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Nabha Jail Inmates Bhai Dilbagh Singh and Bakshish Singh Released on Parole

Patiala, Punjab: Earlier today, Bhai Dilbagh Singh and Bakshish Singh returned to their homes for a period of 28 days on parole release, after which they will once again have to surrender themselves to jail. Sikh Organization For Prisoner Welfare (UK), which has long fought legal cases of these Singhs, released the following statement – The Indian [state] has committed grave ...

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Canada’s Inaugural Khalsa Cup Tournament a Success

Mississauga, Canada: The first annual Khalsa Cup concluded on Sunday with Team Malton being crowned Competitive Tier champions and the Maple Leafs winning the Co-Ed Tier. The tournament raised over $6,000 for the Khalra Centre for Human Rights Defenders in Delhi. The Khalsa Cup, organized to implement the concepts of seva and sarbat da bhalla into sports, was organized through collaborative ...

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Bhai Jagtar Singh Hawara appeals for show of unity on Shaheed Dilawar Singh’s martyrdom day

Amritsar, Punjab: It is learnt that the martyrdom day of Shaheed Dilawar Singh will be observed at Akal Takht Sahib on 31 August. Bhai Jagtar Singh Hawara, who is currently confined in Delhi based Tihar Jail, has issued an appeal to all Sikh organization to show unity on Shaeed Dilawar Singh’s martyrdom day. As per information available with the Bhai Jagtar ...

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Refusal to Exempt Ontario Sikhs From Motorcycle Helmet Law Disappointing: WSO

Toronto, Canada: The World Sikh Organization of Canada has expressed disappointment over the recent decision of Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne to not provide an exemption from helmet requirements for Sikh motorcyclists in the province. WSO Ontario Vice President Prabmeet Singh Sarkaria said today, “Sikhs in Ontario have been calling for a helmet exemption for turbaned Sikh motorcyclists for several years now. ...

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SOPW UK Raises Concern Over Lack of Medical Treatment for Bhai Jagtar Singh Hawara

London, UK: The Sikh Organization for Prisoner Welfare (SOPW) has continued to raise concern over the lack of medical treatment for Bhai Jagtar Singh Hawara. Bhai Hawara is suffering from immense pain in his back and is currently confined to a wheel chair. In a press note, the SOPW stated that, “The treatment handed out to Sikhs imprisoned for alleged offences ...

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