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Saturday, 13 November 2010

Dhan Dhan Baba Deep Singh Ji Shaheed - Dal Khalsa Salutes His Shaheedi

**Dal Khalsa Salutes The Legendary Sikh Saint Soldier Baba Deep Singh Ji Shaheed ,On This Their Shaheedi Day,He Gave His Life While Defending Sri Harmandar Sahib Amritsar,Millions Have Followed In His Footsteps Since**

Friday, 12 November 2010

Dal Khalsa UK Honours & Remebers Sikh & Allied Soldiers From Both World Wars - Remembrance 2010


**On This Day The 11th Of November 2010 We Remember Those Sikhs & Allied Forces Who Gave Their Lives Great Britain & The World.

Dal Khalsa UK
Salutes These Soldiers & Warriors ....On The 11th Hour Of The 11th
Day Of The 11th Month The Country Will Fall Silent In Remembrance - WeWill Never Forget**

Remembrance The Sikh Story http://www.sikhroots.com/component/content/article/8-featured/1651-remembrance--the-sikh-story

All This Week We Remember Those Sikh Soldiers & Allied Forces Who Died Fighting For The Freedom Of The World, Not
Only Them But Also The Sikh Martyrs From 1984 - Till Now Who Have Fought For The Freedom Of The Sikh Nation,

Parnaam Shaheedan Nu






Monday, 8 November 2010

Dal Khalsa Writes To President Obama - Full Text

'US should recognize the Sikh struggle for
right to self determination'

November 08th, 2010
Full text of the letter:

Appeal to His Excellency Hon’ble Mr. Barack Obama
President of the United States of America
on a visit to India
6-9 November 2010

Through the good offices of
Mr. Timothy J. Roemer
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
of the United States of America in India


On behalf of the Dal Khalsa–a Sikh political organization dedicated to serve the cause of the Sikh nation, I welcome you to India. Our welcome to you would have been more sweet and fulfilling had you visited Golden Temple, Amritsar–the Vatican of the Sikh people. Nevertheless, I am sure you will take this opportunity to go beyond the Indian mainstream and delve into the status and plight of nations and peoples, like the Sikhs, who are contesting the hegemony of the Indian state over the last many decades.

During the course of your visit, you are scheduled to discuss global counter -terrorism measures. May be submit that in this part of the world, like in many others, blatant and gross abuse of human rights of minorities have been the root causes for violence against the state. I am sure that your advisers have briefed you about the day-light carnage of 3000 plus Sikhs on the streets of New Delhi-the capital of this country 26 years ago, for which no police, paramilitary or political functionary has been brought to justice.

Partnerships with India by the US is welcome for peace in the region, but both countries and more so the United States will have to focus on respect for human rights, freedom, justice and respect for rule of law. Ensuring that India focuses on these for its minorities and regional peoples and the aboriginal peoples, is another area where your government needs to pay attention.

Your counterpart in India–Dr. Manmohan Singh belongs to the Sikh faith and both of you present the new face of world politics, however may I say that the beleaguered Sikh people are waiting for some solid action from both of you.

Sikhs have had self-rule for many years in the eighteenth century. Since 1947 when India gained independence, we have experienced slavery, torture and abrogation of our civil, economic, religious and political rights. India has crushed Sikhs by violent means and methods. For far too long, we have suffered persecution and discrimination because of our religious beliefs, which differ from the mainly Hindu-Indian heartland.

Peace in South Asia is one the prime concerns of your government. Peace is possible if people within the countries are given equal rights and opportunities. So far, the international community has failed the Sikh people. You have it in you to reverse this trend. You are the sheet anchor of exploring and achieving alternative goals. The Sikh right to self-determination is still to be recognized by the international community. In recent times, the struggle for right to self-determination is a peaceful and democratic struggle, which faces the onslaught and might of the State.

Punjab, Kashmir and the North-East are separable limbs held together by brute force, draconian laws, political chicanery, and vested-interest oriented foreign policy of many countries including yours and an uninvolved United Nations and an indifferent world community.

In such a scenario, we are left with no choice but to appeal. This is an appeal to your good sense for your intervention, your sense of history to recognize the slavery of some peoples and political adroitness for fostering peace in this region.

