Baramulla, Jammu and Kashmir (May 24, 2013): A 107 year old Catholic school in Jammu and Kashmir has reportedly banned the Sikh Dastar (turban) and excluded some 40 Sikh students from classes for wearing the turban last week.
Ludhiana, Punjab (April 24,2013): According to a news report by Times of India (TOI): “[w]hile Sikhs in India, Punjab government and Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee are putting every effort to save Devinderpal Singh Bhullar, currently on death row, from going to gallows, thousands miles away preparations are afoot in a Gurdwara in Langenthal , Switzerland to hold demonstration in front of the office of United Nation on April 25th”.
New Delhi, India (November 17, 2013): It is learnt that a Delhi court will announce its verdict in a November 1984 Sikh massacre case against Congress leader Sajjan Kumar and five others on April 30, 2013.
Bathinda, Punjab (March 30, 2013): On March 30, 2013 – Sikhs in large numbers took part in a march and demonstration to seek release of Sikh political prisoner Professor Devender Pal Singh Bhullar, who is facing death penalty in India. The march and demonstration was organized by Akali Dal Panch Pardhani (ADPP) in Bathinda region of Punjab.
Chandigarh/ Punjab (March 14, 2013): Tens of thousands of Sikhs across the world celebrated the Sikh Environment Day today. EcoSikh, a Washington based organization, had received confirmation from 1,550 Sikh Gurdwaras, organizations and institutions from India and abroad in response to their appeal to celebrate March 14, 2013 as Sikh Environment Day for the third consecutive year.
Amritsar (March 13, 2013): Sikh Rights group’s All India Sikh Students Federation (AISSF) and “Sikhs for Justice” (SFJ) launched a nationwide campaign “1984 – Yes, It’s Genocide” to collect “Million Signatures” in support of the Sikh “Genocide Petition” to be filed before the United Nations in November. A website (www.1984YesitsGenocide.org) is launched to connect the Sikh community worldwide to collect online signatures.
Amritsar, Punjab (March 03, 2013): It is learnt that the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) launched a new internet application ‘live kirtan’ for the convenience of Sikh Sangat across the globe.
Patiala, Punjab (February 20, 2013): According to media reports: “[g]iving impetus to the public outcry against lewd suggestive songs, students of Punjabi University on Wednesday blacked out Punjabi singers known for spreading vulgarity, during the varsity’s annual fete”.
London, United Kingdom (February 19, 2013): The Panjab Digital Library (PDL) launched in the UK with a permanent installation at Europe’s largest Gurdwara, Sri Guru Singh Sabha Southall (SGSSS), celebrating the Sovereign Sikh spirit under the leadership of Banda Singh Bahadar and the resultant Khalsa Raj.
Ludhiana, Punjab (February 12, 2013): It is learnt that “Proud to be Sikh” is an upcoming movie that is is based on the life of a gursikh professor who comes to India with lots of aspirations and feelings for his heritage and culture, as he had to leave the country during 1984.
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