Ludhiana/Chandigarh, Punjab (May 12, 2013): According to a news report published by Hindustan Times (HT): “[f]or those who want to know all that had gone wrong and for those who feel the need to reprise this chapter of history to review the lessons learnt — Sadda Haq is a must watch”.
In a previous write up on the issue of Indian media and Sadda Haq (Fabricating a controversy), We tried to the highly biased approach of the Indian media towards Punjab film Sadda Haq. Reasons behind this approach were also discussed.
Two young Hindu boys were killed by some unknown persons on a day in early 1980s in Majha region of Punjab. A Journalist who was deployed at Amritsar by a news agency because of his Sikh appearance, while ideologically he had a leftist approach, was asked to send a specified news-story on this matter.
Washington, United States (April 02, 2013): It is learnt that the White House has responded to a petition moved by Human Rights and advocacy group “Sikhs for Justice” (SJF), seeking recognition to the fact of Sikh genocide 1984. During November 1984 thousands of innocent Sikhs were massacred during a state-sponsored genocide of Sikhs in Delhi and elsewhere in India.
Amritsar, Punjab (March 15, 2013): Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) president Avtar Singh Makkar has reportedly taken a serious note of TV serial named ‘Gurbani’ said it was intolerable for the Sikh community.
Jharkhand, Bihar (March 10, 2013): A Sikh body, All India Sikh Students Federation (AISSF) has approached Akal Takhat Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh against an upcoming Hindi TV serial titled “Gurbani”.
Patiala, Ludhiana (February 26, 2012): In a recent statement sent to various media networks, including Sikh Siyasat News (SSN), Bibi Kamaldeep Kaur, sister of Bhai Balwant Singh Rajoana – a Sikh political prisoner who is facing death punishment in connection with the assassination of former Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh, said that the letter written by his brother – Bhai Rajoana, was misinterpreted by Indian media, especially the PTI.
Chandigarh, Punjab/India (January 12, 2013): As per recent media reports visiting Canadian Minister Jason Kenney told reporters in Chandigarh that Sikhs in Canada raising their voice peacefully for separate Sikh state named “Khalisthan” out of India, will not be asked to leave Canada.
January 6th (2013) was Shaheedi Day of Bhai Satwant Singh and Bhai Kehar Singh. As usual the family relatives of these martyrs were honoured by Akal Takhat Jathedar. But the Indian Media reacted and made headlines of this thing in very negative way.
On January 06, 2013 Bhai Kehar Singh and Bhai Satwant Singh were remembered by the Sikh nation on their martyrdom day. Akal Takhat Sahib, Shiromani Gurudwara Prabhandak Committee (SGPC) and Sikh sangat observed their martyrdom day by organizing a function at Gurudwara Jhanda-Bunga Sahib near Sri Akal Takhat for three days.
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