Netizens tweet #No66A as government insists that the internet needs to be censored

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Delhi, India: When the previous Congress-led government started using section 66A of the Information Technology Act to suppress dissent, it received plenty of flak from the opposition. The Bharatiya Janata Party’s supporters compared the government’s actions to strategies implemented during the Emergency and the leader of the opposition Arun Jaitley told Parliament that this amounted to excessive censorship. But over ...

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British Army examines plans to create a Sikh regiment

Soldiers from 3 Regiment Army Air Corps on parade in Aldeburgh in Suffolk (Crown copyright)

London, UK: The head of the British Army is looking at proposals to recreate a Sikh regiment, a minister has said. The Chief of the General Staff is examining the feasibility of a Sikh unit, including the possibility of a reserve company, and it “may well have merit”, Mark Francois told the Commons. A new unit would inherit many of ...

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‘Nobody asks us why we took up arms’: former Assamese militant

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Bijay Singh Lakhra has closely witnessed violence for most of his life. He was just 12 in 1996 when bloody clashes erupted between the adivasis and Bodos in Assam, spawning a new chapter of distrust and fear between the communities. Two years later, the state was thrown into another spiral of bloodshed. These events left a lasting imprint on Lakhra. ...

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SGPC wants Sikh representative in India Film Censor Board

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Religious body Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee has demanded the inclusion of a Sikh representative in the Censor Board. This comes in after the recent Censor Board certificate to the film starting the Dera Sacha Sauda chief.

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Movie Proud to be a Sikh

Proud to be a Sikh

The movie is based on the life of a gursikh professor who comes to INDIA with lots of aspirations and feelings for his heritage and culture, as he had to leave the country during 1984. But as soon as he enters the city he comes across a very different environment and culture among sikh youth. Also few incidents occured which ...

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