– Arrested Arms Supplier in RSS Leader Murder Case Hails from Hindutva Stronghold City in Uttar Pradesh

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Mohali-Panjab-India, 16 February 2018. The National Investigation Agency’s (NIA) team, which is probing murders of Hindu leaders in Punjab, has arrested a Uttar Pradesh resident named Parvez alias Farru, resident of Kotwali Meerut, for supplying weapons that were allegedly used in multiple murder cases.

Specifically, in its official correspondence released yesterday, the NIA alleged that Parvez had provided weapon that was used by Hardeep Singh “Shera” in the Ravinder Gosain murder case in October 2017. Parvez is the 11th person to be arrested in cases pertaining to murders of Hindu leaders in Punjab.

In a statement shared with media, the NIA alleged that the weapons supplied by Parvez were used in several of the eight incidents committed as part of the conspiracy.

Parvez was produced before the NIA’s Special Court in Mohali on February 14 in relation to Ravinder Gosain’s murder case, where he was sent on one day custody with NIA for interrogation.

Meanwhile, it has come to fore that the NIA will bring Khalistan Liberation Force chief Bhai Harminder Singh Mintu on production warrants to interrogate him about training Hardeep Singh Shera in Italy.

Parvez Farru hails from stronghold city of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh

Hailing from Meerut, Parvez had been absconding after getting traced in these cases by the NIA. He was nabbed by the NIA from Meerut in a joint operation carried out with the help of UP police.

Meerut is a stronghold of the RSS, where many senior RSS leaders hail from. RSS is further planning its “biggest meet ever” in Meerut on February 25. This event will be attended by top RSS leaders, including Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat.

Advertisements – Court rejects NIA’s plea seeking transfer of Jagtar Singh Johal to Tihar jail

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Mohali-Panjab-India, 16 February 2018. Mohali based Special NIA Court of Additional Session Judge Ms Anshul Berry has rejected the NIA’s plea seeking transfer of arrested Sikh youths namely Hardeep Singh Shera, Ramandeep Singh, Jagtar Singh Johal (Jaggi) and Taljit Singh Jimmy to the Tihar jail of Delhi.

Notably, quartet of them are currently being detained in the Maximum Security Jail of Nabha.

Advocate Jaspal Singh Manjhpur, who is acting as a defence counsel for these Sikh youths, informed that the NIA Court of Judge Ms Anshul Berry has entertained this plea on February 15 and had kept its verdict reserved for today.

He added that the court today pronounced its decision of quashing NIA’s plea as there was no provision in the law to transfer an under-trial accused to another state.

Advocate Manjhpur informed that he had apprised the Court about Supreme Court’s ruling depriving government and trial courts from the authority of transferring an under-trial accused to another state. “The prosecution lawyer couldn’t cite any legal provision backing NIA’s claim,” he said. – NIA seeks to transfer Jagtar Singh Jaggi to Tihar Jail; Seeks 90 day remand extension

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London-UK, 14 February 2018. The NIA has submitted a 100 page report in a sealed envelope, expecting to be granted a full 90 day remand extension. However the judge was not pleased with the representations from the prosecutors and their lack of respect when addressing the judge.

Three NIA prosecutors were talking over each other when addressing the judge, and seemed confused as to their arguments.

Strong arguments were made on behalf of Jaggi to oppose the extension. The NIA fully expected to receive a decision today. The judge has stated she will give her decision on Wednesday 14th February. It is expected that ultimately the judge will grant the NIA request as the Indian judiciary has shown a clear bias in every case so far.

The NIA have also filed an application to be granted an order to transfer Jaggi and the other Singhs to Tihar jail in Delhi. A reply to the transfer order will be given on 15th February 2018.

Jaggi will appear in court for the 26th time on 14th February to find out the outcome of the remand extension application by the NIA.

The NIA wish to assert their authority by moving Jaggi and the other Singhs away from their lawyers and families. This tactic of relocating Sikh prisoners to jails outside of Punjab has been used repeatedly by the Indian state in order to subject families, prisoners, and their lawyers to further hardship by putting a drain on all their resources. – Tytler’s confessions: captain Amarinder Singh comes forward in Rajiv Gandhi and Jagdish Tytler’s defense

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Chandigarh-Panjab-India, 12 February 2018. As Jagdish Tytler is facing pressure after his 1984 confessions went viral, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has come forward to defend Rajiv Gandhi by terming him innocent.

