Friday, 2 December, 2022
TopicKhalistan movement

Topic: Khalistan movement

Khalistan ideologue Amritpal’s onward march in Punjab, guns & all, aims to ‘spread Sikhism’

Amritpal Singh Sandhu is on a month-long Khalsa march. Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri, meanwhile, has questioned his previous 'track record' & said this 'shouldn't be encouraged'.

India sends demarche to Canada over ‘Khalistan referendum’, reminds them of Kanishka bombing

Delhi’s requests so far have fallen on deaf ears; country more miffed as Justin Trudeau denounces Russian referendums in Ukraine while his ally supports those against India.

Khalistan issue, ‘invisible’ ISI hand — Why India issued travel advisory against Canada

The advisory issued by Ministry of External Affairs gives 'loud and clear' message to Canada's Justin Trudeau govt which 'relies on Khalistani elements for vote bank politics,' say sources.

How Punjab’s most-wanted yesteryear terrorists are operating openly in Lahore, popping up on FB

Facebook photo of Dal Khalsa chief Gajinder Singh shows Pakistan is a safe terror haven. Islamabad is preparing for FATF inspections to exit from list of states at risk of terror-related sanctions.

‘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.

On Camera

YourTurn

Prannoy Roy in Abu Dhabi

You can call NDTV elitist, anglicised. But it defended democracy, gave us Ravish Kumar

In all these years of covering elections on NDTV, I do not recall a single occasion when I was asked or even hinted to say or not say something. I disagreed with Prannoy Roy off-screen and on-screen and that was never a problem.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.