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Op/Ed: Jaswant Singh Khalra Was Martyred For Exposing State-sponsored Genocide In India

Human rights activist became a victim of secret police death squadsI want to tell you about Jaswant Singh Khalra.Jaswant Singh lived in northwestern India in a region called the Punjab. He was...

The Woman Who Terrified the British Empire

On 1 August 1863, a frail and partially-blind queen who had spent much of her life raging against the British Empire, died in her bed on the top floor of a Kensington...

A Candle in the Dark: The Legacy of Jaswant Singh Khalra

September 6th marks the day when the Punjab Police abducted the Human Rights Activist, Shaheed Bhai Jaswant Singh Khalra, from his home never to be  seen again. The judicial process in India...

Sikh Lord Indarjit Singh Calls For Closure On Golden Temple Attack

:dateline:Lord Singh is widely known for his contributions to the “Thought for the Day” slot on BBC Radio 4, urging religious tolerance in gentle, measured tones, but his influence extends far beyond...

Op/Ed: Shaheed Kehar Singh – “Hung For Being A Sikh”

Bhai Kehar Singh was Shaheed Beant Singh’s uncle (fuffar ji) and a devout amritdhari Sikh. He came from the village of Mustafabad near Fatehgarh Sahib but worked in Delhi as an assistant...

Akali Phoola Singh’s Difficult Decision

Akali Phoola Singh was born on January 14th 1761, in a village called Sarinh, which is in the present day district of Sangrur in Punjab. He is perhaps most famously known for...

Harrowing Novel of Genocide in the Wake of Indira Gandhi’s Execution

Jaspreet Singh’s novel Helium confronts memories of the 1984 pogroms against the Sikhs. In November 1984, after Indira Gandhi’s assassination, politicians of India’s Congress party directed mobs to burn alive as many Sikhs...

A Brief Biography of Bhai Gurbakhsh Singh Khalsa (Haryana)

Bhai Gurbakhash Singh Khalsa is today’s hero of the Sikh freedom struggle.  He has energized and mobilized the movement to seek release of Sikh detainees by demonstrating unprecedented determination and commitment. Bhai Khalsa...

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