According to press reports, the Indian government has “concerns” about the creation of the American Sikh Congressional Caucus, such that it has “warned” the U.S. government about its very existence. These concerns appear to be grounded in the suspicion that the caucus is a front for an effectively defunct for a separate Sikh homeland called “Khalistan.” The concerns are without merit, and the caucus itself stands firmly on bedrock American principles and traditions.
It was fiery June of 1984. There was a large crowd of people in the Holy Shrine gathered to observe the martyrdom day of their Guru Arjun Dev, an event of special significance in the development of Sikh faith. Sikhs from all over the world had travel long distances to become part of this Holy ritual. Many of whom wouldn’t have even thought in their wildest dreams that this could be their last journey.
Recently, I have received several inquiries about the Bhinder case that was decided by the Supreme Court of Canada in 1985. Apparently, some individuals have suggested to the Punjabi media that S. Karnail Singh Bhinder had in fact won the case but that neither he nor the community had known of this before.
[...]I read the leaflet then walked into the march, joining three women who I asked about Professor Bhullar. ‘This is not an execution,’ said one of the women ‘if the government kill him it will be an assassination. If this happens there will be a lot of anger in India.’ [...]
Thousands of innocent persons were killed in 1984 Sikh Genocide, that was planned, approved and executed by the ruling Congress Govt. led by Rajeev Gandhi. For 28 years the ruling Congress Govt. has been protecting the guilty Congress leaders and police officers.
Switzerland, Geneva (April 27, 2013): Seeking United Nations intervention to save death row inmate Devenderpal Singh Bhullar, a Swiss NGO “Movement Against Atrocities and Repression” (MAAR) and Sikhs For Justice” (SFJ) an international human rights group, filed an appeal with Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Executions, Honorable Christof Heyns on April 25.
In November 2012, Ajmal Kasab, the lone surviving gunman from the 2008 Mumbai attacks, was hanged in the country’s first execution in more than eight years.
Judgement of Supreme Court of India (dt. April 12, 2013) upholding death sentence of Sikh political prisoner Professor Devender Pal Singh Bhullar.
Montreal, Quebec (March 21, 2013): According to a news report by “The Suburban” (publiched on March 20, 2013) the World Sikh Organization (WSO), which promotes and advocates for the protection of human rights for all individuals, regardless of race, religion, gender, ethnicity and social or economic status, has expressed its concern about an incident during which a Montreal police sergeant allegedly broke a local Sikh truck drivers’ elbow, leaving him unable to work for three months, as well as a permanent partial loss of arm flexibility.
She might look frail and weak, but she is determined to end the terror of draconian Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA). Meet Manipur’s Iron Lady, the 40-year-old peace-activist Irom Sharmila Chanu, who is on a hunger strike for last 12 years.
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