SIKHS

  • US federal court summons Amitabh Bachchan in an alleged human rights violation; connects it to the 1984 anti-Sikh riots 2 days ago

    Washington: The summons issued to Amitabh Bachchan by a federal court in Los Angeles in an alleged human rights violations case has been served on the superstar's Hollywood manager on Monday, according to a Sikh rights body. New York-based Sikh for Justice (SFJ) had filed a lawsuit against Bachchan claiming that...
  • Anti-Sikh riots: Delhi Court dismisses pleas for case transfer February 20, 2015

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Friday dismissed pleas of three accused, who along with Congress leader Sajjan Kumar are facing trial in a 1984-anti-Sikh riots case, seeking transfer of the case on the ground of jurisdiction. District Judge Rakesh Siddhartha, who recently took charge of the court, rejected the applications....
  • 3-member SIT to probe 1984 anti-Sikh riots formed, likely to be announced today February 12, 2015

    New Delhi: A three-membered Special Investigation Team to probe into the 1984 anti-Sikh riots has been formed and is likely to be announced on Thursday evening. The move comes a week after a Home Ministry-appointed a committee, headed by former Supreme Court Judge Justice (retired) GP Mathur, submitted its report...
  • Home Ministry likely to set up SIT for fresh probe into 1984 riot cases by next week February 11, 2015

    New Delhi: A Special Investigation Team is likely to be set up by the government next week for a fresh investigation into the 1984 anti-Sikh riot cases. The move comes a week after a Home Ministry-appointed a committee, headed by former Supreme Court Judge Justice...
  • Centre to order SIT probe into 1984 anti-Sikh riot cases, SAD welcomes decision February 1, 2015

    The Centre has decided to set up a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the 1984 anti-Sikh riot cases which were closed by the police and thus never reached the courts. While the move has been welcomed by BJP ally the Shiromani Akali Dal - others have questioned why this...
  • Thank the PM for constituting the SIT to probe 1984 riot cases: Shiromani Akali Dal February 1, 2015

    "I thank PM Modi for appointing the committee which has recommended constituting the SIT. We demand that an SIT must be constituted soon and justice must be delivered," said Manjit Singh of Shiromani Akali Dal. ...
  • Centre to set up SIT to probe 1984 anti-Sikh riot cases closed by the police February 1, 2015

    New Delhi: According to sources, the Centre has decided to set up a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the 1984 anti-Sikh riot cases which were closed by the police and thus never reached the courts. The decision to set up the SIT will be announced after the upcoming Delhi polls. Reportedly,...
  • Petition filed in US court to designate RSS as terror group January 22, 2015

    New York: A Sikh rights group has filed a lawsuit asking a federal court in New York to designate RSS as a "foreign terrorist organisation". The federal court in the Southern District of New York issued a summons for US Secretary of State John Kerry to respond to the suit...
  • Immediately disburse Rs 5 lakh compensation to kin of 1984 riots victims: MHA to CMs December 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday wrote to all the chief ministers asking them to immediately disburse compensation of Rs 5 lakh to the kin of 1984 anti-Sikh riot victims. In a letter to the CMs, the Home Minister mentioned about the need for immediate release of...
  • Akal Takht supports 'Sikhs are not Hindus' petition December 22, 2014

    Amritsar: Akal Takht, the top temporal seat of the Sikhs, on Monday asked the members of the community to continue signing a petition 'Sikhs are not Hindus' till December 31. All India Sikh Students Federation (AISSF) and the US-based Sikhs For Justice (SFJ) have initiated the process to file the online...
  • BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj expresses regret thrice in Lok Sabha after uproar over his Godse remark December 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Conceding to the demands of the unrelenting opposition, Bharatiya Janata Party MP from Unnao Sakshi Maharaj was forced to express regret not once or twice but thrice for saying that "Nathuram Godse is as much a nationalist as Mahatma Gandhi". The BJP MP was also forced to withdraw...
  • Cabinet nod for Rs 5 lakh compensation to 1984 riot victims December 11, 2014

    New Delhi: A proposal to give Rs 5 lakh each to the kin of victims of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, triggered after assassination of the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, has been approved by the government on Wednesday night. The decision has been taken by the Union Cabinet at a meeting...
  • Sikh members quit Canada's Liberal Party, allege hijack by the World Sikh Organisation December 11, 2014

    Vancouver: A large group of Sikh members in the Canadian province of British Columbia is quitting the Liberal Party of Canada, alleging the party has been "hijacked" by the World Sikh Organisation. The Sikh members are protesting the nomination of a party candidate backed by the WSO. "We think this...
  • Sikhs in Kashmir claim that they are the most neglected community, attack state, Centre December 8, 2014

    Srinagar: "We have never faced any problem here. No local Kashmiri Muslim troubled us or treated us like unwanted people. The 'Kashmiriyat' is very strong. But, the state government and the Centre have been very unkind to us. For them the Sikhs in Kashmir don't exist. The entire focus is...
  • Helmets not must for Sikh women, it's optional: Delhi government to HC November 26, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court was on Wednesday informed by the city government that Sikh women have been exempted from wearing helmets while driving two-wheelers or riding pillion. The Delhi Transport Department told the bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw that it has made...
  • Our community will vote for PDP, will not allow communal divide in J&K: Sikh group November 16, 2014

