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Extradition Proceedings Against 3 West Midland Sikh Activists Dropped in UK

Extradition proceedings against three West Midland based Sikh activists in UK were dropped today. Indian government was seeking their extradition alleging that they were linked with some incidents of offences committed in India. During today’s proceedings at West Minister Magistrate’s Court the Crown Prosecution Services dropped extradition proceedings against trio.

The Image of Sikh Struggle Cannot Be Blurred With Accusations : Bhai Mandhir Singh at Dallewal

An annual Shahaeedi Samagam in the memory of Shaheed Bhai Satpal Singh Dallewal was held on 14 September 2021. Speaking during the samagam Bhai Mandhir Singh (Panth Sewak Jatha Doaba) said that the image Sikh struggle cannot be blurred with accusations.

Culprit of Beadbi at Takht Kesgarh Sahib is Linked with Dera Sauda Sirsa

A person was apprehended by sewadars at Takht Kesgarh Sahib in Anandpur Sahib after he smoke and threw biri/cigarette bud inside the Takht Sahib. The culprit who was identified as Paramjit Singh of Mohalla Maharaj Nagar of Ludhiana was handed over to the police. Police have registered FIR No. 122 (PS Anandpur Sahib) under section 295A of Indian Penal Code (IPC).

Sikh Viewpoint on Peace Talks Between Naga Nation and Indian State

Naga People's Movement For Human Rights (NPMHR) held a conference at Delhi on 4 September 2021. Sharing concerns of the organisers about the ongoing talks between representatives of Naga nation and the Indian state, and expressing solidarity with Naga people and their struggle, Parmjeet Singh (editor, Sikh Siaysat) said that as Sikhs, we were duty bound to stand with the Naga nation.

The Untold Secret of Shaheed Jaswant Singh Khalra’s Martyrdom

Human Rights defender Shaheed Jaswant Singh Khalra was illegally arrested by Punjab police from his Amritsar based residence on 6 September 1995. He was subjected to enforced disappearance.

Kashmiri Leader SAS Geelani Passed Away at 92

Senior pro-freedom Kashmiri leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani passed away after a long illness in Srinagar on Wednesday (1 Sept 2021) night.

How Can We Conserve/Save Our Environment? : UN’s Faith of Earth Counsellor Baba Sewa Singh

Baba Sewa Singh of Kaar Sewa Khadoor Sahib has been engaged in environment conservation for past about two decades now. Kaar Sewa Khadoor Sahib has planted hundreds of thousands trees in Punjab under its greenery drive. This Sikh body has set up rain water harvesting on various buildings under its direct or indirect management. Kaar Sewa Khadoor Sahib has planted more than one hundred small forests at different places in Punjab.

Environmental Sustainability – Truths and Myths

The documentary starts with the quote of Martin Luther King Jr., “In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”

New Audiobook “Janbaaz Raakha: Sant Jarnail Singh” Released on Sikh Siyasat App

Sikh Siyasat has released a new audiobook titled “Janbaaz Raakha: Sant Jarnail Singh”. This book is a Punjabi translation of former PCS A. R. Darshi’s book ‘The Gallant Defender: Sant Jarnail Singh’. The audiobook can be listened to through Sikh Siyasat app, which is available for free download on Google Play Store and Apple App Store.

Farming Expert Gurpreet Singh Dabrikhana Advocates For Organic Farming in Punjab

Agriculture and Environment Awareness Centre marked United Nation's Nature Conservation Day on 28th of July 2021. A discussion for Soil and Water Conservation in Punjab was held at Ludhiana on this day. Speaking during this event, farming expert Gurpreet Singh Dabrikhana advocated for organic farming in Punjab. This is full video recording of speech of Gurpreet Singh Dabrikhana.

WAR AND SIKHISM

It is generally asserted that the first five Sikh Gurus, up to Guru Arjan (1563-1606), were opposed to individual participation in war, and to war as a measure of national policy, and that it was the persecution of Guru Arjan by the Mughal Emperor Jebangir which obliged the Sikh movement to diverge from its true doctrine of pacifism.

How Severe is Punjab’s Ground Water Crisis? Will Punjab’s Ground Water Vanish by 2040?

Agriculture and Environment Awareness Center held a discussion to mark UN Nature Conservation Day on 28th of July 2021. Speaking during this event Parmjeet Singh presented data related to Punjab's ground water crisis and said that the situation is so severe that if we do not change the pattern of ground water use, then Punjab would turn desert by 2040. He said Punjab is set to consume its ground water resources by 2040 at present rate of over-extraction of ground water.

Loot of Punjab’s River Water by India : Talk with former IAS Gurtej Singh

Agriculture and Environment Awareness Centre talked to former IAS Gurtej Singh about Punjab's river water issue. S. Gurtej Singh said that Punjab's river waters are 'looted' by India in violation of provisions of the Indian constitution, Indian law and internationally accepted 'riparian rule' and "Helsinki regulations'. This is full video recording of talk with S. Gurtej Singh.

Nagaland: Plan To Form All-Party Government To Facilitate Naga Talks with India

In a major development major political parties in Nagaland have agreed to come together to form an all-party government in the state as an attempt to find a political solution for decades old Naga conflict.

Taliban Takeover in Afghanistan : Possible Regional and International Fallouts

Being the geostrategic link to East Asia, central Asia and south Asia, events in Afghanistan usually have ramifications that go much beyond its political boundaries. ...

Can Horticulture Be An Option For Punjab’s Troubled Agriculture? Interview with Hardial S. Gharyala

Punjab's agriculture is in dire crisis and to overcome this, Punjab needs to diversify from rice-paddy crop cycle that has drained its' natural resources. A team of Agriculture and Environment Awareness Centre met S. Hardial Singh Gharyala, former deputy director of Horticulture in Punjab.

Young Couple Return To Punjab To Connect To The Roots; Engage in Organic Farming At Native Village

A team of Agriculture and Environment Awareness Center met Gurpreet Singh and Navjit Kaur who have returned from New Zealand and have started organic farming in their native village near Patti in district Tarn Taran. This is video recording of talk with Gurpreet Singh and Navjit Kaur.

Legacy of Sikh Struggle and Present Situation: Bhai Mandhir Singh at Shaheedi Samagam

This is video recording of speech of Bhai Mandhir Singh during Shaheedi Samagam at village Budh Singh Wala on 29 July 2021. In this speech he talked about the legacy of Sikh struggle and the present situation.

Critical Response to Sikh Policy Document by Custodians at Akal Takht Sahib (by Free Akal Takht)

The SGPC appointed acting Jathedar and his staff at Akal Takht Sahib released a document titled "Contemporary Sikh Concerns and Priorities" (CSCP) that outlined Policy Directions and Institution building for the Sikhs on June 3rd 2021 to a large chosen batch.

Guru Har Rai Ji

After the passing of Har Gobind a calm ensued, for the Sikhs were, by nature, peace-loving and fond of celestial contemplation, and the Guru's residence was now permanently shifted from Amritsar to Kiratpur-an out of the way, inaccessible ~lace. Besides, Emperor Shah Jehan had seen, during the lifetime of Har Gobind, that it served no good purpose to make the Sikhs his enemies. On the illness of Dara Shikoh, his youngest and most beloved son,

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