Sikh24.com – Delhi Violence: Dal Khalsa seeks Amit Shah’s resignation

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Chandigarh – Panjab – India, 26 February 2020. Dal Khalsa has sought resignation of Home Minister Amit Shah for allowing non-state actors to collude and connive with Delhi police to unleash mayhem and terror on anti-CAA protesters, who have been staging peaceful protests since the last two months all over the capital Delhi and elsewhere.

Strongly condemning the violence and vicious role of police targeting a particular community, the organization slammed the present day government for making a precious attempt to reduce a political movement to a law and order problem.

“This is a gross failure of the entire Indian system comprising a hateful government, a biased bureaucracy and an indifferent justice system,” reads a statement by Dal Khalsa.

“Delhi is in flames and the pro-CAA people are indulging in arson and looting right under the nose of the police and the administration”, said party Spokesman Kanwarpal Singh.

He said it reminds of the horrific moments of November 1984, when lumpens let loose terror and mayhem against innocent Sikhs.

The party leader said the situation in the country is volatile and a spark is needed to turn it into a disaster.

Seventy two hours before the US President Donald Trump was to arrive in India, we wrote a letter to caution him about the current dynamics of the situation and to bring to his notice how the fascist plans of his friend Narendra Modi’s government were playing havoc with the lives of minorities and nationalities.

It’s ironic that the visiting dignitary was deeply concerned about the radical Islamic terrorism but least bothered about rising radical Hindutva terrorism, which is showing it’s ugly face right now at the time of his presence in the capital.

The BJP is culpable and responsible. The Indian Home Minister must resign forthwith. Like CAA and NPR, he stands rejected by a large section of the population.

The Dal khalsa leader went on to lash out at senior BJP leaders and ministers for their hateful speeches. He held that provocative remarks like “goli maaron (shoot them)” are responsible for the mayhem in the Indian capital.”

Delhi Violence: Dal Khalsa seeks Amit Shah’s resignation

Sikh24.com – Terrorists are trained in Nagpur, not Kartarpur

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Chandigarh – Panjab – India, 23 February 2020. Strongly reacting to Punjab DGP Dinkar Gupta’s statement about Kartarpur, the Sikh Youth Federation Bhindranwala has said that the terrorists are trained at RSS’ headquarters in Nagpur, not at Kartarpur Sahib.

The SYFB has cited names of notorious Hindutva terrorists like Colonel Purohit and Sadhvi Pragya who are being shielded by the Indian state machinery despite committing heinous crimes.

Speaking to Sikh24, SYFB’s senior vice president Bhai Ranjit Singh Damdami Taksal said that DGP Gupta has ultimately depicted the hate he is having towards Sikhs in his mind due to which the sacred Sikh shrine Gurdwara Sri Kartarpur Sahib also seems a center of terrorism to him.

“If paying obeisance at Gurdwara Sri Kartarpur Sahib makes someone ‘terrorist’ then millions of Sikhs are going to become ‘terrorists’ proudly,” he said while adding that dubbing Sikhs and Muslims as terrorists was not a new thing in India.

Bhai Ranjit Singh Damdami Taksal has posed a question to Dinkar Gupta that does he also feel same about the Hindu pilgrims who return after having a glimpse of Maan Sarovar in China.

Bhai Ranjit Singh Damdami Taksal has sought immediate indictment of DGP Dinkar Gupta.

Terrorists are trained in Nagpur, not Kartarpur

Sikh24.com – Dhadrianwala invites Akal Takht Jathedar for questioning him over TV channel

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Chandigarh – Panjab – India, 21 February 2020. Sikh preacher Ranjit Singh Dhadrianwala has invited officiating Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh for questioning him on a TV channel. A short video of Ranjit Singh Dhadrianwala in this regard has been posted by Facebook Page named “Parmeshar Dwar Gurmat Parchar Sewa Mission”.

In this video, Dhadrianwala has asked Akal Takht Jathedar to take the first 40 minutes of an hour long session to question him while demanding another 20 minutes for him.

“They have not delivered justice to anyone till date nor do I have any such hope from them,” Dhadrianwala could be listened in more than one long short video.

As per the information updated by FB Page, Dhadrianwala’s full video will be released today in which he is going to make a challenge to Damdami Taksal’s Amrik Singh Ajnala.

