Washington, DC (May 21, 2013): It is learnt that a bipartisan group of 23 members of the U.S. Congress, representing the American Sikh Congressional Caucus, have written to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), requesting that the agency begin tracking hate crimes against Sikhs, the way it does for other communities.
New Delhi, India (May 18, 2013): It is learnt that the Press Council of India (PCI) chairperson Justice Markandey Katju has written to President Pranab Mukherjee seeking pardon for Professor Devender Pal Singh Bhullar whose execution was cleared by Supreme Court of India on April 12 despite substantial and procedural legal flaws.
London, United Kingdom (May 11, 2013): It is learnt that UK academicians have opposed the execution of death penalty to Professor Devender Pal Singh Bhullar. Sally Hunt, General Secretary of University and College Union (UCU) has written a letter to Dr. Bhagwati, High Commission of India and William Hague, Foreign Secretary, UK.
A copy of resolution number 1474 adopted by Shiromani Gurudwara Prabhandak Committee on May 03, 2012.
Ottawa, Canada (April 23, 2013): It is learnt that after sending an urgent appeal to the Canadian, German and Indian governments last week, WSO has received a reply from German Ambassador Werner Wnendt.
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.
Chandigarh/ Punjab (April 23, 2013): It is learnt that Amnesty International had issued an urgent action appeal in wake of April 12, 2013 decision of Supreme Court of India clearing the execution of Sikh political prisoner Prof. Devender Pal Singh Bhullar.
We deliver this statement as a delegation from the Canadian Sikh Coalition on behalf of the Sikh community of Canada. We are an umbrella organization currently representing over 87 Sikh organizations across Canada with 300,000+ members who are extremely concerned about recent events involving Professor Devinderpal Singh Bhullar.
Human rights organizations have expressed that Prof. Bhullar was arrested under the now-lapsed Terrorist and Disruptive Activities Act, which had no provisions for appeals to the High Court.
Some of the readers of Sikh Siyasat News (SSN) raised certain specific concerns regarding the contents of this page. As the concerns appeared to be genuine at the first sight, the content has been taken down for further investigation.
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