Early this year in April 2010, the US Commission for International Religion Freedoms released its Annual Report and placed India on the Watch List. According to the Commission, India requires, “close monitoring due to the nature and extent of violations of religious freedom engaged in or tolerated by the government”. Last year too, India was criticized for the violence against Christians and Muslims and slow justice for the Gujarat riot victims.

It is significant that the panel has urged Washington “to integrate concern for religious freedom and related human rights into all bilateral contacts with India, and for the US ambassador to India to speak out against, and seek to visit sites of communal violence”. Furthermore, since the last two years, the Commission members, “attempted to visit India, but no visas were granted”.

This is your mandate, Mr. President, made available to you by a US Commission. A country that refuses visas to your country’s Commission and a country which happens to be on the Watch List for two years in a row. Need we say more?

Let your visit be the harbinger of respect for the minorities, and a new beginning of recognition of the rightful aspirations of Sikhs and other minorities of this region. The goal of political freedom is part of the Sikh consciousness, notwithstanding their present conditions –a consciousness reinforced every morning and evening in personal as well as community prayers.

We take this opportunity to urge you to recognize our distinct identity and status and enable us to protect and promote our rights and dignity.

With profound regards.

Sincerely
Harcharnjit Singh Dhami
President, Dal Khalsa
Date- 6 Nov 2010

Sunday, 7 November 2010

We want Justice: Dal Khalsa to Obama - Dal Khalsa International Writes To President Obama

Srinagar: In a strong appeal to the visiting US President to intervene for the sake of justice, the Dal Khalsa on Sunday said Punjab, Kashmir and the North-East were separable limbs held together by brute force, draconian laws, political chicanery, and vested-interest oriented foreign policy of many countries including the US and an uninvolved United Nations.

In a communique addressed to President Barack Obama, the party’s president H S Dhami said "during the course of your visit, you were scheduled to discuss global counter -terrorism measures. May we submit that in this part of the world, like in many others, blatant and gross abuse of human rights of minorities have been the root causes for violence against the state”, states the memorandum faxed to the Ambassador US Embassy in New Delhi.

Welcoming the US President to India, he reminded Obama about the day-light carnage of 3000 plus Sikhs on the streets of New Delhi-the capital of this country 26 years ago, for which no police, paramilitary or political functionary has been brought to justice. “In such a scenario, we are left with no choice but to appeal to you for your intervention, said he.

In a statement to Agence India Press, he said we were sure that you will take this opportunity to go beyond the Indian mainstream and delve into the status and plight of peoples, like the Kashmiris, Sikhs, who were contesting the hegemony of the Indian state over the last many decades.

Partnership with India by the US was welcome for peace in the region, he said. However, both countries and more so the United States would have to focus on respect for human rights & rule of law, freedom and justice, said the leader of the Sikh political party.

He ruled that the Sikhs and Muslims in India have suffered persecution and discrimination because of their religious beliefs, which differ from the mainly Hindu-Indian heartland.

Pointing towards the US administration’s agenda for peace in South Asia as its one of the prime concerns, Dhami said peace was possible if people within the countries were given equal rights and opportunities. He was quick to add that so far, the international community has failed the Sikh people. He described the US president as the sheet anchor of exploring and achieving alternative goals.

He urged him to recognize the struggle for right to self-determination waged by ethnic and religious minorities in the periphery region of the country, which in recent times, has transformed from armed struggle to non-violent struggle.

He referred the report of the US Commission for International Religion Freedoms that placed India on the Watch List to drive his point home.

According to the Commission, India requires, “close monitoring due to the nature and extent of violations of religious freedom engaged in or tolerated by the government”

Panjab Shutdown 26 yrs Since The 1984 Sikh Genocide - Dal Khalsa

Showing solidarity with martyrs of Delhi massacre, Panjab remains shut on Nov 3
  • Double standards of Akali Dal, SGPC stood exposed
  • Police crackdown on demonstrators violation of their civil & political rights

Amritsar November 03rd, 2010
Like last year, in a show of solidarity, on Nov 3 the people of Punjab shut its shutters in commemoration of 26 years of the anti-Sikh genocidal attacks that took place in more than 80 towns of the country in Nov 1984. The shutdown call was given by the Dal Khalsa, AISSF and SAD (Panch Pardani) under the aegis of Khalsa Action Committee to pay homage to martyrs, to give verdict against the politics of genocide and to protest against denial of justice.