Dhadrianwala invites Akal Takht Jathedar for questioning him over TV channel

Sikh24.com – UN chief pays obeisance, partakes langar at Gurdwara Sri Kartarpur Sahib

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Lahore – Panjab – India, 18 February 2020. Mr Antonio Guterres, the chief of United Nations, today paid obeisance at the historic Sikh Gurdwara Sri Kartarpur Sahib, where Guru Nanak Sahib spent almost the last two decades of his life.

He also partook langar after traversing various parts of Gurdwara Sri Kartarpur Sahib complex during the afternoon hours.

Highly hailing Pakistan government for opening the Kartarpur corridor, Antonio Guterres said that the Kartarpur Corridor is a practical example of Pakistan’s desire for peace and inter-faith harmony.

Interacting with the media, he said the opening of the corridor is a good step and it will promote tolerance and interfaith harmony. He also appreciated the facilities being provided to Sikh pilgrims at the complex.

He was honored by the PSGPC officials and other Sikh representatives of Pakistan as per Sikh traditions.

UN chief pays obeisance, partakes langar at Gurdwara Sri Kartarpur Sahib

Sikh24.com – Sikh delegation seeks Akal Takht’s intervention to end monopoly over telecast of Gurbani from Sri Darbar Sahib

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Chandigarh – Panjab – India, 15 February 2020. On 14 February, a Sikh delegation headed by Punjab cabinet minister Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa met officiating Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh to ask him to intervene for ending single firm’s monopoly over live telecast of Gurbani from sanctum sanctorum Sri Harmandir Sahib.

The delegation sought availability of signal to all channels within the framework of the guidelines while citing the universal nature of Gurbani.

The delegation told Akal Takht Jathedar that it was necessary to take Guru Sahib’s message to every corner of the world free of cost rather than making it a source of money. “We shouldn’t treat Gurbani as a commodity for trading,” said the delegation.

Interacting with media, Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa informed that the Akal Takht Jathedar has patiently listened to their demand while assuring them to look into the matter.

It may be recalled here that the Congress led Punjab government had adopted a resolution on 06 November last year in this regard.

https://www.sikh24.com/2020/02/15/sikh-delegation-seeks-akal-takhts-intervention-to-end-monopoly-over-telecast-of-gurbani-from-sri-darbar-sahib/#.Xko3QCN7nIU

Sikh24.com – Finally, Parkash Singh Badal terms CAA anti-secularism

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Chandigarh – Panjab – India, 14 February 2020. On February 13, the SAD patron Parkash Badal broke his silence over controversial CAA while expressing concern over BJP led Indian government’s deviation from principal of secularism. He broke his silence on CAA in a rally organized at Rajasansi.

Clarifying SAD’s stand on the controversial CAA, Parkash Badal said that it is the responsibility of those ruling in Centre to ensure the implementation of full-fledged secular democratic ethos across country.

He substantiated his point by saying that the foundation stone of Sri Darbar Sahib was laid by a Muslim (Sai Mir Mian Mohammed). Similarly, among the top five ministers appointed by Maharaja Ranjit Singh, three were Hindus, one Muslim and one Sikh.

“Taking the minorities along was the legacy that we inherited from our Gurus and it must be honored,” he said.

Finally, Parkash Singh Badal terms CAA anti-secularism

Sikh24.com – UN chief António Guterres to pay obeisance at Gurdwara Sri Kartarpur Sahib next week

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12 February 2020. Lahore – Panjab – India, Latest media updates reveal that the United Nation’s chief António Guterres will visit Gurdwara Sri Kartarpur Sahib during his visit to Pakistan next week. It is learnt that Mr António Guterres will arrive in Pakistan’s national capital Islamabad on 16 February and will probably visit Gurdwara Sri Kartarpur Sahib on February 18.

Sharing the development with media, Pakistan’s Deputy spokesperson Farhan Haq informed that António Guterres will address an event on sustainable development and climate change Islamabad on February 16 besides attending bilateral meetings with Prime Minister Imran Khan and Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi.

It may be recalled here that António Guterres had welcomed the opening of the Kartarpur Corridor between India and Pakistan, saying it paved the way for interfaith harmony and understanding.

“We welcome #Pakistan and #India opening #KartarpurCorridor today connecting two key Sikh pilgrimage sites, paving way for interfaith harmony and understanding by facilitating visa-free cross border visits by pilgrims to holy shrines,” spokesperson for the Secretary-General had tweeted.

