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1984 Living History Project 15 Reasons Not to Celebrate Indian Independence Day Emotion at the Cost of Truth: One Kaur’s Experience Viewing Punjab 1984 SAN Leads The Charge As Punjabi Singers Retract Support For Badal VIDEO | Jazzy B praises Modi & Badal

1984 Living History Project

While we are hearing a lot about the 30th anniversary of 1984 this year, how can we make ourselves relevant to this historic year? Or, then again, is this history even relevant to us? Some of us think that 30

15 Reasons Not to Celebrate Indian Independence Day

Some observe Indian Independence Day as “Black Day”. Why? Because the notion of independence and freedom is a dream that has yet to be realized. From adherence to international law, democratic principles, human rights and social justice, some feel India cannot ignore her failures

Emotion at the Cost of Truth: One Kaur’s Experience Viewing Punjab 1984

I stepped into that theatre not entirely knowing what to expect, but not expecting something like Sadda Haq (which I thought was really well done). And then the movie started and I was taken aback by the realness of the

SAN Leads The Charge As Punjabi Singers Retract Support For Badal

The power of the people is strong. In an article posted online a few weeks back the Sikh Activist Network questioned why Punjabi Singers were endorsing Parkash Badal and Modi (read here).  With a considerable amount of greivances against these

VIDEO | Jazzy B praises Modi & Badal

Jazzy B has released a video endorsement in praise of Badal and Modi.  Jazzy B has been one of few singers that has openly supported the shaheeds of 1984, praised the call for justice and more.  Jazzy B definitely has

I PLEDGE ORANGE :: GURBAKSH SINGH KHALSA

I PLEDGE ORANGE :: GURBAKSH SINGH KHALSA

Gurbaksh Singh Khalsa has completed over 30 days in his hunger strike.  While pushing his body to it’s extremities, the world watches in hope that his simple and peaceful demands are met; the release of illegally detained political prisoners. As Gurbaksh Singh Khalsa fights and the world watches – do your part and make a [...]

December 15, 2013 admin General 3

Send Your Solidarity | Bhai Gurbaksh Singh

Send Your Solidarity | Bhai Gurbaksh Singh

A nation that proudly proclaims its history of civil disobedience and the right to fast in protest, has dishonoured itself. One man has single handedly demonstrated the hypocrisy of the Indian state. While praising Mohandas Gandhi with each imprinted rupee, it has arrested, detained and charged a Sikh man, peacefully fasting for the rights of [...]

December 7, 2013 admin General 4

‘If you can’t prevent rape, you enjoy it’: India’s Top Cop

‘If you can’t prevent rape, you enjoy it’: India’s Top Cop

India’s top police officer Ranjit Sinha, Chief of the Central Bureau of Investigation recently made comments condoning rape.  To be specific, when  speaking about the issue he claimed “If you can’t prevent rape, you enjoy it”. Crazy, isn’t it? Not only is it crazy, but scary.  To put it into perspective, Ranjit Sinha and the CBI is responsible [...]

November 13, 2013 admin Blog & Politricks 2

November Events // Remembering The 1984 Sikh Genocide

November Events // Remembering The 1984 Sikh Genocide

Looking for a way to commemorate the 1984 Sikh Genocide this month - check out one of the following events! [...]

November 3, 2013 admin Events & Updates 0

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

VOTE | The Cancer Train | Kes | The Warrior Princess

VOTE | The Cancer Train | Kes | The Warrior Princess

We are pleased to announce that long standing activist andorganizer of The Sikh Activist Network’s, Kiran Kaur is participating in Sikhnet’s online film contest. Along with helping to organize many of our events, Kiran has been pivotal in developing the production and direction of many of our films and promotional videos! Check out her work [...]

October 3, 2013 admin Music & Art 0

10 Amazing Facts About Jaswant Singh Khalra That You Never Knew

10 Amazing Facts About Jaswant Singh Khalra That You Never Knew

On the 18 year Anniversary of S. Jaswant Singh Khalra, we share with you 10 amazing facts about this inspiring defender of human rights, that you likely never knew. For example, did you know S. Jaswant Singh Khalra was many things including:   1.    The Best Friend You Could Ask For Jaswant Singh Khalra, a lawyer [...]

September 7, 2013 admin General 26

A Message from the Daughter of Jaswant Singh Khalra to Sikh Youth

A Message from the Daughter of Jaswant Singh Khalra to Sikh Youth

Vaheguroo Jee Ka Khalsa! Vaheguroo Jee Kee Fateh! Today marks the 18th anniversary of disappearance of my father, S. Jaswant Singh Khalra. It was on this day that my father was illegally abducted from our home in Amritsar and was later murdered on the orders of State Government and KPS Gill. Jaswant Singh Khalra truly [...]

September 7, 2013 admin General 2