Sikhs must work together to stop our own from suffering torture

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…

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British citizen’s arrest in Punjab sparks fury from British MPs

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…

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What has the BBC really done for Sikhs?

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…

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Government forced to revoke court fees for people treated unfairly at work

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…

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Social Cleansing

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…

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