Patiala (August 30, 2011): In a written statement released today, the Sikh Students Federation has showed its’ grave concern over the proposed execution of three Tamils on September 9, for assassinating India’s former Prime Minster Rajiv Gandhi in 1991. The students’ body has pleaded the cancellation of their death penalty as trio have already served more than 20 years in prison.
Amritsar (August 30, 2011): All India Sikh Students Federation (AISSF) accused the Government of India of usurping the identity of Sikhs by denying their demand for Anand Marriage Act. The Government’s action of forcing Sikhs to register their marriages under Hindu Marriage Act is in violation of “equal rights” provided under Articles 14 and 15 of the Constitution of India. AISSF announced that it will file a constitutional petition before the Supreme Court of India challenging the Government’s refusal to pass Anand Marriage Act.
Chennai (August 30, 2011): In recent and important development it is learnt that the Tamil Nadu State assembly passed a unanimous resolution asking President Pratibha Patil to review the petitions filed by the three convicts in former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi assassination case and commute the death sentence to life imprisonment.
New Delhi (August 30, 2011): As per media reports the campaign to save the three convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case picked up pace on yesterday.
Amritsar (August 30, 2011): Dal Khalsa slams the Union government for rejecting the proposal to implement the provisions of Anand Marriage Act, lying defunct since the India adopted the present Constitution in 1950.
Kapurthala/Chandigarh (August 29, 2011): With less than a month to go in general elections of Shiromani Gurudwara Prabhandak Committee (SGPC), the former SGPC cheif Bibi Jagir Kaur along with Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal are in news for illegal land grabing. Punjab Lokpal, Justice (Retd) D S Dhaliwal, today ordered an inquiry into complaint on “illegal occupation” of prime government land in Kapurthala district by former SGPC chief Jagir Kaur at the alleged behest of chief minister Parkash Singh Badal.
Tamil Nadu (August 29, 2011): Tamil Party Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam (DMDK) has favored clemency for 3 Tamil convicts facing immideate threat of execution on 9 September. Trio have been convicted for killing India’s Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.
“Two Sri Lankans and an Indian national convicted for the assassination of India’s former Prime Minister , Rajiv Gandhi, are facing imminent execution in Vellore prison in Tamil Nadu, India. This follows the rejection of their mercy petitions by the President of India. If carried out, these would be the first executions in India since 2004″ says the appeal posted on website of the organization.
Ludhiana (August 29, 2011): The American Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (ASGPC) has made an appeal to Sikhs voting for the upcoming Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) elections for a written promise from candidates contesting elections that they would promote religious agenda of the Sikh nation.
Chandigarh (August 28, 2011): Chief Commissioner of Gurdwara Elections, Justice H S Brar (retd), is reported to have that non-keshdharis attempting to vote in the SGPC elections will be arrested.
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