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Sikhs for Justice demands ban on entry of Badal Dal members to Canada

Ontario, Canada (January 11, 2014): Amid reports that members of the ruling Conservative party of Canada and NDP, the official opposition attended a Summit hosted by Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) aka SAD (Badal), a political party of the State of Punjab, who are recently accused of drug trade, “Sikhs For Justice” (SFJ), a human rights group have approached PM Harper demanding to ban entry of SAD (Badal) members to Canada.

Harper must ensure a genuine & complete boycott of the Commonwealth meeting in Sri Lanka: NDP

Ottawa, Canada (October 09, 2013): According to a press release sent to the Sikh Siyasat News (SSN) by Amneet Singh, Press Secretary of the National Democratic Party (NDP: "Official Opposition Foreign Affairs critic Paul Dewar (Ottawa Centre) and Deputy Chair of the National Caucus Rathika Sitsabaiesan (Scarborough-Rouge River) are calling on the Conservative government to send a clear message with a full boycott of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Colombo in November".

World Sikh Organization of Canada lauds PM Harper’s boycott of Commonwealth Summit in Sri Lanka

Ottawa, Canada (October 7, 2013): The World Sikh Organization of Canada (WSO) commends Prime Minister Stephen Harper for deciding to forego his attendance at the upcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo due to deteriorating human rights conditions in the country.

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Sikhs ask Canadian PM to raise issue of Turban Ban in France at meeting with French PM

Toronto, Canada (March 14, 2013): As per information an NGO, United Sikhs has written to the Canadian Prime Minister earlier this week asking him to raise his objection to the turban ban in France, during his meeting with his French counterpart, who is currently visiting Canada.

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Harper and India: Conversations on extremism

According to a report released by Public Safety Canada, "words such as "radical", "radicalization", "extremist", "terrorist" and "terrorism" are used interchangeably by some and differentiated by others. The abundance of terms is confusing and can be misleading...Any assessment of an individual's risk for violent extremism should be sensitive to the meaning of these terms, their differentiation from each other, and the intent of the violence." [...]

Sikh Federation (UK) welcomes statement by Canadian PM Stephen Harper defending Freedom of expression

London, England (November 10, 2012): The Sikh Federation (UK) has congratulated Stephen Harper, the Canadian Prime Minister, for taking a strong stand against India and defending the right of Sikhs to campaign for a Sikh homeland.

Sikhs for Justice say Indian Minister Preneet Kaur lacks morality, credibility and respect

Ludhiana, Punjab (November 09, 2102): It is learnt that Sikhs for Justice, a Human rights and advocacy group pursuing the campaign for international recognition for Sikh Genocide 1984, has written a letter to Indian Minister and Congress Party MP, Preneet Kaur in wake of her comments against Canadian Sikh Diaspora.

Stephen Harper explains position on political activism of Canadian Sikh diaspora

Ludhiana/Bangalore, India (November 08, 2012): According to media reports the Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who is on a visit to India and has received complaints about political activities of Sikhs in Canada concerning the political rights of Sikhs in India, said on November 08, 2012 that “he won’t interfere with the political rights of Canadian Sikhs who advocate a separate state in India — even though his government firmly opposes the idea”.

Preneet Kaur faces wrath of rights group after calling Canadian Sikhs as “extremists”; SJF seek ban of Congress Party Leaders into Canada

Toronto, Canada (November 07, 2012): Taking a strong exception to PM Singh and Minister Preneet Kaur’s statement branding Canadian Sikhs as supporters of terrorism, Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) termed it yet another attempt to cover up the November 1984 Genocidal attacks and continuation of malicious campaign against Canadian Sikhs for exposing India’s human rights violations.

Canadian PM’s visit to Anandpur Sahib – Punjab police defied religious code of conduct, annoyed devotees

Punjab police personnel attempted to remove the devotees sitting in front of the Sri Guru Granth Sahib out of the Takhat Sahib. They were reportedly asked to either move out or sit near the walls, to make seating space for the guests from Canada and the leaders who escorted them. A SP level officer was reportedly supervising this conduct of Punjab police.

India tells PM Harper that Canadian Sikh Diaspora is “extremist”

New Delhi/Ludhaina, India (November 06, 2012): India has once again shouted it's alleged concerns about so-called “Sikh extremism” in Canada. According to media reports: “It’s the latest in a string of efforts by Indian authorities, including Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, to press Ottawa to stay vigilant about Sikhs in Canada who favour the establishment of Khalistan”.