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Kamaldeep Singh Brar


50 students pen emotional letter to Punjab CM, urge him to check CCTV footage of PCS exam for proof of cheating
Sat, Feb 27, 2021

Giving the name of the institute and roll number, it is alleged that a student entered an examination center at Jalandhar around 15 mintues late and he was allowed inside, which is against the rules.

Explained: What draws Punjabi youth to rallies like Mehraj despite farm unions staying away?
Thu, Feb 25, 2021

Two recent rallies over the controversial farm laws have witnessed youth participation despite no mobilisation by farmer unions. A look at reasons that made these rallies work.

On Pagri Sambhal Diwas, a look at the 1907 movement that made British scrap 3 farm laws
Wed, Feb 24, 2021

As part of the ongoing farmers’ protest, the Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) is celebrating February 23 as ‘Pagri Sambhal Diwas'. What was the original movement about? Why does it resonate with farmers today?

R-Day violence: Over 40 released, no bail plea rejected so far: DSGMC
Tue, Feb 23, 2021

First to offer free legal assistance to the accused arrested for alleged involvement in violence during R-Day, the DSGMC has been also arranging for guarantors and bank securities for the accused.

Akal Takht Jathedar: Sikhs will remember jatha was stopped on 100th anniversary of Nankana Sahib masscare
Mon, Feb 22, 2021

Speaking on the occasion, Giani Harpreet Singh, Jathedar of Akal Takht Sahib, criticised the “attitude of Government of India towards Sikhs and asked the government to change its mind towards the minorities”.

From unknown location, Lakha Sidhana calls Punjabis to attend Feb 23 rally
Sun, Feb 21, 2021

The rally has been called to show support for Deep Sidhu, Lakha Sidhana, Nodeep Kaur and other arrested youths who were part of the farmer agitation and "give a message to Union government that youth of Punjab is upbeat and not defeated or disappointed."

60% train traffic from Amritsar hit for 5 months thanks to one farmer union’s indefinite dharna on tracks
Sat, Feb 20, 2021

KMSC is the only farm union in Punjab that is continuing with its indefinite dharna on railway tracks, while the others ended their rail blockades in Punjab in the last week of November to focus on the Delhi Morcha.

Explained: What is Saka Nankana Sahib, and why it matters in Sikh history
Sun, Feb 21, 2021

The centenary of Sri Nankana Sahib massacre, which is popularly known as Saka Nankana Sahib, is being marked in an event there on February 21 this year. A look at the event, and its importance in Sikh as well as Indian history.

Denial of visas to Jatha: SGPC sends books on Sikh history to PM, Amit Shah
Sat, Feb 20, 2021

Addressing a press conference at the SGPC office in Amritsar, Bibi Jagir Kaur added, “There is a huge outcry in the Sikh community over the government’s decision to stop the participation of the jatha in the centenary events of Saka Nankana Sahib.”

Home ministry denies permission for Sikh pilgrims to visit Pakistan
Thu, Feb 18, 2021

A letter from the MHA addressed to SGPC chief Bibi Jagir Kaur read: “This is with respect to a proposal by SGPC to send a special jatha to Pakistan from February 18 to 25, 2021 to attend the 100th anniversary of 'Saka Nankana Sahib'"

As cops look for Lakha Sidhana, SKM legal cell says he is on his own
Tue, Feb 16, 2021

Despite his popularity, Lakha was also declared traitor from the stage of SKM, blaming him for instigating youth to violate the route agreed between farmer leaders and Delhi Police.

First time since protest started: SKM steps in with ration aid as langars at Singhu face supply crunch
Thu, Feb 11, 2021

The Samyukt Kisan Morcha has distributed ration worth Rs 8 lakh to langars currently on at the Singhu, and interestingly, this was the same amount that was spent by SKM on preparation of the kisan parade.

Weapons smuggling from Punjab to Kashmir: HC grants bail to three accused after police fails to file challan in 90 days
Wed, Feb 10, 2021

The trio, it was alleged, had entered into a conspiracy for taking weapons and explosive substances from Amritsar to Anantnag (J&K) in a truck.

Haryana farmer still missing, Delhi Police forms 3 search teams
Wed, Feb 10, 2021

Punjab woman claims 70 year-old father missing since Jan 26 tractor parade, doesn’t carry a cellphone.

21 still missing, says SKM but not yet decided on filing police complaint
Fri, Feb 05, 2021

The Delhi Police on Monday had said that they had so far filed 44 cases and arrested 120 people in connection with the violence during the farmers’ Republic Day tractor parade.

At Singhu border, legal cell to help those arrested, missing
Fri, Feb 05, 2021

Five lawyers from the Punjab and Haryana High Court, aged between 24 and 34, have stationed themselves at the main stage at the protest site to be easily accessible to protesters.

‘Preserve CCTV footage of all police stations from January 26-30,’ activists write to Police chief
Thu, Feb 04, 2021

The letter claims that many protesters were arrested when they went to police stations to inquire about their friends and relatives who were missing after the kisan parade.

‘Not a traitor’: On the run, Deep Sidhu keeps videos coming
Thu, Feb 04, 2021

Sidhu has been uploading videos, saying it was a trap set up by the union leaders, and lamenting that he had been “labeled a traitor for fighting for the rights of farmers”.

Cornered, Sidhu blames ‘arrogant’ farm leaders for ‘hatred’ against him
Fri, Jan 29, 2021

The 36-year-old uploaded two videos on his Facebook page claiming that people “on their own” marched towards the Red Fort from all the Delhi borders on January 26.

In parade postmorten, Punjab farm leaders point to mistakes that set up R-Day chaos
Thu, Jan 28, 2021

'Untrained youth, open call for protest backfired'

Deep Sidhu said in run-up: Picture abhi baki hai… Jan 26 plans up to Almighty
Thu, Jan 28, 2021

Denying that he had instigated the crowd and claiming that the Nishan Sahib flag was hoisted in a "flow of emotions", Sidhu said: "I had warned that our leaders had taken a decision which is against the youth's sentiments."

Night before, how a group of hardliners hijacked protest
Wed, Jan 27, 2021

For about six hours, from 6 pm to midnight, a group of youths hijacked the stage to oppose the route agreed upon between SKM leaders and Delhi Police. Their protest was webcast live on some Punjabi web channels as well as some individual social media accounts.

Booked for hate speech, BJP leader’s security doubled after bail
Fri, Jan 22, 2021

The security provided to Punjab BJP secretary Sukhpal Singh Sran, who hails from Bathinda, was doubled soon after he secured bail, inviting sharp reaction from the Dal Khalsa, which said it was like rewarding him for making the hate speech.

Told by NIA not to appear for now: Khalsa Aid
Fri, Jan 22, 2021

The NIA had issued notices to Khalsa Aid, farmer union leader Baldev Singh Sirsa, Punjabi actor Deep Sidhu along with journalists, radio host and mostly Sikh activists in relation with an FIR registered against banned outfit Sikhs For Justice.

NIA casts net wide: A writer, journalists, traders and activists
Tue, Jan 19, 2021

The NIA, which is investigating multiple cases against SFJ, registered a fresh case against the proscribed organisation on December 15, 2020. The FIR said SFJ was sending foreign funds through NGOs to “pro-Khalistani” elements for “on-ground campaign and propaganda against Government of India”.