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Hold Officials Accountable for Excessive Use of Force, Ill-Treatment During COVID19 Lockdown: Coalition Against Torture

Alarmed by accounts of police violence and ill-treatment across India during the imposition of a nationwide lockdown on 25th March, a group of human rights defenders campaigning against custodial violence and torture in India has reminded the Government of India that human rights must be “protected and accountability ensured even in exceptional circumstances”.

SGPC No Longer a Representative Body of the Sikhs [Op-Ed]

Still Sikhs hope against hope that SGPC should not have honored P.S Umranagal, a police officer in Golden Temple complex who is known to have involved in fake-encounters and the Bargari beadbi.

Why Police Retaliate Rather Than Going by Law When Poor Are Involved?

Coronavirus like all other crises in past exposes that Indian democracy is being run by self-centered bureaucracy with police/security forces enjoying near holy status.

Viral Video Lands Punjab Police in Trouble; Khanna SHO Accused of Making Nude Video of Men in Custody

A viral video has brought more embarrassment for Punjab police, which is already struggle to make-up its fractured public image.

Patiala Incident: Police Withdraws Case Against Bibi Sukhpreet Kaur, 3 Others

The Punjab police today withdrew case against Bibi Sukhpreet Kaur, daughter in law of Baba Balwinder Singh, and 3 others. They were arrested after a clash took place between Nihang Singhs and Patiala cops on Sunday at Sabzi Mandi Patiala.

Arresting Nihang Singh’s Daughter-in-Law is Against Human Values: Taksal Chief Baba Harnam Singh

After Sunday's Patiala Sabzi Mandi incident, the Punjab police arrested 11 persons, including a woman, and booked them under draconian Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA).

Emergency Imposed in Punjab? – Police Unleashes Crackdown to Silence Dissenting Voices

Chandigarh: It seems that an undeclared emergency has been imposed in Punjab since Sunday’s Patiala Sabzi Mandi incident. Eager to silence dissenting voices, the Punjab ...

Journalist Yadwinder Karfew Condemns Case Against Journalist Bhupinder Singh Sajjan

Quoting renowned French historian and philosopher Voltaire, journalist and TV anchor Yadwinder Karfew condemned the police case against Hoshiarpur based social media journalist Bhupinder Singh Sajjan.

Patiala Incident: Punjab Ministers Seek FIR Against MLA Simarjeet Singh Bains

Punjab Ministers have sought FIR against Lok Insaaf Party (LIP) MLA Simarjeet Singh Bains. A written release by Punjab government says that "a group of Punjab cabinet ministers on Monday demanded registration of an FIR against him for inciting communal disharmony".

Patiala Incident: Punjab Police Attest 3 For Social Media Reporting & Posts

The Punjab Police on Monday (April 13) announced arrested three persons for their social media posts. They police said that they are arrested for posting "provocative social media messages and promoting religious hatred" in wake of Sunday's Patiala Sabzi Mandi attack.

Sikh Siyasat’s Special Report on Sabzi Mandi Patiala Incident Involving Punjab Cops and Nihang Singhs

On April 12, 2020 an incident took place at Sabzi Mandi (Sanaur Road) Patiala where a clash ensued between police personnel and Nihang Singhs.

Irked Over Its’ Automated Calls, Punjab Police Registers Two Cases Against SFJ

The Punjab Police on Friday (April 10) booked Sikhs for Justice (SFJ), a US based group and it’s legal advisor Gurpatwant Singh Pannun for automated phone calls.

COVID-19: Rumours Target Muslims, Gujjars; Hoshiarpur DC Warns Strict Action; Police Case in Ludhiana

Rumours are circulating in certain areas of Punjab against Muslims in general, and Muslim Gujjars in particular.

Why Punjab Police DGP Dinkar Gupta Sees Social Media As A Major Challenge? [A Brief Analysis]

DGP Dinkar Gupta’s utterances against Kartarpur Sahib yatra had invited strong criticism from Sikh netizens i.e. Sikhs active over the internet or the social media. After extensive outrage DGP Gupta had to express regret over his remarks.

High Court Hears PIL of 8257 Missing and Extra-Judicially Killed in Fake Encounters in Punjab

A bench of Chief Justice of Punjab & Haryana High Court resumes hearing PIL of 8257 missing and extra-judicially killed persons in staged encounters in Punjab from 1984-1995.

UAPA Case Against Bhai Jaspal Singh Gurdaspur’s Relatives Acquitted

The court of an Additional Sessions Judge Gurdaspur today acquitted a case framed by Gurdaspur police against relatives of Shaheed Bhai Jaspal Singh Gurdaspur and others about seven years ago.

Court Notice to NIA and Jail Authorities for Mentally Torturing Sikh Undertrial

A Mohali based special NIA court for Punjab has issued notice to the National Investigation Agency (NIA) and Amritsar jail authorities for allegedly mentally torturing an undertrial person. 

Special Report: Who Said What on DGP Dinkar Gupta’s Utterances Against Kartarpur Sahib?

East Punjab police chief DGP Dinkar Gupta made a highly objectionable and hurtful remark against Kartarpur Sahib. Talking to Indian Express on Friday “Kartarpur offers a pentagonal that you send somebody in the morning as an ordinary chap and by evening he comes back as a trained terrorist actually”.

After 27 Years, 6 Cops Convicted in Baba Charan Singh Karsewa and 5 Others’ Murder Case

A CBI court in Mohali today convicted six Punjab police cops for custodial murder of Baba Charan Singh Karsewa in 1993 while acquitted 3 others.

Press Conference By SADA (Mann) Leaders Against Arrests of Party Cadres

Kushalpal Singh and other leaders of Shiromani Akali Dal Amritsar (Mann) today held a press conference at Chandigarh to condemn arrests of their party cadres by the Punjab police.

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