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Chandigarh police fail to get police remand of Jagtar Singh Tara in Burail jailbreak case

Chandigarh police once again failed to get police remand of Bhai Jagtar Singh Tara in Burail jailbreak case. The Punjab and Haryana High Court yesterday dismissed a petition moved by the UT police.

Sikh political prisoner Bhai Shamsher Singh released on parole

Sikh political prisoner Bhai Shamsher Singh was released from Burrail Jail Chandigarh on parole today. He is undergoing imprisonment for life in Punjab CM Beant Singh assassination case.

Balwant Singh Rajoana taken to Rajendra Hospital after severe back pain

Sikh political prisoner Bhai Balwant Singh Rajoana was brought to Government Rajindra Hospital, Patiala, in the morning on July 3 after he complained of severe back pain and numbness in his legs.

SGGSWU to offer literature to Sikh prisoners in UK and Punjab jails

The Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University (SGGSWU) has announced to provide Sikh religious literature to Sikh prisoners lodged in jails in United Kingdom. The varsity, owned by Shiromani Gurdwara Prabhandak Committee (SGPC), has also announced seek permission from the Punjab government to provide such literature for prisoners in Punjab jails.

Distance Turns Hurdle, Delays Jail Transfer of Sikh Political Prisoner Gurdeep Singh Khera

Sikh political prisoner Gurdeep Singh Khera could not be transferred to Punjab yesterday. While the state governments of Punjab and Karnataka have already cleared his jail transfer from Gulbarga jail in Karnataka to Central Jail in Amritsar (Punjab), his jail transferred is delayed by some transportation hurdles.

Nabha jail inmates, staff to be benefitted from initiative of Germany based Sikh leader

Nabha jail inmates and staff will be benefitted from a humanitarian initiative undertaken by a Germany based Sikh leader Gurmeet Singh Khuniyan.

Charged with alleged militancy related case, Ramandeep Singh Sunny gets bail from High Court



Ramandeep Singh alias Sunny has reportedly got bail from the Punjaba and Haryana High Court in an Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) case.

Don’t chain Jagtar Singh Hawara during court appearances: Court tells Delhi police

A Delhi court has reportedly issued directions to the Delhi police to remove chains of Bhai Jagtar Singh Hawara during his court appearances. The directions came yesterday during a court appearance of the Sikh political prisoner before a Delhi court in case u/FIR 229/05, Alipur police station, u/s 120 (B), 121 and 307 (IPC).

US citizen continues to be jailed in India as his fasting father remains Hospitalized & force-fed

An old aged man of 82 years named Bapu Surat Singh Khalsa is grappling with the government for 76 days for the release of Sikh Detainees who have already served their life sentences.

Bibi Sarvarinder Kaur and S. Gurtej Singh IAS clarifies the struggle goals of Bapu Surat Singh Khalsa

Hunger Strike of Bapu Surat Singh Khalsa for the release of Sikh political prisoners languishing across the different jails of India has completed 72 days. This struggle was commenced by Bapu Surat Singh to ensure the release of those prisoners who have served their life sentences.

Jagtar Singh Tara moved out of Burail jail for court appearance; UT Police’ plea for reamnd dismissed

The Court of Additional District and Sessions Judge Shalini Nagpal yesterday dismissed the revision petition moved by the Chandigarh police, seeking the custody of Bhai Jagtar Singh Tara in 11 years old Burail Jailbreak case.

Sikh Prisoners can’t be released, says Sumedh Saini; DGP mis-interpreting the list: Advocate Manjhpur

Advocate Jaspal Singh Manjhpur who maintains the list of Sikh political prisoners alleged that by referring repeatedly to all persons included in the list, Punjab DGP Sumedh Saini was attempting to confuse the issue and misguide the people. He said that even a bare sight on the list makes clear that it is a list of all Sikh political prisoners, including under-trials and convicted persons.

Sikh Political Prisoners’ issue: RTI reply by India’s Home Ministry put CM Badal’s “efforts” under question

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal's claim about raising the issue of Sikh Political Prisoners with India's Home ministry have come under question.

Bapu Surat Singh’s hunger strike continues; Sikh bodies took out protest march in Ludhaina

Representatives of various Sikh bodies took out a march from Civil Hospital Ludhaina (Where Bapu Surat Singh is put under medical observation by the police and civil administration) to the office of Deputy Commissioner. Protesters handed over a memorandum to Ludhaina DC.

Harminder Singh Mintoo, two others, presented in Jalandhar court

Bhai Harminder Singh Mintoo, Gurpreet Singh Gopi and Harpreet Singh Pintu were reportedly presented before a Jalandhar court today in a case pertaining to FIR number 103/2009, registered at Police station Bhogpur.

Bhai Bakshish Singh granted bail; Released from Nabha jail

Bhai Bakhashish Singh alias Baba, who was convicted in Nilokheri attack on Dera Sauda Sirsa chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim, has been released on Feb. 03 from maximum security jail, Nabha.

Jagtar Singh Hawara again chained by Delhi police during court appearance

Delhi police and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) yesterday presented Sikh political prisoner Jagtar Singh Hawara before a Delhi court in FIR number 229/05. This case was registered by Alipur police station under sections 120-B, 121 and 307 of Indian Penal Code.

Punjab police crackdown on Sikh activists in wake of Gurbaksh Singh Khalsa’s march to Amritsar

The police crackdown reportedly conducted in wake of announcement by fasting Sikh activist Bhai Gurbaksh Singh Khalsa to visit Darbar Saib in Amritsar on January 08. Gurbaksh Singh’s indefinite hunger strike has entered 56th day today. He is seeking permanent release of seven Sikh political prisoners who have completed their jail terms.

Widespread protests by Sikh sangat in support of Gurbaksh Singh Khalsa and Sikh political prisoners

Chandigarh: Sikh organizations, activists and sangat today staged protests in various parts of Punjab, Haryana and else where in Indian subcontinent besides protest demonstrations by ...

SGPC chief Avtar Singh Makkar meets Gurbaksh Singh Khalsa

Shiromani Gurdwara Prabhandak Committee (SGPC) chief Avtar Singh Makkar reportedly met Bhai Gurbaksh Singh Khalsa yesterday (Jan. 06) on his 54th day of hunger strike.

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