Srinagar (June 30, 2010): As per a report of Kashmir Watch the entire valley continued to be tense on Wednesday, a day after three teenagers were killed in police firing in south Kashmir’s Anantnag District.
Chandigarh (June 26, 2010): The all Party meeting called by Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal to discuss river waters issue here Saturday failed to arrive at consensus on the proposal mooted by Shiromani Akali Dal(SAD) that a joint deputation should meet the Prime Minsiter Dr. Manmohan Singh and leaders of other national parties before July 13.
Patiala (June 26, 2010): The Sikh Students Federation has called upon Punjab Government to Challenge the authenticity of Sections 78-80 of Punjab Reorganization Act (1966) in order to safeguard the interests and riparian rights of the State.
Fatehgarh Sahib (June 24, 2010): Shiromani Akali Dal (Panch Pardhani) has called upon Punjab Government to hold special session of Punjab State Assembly to scrap controversial ‘Section 5’ of Punjab Termination of Agreements Act, 2004. In a statement issued under the signatures of Panch Pardhani Secretary General, Harpal Singh Cheema, it is claimed that Section 5 adversely affects the interests and ‘riparian rights’ of the State, as it legalizes the alleged illegal allocation of river waters of Satluj-Beas-Ravi, to the States of Rajasthan, Haryana and Delhi.
Amritsar (June 21, 2010): Condemning the security establishment for spilling blood of innocent Kashmiris on the streets of Srinagar and elsewhere, the Dal Khalsa said the Indian state was suffering from ‘arrogance of power’.
Patiala (June 18, 2010): While asserting that demand of royalty in lieu of water allocated to ‘non-riparian’ states of Haryana, Rajasthan and Delhi is corollary of natural rights of people of Punjab, the Sikh Students Federation claimed that central issue is to claim inherent right over the use and control of river water.
Canada (June 19, 2010): Sikhs for Justice on behalf of victims of 1984 Sikh Genocide has written an open letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh requesting an in person meeting with him while he will be in Canada for G8/G-20 summit to reiterate the Sikh community’s adherence and commitment to non-violence and democratic norms.
Amritsar (July 18, 2010): Expressing solidarity with the family members of innocent youth Tufail Ahmad Mattoo killed in police action last week, the DAL KHALSA said the civil administration in Kashmir was virtually non-existent and whatever is there is subservient to the Indian security forces
Amritsar (June 17, 2010): In a statement sent to SikhSiyasat Network the Dal Khalsa expressed its resentment against Punjab government for not recommending to the Centre to abolish capital punishment from the law book when the Home Ministry asked for suggestion from states that ‘whether a humane mode of execution of death sentence such as lethal injection should be adopted in place of existing system of hanging’.
It is generally believed that the Congress cadres were behind this genocide. This is true but there were other forces too which actively participated in this massacre and whose role has never been investigated. Those who were witness to the genocide of 1984 were stunned by the swiftness and military precision of the killer marauding gangs (later on witnessed during the Babri mosque demolition, burning alive of Dr. Graham Steins with his two sons and recent pogrom of the Muslims in Gujarat) who went on a burning spree of the innocent Sikhs. This was beyond the capacity of the Congress thugs.
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