Tuesday, 18 January, 2022
TopicSikh Dalits

Topic: Sikh Dalits

Singhu victim ‘did commit sacrilege’ before being lynched, human rights lawyers’ probe finds

Lawyers for Human Rights International’s report details how Lakhbir Singh allegedly desecrated the Sarbloh Granth, before being killed by 'angry' members of the Nihang sect.

Punjab’s many Dalit Sikhs – Ramdasia, Ravidasia, Mazhabis, Ranghretas, Rai, Sansi

Charanjit Singh Channi is a Ramdasia, whose elevation as Punjab CM has propelled the issues and political identity of Dalit Sikhs to the centre stage of the state's politics.

Who are Dalit Sikhs? New Punjab CM Channi’s caste is just one among a complex hierarchy

Caste discourse around Charanjit Channi’s elevation has surprised many, especially as Sikhism espouses equality. But Sikhs have caste hierarchy similar to Hindus.

How Congress MP’s Panthic seat jibe at Akali-BSP exposed caste fault lines among Punjab Sikhs

Congress MP from Ludhiana Ranveet Bittu had questioned Akalis leaving ‘Panthic’ seats of Anandpur Sahib & Chamkaur Sahib to the BSP for 2022 Punjab polls.

Why the farmers’ protest is led by Sikhs of Punjab

The Khalistan movement in the 1980s may have limited support for Punjab’s Sikhs in the battle with the Indira Gandhi govt. But in Modi govt's farm laws, they have a worthy cause.

The inside story of the outsiders of Shillong

Dalits from Punjab were first moved to the hill-station about 160 years ago when the British brought them as 'manual scavengers' but clashes over land rights still continue.

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Priyanka Gandhi Vadra of Congress, a forerunner of women's question in India | PTI

Be it Congress, BJP, AAP—women’s question in India is a partisan issue. And that’s not so bad

India's woman question tests party imagination. Congress's focus on Nirbhaya, Unnao rape victim, and BJP's Uniform Civil Code show how.
President Xi Jingping addressing a meeting

Nations must secure global supply chains, prevent inflation shocks: Xi Jinping at WEF

In his 3rd address to World Economic Forum, Chinese President Xi Jinping said 'we need to resolve various risks and promote the steady recovery of the world economy'.

Defence

HAL likely to be in fray for Navy’s NUHs after defence ministry junks Coast Guard chopper deal

Last week, the Defence Acquisition Council scrapped the Coast Guard programme to buy 14 twin-engine helicopters under Buy Global category. Other projects under review now.
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Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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