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Mohali resident moves HC on release of Sikh detainees

Chandigarh: More than a month after Gurbaksh Singh Khalsa raised his voice for the release of Sikh detainees languishing in jails even on “completion” of their jail term, Mohali resident Mandeep Kaur filed a PIL in the High Court today, seeking directions to the State of Punjab, the UT Home Secretary and Burail Jail Superintendent to release such detainees in Chandigarh ...

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Rights body questions Sikhs’ exclusion from US army

Washington, USA: A US commission has asked Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel to explain exclusion of Sikhs, known for their valour and pride, from the American armed forces. In a letter, the US Commission on Civil Rights requested Hagel to respond to a Department of Defence policy that “appears to presumptively exclude” Sikh Americans from serving in the US armed forces if ...

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