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Happy Bandi Chhor Divas // Political Prisoner Daljit Singh Bittu has been released from prison!

Happy Bandi Chhor Divas // Political Prisoner Daljit Singh Bittu has been released from prison!

Happy Bandi Chhor Divas! For those wondering why Sikhs celebrate Bandi Chhor Divas and not Diwali – it’s because our reason for celebrating is entirely different.  Bandhi Chhor Divas pretty much means “a celebration for the release of the people” and refers to a moment in Sikh history when Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji was released [...]

November 3, 2013 admin Blog & Politricks, General 1

10 ways India committed the Sikh Genocide

10 ways India committed the Sikh Genocide

As many mark the next few days with the 29th commemoration of  the Sikh Genocide, India has a weird fascination with calling this tragedy everything and anything, except for what it is – Genocide. By definition, Genocide is described as “the deliberate killing of a large group of people, especially those of a particular nation [...]

November 2, 2013 admin Blog & Politricks 11

SIGN NOW! | UN GENOCIDE PETITION!

SIGN NOW! | UN GENOCIDE PETITION!

Why Is This Important? This is not a memorandum – instead SFJ’s is submitting a 1503 Petition  to the United Nations.  What does that mean?  Well, submitting this petition will require  the human rights committee at the UN to issue a notice to it’s member state India and notify them that an accusation has come [...]

October 27, 2013 admin Blog & Politricks, Events & Updates 5

Brampton Justice Rally + A Message to Youth from Prof. Bhullar

Brampton Justice Rally + A Message to Youth from Prof. Bhullar

As the struggle to Free Bhullar carries on, the momentum continues to build. For example, as more information has become readily available, the loopholes in  Prof. Bhullar’s case increasingly expose the fabricated charges and the miscarriage of justice by the Indian judicial system.  From slogans of Save Bhullar, have grown stronger and more powerful chants of Free Bhullar. [...]

April 18, 2013 admin Blog & Politricks, Events & Updates 4

NDP passes resolution to recognize Jaswant Singh Khalra as an “Important Defender of Human Rights”

NDP passes resolution to recognize Jaswant Singh Khalra as an “Important Defender of Human Rights”

With thunderous applause and support at the federal NDP convention in Montreal, a resolution to recognize Jaswant Singh Khalra as a defender of human rights was passed by the membership of Canada’s NDP unanimously. The resolution sets an unprecedented standard. In adopting the recognition of Jaswant Singh Khalra as a defender of human rights as [...]

April 15, 2013 admin Blog & Politricks 0

A Letter to the Minister of Foreign Affairs regarding Prof. Devinderpal Singh Bhullar

A Letter to the Minister of Foreign Affairs regarding Prof. Devinderpal Singh Bhullar

The Canadian Sikh Coalition strongly condemns the rejection of the mercy petition of Professor Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar. Prof. Bhullar was sentenced to death by a trial court in Delhi on 25th August 2001 under the draconian Terrorist Activities Disruptive (TADA) Act, which has been consistently used as a tool of the Indian state and [...]

April 15, 2013 admin Blog & Politricks 0

SGPC turns its back on the Sikh Community; Retracts support for SADDA HAQ

SGPC turns its back on the Sikh Community; Retracts support for SADDA HAQ

Sources: Hindustan Times and Jago Punjab If news being reported by Indian media agencies is accurate, Avtar Makkar President of the SGPC in a drastic move has decided to pull the carpet out from underneath the Sikh community, artistic freedom and the most fundamental right of freedom of expression.  News agencies are citing Makkar as [...]

April 8, 2013 admin Blog & Politricks 23

SADDA HAQ Banned in Punjab

SADDA HAQ Banned in Punjab

One day before its release, the movie Sadda Haq has been banned in punjab after the Punjab Police reviewed the movie and ordered a ban. The ban does not come as a suprise but rather serves as a severe blow to Freedom of Expression India, which prides its self on being the world largest democracy. Further, [...]

April 4, 2013 admin Blog & Politricks, Events & Updates 5

Shaheed Bhagat Singh | A Bloodline of Revolution from 1931 to 1984

Shaheed Bhagat Singh | A Bloodline of Revolution from 1931 to 1984

March 23rd, 2013 marks the Anniversary of the Martyrdom of Shaheed Bhagat Singh. Bhagat Singh is a legend in many circles, a man who gave his life to secure the freedom of India from Colonial Rule.  Today, many celebrate his bravery and he has become somewhat of an icon.  Unfortunately, like other popular revolutionaries, such [...]

March 23, 2013 admin Blog & Politricks 5

Silent No More: A Sikh Response to the Idle No More Movement

Silent No More:  A Sikh Response to the Idle No More Movement

On the January 28th, 2012, the National Day of Action for IdleNoMore, the Sikh Activist Network organized a Langar Seva for demonstrators at Nathan Phillip Square.  Below are images from this Seva followed by an article by written by Santbir Singh, which reflect the reasons and motivations for the Sikh Activist Networks Solidarity. Silent No [...]

February 1, 2013 admin Blog & Politricks, Events & Updates 22