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Badal complicating genocide issue: Phoolka

Ludhiana, Punjab: Supreme Court lawyer and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Harvinder Singh Phoolka has objected to chief minister Parkash Singh Badal’s meeting union home minister Rajnath Singh over the constitution of Supreme-Court-monitored special investigating team (SIT) to inquire into the 1984-genocide cases. The home minister is empowered to constitute an SIT to reopen and reinvestigate the 237 cases that the ...

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Prove what you did for ’84 genocide victims: Phoolka takes on SAD

Patiala, Punjab: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Wednesday stepped up its attack on the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) by questioning the party on its contribution to the welfare and rehabilitation of the 1984 riot victims, how much did it spend on their welfare and who received the money. Supreme Court lawyer HS Phoolka — AAP’s candidate from Ludhiana who was ...

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AAP banking on ‘ social capital’ to pick candidates

Chandigarh: The broom of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has made a roaring entry into Punjab’s political arena. Much to the unease of not only the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD)-BJP regime but also the Congress, the AAP began its Punjab innings by ambushing its political adversaries on the emotive 1984 Sikh genocide issue. First, the deft move of then Delhi ...

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After more than a decade a little relief for SikhPolitical Prisoner Professor Bhullar

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday re-affirmed its January 21 verdict, granting life to 15 death-row convicts on account of their mental illness or the undue and unexplained delay in rejection of their mercy petitions. Among the 15 beneficiaries were slain sandalwood smuggler Veerappan’s four gang members who killed 22 policemen in 1993. Based on its verdict, the apex court ...

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Sukhbir badal unsuccessfully tries to do Phoolka’s character assassination

Ludhiana, Punjab: Aam Aadmi Party candidate from the Ludhiana Lok Sabha constituency and Supreme Court lawyer HS Phoolka today asked Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal to prove his allegation that he (Phookla) took fee for fighting the cases of anti-Sikh riot victims. “I challenge Sukhbir to prove his allegation within a week or resign from the Cabinet and the SAD,” said ...

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