UN chief António Guterres to pay obeisance at Gurdwara Sri Kartarpur Sahib next week

Sikh24.com – High intensity blast leaves three dead and more than 10 injured during Nagar Kirtan near Tarn Taran

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Tarn Taran – Panjab – India, 08 February 2020. A high intensity blast occurred in a tractor-trailer today that claimed three lives and left several seriously injured near Daleke village of Tarn Taran district. The tractor-trailer was a part of religious procession being taken out from Gurdwara Baba Deep Singh (village Pahuwind) to Gurdwara Tahla Sahib (village Chabba).

The deceased devotees have been identified as Gurpreet Singh (12), Manpreet Singh (18) and Mandeep Singh.

The injured devotees have been identified as Gurkirat Singh, Gursimran Singh, Gurnoor Singh, Harnoor Singh, Niravdeep Singh, Ajaypal Singh, Paramjot Singh, Gursharan Singh, Anmolpreet Singh, Dawinderbir Singh and Sarabjot Singh.

“The procession had just reached Daleke when the blast took place in a trailer of a tractor in which a chemical was stored,” said Manjinder Singh, a villager.

Six to seven teenagers were on the trailer that was a part of the procession. “The teenagers were making sounds resembling gunshots during the procession by using the chemical stored in the trailer,” Manjinder Singh said.

All the victims were immediately rushed to the Civil Hospital and Guru Nanak Dev Super Specialty Hospital of Tarn Taran.

Khadoor Sahib MLA Ramanjit Singh Sikki immediately reached on the spot of incident and took stock of the situation.

High intensity blast leaves three dead and more than 10 injured during Nagar Kirtan near Tarn Taran

Sikh24.com – Ban lifted on Muslims partaking of langar at Gurdwara Sri Kartarpur Sahib

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Chandigarh – Panjab – India, 07 February 2020. The management authority of Gurdwara Sri Kartarpur Sahib has lifted ban on Muslims for partaking langar at this historic Sikh shrine. Notably, this ban was imposed following complaints about violation of Sikh code of conduct when several Muslims were noticed partaking langar bareheaded.

Sharing the development with media, PSGPC president Satwant Singh informed that now all the non-Sikh pilgrims can also pay obeisance and partake langar at Gurdwara Sri Kartarpur Sahib but they would have to cover their heads while entering into the Gurdwara premises.

Ban lifted on Muslims for partaking langar at Gurdwara Sri Kartarpur Sahib

Sikh24.com – Sikhs join anti-CAA protests at Shaheen Bagh, Hauz Rani and Jamia Millia

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New Delhi – India, 06 February 2020. In the wake of firing incidents at Jamia University and Shaheen Bagh in the last seven days, the Dal Khalsa has said that the BJP led Union government is hell bent to smash non-violent protest against CAA through violent means in desperation.

Dal Khalsa spokesman Kanwarpal Singh along with his teammates expressed solidarity with Muslim community by paying visit at Shaheen Bagh where anti-CAA protest has been going on since last 51 days. He warned the BJP government against terrorizing and harming the protesters.

The delegation of the Dal Khalsa also visited Jamia Millia Islamic University and Hauz Rani to join hands with Muslim community in rejecting the CAA combined with NRC. Terming the new amendments as divisive and discriminative, Kanwar Pal Singh asked the government to withdraw the amendments.

Slamming the Hindutva brigade for stoking communal fire in the country to polarize the society in view of Delhi assembly polls, he said HM Amit Shah was pitting Hindus against Muslims. He said “Shah is exploiting Hindu sentiments to grab their votes by name calling Shaheen Bagh protest”.

For Amit Shah, Shaheen Bagh has become a nightmare as thousands of Muslim women supported by other religion people were spearheading the spirited protest against fascist policies of Modi government.

While referring to the firing incident at Jamia in which a Kashmiri student was injured, Kanwarpal Singh said by sponsoring violence through non state actor the government has indirectly admitted its moral defeat.

At Hauz Rani protest, venue of thousands of women and girls gathered to listen to Sikh leaders. We are here to stand with you and tell you that you weren’t alone at this hour of crisis and to plead for unity among minorities and joint action program to counter Hindutva hegemony.

Slogans to reject CAA and against BJP’s Hindu Rashtra agenda was raised on the occasion.

Professor Jagmohan Singh, a Human rights activist and young activist Angad Singh also spoke on the occasion.

Let the Rana brothers and the Badal pita/putr follow Dal Khalsa and the principles taught to us by Guru Sahib.
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Sikhs join anti-CAA protests at Shaheen Bagh, Hauz Rani and Jamia Millia