The Punjab government, however, going against the spirit of democracy, ordered police crackdown on peaceful protestors. The Punjab police on the instructions of its political masters harassed the second rung leaders of the said organizations to thwart the bandh call. Due to egoistical reasons, certain groups claiming to be Panthic sided with the government to make the call unsuccessful. So much so that the SGPC going against the collective will of the Panth, kept its offices and educational institutions opened while all other institutions including DAV remained shut on the issue.

The leaders of the Shiromani Akali Dal stood exposed. On one hand they organized a candle march to pay homage to those who were massacred in Delhi and elsewhere, on the other hand they mis (used) official machinery to quell the demonstrators protesting against the genocide.
The police dragged the protestors led by Bhai Mohkam Singh, Harcharnjit Singh Dhami, Satnam Singh Paonta Sahib, Baba Baljit Singh Daduwal and Karnail Singh Peermohammad who were squatting on rail tracks at Amritsar early morning and took them forcibly to police station from where they were released in the late evening.

Similarly, the SAD (Panch Pardani) leader Harpal Singh Cheema along with his team sat on railway tracks at Fatehgarh Sahib. They too were taken into preventive custody.

Following are 2 news reports released by news agencies PTI and IANS on the day.

Sikh leaders detained, let off.

Chandigarh, Nov 3 (PTI) Police today detained some Sikh leaders in Amritsar, who were squatting on rail lines, as part of the Punjab bandh call given by some Sikh groups including Khalsa Action Committee (KAC), the Dal Khalsa against the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.


Dal Khalsa spokesperson Kanwar Pal Singh and KAC Chairman Bhai Mokham Singh were among those taken into preventive custody by the Amritsar police this morning.

Kanwar Pal Singh claimed that they were peacefully squatting on the rail lines near the Amritsar railway station when the police "forcefully had us removed from there".

While, police claimed that they tried to stop the Amritsar-Delhi Swarn Shatabdi.

Kanwar claimed that the police had made around 300 preventive arrests throughout the state to foil their bandh.

He also claimed that those shopkeepers and other commercial establishments which voluntarily wanted to join the bandh were also forced to open their shops by the police at various places in the state.

The police, however, denied the allegation.

The bandh call was given by the Dal Khalsa and others, who described the 1984 incident as "genocide of Sikhs".

Last year on November 3, various Sikhs groups had given a call to protest alleged inaction against the 1984 riots accused. Meanwhile, the bandh has evoked partial response in Jalandhar with the rail and road traffic plying normal in the area.

The banks, commercial establishments and schools were closed in the wake of the bandh call. There was, however, no report of any violence from the region. Security has been beefed up, police said.

Punjab bandh call: Radical Sikh leaders arrested

CHANDIGARH, Nov 3 (IANS) Punjab police on Wednesday arrested radical Sikh leaders as a preventive measure after many groups called a state wide shutdown to highlight the delay in justice to victims of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.




"Keeping in mind the law and order situation in the state, we have made some preventive arrests. Only those people were arrested who were trying to damage public property and to halt rail traffic. We did not use force against anybody," a police officer said here Wednesday.

The Khalsa Action Committee (KAC), the Dal Khalsa and some other Sikh groups had Oct 28 given the call for state wide bandh.

Around 200 agitators, including KAC chairman Bhai Mokham Singh and Dal Khalsa spokesperson Kanwarpal Singh, were arrested from Amritsar railway station Wednesday morning, according to police.

"We were peacefully protesting and sitting on the railway tracks. Punjab police used force and dragged us from there. They arrested around 200 Sikh protestors from there and have kept them in detention in different police station," Kanwarpal Singh said.

"We had given this call on humanitarian grounds to pay homage to those who had lost their lives in 1984 riots. We were not disturbing the peace or law and order situation. This is a clear case of justice denial and violation of human rights," Kanwarpal Singh said.

Singh added that Punjab Police have arrested around 100 Sikh leaders from various parts of the state to foil their bandh call.

Shopkeepers who on their own wanted to join the bandh were forced by the police to open their shops, he claimed.

In their bandh call, Sikh leaders said they would not stop private vehicles, and hospitals and chemist shops would be allowed to function normally.

However, Wednesday's bandh largely turned out to be a lukewarm affair, with police disallowing the protestors to gather in large numbers anywhere.

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