Hosiarpur, Punjab (June 19, 2013): It is learnt that a 94-year-old Sikh inmate, Bapu Assa Singh, was hospitalized as he was reportedly attacked on June 18, 2013 by few prisoners in a Hoshiarpur jail. Bapu Assa Singh was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment by a TADA court (Ludhiana) on November 20, 2012 in a 1989 case.
Amritsar, Punjab (June 18, 2013): It is learnt that the Punjab state police special cell has received the police remand of Bhai Narain Singh Chura for 3 days in connection with a 2010 case.
Baramulla/Kashmir/India (June 10, 2012): It is learnt that the turbaned Sikh students have been attending classes for the last fortnight following their earlier exclusion for wearing their turban at the St Joseph’s Higher Secondary School in Baramulla, 50 km from the State Capital, Srinagar.
Amritsar, Punjab (June 06, 2013): Sikhs observed 29th anniversary of Ghallughara (holocaust) June 1984 at Sri Akal Takhat Sahib on today. The Shiormani Gurudwara Prabhandak Committee (SGPC) organized a function to mark the day, called Ghallughara Dihara (holocaust day).
Amritsar, Punjab (June 02, 2013): It is learnt that Hindu organization Shiv Sena (Rashtarvadi) took out a march on May 31, 2013 in Amritsar to show their protest against the June 1984 memorial for Sikh martyrs. In June 1984 Indian army had attacked Sri Darbar Sahib and other Sikh Gurdwaras in Punjab and adjoining states.
Washington, DC, United States (June 1, 2013): According to a newsletter issued by the Sikh Coalition: Major Kamaljeet Singh Kalsi – a decorated US Army soldier who in 2009 received an exception to a decades-old rule barring Sikh turbans and unshorn hair – provided compelling testimony yesterday about why the US military should open its doors to Sikh soldiers at a United States Civil Rights Commission hearing.
New Delhi, India (May 31, 2013): According to media reports a New Zealand Sikh community who was framed under charges of “terrorism” in India has been released. According to ‘The New Zealand Herald’, [t]he Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) said on May 30, 2013 that it had been informed the case against Manpreet Singh had been dismissed.
New Delhi, India (May 31, 2013): It is learnt that A Judge of Delhi High Court on May 31, 2013 rescued himself from hearing a plea of Indian politician and Congress leader Jagdish Tytler challenging a lower court order by which the CBI was asked to further investigate his role in a case related to November 1984 violence against the Sikhs. This case relates to the brutal killings of three innocent Sikhs.
New Delhi, India (May 30, 2013): The killing of 24 people, including three senior politicians and eight police personnel, in the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh on 25 May could further escalate violence in the state, putting more civilians – including local Adivasi (Indigenous) communities – at risk, Amnesty International has warned.
Delhi, India (May 29, 2013): According to certain media reports a massive fire broke out in Guru Teg Bahadur Hosptial in Delhi on May 29, 2013. As per inforamtion the fire broke out around 11 am in a air condition unit.
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