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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”.

India Ranks 142nd on Global Press Freedom Index; Slips Two Positions

India has dropped two places on a global press freedom index to be ranked 142nd out of 180 countries in the annual Reporters Without Borders analysis released on Tuesday (April 21).

Wind Storm Caused No Damage to Gumbads of Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib, Indian Media Mis-Reporting

Gumbad/Domes of Gurdwara Darbar Sahib, Kartarpur Sahib are intact and Indian media is running a fake news that these have fallen after wind storm.

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 ...

COVID-19 Pandemic Citied To Deny Parole to Sikh Political Prisoner

Where as the SCI is asking states to release prisoners in wake of COVID-19 breakout, Punjab administration has citied the pandemic to deny parole to a Sikh political prisoners.

India Must Free Arbitrarily Detained Kashmiri Prisoners: International Human Rights Groups

Various international human rights organisations have issued a joint release urging the Government of India to free arbitrarily detained Kashmiri prisoners. Indian state imposed widespread restrictions of movement and communication in internationally disputed region of Kashmir after the Government of India changed it's domestic constitution on August 5, 2019 in an attempt to abrogate special political status of Jammu and Kashmir.

Is Coronavirus Airbrone? Check What World Health Organisation (WHO) Says

Coronavirus, which causes COVID-19, has caused lockdowns across the globe. People are concerned to know about how this virus spreads. A concern in this regard, is whether this virus is airbrone? or whether it spreads through air?

Various Districts of Punjab Sees Attractive View of Snow Laden Dhauladhar Mountain Range

As air quality has increased because of lockdown in Punjab, people from various districts of Punjab were able to see snow laden Dhauladhar mountain range of Himalayas.

OUTJUSTICED-2 : Documentary on Human Rights and Impunity in Punjab

Title: OutJusticed 2 Director: Parmjeet Singh Associate Director: Pardeep Singh Editor: Jasbir Singh DOP: Deep Hundal & Saket Goyal Music: Baljinder Singh Also Available on ...

Fed by Punjab Police & Musewala’s Song, AlJazeera, BBC Carry Fake Reports Vilifying COVID19 Victim Baldev Singh

A shameful vilifying campaign against Baldev Singh of Pathlava village and his family is joined by various Indian media outlets and international media outlets like AlJazeera and BBC. Both platforms have carried highly misleading reports vilifying Baldev Singh who was confirmed as COVID19 positive a day after his death on March 19.

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.

Amnesty Calls Indian State to Restore Full Internet Access in Kashmir to Mitigate COVID-19 Risk

In the wake of Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Government of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir must restore full access to internet services in the region of

Sikh Genocide Awareness Week Bill Passes Second Round Reading in Ontario Parliament

A bill seeking declaration of first week of November as 1984 Sikh Genocide remembrance week passed in second reading in the Ontario Provincial Parliament.

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.

Economists, Social Scientists and Academics Demand Delinking of Census from NPR

We are economists and social scientists who are deeply concerned about the major implications for the Indian statistical system, of the attempt to combine data collection for the 2021 Census of India with that for the proposed National Population Register.

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. 

Looming Threat of Genocide in India

by: Pieter Friedrich* I Last month, a widowed Muslim woman in India was arrested and charged with sedition — that is, with inciting an insurrection. ...

Human Rights Under Assault Worldwide: Warns UN Chief

People’s basic human rights – their birth-right – are “under assault”, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Monday (Feb. 24), as he launched a Call to Action aimed at boosting equality and reducing suffering everywhere.

Do Not Let Another State-Sponsored Genocide Occur on the Streets of Delhi: Urges World Sikh Parliament

The World Sikh Parliament (WSP) has strongly condemned the ferocious Hindutva inspired attacks on India's Muslim minority across various parts of Delhi. 

India Was Never A Country Or A Nation: Senior Journalist Jaspal Singh Sidhu on CAA & NRC

On 5th of February 2020, Pind Bachao Punjab Bachao Committee held a public meeting on 'CAA-NRC and Attack of Biparvadi Regime on People'.

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