Amritsar (April 29, 2011): Today is Khalistan Day. The Panthic Committee constituted by the Damdami Taksal this day 25 years ago this day declared Khalistan as a goal of the Sikh Nation from the Akal Takht Sahib. Earlier organizations like the Dal Khalsa, Babbar Khalsa and the Council of Khalistan had adopted Khalistan as their agenda.
Amritsar (April 27, 2011): A day after the letter issued by Bhai Balwant Singh Rajoana, re-arguing Jathedar of Sri Akal Takhat Sahib to secure necessary Jathedar arrangement to get him baptised as per Sikh rituals, Giani Gurbachan Singh is reported to have taken the state’s jail department to task for not allowing Balwant Singh to get baptized before he is hanged to death. Balwant Singh was convicted for the assassination of Beant Singh, former CM of Punjab, and is on death row.
New York (April 25, 2011): In a statement issued by Human Rights Watch, an international human rights body, it is said that the Indian government should ensure that those responsible for newly discovered massacres of Sikhs in 1984 are brought to justice, Human Rights Watch said today.
Amritsar (April 24, 2011): Citing Gujarat’s chief minister’s comments that Muslims need to be taught a lesson in the wake of Godhra killings, the Dal Khalsa drew parallel of Narendra Modi with late Rajiv Gandhi who too allowed Hindus to vent their anger to teach a lesson to Sikhs in the aftermath of assassination of [...]
Chandigarh (April 22, 2011): The People’s Union for Civil Liberties is organising an all India seminar on the 7th and 8th of May, 2011 in Delhi on the “Attack by the State on the Life and Personal liberty of its people in Democratic India: Examining the Law on Sedition, other Draconian Laws and Human Rights Violations of Citizens under Ordinary Laws.”
Fatehgarh Sahib (April 16, 2011): Sikh bodies have demanded immediate removal of senior Congress leader H. S. Hanspal from the membership of India’s National Commission for Minorities; as he is accused by a witness for attempting to lure her to turn hostile in a criminal case against another senior Congress leader Sajjan Kumar.
Chandigarh (April 16, 2011): All India Sikh Students Federation (AISSF) and Sikhs For Justice (SFJ) demanded that criminal case should be registered against HS Hanspal and Sajjan Kumar for pressuring witnesses in November 1984 Sikh Genocide case. AISSF President Karnail Singh Peermohammad stated that Congress is responsible for organized killing of Sikhs in November 1984 and shielding the leaders leading the active congress workers who killed Sikhs with impunity.
Amritsar (April 16, 2011): Even as an inquiry conducted by Deputy Commissioner KS Pannu into alleged irregularities in the registration of voters for the upcoming Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) elections has indicted junior officials for laxity, complainants have termed the probe an eyewash. They say the probe was conducted half-heartedly and all allegations were not probed; besides, they say, senior officials were spared the blame.
Chandigarh, PUNJAB (April 13, 2011): Advocate Navkiran Singh has provided English translation of Statements of Mohali (28 March, 2011) incident victim S. Jagjeet Singh and both accused police officers. (Download a copy of F.I.R.)
Chandigarh (April 12, 2011): Nearly two decades after enforced disappearance of Akal Takht’s former Jathedar Bhai Gurdev Singh Kaunke a Public Interest Litigation seeks an independent inquiry into the incident.
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