Amritsar/ Chandigarh (June 16, 2013): According to certain media reports a former secretary of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) Manjit Singh Calcutta has also raised objections against the construction of the Sikh Genocide 1984 memorial inside the historic Gurdwara Rakabganj Sahib Complex in New Delhi.
New York, United States (June 15, 2013): Rights group challenged the dismissal of human rights violation case against CM Badal and filed appeal with the US Circuit Court. The Sikh group has challenged the May 17 order of Federal Judge dismissing the case against CM Badal for failure to effectuate service and the order denying rights group’s motion to conduct jurisdictional discovery. Judge Adelman had dismissed the case holding that that CM Badal was never served with the court summons as claimed by the rights group ‘Sikh for Justice’ (SJF) and SAD (Amritsar).
New Delhi, India (June 10, 2013): According to certain media reports the Sarna brothers of SAD (Delhi) — in their first appearance since their defeat in the Delhi gurdwara polls — on June 09, 2013 said the Sikh Genocide 1984 memorial was not acceptable inside the Gurdwara Rakabganj Sahib. Sarnas reportedly said that the memorial should be built at some other site.
New Delhi, India (June 06, 2013): It is learnt that Pakistan on June 06, 2013 rejected New Delhi’s allegation that its spy agency (ISI) was providing militancy training to the Sikh youth with a view to revive militancy in Punjab.
London, United Kingdom (June 05, 2013): As Sikhs all over the world gather in remembrance of the Darbar Sahib invasion of 1984, the National Sikh Youth Federation (NSYF) will be delivering a Liv-Webinar which will offer an overview of why and how the events of 1984 transpired in the way that they did.
Perth, Australia (May 18, 2013): As per a community alert (dtd. May 17, 2013) issued by an NGO named United Sikhs: “Bauer Media Ltd, a large media company, has this week apologised and expressed regret to United Sikhs for any offence felt by any member of the Sikh community by the publication of an article and photograph of a Nihang Sikh in their porn magazine in January this year”.
Khadoor Sahib, Punjab (May 17, 2013): According to a press release by PRO Nishan-e-Sikhi: “after dedicating many documentaries to society disseminating positive messages before it, the international award winning film maker Meera Dewan now came with her new production piece “Gur Prasad; The Grace of Food”, an interesting and introductory documentary of 58 minutes on India’s tradition of food sharing (called ‘Langer’ in Sikh tradition) basically made for Film division of ministry of information and broadcasting, Government of India”.
Gidderbaha,Punjab (May 16, 2013): It is learnt that Badal Dal’s Shiromani Gurudwara Prabhandak Committee member Navtej Singh Kauni was again spotted at a Dera Sauda Sirsa function on May 16, 2013. He is a member of SGPC from Doda constituency.
New Delhi, India (May 13, 2013): It is learnt that the Delhi High was scheduled to hear 34 petitions regarding 1984 Sikh massacre on May 14,2 013. These petitions challenge the conviction of 104 people accused of their involvement in killings of Sikhs in November, 1984. All these were convicted by Sessions Courts.
Ambala, Haryana (May 10, 2013): It is learnt that self-styled godman Piara Singh Bhaniara has been held guilty by a trial court of Ambala (Haryana). Besides Bhaniara, seven others have also been convicted in two cases registered against them in Ropar district (Punjab).
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