Thursday, 18 August, 2022
TopicKhalistan movement

Topic: Khalistan movement

‘Khalistan’ rears its head in Himachal after threat by banned outfit Sikhs for Justice

Pro-Khalistan flags were hoisted at the entrance gate of the Himachal Pradesh Assembly in Dharamshala Sunday morning.

Patiala clash highlights Punjab’s many Shiv Senas — ‘no political weight but not to be ignored’

Over a dozen homegrown Shiv Senas operate in Punjab, and all seemingly have two main goals: Targeting whatever is left of the Khalistan movement and obtaining police security.

Religious intolerance main driver of insurgency in Punjab of 1980s. State’s watching it again

The smuggling of arms and narcotics is an indicator that the ISI and the Khalistani terrorist organisations in Pakistan are attempting to revive insurgency.

How NIA case on Sikhs for Justice only lends credibility to outfit ‘no one takes seriously’

NIA has booked Sikhs for Justice and summoned 40 people directly or indirectly associated with the farmer protest. Congress says it gave NIA a ‘handle to harass the farmers’.

BJP alleges Khalistani agenda behind farmer protests, says Congress playing with fire

BJP IT cell in-charge Amit Malviya tweeted a purported video of protesting farmers where a man is heard citing PM Indira Gandhi’s assassination in an apparent bid to threaten PM Modi.

Indira Gandhi faced a threat when she visited a New York gurudwara in 1982

In ‘The Khalistan Conspiracy’, former R&AW officer G.B.S. Sidhu writes about the security details of Indira Gandhi’s US trip and possible threats to her life.

Arrested Babbar Khalsa men were planning targeted murders, sponsored by ISI, say police

Bhupinder and Kulwant Singh, who hail from Ludhiana, were arrested by Delhi Police Saturday after a gunfight. Police recovered a cache of arms, including 7 pistols and 45 cartridges.

Home Ministry declares 9 men linked to Khalistani outfits as terrorists under UAPA

Among the nine were chiefs of four terrorist outfits — Wadhawa Singh Babbar, Lakhbir Singh, Ranjeet Singh & Paramjit Singh. All four were based in Pakistan.

Pro-Khalistan slogans raised at Golden Temple on Operation Blue Star anniversary

Around 100 activists led by Imaan Singh Mann, son of Amritsar's Shiromani Akali Dal president and former MP Simranjit Singh Mann, raised the slogans at the Akal Takht.

Former Punjab DGP booked for 1991 disappearance of IAS officer’s son facing TADA probe

Balwant Singh Multani was suspected to be involved in an alleged assassination bid against former DGP Sumedh Singh Saini during the days of Khalistani militancy. 

On Camera

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Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) jawans celebrate the 75th Independence Day on the banks of Pangong Tso in Leh | Representational image | ANI photo

Don’t give ITBP lead role at LAC, it will weaken local command. MHA-MoD turf war is hurting

Army has maintained control of the LAC since 1962. The ITBP, formed in 1962 to guard the Tibet border, has been at the frontline but under Delhi's remote command.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

IAF Su-30 MKI aircraft | Twitter | @DefencePRO_Guj

Russian defence industry team to visit India soon for talks on upgrading IAF’s Sukhoi fleet

Upgrades would include more better radar & integration of electronic warfare abilities. Russia also hopeful of inking deal with India to supply 12 more Su-30 MKIs and 21 MiG-29s.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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