Captain Amarinder Singh’s statement is being seen as an attempt to prove his loyalty towards the Gandhi clan. In the videos released by Manjit Singh GK, Jagdish Tytler had stated that Rajiv Gandhi had take a tour of various areas in Delhi where Sikhs were massacred.

Interacting with media, Captain Amarinder Singh has tried to prove Rajiv Gandhi innocent by saying that Rajiv Gandhi was in West Bengal at the time of Indira Gandhi’s assassination. He has further claimed that the genocide of Sikhs was started much earlier before the arrival of Rajiv Gandhi in Delhi.

It is pertinent to note here that Indira Gandhi was assassinated in the morning hours of October 31, 1984 however the genocide of Sikhs in Delhi was started on November 1, 1984. Captain’s claim doesn’t seem reliable as it is unbelievable that it took 24 hours for Rajiv Gandhi to arrive in Delhi from Calcutta in a plane.

Further, the Nanavati Commission had also reported that maximum casualties occurred in areas traversed by Rajiv Gandhi during 1984 Sikh genocide.

Captain has also accused his political rival Sukhbir Badal of misrepresenting Jagdish Tytler’s statement about Rajiv Gandhi.

He has said that Tytler talked about putting control over Sikh genocide in Delhi along with Rajiv Gandhi but his statement is being misrepresented. “Rajiv Gandhi had directed all the party legislators to go back into their constituencies and put control over the situation,” he claimed.

Meanwhile, former Supreme Court lawyer Advocate Harvinder Singh Phoolka has slammed Captain Amarinder Singh for cooking a fake story to defend Rajiv Gandhi. He has clarified that Rajiv Gandhi had arrived in Delhi by 4 pm of October 31, 1984 and he went straight to AIIMS where dead body of the assassinated Indian PM Indira Gandhi was kept.

Advocate HS Phoolka has said that genocide of Sikhs was started in Delhi after Rajiv Gandhi underwent meeting with the Congress leaders. He added that a detailed plan was chalked out in this meeting by the Congress partymen to genocide Sikhs in Delhi. – Dal Khalsa: Clubbing the Khalistan issue with visiting Canadian PM is aimed to undermine indigenous character of Sikh freedom struggle

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Chandigarh-Panjab-India, 10 February 2018. Dal Khalsa believes that the raking up of the Khalistan issue coinciding with the trip of Canadian premier to India, including Amritsar, is aimed to embarrass Mr Justin Trudeau.

The organization feels by continuously questioning the credentials of Mr Justin Trudeau and his cabinet colleagues, a section of media and Punjab chief minister Captain Amrinder Singh has offended the political sensibilities of Canada, a Commonwealth friend of India, and started a fresh tirade against the Sikh Diaspora which as part of the Sikh nation has been making the right move on Canadian soil, raising human rights concerns and endorsing the call for the right to self-determination.

Party leader Kanwar Pal Singh said in its criticism against the Canadian government, India has failed to understand that if Canada allows the right to self-determination to the people of the Quebec, it cannot deny the same to anyone else for that matter.

He said by portraying the Sikh struggle for right to self determination as foreign sponsored move, there has been a well-planned, well-thought propaganda by the Indian establishment and its media to undermine the sovereign character of the Sikh people and their aspirations for independence.

He said the latest target of India and the media is the Sikh Diaspora residing in UK, Europe and Canada. Unfortunately, the Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh with his new-found love for neo-Nationalism (read Hindutva) and Narendra Modi have corroborated these accusations.

On Canada’s Defence Minister declaring that he doesn’t espoused Khalistani cause, another party leader H S Dhami said Harjit Singh Sajjan was never Khalistani and added that it was Captain Amrinder Singh, who labelled him out of egoistical reasons.

‘Sajjan is a Canadian Sikh and a minister owing allegiance to Canadian constitution’. He said Captain has his own axe to grind against the present Canadian government. On his U-turn, Dhami said Captain faced flak on his earlier stance of not meeting “guest” so to avoid further criticism he wasted no time to welcome Sajjan’s statement.

