Jagtar “Jaggi” Singh Johal resides in a prison cell in Punjab after having been hooded and bundled into a van by plain-clothes officers. He was then allegedly tortured at the hands of Punjab’s police. When filmed in custody, he had his face covered, igniting suspicions that he was being forcibly gagged. According to Jaggi’s legal…Read more on Sikhs must work together to stop our own from suffering torture
British-Sikh activist Jagtar Singh Johal has become the centre of an international incident after being detained in an Indian prison, accused of “influencing the youth through social media”. The 30-year-old from Dumbarton, Scotland was arrested on his trip to Punjab after having a sack thrown over his head and bundled into a van by plain-clothes…Read more on British citizen’s arrest in Punjab sparks fury from British MPs
I was fortunate to be blessed with Amrit a little less than two years ago, and I credit a lot of the knowledge and understanding that I gained on my journey to education charities such as Basics of Sikhi. However, along this journey, I came to be aware of Nihang Singhs, their tradition and their…Read more on The Problem with Nihang Singhs
The BBC has suspended Asian Network DJ Tommy Sandhu over “lewd comments and racist slurs” made about a female radio producer, by his colleagues in WhatsApp groups. The Daily Mail article on the topic waits until the 12th paragraph to reveal that their sources told them that Sandhu “did not make derogatory comments himself and…Read more on What has the BBC really done for Sikhs?
There are more Kaurs out there doing Kirtan than I can mention, but not in the most celebrated Gurdwara of the Sikh faith, the Akaal Takht or Immortal Throne, Sri Harmandir Sahib. The SGPC, the organisation appointed to manage Gurdwaras in India, has prohibited women from performing Gurbani Kirtan – which is singing praise to…Read more on Kaurs Doing Kirtan
From today, anyone who has been treated illegally or unfairly at work will no longer have to pay to take their employers to court, the UK Supreme Court has announced. The ruling came as human rights charity Unison won a court victory against the government today (Wednesday). Unison representatives shared news on social media that all…Read more on Government forced to revoke court fees for people treated unfairly at work
Wikipedia: Social cleansing (Spanish: limpieza social) is class-based killing that consists of elimination of members of society considered “undesirable,” including but not limited to the homeless, criminals, street children, the elderly, sex workers, and sexual minorities This phenomenon is caused by a combination of economic and social factors, but killings are notably present in regions…Read more on Social Cleansing