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No, 21 Sikh regiment did not refuse to fight for India, and Republic TV never reported it

A doctored viral image on Twitter showed a purported Republic TV screenshot announcing this fake headline: '21 Sikh regiment refused to fight for India'.
Navjot Singh Sidhu

‘Khalistani’ Gopal Singh Chawla is a terrorist only on Indian TV channels

Intel sources say Chawla, the Pakistan gurudwara committee member whose photograph with Sidhu created an uproar, has never been a suspect in any terror case.
Family members of the victims of 1984 anti-Sikh riots celebrate outside the Patiala House Court in New Delhi after the pronouncement of the first death punishment in the case | PTI

In a first for 1984 anti-Sikh riots case, Delhi court sentences convict Yashpal Singh to death

The court granted life term to co-convict Naresh Sherawat in the case.

This Kashmiri Sikh is using music to cross national and religious divides

Harkrishan Singh Sanam, from the militancy-hit Tral in Kashmir, has received a lot of appreciation from Indian and Pakistani artistes alike.
Navjot Singh Sidhu with Sushma Swaraj at Parliament House in New Delhi | Getty Images

As if hounding Muslims wasn’t enough, BJP is now giving same treatment to Sikhs

By unleashing the propaganda machine against the Sikhs on Kartarpur Sahib issue, BJP is playing with fire that patriotic—and smart—Indians would rather not.
Pakistan terror attacks

Pakistan condemns ISIS attack on Sikhs and Hindus in Afghanistan

"Distressed and grieved," says country's foreign office by attack that killed 19, 17 of whom belonged to minority Sikh and Hindu community.
Charanjeet Singh

Spate of ‘targeted killings’ has made Sikhs in Pakistan scared and angry like never before

Several killings in the last four years have raised worries that the Sikh minority in Pakistan might be the latest target of the country's religious extremist groups.
Shillong Clashes

When the marginalised strike back: Lessons to learn from Shillong

Fake news, lack of decisive police action and breakdown of local institutions led to the Shillong incident. The city can ignore all this and its minorities at its peril
communal clashes

Fear and suspicion in Shillong: How civic and political apathy led to a fractured society

After a week of violence, calm has returned to Shillong. But for how long? The root cause of the communal flare-up is yet to be addressed.
Lt Gen K.S. Brar (Retd) led Operation Blue Star in 1984 | YouTube

Once a soldier, always a soldier: The Sikh general who didn’t give Blue Star a second thought

As a division commander, Lt. Gen. K.S. Brar (Retd) led Operation Blue Star inside the Golden Temple from 3 to 7 June. He survived an attempt on his life by revenge-seeking Sikh assailants 28 years after the operation. Please do not forget that General A.S. Vaidya, the Army chief during Blue Star, was later assassinated while he lived in retirement in Pune, as was Indira Gandhi. Shortly after the attack on him, Brar spoke with me in detail on NDTV 24x7’s Walk the Talk about leading Operation Blue Star and the lessons learnt from it. I am sharing edited excerpts here: Shekhar Gupta: So here I am with an old general who sadly isn’t being allowed to fade away, although that might have been his wish. General K.S. ‘Bulbul’ Brar, ‘Bulbul’ to friends, these are odd circumstances. You and I only meet in odd circumstances. Lt. Gen. Brar: We met in...

On Camera

Kanshiram (centre) along with the other founding members of BAMCEF in the 1970s | Facebook

Kanshi Ram matters in 2019 polls and why some think he deserves a Bharat Ratna

Kanshi Ram promised the lower castes that if they can organise themselves into a grand voting bloc, they will become the ruler of this country.
anil ambani

Anil Ambani pays up: Defaulting tycoons can no longer game the system or is it a one-off?

Anil Ambani Tuesday escaped a three-month prison term after his elder brother Mukesh Ambani agreed to repay money Reliance Communications owed to Ericsson’s local unit.

Defence

Mi-25 gunships | YouTube

Chopper delivery from India to Afghanistan delayed by a year, now likely in June

Questions are, however, being raised in Afghanistan on whether India will be able to deliver the Mi-25 gunship choppers as it heads into elections & amid tension with Pakistan.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

China humiliated India because of these 5 fatal follies of Modi Doctrine

India looks less equal to China than 5 years ago, US alliance is hobbled by trade, and Pakistan looks anything but chastened by Balakot. What’s gone wrong?