The Sikhs settled in Canada, UK and Europe need no certification or clearance to stand up for the rights of the Sikhs in Punjab, said he. He said to defame all Diaspora Sikhs supporting right to self-determination, the Indian state and media has labelled them as agents of their respective countries, out to create mischief in India.

Contrary to Indian perception, the reality is that they are Punjabi-born Sikhs, who have migrated to foreign countries and who want to see their homeland Punjab free from exploitation, human rights abuses and India’s political stranglehold.

Appreciating Canada for its open, mature and vibrant democracy, he said while in India the right to freedom of expression and to hold independent thoughts are only on paper, in countries like Canada it is being practised in letter and spirit. – Jagdish Tytler alleges video clips to be fake

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New Delhi-India, 07 February 2018. A day after release of his confessional video clips, 1984 Sikh genocide’s perpetrator Jagdish Tytler has said that the video was concocted to malign his reputation. He has claimed that it was a big conspiracy to target him in cases pertaining to the Sikh genocide.

In a statement shared with media outlets, Tytler has said that he was pained and distressed to learn about the morphed and doctored video clips being circulated by his political opponents. He has threatened to sue DSGMC President Manjit Singh GK in court for circulating concocted videos to sledgehammer his political status.

Meanwhile, GK, along with genocide victims families, paid tribute to the 1984 anti-Sikh massacre victims with a candlelight vigil at ‘Sach Di Kandh’ (Wall of Truth) built at Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib. GK demanded Tytler’s arrest, even as BJP national secretary R P Singh met Delhi Home Minister Hansraj Ahir and sought an FIR against the Congress leader.

R P Singh asked Ahir “to ensure that the Delhi Police do not come under pressure and influence of Tytler and investigate and file an FIR as soon as possible and take required action to ensure justice to the genocide victim Sikhs”. – 100 days of arrest: activists to raise awareness of Jagtar Singh Johal’s continued detention

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London-UK, 3 February 2018. The detention of 30-year-old Scottish activist Jagtar Singh Johal continues, without charge, and has reached more than 90 days in custody. He was abducted by the Punjab police on 4 November 2017, without any charges.

As the Punjab Police continually ask for extensions, the Indian judges have granted repeated remands, with Jagtar appearing in court more than 20 times since his abduction.

To this day, Jagtar continues to be shifted back and forth between NIA and judicial custody. Despite the confirmation of torture taking place during the first few days of his incarceration, he has been denied the right to an independent medical examination as well as private meetings with the British High Commission.

Jagtar’s detainment will reach 100 days in mid-February. To help raise awareness, a Twitter event has been organized on Monday 12 February, 2018, with coordinated times in UK (8pm), USA (3pm EST) and Canada (3pm EST).

Please share this event with your local sangat at Gurdwara, community, school, friends and family.

For the latest updates, please follow this campaign on all social media:

Twitter: @FreeJaggiNow

Facebook: Free Jaggi Now

Instagram: freejagginow – 388th Birthday of Sri Guru Har Rai Sahib Ji celebrated in Pakistan

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Nankana Sahib-Panjab-Pakistan, 5 February 2018. The 388th birth anniversary of seventh Sikh master Sri Guru Har Rai Sahib Ji was celebrated on February 2 with full enthusiasm and devotion by the Pakistani Sikh sangat at Gurdwara Sri Mal Ji Sahib. This celebration was attended by large number of devotees from Sri Nankana Sahib and neighboring areas.

Following the culmination of Sri Akhand Path Sahib, religious program was organized on this eve in which several Raagi and Dhadi Jathas addressed the religious discourse.

With the support of Sikh sangat of Janam Asthan Sri Nankana Sahib, former Granthi Rawel Singh laid the foundation stone of Langar Hall building.

Gurdwara Mal ji sahib is in Nankana Sahib, Pakistan and near the local railway station but closer to this famous town associated with the founder of Sikhi, Guru Nanak. Mal (also called jal and van) is tree with a lot of shade.

