Chamoli Police later this evening in which a police officer said that there was no official orders to the Uttrakhand police to remove the Sikh flags from vehicles of Sikh Yatris.

Uttarakhand Police Forcefully Removing Sikh Flags from Vehicles of Sikh Yatris going to Hemkunt Sahib

Thousands of Sikh Yatris visit Gurdwara Hemkunt Sahib every Summer. As a part of tradition these carry Nishan Sahib on their vehicles.

Attack on Sikh in Karnataka for Wearing Kirpan: Full Copy of FIR with Punjabi Translation

A shocking incident of attack on a Sikh man by a mob in Karnataka has come into light. Victim Avtar Singh, 25, works as a JCB driver with a private company in Karnataka.

Six Arrested for Attacking Sikh in Gulbarga (Karnataka); Section 307 Added to FIR

A Sikh man Avtar Singh was attacked by a Mob in Kodla village in Gulbarga (Karnataka) on May 19, 2018 for wearing a Kirpan.

Sikh Man Attacked, Brutally Thrashed in Karnataka for Wearing Kirpan

A shocking incident of attack on a Sikh man by a mob in Karnataka has come into light. Victim Avtar Singh, 25, works as a JCB driver with a private company in Karnataka.

Understanding Socio-Religious Roots of Indo-Sikh Conflict [Op-Ed]

Indian socio-political elites’ bitter reaction, during and after Canadian Prime Minister Justine Trudeau’s visit, reflects a deep-rooted hatred towards Sikh community.

Academics and Activists Praise New Book “Captivating the Simple-Hearted: A Struggle for Human Dignity”

The book probes what it means to be Sikh and brings important questions of Sikh resistance into the forefront with a wide spectrum of historical accounts that rupture hegemonic discourses.

After Canadian PM Justin Trudeau’s Visit, The Sikh Forum Writes to Indian PM Narendra Modi

The Sikh Forum President Pushpinder Singh Chopra and Secretary General Partap Singh has written a letter to the Indian PM Narendra Modi after the visit of Canadian PM Justin Trudeau.

India Should Stop Its Double Standards Towards Its Minorities [ Letter To Editor]

Over the years many times we have seen Double standards of Justice system in India. The Indian constitution in big letters say fair and equal justice to all citizens.

1984 Sikh Genocide: Indian Supreme Court to Set up Another SIT to look into closure of 186 cases

The Supreme Court of India today stated that it would set up a fresh three-member Special Investigation Team (SIT) to look into 186 cases related to November 1984 killings of the Sikhs in which investigations were closed.

Uttarakhand Sikh Gurdwara Sahib Accommodates Mulsims for Eid Namaz After Rain

After incessant rains compelled the people to halt their Eid prayers in Gandhi Maidan in Joshimath (Uttarakhand) on Saturday (September 02), a local Gurudwara came to their rescue.

Law Student From Mumbai Moves SCI Against Demolition Of Gurdwara Dongmar In Sikkim

It is been learned that a law student from Mumbai on Tuesday moved the Supreme Court of India in a bid to save Gurdwara Gurudongmar in Sikkim

Guru Granth Sahib Forced Removed From Gurdwara Dangmaar Sahib By Sikkim Govt

As per the media reports the local Municipal authorities on Monday forced evacuated Gurdwara Dangmaar Sahib and piled up all the belongings of the Gurughar

Sikh Students Barred From Wear Kadas In School, Will Seek Legal Remedy Says Parents

As per the media reports a Goregaon school asked two Sikh students to remove their kadas (a bangle worn by Sikhs as part of their Kakkars), parents are now

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