All India Jat Mahasabha (AIJM) appointed Dr Navjot Kaur Sidhu as President of its Women Wing in Punjab

All India Jat Mahasabha (AIJM) on Wednesday appointed former MLA Dr Navjot Kaur Sidhu, wife of Congress leader and former minister Navjot Singh Sidhu, as president of its women wing in Punjab. Announcing her appointment at a press conference in Chandigarh, AIJM national vice-president and Punjab unit chief Harpal Singh Harpura said, “She will work to strengthen the organisation in the state. The decision to appoint her was taken by the national executive at a meeting in Delhi last week.” Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh is the national president of AIJM.

We should go back to ballot papers and I’m totally in support of this – Punjab CM Amarinder Singh

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday batted for polling through ballot papers, saying the electronic voting machines could be “fudged”. “We should go back to ballot papers and I’m totally in support of this,” Amarinder Singh said, replying to a question on EVMs during a press conference to mark the completion of four years of his government. “Why are advanced countries not having this (EVMs)? Why Japan is not having this? Why they have ballot paper? Why Sweden has ballot papers? Why the UK has ballot papers?” he asked.

Letter penned by Pro-Khalistan Group Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) to China Seeking Help ‘against’ India has Come to Light

In a recent development, a letter penned by radical pro-Khalistan group Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) to China seeking help ‘against’ India has come to light amid the alleged role of Khalistani elements in the ongoing farmers’ protests. In a letter addressed to Chinese premier Xi Jinping on June 17, the radical pro-Khalistani outfit ‘condemned the Modi government’s violence against China’ and ’emphatised with the people of China as their land & resources were under Indian occupation’.

National media has turned up with communal propaganda to defame Sikhs – Deep Sidhu

None of the pilgrims depicted any symptom of Covid-19 despite getting checked thrice in Nanded then how come they start testing positive in Punjab. Now, the government as well as national media has turned up with communal propaganda to defame Sikhs.

Problems being faced by Panth have not been created by us – Deep Sidhu

You are the reason behind what we say about the problems of Panth. We are not satisfied with the prevailing system in the Sikhs and it needs to be changed and reformed. The problems being faced by Panth have not been created by us, but you. As their custodian, you should be answerable to any of the Sikhs, who raises questions on your functioning.

India registered objection to Pakistan transferring management of Gurudwara Kartarpur Sahib to a non-Sikh body

India registered strong objection to Pakistan transferring the management and maintenance of Gurudwara Kartarpur Sahib from Pakistan Sikh Gurudwara Prabhandhak Committee (PSGPC) to a non-Sikh body. Reacting to the decision, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said the “unilateral decision” by Pakistan was “highly condemnable”.

Unilateral decision by Pakistan is highly condemnable and runs against the spirit of the Kartarpur Sahib corridor – Ministry of External Affairs

We have seen reports about Pakistan transferring the management and maintenance of the Holy Gurudwara Kartarpur Sahib away from the Pakistan Sikh Gurudwara Prabhandhak Committee (PSGPC), a body run by the minority SIkh Coommunity, to the administrative control of the Evacuee Trust Property Board, a non-Sikh body. The unilateral decision by Pakistan is highly condemnable and runs against the spirit of the Kartarpur Sahib corridor as also the religious sentiments of the Sikh community at large.

Baba Banda Singh Bahadur is remembered for his sense of justice – Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Tributes to the brave Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Ji on his 350th Jayanti. He lives in the hearts of millions. He is remembered for his sense of justice. He made many efforts to empower the poor. Sharing an earlier speech in which I spoke about his greatness.

Delhi BJP Youth leader Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga has accused Farooq Abdullah of spewing “venom against the Constitution of India and Central Government”

Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party leader Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga on Thursday filed a complaint with police, seeking FIR against National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah for his statement regarding Article 370. BJP claimed that former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah, in an interview, said that he hopes that Article 370, abrogated last year, will be restored in Jammu and Kashmir with the support of China.

Urging Mamata Banerjee Ji to ensure justice to him… land of Rabindranath Tagore has always honoured Sikhs, same would happen this time – Manjinder Singh Sirsa

Sikhs and Bengalis share a common history of martyrdom and leadership since freedom struggle. I am sure Bengalis would support Balwinder Singh. Urging Mamata Banerjee Ji to ensure justice to him. The land of Rabindranath Tagore has always honoured Sikhs, same would happen this time.

Turban Row in West Bengal: Akali Leader Manjinder Singh Sirsa-led delegation met Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar at Rajbhawan

Shiromani Akali Dal national spokesperson Manjinder Singh Sirsa led a delegation to Kolkata demanding justice for Balwinder Singh. Sirsa-led delegation met Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar at Rajbhawan. The SAD leader even submitted a representation to the Governor Dhankhar claiming that Balwinder Singh’s turban was pulled at by the policemen. The Governor assured the delegation that necessary action will be taken in the matter.

Delegation led by Manjinder Singh Sirsa submitted a representation regarding disgracing a Sikh’s Dastar – West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar

Delegation led by President Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee Manjinder Singh Sirsa submitted a representation regarding disgracing a Sikh’s Dastar (headgear) that is grave insult to entire Sikh Community and demanded justice for Balwinder Singh. As Governor I asured the delegation that all steps would be taken for such outrage. In no civilised society such blatant abuse of police power in disregard of Supreme Court directives in the case of DK Basu can be countenanced or condoned.

Strongly condemn the vicious attack on a Sikh security official… urge Mamata Banrjee ji to take exemplary action – Sukhbir Singh Badal

Strongly condemn the vicious attack on a Sikh security official Balwinder Singh & disrespect of his turban by West Bengal Police. The dishonour has infuriated Sikhs across the world. I urge Mamata Banrjee ji to take exemplary action against the erring policemen.

Ministry of External Affairs responded to Pakistan’s decision to re-open Kartarpur corridor

After Pakistan reopened Kartarpur Corridor on its side, India on Saturday said it will take a decision on the recommencement of travelling through the 4.7-kilometre-long passage that connects Dera Baba Nanak Sahib in India’s Gurdaspur and Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan’s Kartarpur, in accordance with COVID-19 protocol and easing of restrictions. “We remain in touch with all concerned authorities including Ministries of Home Affairs and Health and Family Welfare. A decision on re-opening of Kartarpur corridor would be taken in accordance with COVID protocol and easing of restrictions,” the Ministry of External Affairs said in the statement.

Biden campaign has launched an initiative to reach out to the Sikh community in the US

The Biden campaign has launched an initiative to reach out to the Sikh community in the US and vowed to address the unique challenges, including xenophobia, being faced by the minority religious group in the country. The Biden campaign, which launched the ‘Sikh Americans for Biden’, said it has plans for protecting Sikh-American youths in schools.