New Delhi, India (June 19, 2013): It is learnt that Lt. Governor of Delhi has deferred the execution of Prof. Bhullar and the Delhi government has decided to refer to Indian Home Ministry a decision on the execution of Professor Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar following a medical board report regarding Prof. Bhullar’s health conditions.
New Delhi, India (June 19, 2013): It is learnt that citing the “bad physical and mental health” of Sikh political prisoner Prof. Devinderpal Singh Bhullar, the office of the Delhi Lt. Governor of Delhi have deferred his execution. According to a news reported by Indian Express (IE): “[t]his decision, a source said, was taken after scrutiny of the report submitted by the medical board formed by the Delhi government to ascertain Bhullar’s condition.
London, United Kingdom (June 13, 2013): The UK based Sikh Federation (UK) has confirmed that a conference is going to be held on Tuesday 25 June 2013 in the European Parliament in Brussels on the Death Penalty and Human Rights abuses in India.
London, United Kingdom (June 11, 2013): According to police estimates the number Sikhs protesting each year in June in central London continues to grow. This year the police estimated numbers increased by 15-20% on last year. Last year numbers grew by 30%.
New Delhi, India (June 10, 2013): According to certain media reports the Sarna brothers of SAD (Delhi) — in their first appearance since their defeat in the Delhi gurdwara polls — on June 09, 2013 said the Sikh Genocide 1984 memorial was not acceptable inside the Gurdwara Rakabganj Sahib. Sarnas reportedly said that the memorial should be built at some other site.
New Delhi, India (June 10, 2013): It is learnt that the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) has prepared the design for the proposed memorial for the victims of Sikh Genocide 1984. The memorial is proposed to be raised inside the Gurdwara Rakabganj Sahib complex near Indian Parliament.
New Delhi, India (June 06, 2013): Thousands of Sikhs were brutally massacred throughout India in November 1984. The events are recalled as the ‘Sikh Genocide 1984′. The massacres comprising the Sikh genocide were planned, organized and executed by the contemporary ruling regime of India. Many human rights organization and independent inquiry reports have documented the fact that police did not only stood spectator to the massacre of Sikhs, rather it participated in killings at many places.
According to press reports, the Indian government has “concerns” about the creation of the American Sikh Congressional Caucus, such that it has “warned” the U.S. government about its very existence. These concerns appear to be grounded in the suspicion that the caucus is a front for an effectively defunct for a separate Sikh homeland called “Khalistan.” The concerns are without merit, and the caucus itself stands firmly on bedrock American principles and traditions.
Ludhiana/Chandigarh (June 07, 2013): Indian Home minister Sushil Kumar Shinde’s remarks that Pakistan’s ISI was fanning Sikh militancy in India has drawn intense criticism from various Sikh organizations. It is learnt that various Sikh bodies have slammed the India’s home minister for making such a statement and for resorting to rhetoric to create a fabricated adverse impression against Sikh political activists.
New Delhi, India (June 06, 2013): It is learnt that Pakistan on June 06, 2013 rejected New Delhi’s allegation that its spy agency (ISI) was providing militancy training to the Sikh youth with a view to revive militancy in Punjab.
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