Press Releases

PETITION AGAINST NARENDRA MODI’S VISIT TO USA LAUNCHED BY  HUMAN RIGHTS GROUPS

PETITION AGAINST NARENDRA MODI’S VISIT TO USA LAUNCHED BY HUMAN RIGHTS GROUPS

                         We need 100, 000 Signatures by August 20th Washington DC, USA: Sikh Human rights groups; Voices for Freedom (VFF) and Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) partner in launching a global online petition today to cancel Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the White House [...]

| August 6, 2014 | 0 Comments
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REMEMBERING – JUNE 1984  30TH ANNIVERSARY OF INDIAN ARMY ASSAULT ON SRI DARBAR SAHIB (GOLDEN TEMPLE)

REMEMBERING – JUNE 1984 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF INDIAN ARMY ASSAULT ON SRI DARBAR SAHIB (GOLDEN TEMPLE)

    “No prayers stir the silence under golden dome of the Golden Temple. There are no priests left to intone them. They are all dead or missing. The musical instruments, which at all times drummed out the tones and rhythms of worship are quiet for the first time in centuries. There are no visitors, [...]

| June 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
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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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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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