Pro-freedom Sikh organization Dal Khalsa on Thursday hailed the Supreme Court for repteadly clarifying that dissent isn't sedition, hence setting the record straight.
Eight journalists who covered the farmer protests in India and violence in Delhi on January 26, 2021 are facing baseless criminal charges, Human Rights Watch said in a statement on February 2. The Indian authorities should drop the charges, which include sedition, promoting communal disharmony, and making statements prejudicial to national integration.
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) of India has issued notices to various activists and relatives of some others in relation to a case registered under Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA).
First thing first, a term is to be decided to be given to what farmers in India (especially from Panjab) are doing these days in Delhi, the capital region of India. 'War' or 'Fight' suits the best but we'll continue with 'Struggle' as we still think ‘them’ (Delhi rulers) to be ours and 'war' will be too harsh for it. They are using age expired tear gas apparatus and water cannons in this chilling time on their own people representing themselves for their legitimate rights peacefully. Even when they are preparing stadiums and open grounds into prisons so it is more or less a war like situation.
Dal Khalsa has dedicated this year’s World Human Rights Day (WHRD) to the rights of farmers and political prisoners from Kashmir to Punjab to central India.
The Government of India has denied permission to a Sikh jatha to Pakistan for Yatra of Gurdwara Nankana Sahib to mark 100th anniversary of Saka Nankana Sahib. Nankana Sahib is Parkash Asthan of Guru Nanak Ji, first Guru of Sikhs.
Actor-Lawyer Deep Sidhu, who has been a distinct voice for farmers struggle against new farm laws, is reportedly arrested by Special Cell of Delhi police.
The World Sikh Organization of Canada has released a report shedding light on Indian disinformation campaigns targeting Sikhs in Canada.
On 9 January 2021, Bhai Daljit Singh released the first issue of Sikh Shahadat’s book series. This book is a special issue on Farmers struggle. The book was released at Ludhiana in presence of Sikh Shahadat editor Prof. Kanwaljit Singh, Sikh lawyer advocate Jaspal Singh Manjhpur and others.
Over 100 Conservative MPs, including Ministers have been contacted since Boris's gaffe in PMQs last week on the mistreatment of peaceful farmers protesting in India.
Farmers' struggle against new farm laws enacted by the Indian parliament has entered a crucial phase. Sikh Siyasat talked to Bhai Mandhir Singh about various vital issues related to the farmers' struggle. This is full video recording of the talk.
Twenty-one different naujawan jathebandies (youth led Sikh organisations), from Australia to Kashmir and beyond, have signed an open letter addressing Sikh sangat.
UK Parliament is set to debate on ongoing Farmers Protest in India. The debate will be held in House of Commons on March 8 at 4:30 pm (UK Time).
Alberta Union of Labour Relations Professionals (AULReP) firmly express its solidarity with the over 250 million kisaans (farmers) and workers who have been on strike and have taken various peaceful actions in India against the Government of India's capitalist reforms. AULReP also firmly condemns the violent repression of kisaans, workers, and trade unionists in India by the Indian government and its armed forces.
Farmers in India are rising to protest three new laws adopted in their country that have important ramifications for the average Indian farmer. Essentially, this set of bills eases restrictions on corporate interests like those of Monsanto and penalizes millions of small independent farmers in the process.
Farmers peaceful protest on the borders of Delhi has been catching attention and solidarity of the global community. Foreign officials and people's movements are expressing their solidarity and support for farmers who are calling for roll back of Indian government's new farm laws.
In a series of ongoing daily peaceful protest advocates of Punjab and Haryana High Court under the banner of Lawyers in Solidarity with Farmers (LSF) showed solidarity with the farmers against the three Farm Laws passed by Parliament.
"I did not make a Toolkit. We wanted to support the farmers. I edited two lines on February 3," Disha Ravi told the Delhi court where she was produced earlier today. The court has sent her to police custody for five days for further questioning.
It is satisfying and comforting to know that the Kisan Ekta Morcha leadership of has shown intent to set at rest the indications given about sidelining of Gurnam Singh Charuni -the leader of the Bharatiya Kisan Union Haryana Charuni group. This has become possible as a result of the awareness and alertness of internal platforms of this moveme
In a significant development, Bhupinder Singh Mann- member of a committee appointed by Supreme Court of India to advise it on contentious new farm laws, has recused himself from the committee. In a statement issued to
The members of United states congress and international legal and human rights experts have urged India to uphold the right of peaceful protest and engage with protesting farmers productively following the norms of democracy.
Weeks of protests by farmers from Punjab and Haryana intensified against three controversial farming laws which abolish Minimum Support Pricing (MSP) for farmers, led to a call for protestors to make their way to the national capital Delhi. On the 8th of December the protests had spread with farmers across India leading a country wide strike and shut down (band). Many of these poor and marginalised farmers, battled against the onset of winter amidst a world-wide pandemic travelling the 500km by foot, on tractors, scooters and other vehicles.
In an advisory released on December 4m the Editors Guild of India (EGI) has expressed concerns about the news coverage of the farmers' protests in the India’s capital, wherein certain sections of the media have been labelling them as “Khalistanis”, “ anti-nationals”, and other such terms to “delegitimise the protests without any evidence or proof”.
The National Farmers Union of Canada has expressed solidarity with farmers in India, who continue to protest new agricultural laws formally passed in September.
Three new agriculture laws, back in September 2020, were passed under the governance of right-wing BJP, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, without going through the required parliamentary procedure and without even consulting the main stakeholders – ‘Farmers’. The government is trying to forcefully enact these laws in the name of liberalization of the agriculture sector, making farmers more economically vulnerable.
Farmer’s struggle has completed few phases of endurance. It has churned out a lot. This whole struggle has been colored differently by different sections. But wisdom on both sides know that it started with an ancestral impulse of resilience against injustice. It started with a micro cosmic demonstration in Punjab,
Instead of considering this text as an opinion article, research paper or report, it is my humble request to consider this as either a conversation or an open letter that may serve as a mode of awareness about an impeding existential threat to the people of the Indian sub-continent in general and freedom of humanity as we currently know. In present times we are staring at a grim future which wil