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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


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


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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