Itanagar/Ludhiana (April 23, 2012): As per a news report by “Press Trust of India – PTI” the over 50,000-strong Sikh population in Assam feel they are a neglected lot with neither the Assam nor the Punjab governments giving them due recognition.
Mostly scattered in Nagaon and Sonitpur districts, the Assamese Sikhs, as they have come to be known, trace their origin to 1820 when Maharaja Ranjit Singh sent 500 Sikh soldiers to the region to fight Myanmarese invaders.
Ludhiana, Punjab (January 13, 2012): Yesterday’s decision of United Nations Human Rights Committee uplifting Dastar/Turban ban in France is widely welcomed by various Human rights activists, Sikh organizations, lawyers and rights bodies. Sikh Siyasat Network was able to collects comments of various prominent persons on this matter.
The main reason behind static and confused situation on this issue could be the complex nature of issue, which on the one hand relates to the internal dynamics of the Sikh society (the definition of Sehajdhari and their role) and on the other hand it is related to relations of Sikhs with the Indian State (the Sikh Gurudwara Management Act, 1925; the role of Indian Parliament in Sikh religious affairs regarding amendment etc. of the 1925 Act and role of Indian courts being interpretting authority in relation to the said Act.).
Amritsar, Punjab (December 02, 2011): A committee constituted by the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) is reported to have finalized the palace to build a memorial for attack on Darbar Sahib, Amritsar (also called the Golden Temple of Sri Amritsar) by Indian Army in June 1984, which was code-named by Indian State as “Operation Blue Star”.
Fremont, California (November 14, 2010), On November 20th, Bay Area Sikh Community organizations United Sikhs and Fremont Sikh Temple members will join hands with Glide Memorial Church to help feed approximately 1,000 hungry folks in San Francisco.
London (August 15, 2010): Kashmiri, Sikh and Naga Diaporas in London, representing a common front against Indian imperialism, have condemned the oppression and human rights violations by Indian troops in their territories.
I am a Sikh, it’s my crime…
“I am a SIKH” kill me and call it…. “COLLATERAL DAMAGE”
imprison me and call it…. “SECURITY MEASURES”.
Fatehgarh Sahib (July 19, 2010): Shiromani Akali Dal (Panch Pardhani) has accused the Union and Punjab Governments for playing a political game with Sikhs on the issue of so-called “black list”.
Patiala/Ludhiana (July 15, 2010): Sikh Students Federation welcomed the decision taken by Sri Akal Takhat Sahib to address happenings of November 1984 as “Sikh Genocide”. SSF President Parmjeet Singh Gazi said that in November 1984 Sikhs were subjected to an organized massacre in 18 States and 110 cities of India.
Amritsar (June 6, 2010): Slogans of ‘Khalistan Zindabad’ filled the skies at the Amritsar on Sunday, as Sikhs in large numbers had assembled to observe 26th anniversary of the beginning of third holocaust of Sikh history.
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