Patiala, Punjab (March 28, 2012): Punjab bandh called by Sikh organisations to protest against proposed hanging of Sikh political prisoner Bhai Balwant Singh Rajoana is visible in terms of it’s impact on routine life in Punjab since early hours. On March 27 at around 5pm when the news spread that Chandigarh court has again ordered the hanging of Bhai Rajoana on March 31, 2012 the markets in Amritsar, Patiala and other cities begun to shut down.
Ludhiana, Punjab (March 27, 2012): Punjab is scheduled to shut down on 28 Marcus to raise people’s voice against hanging of Sikh political prisoner Bhai Bawant Singh Rajoana. The hanging is scheduled to take place on March 31. Joint committee formed by various Sikh organisations has given the Punjab bandh call.
Amritsar, Punjab (March 26, 2012): Indian media is up in arms to create confusion among masses by publishing misleading reports about Punjab shut down call. Various prominent Indian newspapers are trying to mislead masses by wrongfully reporting that Joint Committee formed by various Panthic organizations has rejected the program announced Akal Takhat Sahib and March 28 Punjab bandh call is not supported by Akal Takhat Sahib.
Ludhiana (November 3, 2010): Sikhs For Justice (SFJ), a US based human rights advocacy group, through a statement sent to SikhSiyasat Network, has strongly condemned, the illegal detention of Sikh leaders
Amritsar (November 3, 2010): Shiromani Gurudwara Prabhandak Committee (SGPC) and ruling Badal Dal, today, observed ardas divas (prayer day) to remember victims of Sikh Genocide 1984. Prayers were offered at various historical Sikh Gurudwaras managed by the SGPC. Senior leaders of SAD (Badal Dal) participated in prayer ceremony held at Darbar Sahib (Amritsar).
Ludhiana (November 3, 2010 – SikhSiyasat Network): Punjab shutdown call given by Sikh organizations evoked mixed response in Punjab, which remained totally peaceful as no untoward happening is reported from any part of the state.
Fatehgarh Sahib/Madhopur (November 3, 2010): Many Sikhs leaders and activists are arrested by Punjab Police from Madhopur railway crossing, as they blocked the railways traffic in wake of Punjab shut down call, today.
Ludhiana (December 7, 2009): Today’s shut down, declared by various Sikh organizations to protest against anti-Sikh policies of Punjab Government, received major response from people of Punjab.
Ludhiana (November 06, 2009): To wake up the deaf and dumb Indian state from its stupor, the entire Punjab came to standstill on 03 November, 2009 for few hours to express its anguish against the denial of justice to victims, to give verdict against the politics of genocide and to pay homage to thousands of innocent Sikhs killed during the Nov 1984 carnage.
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