    Srinagar: Asserting that the members of the Sikh community will vote for Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), All Parties Sikh Coordination Committee (APSCC) said nobody will be allowed to divide the three regions of Jammu and Kashmir on communal lines. Accusing the coalition National Conference (NC) and Congress government of discriminatory against...
  • Watch: UK Indians offer silent prayer to mark 100 years of World War 1 November 10, 2014

    The UK-Indian community in London marked the centenary of Indian soldiers in the World War 1 in 1914 with silent prayers. ...
  • London: Exhibition chronicles the myriad looks of Sikhs settled in the United Kingdom November 8, 2014

    In an exhibition chronicling the different looks of Sikhs in the United Kingdom, photographers Naroop and Amit, discuss Sikh identity and individualism. ...
  • EC censures MHA over compensation to anti-Sikh riot victims November 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Friday pulled up the Home Ministry over the reports that it had announced fresh compensation for 1984 riot victims. The Commission asked why a denial was not issued to the media in this case. In an order on the issue, the Commission said the absence...
  • Delhi: Gurbani notes reverberate in Rashtrapati Bhavan November 6, 2014

    New Delhi: On the occasion of Guru Nanak's birthday, the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Thursday reverberated with 'Gurbani' (Sikh religious prayers) as President Pranab Mukherjee hosted a special programme which was attended by Vice President Hamid Ansari and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. A portrait of Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikh religion,...
  • Rahul Gandhi names 1984 riots accused in Delhi poll panel, red-faced Congress says there is no such list November 5, 2014

    New Delhi: As Delhi heads for fresh Assembly elections, confusion seems to setting within the Congress ranks. After a leaked list of Congress committe for Delhi election came under criticism for having anti-Sikh riots tainted Jagdish Tytler and Sajjan Kumar, the party claimed that there was no such list. Congress sources...
  • 1984 Riots accused in Rahul team: Is this a self-goal? November 5, 2014

    Under fire for reportedly forming an election committee with 1984 anti-Sikh riots accused as its members, the Congress backtracked and denied media reports claiming such a body had been constituted. CNN-IBN takes views from across the country. ...
  • Delhi poll panel: BJP lashes out at Congress November 5, 2014

    Bharatiya Janata Party lashed out at the Congress for reportedly constituting a poll panel which had 1984 anti-Sikh riots as its members. ...
  • Congress backtracks, denies forming Delhi election panel with 1984 riots accused as members November 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Under fire for reportedly forming an election committee with 1984 anti-Sikh riots accused as its members, the Congress backtracked and denied media reports claiming such a body had been constituted. Sources in the party told CNN-IBN that Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi had formed an Election Command Committee...
  • Memorial for 1984 anti-Sikh riot victims to come up in Delhi November 2, 2014

    New Delhi: A memorial in remembrance of the victims of 1984 anti-Sikh riots is being built at Gurdwara Rakhabganj Sahib in the heart of the national capital. The memorial, dubbed "Wall of Tears", is being constructed by Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) president Manjit Singh GK and its construction was...
  • Election Commission asks MHA to explain on compensation for 1984 riots October 31, 2014

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Friday asked the Home Ministry to explain its decision to give a fresh compensation of Rs five lakh to the 1984 anti-Sikh riot victims considering that the Model Code of Conduct is in force in Delhi because of the upcoming by-polls. The EC has written...
  • Re-open 1984 anti-Sikh riot cases in Delhi, says BJP October 30, 2014

    New Delhi: The BJP on Thursday demanded re-investigation in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots cases which were closed by Delhi Police, and sought distribution of pending compensations of Rs 182 crore among the victims. In a letter to union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Rajender Nagar legislator...
  • Amritsar: Clashes erupt between Nihang Sikhs, three injured October 24, 2014

    Amritsar: Tension prevailed in Amritsar on Friday as two groups of Nihang Sikhs clashed ahead of a traditional martial arts display, leaving three injured. The groups were reportedly equipped with licensed arms, swords and other sharp weapons. The two groups were moving towards an open ground when the altercation broke out. The police...
  • Fireworks, lighting at Amritsar's Golden Temple October 23, 2014

    Amritsar: The holiest of Sikh shrines, Harmandir Sahib, popularly known as Golden Temple, was lighted up on Thursday in festive spirit in this Sikh holy city in Punjab. Fireworks display and millions of lights around the whole complex saw thousands of devotees turning up for the occasion. The day is celebrated in...
  • Gurdwara closed in Belgium for harbouring illegal immigrants October 22, 2014

    London: A Gurdwara in Belgium would be shut for a month for allegedly harbouring 11 illegal Indian immigrants, including a minor, authorities said while ordering their deportation. During a recent police raid, eleven illegal immigrants were found in the cellars of an empty building in the town of Vilvoorde. "This is the...