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Gang Captured After Smuggling Dozens of Afghan Sikhs Into UK

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London : A London-based Sikh gang helped nearly 70 illegal Afghan immigrants wearing turbans sneak into the UK using passports that were stolen or borrowed from family members. According to the UK’s Daily Mail, the scam netted the gang about $800,000 USD. A court heard on Monday that three Sikh men helped nearly 70 Afghans to sneak into the UK using the ...

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On SGPC complaint, poet held for hurting sentiments

On SGPC complaint

Ropar : The district police arrested Punjabi poet Surjit Gag here today on the charge of hurting religious feelings. On a complaint filed by the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), a case was registered against him at Anandpur Sahib police station under Section 295-A of the IPC. Gag had shared his poem, ‘Main te Nanak’ (I and Nanak), on Facebook a couple ...

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Jatha row: Pak Sikhs raise anti-India slogans

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Amritsar : Anti-India slogans were raised by various Sikh groups under the aegis of the Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (PSGPC) and the Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) to protest against India’s refusal to let Sikh jathas visit Pakistan to commemorate Gurpurbs. PSGPC chief Tara Singh said that as per norms, the protest is only allowed 1,000 meters from the ...

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Sedition case: SFJ won’t halt campaign

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Moga : A day after five activists of the US-based Sikhs For Justice (SFJ) were booked on sedition charges, the human rights advocacy group said today that the case was an attempt by the Capt Amarinder Singh government to terrorise Sikhs of Punjab who had responded positively to the “Referendum 2020 Campaign”. Editorial: Stoking the embers In a letter to ...

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When British paid relief for Jallianwala Bagh massacre

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Chandigarh : Even as nonagenarian freedom fighter Mohan Singh recently moved the High Court seeking compensation for the “brutal death” of his grandfather at Amritsar’s Jallianwala Bagh on April 13, 1919, documents chanced upon during the digitisation of Punjab Archives show that the British had announced “liberal compensation” to the victim families of the massacre. Even those who sustained injuries ...

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