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Radicals form new Akali party

Radical leaders during the formation of the new Akali party, the United Akali Dal, in Amritsar

Amritsar, Punjab: Radical elements in the Sikh Panth, opposed to the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), have joined hands to form yet another Akali party — the United Akali Dal (UAD). The formal declaration of the formation of the UAD was made here on Saturday following a convention of the United Sikh Movement, a socio-religious group that had been in existence ...

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Phoolka seeks relief for kin of soldiers killed in 1984 genocide

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Amritsar, Punjab: Even after 30 years, the widows and close relatives of the defence personnel killed in the Sikh genocide of 1984 have not received any compensation, Supreme Court lawyer and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader HS Phoolka has said here. Till date, the Ministry of Defence had not made the names of the victim soldiers public, said Phoolka. The lawyer ...

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Prayers at Golden Temple for genocide hit

Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh paying homage to the riot victims at the Golden Temple in Amritsar

Amritsar, Punjab: Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh led the Sikh community in offering prayers at the Golden Temple in memory of those killed in the Sikh genocide of 1984. He categorically demanded that the Modi government punish those responsible for the brutal murder of Sikhs under a well-planned conspiracy by the then central government. “No doubt the Modi government has ...

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Relief okay, but give justice to riot victims: Sikh leaders

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Amritsar, Punjab: The NDA government’s move to announce Rs 5 lakh aid to the kin of each of those killed in 1984 Sikh genocide has been largely hailed in Sikh circles, but there is a strong feeling that only delivering justice will apply balm on the wounds of the community. Talking to The Tribune, Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh welcomed ...

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AISSF calls for statewide bandh on Nov 1

Members of the AISSF and Sikh Student federation (Mehta) give a call for Punjab bandh on November 1 in protest against the 1984 riots in Jalandhar

Jalandhar, Punjab: The All-India Sikh Students Federation (AISSF) and the Sikh Students Federation Mehta (SSF) today gave a call for a statewide bandh on November 1 to protest the 1984 Sikh Genocide following the assassination of then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. Addressing the media, AISSF president Karnail Singh Peermohammad said 30 years after the riots, the the victims were still waiting ...

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Parliament must condemn 1984 genocide: SAD

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Chandigarh: Various parties have urged the Modi government to pass a resolution to express regret over the 1984 Sikh genocide during the next session of Parliament. “Sadly, all parties have ignored this issue for 30 years,” said BS Ramoowalia, senior vice-president of the SAD. “Parliament has not even observed a two-minute silence in memory of those killed in the genocide,” he ...

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BJP leaders took stand against ’84 genocide says lawyer HS Phoolka

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Bathinda, Punjab: Contrary to the claim of Congress Deputy leader in the Lok Sabha, Captain Amarinder Singh, mentioning the involvement of the BJP leaders too in the 1984 Sikh genocide, a senior advocate of the Supreme Court, HS Phoolka, who is fighting longest legal battle to get justice for victims of 1984 Sikh genocide said that only small time leaders of ...

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84 genocide is issue in California race

Some Sikh political activists and the California Republican Party are campaigning against Democratic Congressman Ami Bera

Sacramento, California: Anger stemming from the 1984 Sikh genocide in India has crept into one of the closest and most expensive congressional races in the country. Some Sikh political activists and the California Republican Party are campaigning against Democratic Rep Ami Bera, saying he refuses to acknowledge the alleged involvement of the Indian government in the riots. Bera, a physician representing a ...

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Defamation: Court to hear Phoolka’s plea against Tytler on November 22

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New Delhi: A Delhi court on Wednesday fixed November 22 for hearing a criminal defamation complaint filed against Congress leader Jagdish Tytler by a senior lawyer representing victims in the 1984 Sikh genocide cases. The case was listed for November 22 as additional chief metropolitan magistrate Gaurav Rao had gone for an inspection of Tihar Jail. During the earlier hearing, Tytler ...

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Phoolka appreciates Satyarthi’s contribution to social causes

Senior advocate and AAP leader HS Phoolka addressing the media in Ludhiana on Sunday.

Ludhiana, Punjab: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader and senior advocate HS Phoolka has appreciated Nobel prize winner Kailash Satyarathi for his contribution to society and victims of Sikh genocide of 1984. During a press conference conducted here on Sunday, Pholka said, “Nobel prize winning for Kailash Satyarathi has a Punjab connection. He had conducted first raid at Sirhind in Punjab to ...

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