It is said that once as Rai Bular was riding among the fields in this area, he saw young Guru Nanak Dev Ji sleeping in the shade of a mal tree. What struck Rai Bular was that the shade of the tree had not moved away from the sleeper as the movement and position of the sun warranted.

According to another version, the shade had moved away from the Guru but a large cobra had spread its huge hood over his face so that his sleep was not interrupted. This miracle and the incident related to Kiara Sahib convinced Rai Bular of the spiritual eminence of Guru Nanak Dev Ji whose devotee he became. – After Tytler’s Comments; Sikh Leaders Seek Probe In Rajiv Gandhi’s Role in 1984 Sikh Genocide

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New Delhi-India, 31 January 2018. Taking a strong notice of the shocking fact revealed by Jagdish Tytler about the former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, the President of Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee Manjit Singh GK has asked the Union government of India to withdraw his ‘Bharat Ratan’ award.

Notably, Jagdish Tytler had revealed in an interview on January 28 that Rajiv Gandhi had taken stock of the areas targeted by the Hindu mobs during genocide of Sikhs in November, 1984.

Addressing a special press conference at New Delhi, DSGMC President Manjit Singh GK and General Secretary Manjinder Singh Sirsa said that Tytler’s disclosure has made it clear that the then Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi was fully aware of the genocide of Sikhs carried out by the Hindu mobs.

They further said that it seems that Jagdish Tytler has indirectly tried to make the Gandhi family understand that he will disclose all the truths if they won’t save him from getting punished by the Court.

Sirsa said that Rajiv Gandhi had given target of killing Sikhs in Delhi to each Delhi based Parliamentarian and later all these perpetrators were awarded with high profile posts.

The DSGMC leaders have sought registration of the case against Jagdish Tytler and Rajiv Gandhi for orchestrating the conspiracy of massacring Sikhs in Delhi.

Harvinder Singh Phoolka seeks high level probe

Former Supreme Court lawyer and Aam Aadmi Party legislator from Dakha constituency, Advocate H S Phoolka has sought high level probe Rajiv Gandhi’s role in orchestrating the 1984 Sikh genocide as well.

Speaking with Sikh24, Advocate H S Phoolka said that he would rake up the matter with Indian government in relation to disclosure made by 1984 Sikh genocide perpetrator Jagdish Tytler.

He added that the investigation of this perspective of 1984 Sikh genocide should be probed by the Special Investigation Team constituted by Supreme Court of India. “The purpose of the former PM’s visit to genocide-affected areas should be investigated,” he said.

Jagdish Tytler, a key perpetrator of 1984 Sikh genocide, had made a shocking revelation during an interview with a mainstream news channel on January 28. Tytler had disclosed that the then Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi had taken stock of the areas targeted by the Hindu mobs during 1984 Sikh genocide.

Tytler had further claimed that he had accompanied the then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi who himself drove an Ambassador car without any security through the affected areas of the national capital to take the stock of the situation. – Inspector Bikram Brar refutes allegation of backstabbing Vicky Gounder; family demands investigation

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Malot-Panjab-India, 30 January 2018. Inspector Bikram Brar, who was accused by the maternal uncle of gangster Vicky Gounder of betraying his nephew, has refuted the allegations. He has said that neither he studied along with Vicky Gounder in Sports College of Jalandhar nor he had any relation with him.

It may be recalled here that gangster Harjinder Singh alias Vicky Gounder was shot dead on January 26 in an ‘encounter’ claimed by the Punjab police.

On January 28, Vicky’s maternal uncle Gurbhej Singh Sandhu informed that his nephew Vicky had called him over WhatsApp two hours before his ‘encounter’ by the Punjab police and talked to him for about 20 minutes.

Gurbhej Singh Sandhu told Sikh24 that Vicky Gounder had informed him that he was trying to surrender before the police through one of his old friends and Punjab police Inspector Bikram Brar.

Reacting to Inspector Bikram Brar’s statement, Vicky’s maternal uncle Gurbhej Singh Sandhu has sought thorough investigation of Bikram Brar’s call detail.

He has also claimed that Vicky Gounder was also in touch with Bikram Brar during Nabha jailbreak episode and all these facts will come to fore with the investigation of Bikram Brar’s call detail.