Amritsar (April 27, 2010): Calling the CBI as a Congress Bureau of Investigation, the Dal Khalsa today hits out the investigating agency for giving clean chit to Jagdish Tytler, an accused in the 1984 anti-Sikh killings.
It has been a tough month for Canadian Sikhs. The festival of Vaisakhi is supposed to be a time of celebration – when Sikhs have a public opportunity to share their values and explain their faith to their fellow Canadians. Instead, numerous incidents have occurred in recent weeks shifting the focus away from the Sikh principles of equality, compassion, freedom of expression, and religious freedom. Fuelled by misinformation and irresponsible leadership, public hysteria has grown over a supposed increase in extremism in the Sikh community. Here are the myths and realities behind the current controversy.
Amritsar (April 26, 2010): Sharply criticizing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Nitin Gadkari for absolving the Congress party in the 1984 anti-Sikh killings, the Dal Khalsa reiterated that the Congress and the BJP were the two sides of the same coin and both have been playing the ‘politics of genocide’ against minorities to keep their (Hindu) vote-bank intact.
Ludhiana (April 22, 2010): In a statement issued from here, Bhai Daljeet Singh Bittu, Chairman of Shiromani Akali Dal (Panch Pardhnai), who is currently confined in Central Jail Amritsar, has expressed solidarity and support for Tribal people, fighting against atrocities, exploitation and oppression.
New Delhi (April 22, 2010): Additional Sessions Judge Sunita Gupta today dismissed an application by Congress leader Sajjan Kumar seeking documents from Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) about November 1984 Sikh massacre.
New Delhi (April 19, 2010): In April 1992 a charge sheet against Congress leader Sajjan Kumar in a November 1984 Sikh Massacre case citing sufficient evidence to proceed against him was prepared but it was never brought before a judge to seek his prosecution.
Ludhiana (April 15, 2010): Two young Hindus boys were killed by some unidentified persons in the State of Punjab during 1980s. A Prominent English daily then published a report on front page making an impression that their newly wedded brides are now turned widows and the prospects of life of these Hindu women are destroyed by (Sikh) extremists.
Hoshiarpur (April 14, 2010): Sharply differing with Akali leadership in addressing the issues dogging the Sikh identity, the Dal Khalsa on the auspicious occasion of Khalsa Sajna Divas (birth of Khalsa) talked of unfinished agenda of sovereign self-rule for Sikhs. The Khalsa Panth is not just a religious body but also a sovereign political entity. [...]
Talwandi Sabo (April 14, 2010): In a conference held here at Talwandi Sabo, the Shiromani Akali Dal (Panch Pardhani) resolved to continue with their struggle to secure Sikh Sovereignty and implement edicts of Sri Akal Takhat regarding closure of deras and curb their vicious activates.
Canada (April 13, 2010): India’s first ‘Sikh Prime Minister’ Dr. Manmohan Singh to met his Canadian counterpart and urged Canada to monitor activities of Sikhs residing there, who, according to India, are working against the interests of India.
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