Hoshiarpur, Punjab (December 29, 2012): Contesting the claims made by Punjab DGP Sumedh Singh Saini linking the arrest of Daljit Singh with so-called revival of terrorism in Punjab, the Dal Khalsa called it bluff and untrue.
Ludhiana/Punjab (November 20, 2012): According to information available with Sikh Siyasat News (SSN) a TADA designated court of Sunil Kumar Arora, Additional Sessions Judge (Ludhaina) has sentenced 12 Sikhs to undergo ten years imprisonment in a bank robbery case under Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act. It took more than 25 years for the trial to conclude in this case.
Jalandhar, Punjab (October 26, 2012): It is learnt that on October 25, 2012 Akali Dal Panch Pardhani leader Bhai Daljit Singh was produced in the court of Judicial Magistrate Daisy Bangar by a police party headed by Bimal Kumar, SHO of Division number 8 police station (Jalandhar). Police told the court to send Bhai Daljit Singh in judicial custody and did not sought further police remand.
Jalandhar, Punjab (October 22, 2012): According to information the Jalandhar Police today produced Bhai Daljit Singh, former President of Akali Dal Panch Pardhani, in the court of Judicial Magistrate (Jalnadhar) Daisy Bangar on demanded his police remand for 3 days. He is reportedly booked in F.I.R. 216/2012, initially registered against a British national Jaswant Singh Azad under sections 121, 121A, 120B (IPC); section 25 (Arms Act); Sections 10, 13, 17, 18B, 20, 38, 39 and 40 Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA).
This exhibition will showcase how, in the context of Sikh history, Guru Nanak’s mission to build a truly utopian society encountered violent opposition. “The exhibition would be a journey through the challenges faced by Sikhs from the beginnings of the Sikh Way, right up to the shocking events of recent Sikh history, the Genocide of November 1984”
Vancouver, BC (October 9, 2012): According to information last week the Canadian Sikh Coalition and Sikh Youth of America launched a North American campaign, Free the Singh. Petition signing took place in major cities across Canada and the United States with great success as more than 7000 petitions were signed in Canada and more than 9000 in the United States.
New York (October 10, 2012) According to information available with Sikh Siyasat News (SSN) on October 07, 2012 the Sikhs across America launched the “Free the Singh” Campaign to sign petitions for the immediate release of Bhai Daljit Singh Bittu and Bhai Kulbir Singh Barapind.
Entire terminology of F.I.Rs registered at Jalandhar and Ludhiana districts are same, only names, addresses and details of police stations are different. It signifies that these arrests are conducted under fixed and calculated policy framed under directions from the top and [even] the terminology was prepared & sent from the top [...]
Vancouver, BC (September 30, 2012): On September 30, 2012 thousands of Sikhs across Canada stood in solidarity with Bhai Daljit Singh Bittu and Bhai Kulbir Singh Barapind in Punjab. A petition writing campaign to “Free the Singh” was launched across the country in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, and Montreal, and will continue on till next week.
“Petition signing will continue next weekend in Gurudwara’s across the country and we encourage people to visit www.freethesingh.com” Moninder Singh added.
Ludhiana (September 27, 2012): The matter of detention of Daljit Singh Bittu, former president of Akali Dal Panch Pardhani has taken another turn. Today police produced Daljit Singh in the court of Ludhiana magistrate Mr. Ashish Thathai and demanded further custody to investigate the calls from phone numbers starting with +92, ISD code of Pakistan. Police alleged that Daljit Singh was in constant contact with others in Pakistan as they have found a number of calls from ISD code (+92) of Pakistan. SHO Nirmal Singh of Division No. 5 police station insisted that they need further custody of Daljit Singh to investigate his links with Paksitan.
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