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National Union of Students elects its first Sikh on to its National Committee

Sheffield, UK: At the recently held National Conference of the National Union of Students (NUS), delegates representing the 7 million membership of the student body elected the first Sikh onto its National Executive Committee (NEC) in its 90 year history. Kirat Raj Singh, 23, the current Vice President at Birmingham City Students Union was elected in a strongly fought election ...

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“India: Stop the Arbitrary Execution of Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar” From Coalition of US Sikh Groups

Pleasanton, California: On April 15 and 16, 2013, a coalition of U.S.-based organizations wrote to the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, U.S. Department of State, and U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, urging them to call on the Government of India to halt the imminent execution of Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar. The letters were signed by Ensaaf, Jakara Movement, Sikh ...

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Sikhs runners to wear black armbands during London Marathon as mark of respect to victims of Boston Marathon bombing

London, UK: A Sikh running group from Redbridge will wear black armbands during the London Marathon in memory of the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing. Harmander Singh will carry a flag bearing the words ‘Sikhs love Boston’ as a tribute to the three people who died and the 150 who were injured in yesterday’s attack in America. Mr Singh,53, ...

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WSO Welcomes Passing of Khalra Resolution at NDP Convention

Ontario, Canada: The World Sikh Organization of Canada welcomes the passing of a resolution recognizing Jaswant Singh Khalra as an “important defender of human rights” at the NDP National Convention in Montreal yesterday. On September 6, 1995, Jaswant Singh Khalra was abducted from his home by the Punjab Police after his research uncovered the illegal murder and cremation of thousands ...

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Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee wants SIT to probe Tytler case

New Delhi, Punjab: The Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) today demanded the setting up of a special investigating team (SIT) for the 1984 Sikh Genocide case in which senior Congress leader Jagdish Tytler is a prime accused. A city court yesterday had directed the CBI to re-investigate Tytler’s case, setting aside the closure report of the investigating agency giving ...

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