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Sikh groups approach UN on Khalsa issue

New York, USA: Rights group “Sikhs for Justice” (SFJ) and All-India Sikh Students Federation (AISSF) have approached the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detentions to secure the release of Sikh activists in India who continue to be detained even after the expiry of their prison term. In a complaint and appeal to Malick Sow, Chair-Rapporteur for UN Working Group on ...

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Sikhs for Justic gets more time for plea against Sonia

New York, USA: A US federal court has given Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) time till December 3 to file an amended complaint against Congress President Sonia Gandhi in an alleged human rights violation case. Despite opposition from Gandhi’s attorneys, the federal court here Monday granted the Sikh rights body’s request for more time to amend its complaint about her role in ...

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Sikh groups launch signature campaign in support of UN ‘genocide petition’

Chandigarh: Sikh human rights groups have launched a global signature campaign on the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, in support of the “1984 Genocide” petition pending before the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC). It began on Sunday, with Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) and All India Sikh Students Federation (AISSF) holding signature camps in Gurudwaras in more than 20 countries. ...

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Sikh groups petition UNHRC to recognize 1984 massacre as ‘genocide’

Chandigarh, Punjab: They seek international investigation into the anti-Sikh riots on the basis of “new evidence”. Almost three decades after 3,000 Sikhs were massacred (according to government figures) following the assassination of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi by her  body guards, Sikh groups led by the U.S.-based Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) have petitioned the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva seeking specifically ...

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Sikh community asking United Nation to investigate the 1984 Sikh Genocide

Geneva, Switzerland: Thousands of Sikhs from across the globe rallied Friday at the UN’s Geneva base, demanding an international investigation of a deadly wave of violence against their community in India in 1984. Sikh activists say the killings 29 years ago were state-sponsored genocide, while India blames them on communal rioting. Organizers told AFP they had mustered 10,000 Sikhs from ...

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