Press Releases

Legal Victory for Voices for Freedom: Eight Sikhs Acquitted*

Legal Victory for Voices for Freedom: Eight Sikhs Acquitted*

Mohali, Panjab, India: Eight Sikhs were acquitted on Wednesday the 26th of March, by Dilbagh Singh Johal, the Additional Sessions Judge of the Mohali District Court.  The charges were related to unlawful activities, illegal possession of explosives and firearms. Based on an ‘anonymous’ tip made in 2010, Panjab police arrested Parshotam Singh, the main accused [...]

| March 31, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Professor Devinderpal Singh Bhullar’s Death Sentence on Hold Till His Mercy Plea Is Decided: India’s Central Government To Supreme Court Of India

Professor Devinderpal Singh Bhullar’s Death Sentence on Hold Till His Mercy Plea Is Decided: India’s Central Government To Supreme Court Of India

New Delhi, India: On Wednesday, February 26, India’s Central Government assured Supreme Court of India that death sentence of Professor Devinderpal Singh Bhullar (Prof. Bhullar) will not be executed till it takes a decision on his current mercy plea based on medical grounds. Prof.Bhullar has been undergoing treatment for mental ailment at Institute of Human [...]

| March 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
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New Hopes for Devinderpal Singh Bhullar: Supreme Court of India stopped his execution and to review his Petition

New Hopes for Devinderpal Singh Bhullar: Supreme Court of India stopped his execution and to review his Petition

New Delhi, India: On Friday, January 31, Supreme Court of India decided to stop Professor Devinderpal Singh Bhullar’s (Prof. Bhullar) execution. The three-bench judge directed the Institute of Human Behaviour and Allied Sciences (IHBAS), where Prof. Bhullar has been treated, to file the medical report within a week on his present mental condition.  Professor Bhullar [...]

| February 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Was Britain involved in June 1984 attack on Golden Temple complex? Voices For Freedom Calls for Impartial and Transparent Independent Inquiry

Was Britain involved in June 1984 attack on Golden Temple complex? Voices For Freedom Calls for Impartial and Transparent Independent Inquiry

New York, USA:  Britain’s latest declassified government documents reveal correspondence between former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in planning the attack on Golden Temple (Darbar Sahib Complex), India in June 1984.  According to the document, UK Prime Minister authorized Britain’s Special Air Services (SAS) to assist Indian army “for [...]

| January 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Reports and Publications

VFF confers Guru Tegh Bahadur Human Rights Award on Justice Bains

VFF confers Guru Tegh Bahadur Human Rights Award on Justice Bains

CHANDIGARH: In a unique effort to mark the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and opening a frontal battle against Indian fascist stratagems and forces, several Sikh organizations, political and social leaders, religious personalities and intellectuals gathered to understand linkages and interconnections between “Neo-fascism, Human Rights and Social Democracy” at a seminar organized [...]

| December 30, 2009 | 0 Comments
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Neofascism, human rights and social democracy

Neofascism, human rights and social democracy

The image of India is that of a democratic, multicultural, inclusive society. But more often than not, appearances are not reality. India is a republic—a secular, socialist, democratic republic—where millions of children, women and men remain demoralised, enslaved to the powerful, crying out for fundamentals of life. Fragmented along fault-lines of caste, class,f gender, ethnicity, [...]

| December 30, 2009 | 0 Comments
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Smoldering Embers

Smoldering Embers

Long and Unending wait for Justice for the Disappeared in Panjab     The continuing struggle for justice for the disappeared in Panjab has met with roadblocks and an attitude that those who suffered at the hands of police and security agencies do not deserve recourse to justice. The attitude of “expendable minorities” and brazen [...]

| December 30, 2009 | 0 Comments
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