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  1. A series of arrests of terrorists by a Punjab military in new times has lifted a doubt symbol on their timing, generally in perspective of a souring family between a fondness partners in a state, Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and a BJP. Various domestic outfits pull this surmise formed on a remarks done by Punjab arch apportion Parkash Singh Badal during Sultanpur Lodhi recently, when he pronounced a fondness was poignant to safety a community harmony, assent and society in a state. Hence all efforts were being done to say a alliance, he added. The Punjab military definitely forlorn such c
  2. Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh Barnala, Punjab (August 15, 2014): According to information released by Sikh Organization of Prisoners Welfare one Jasvir Singh ‘Jassa’ of village Manaki in Barnala was taken from his home by Punjab police in the early hours of 13th August, under very suspicious circumstances and there has been no whereabouts of him since then. “In a move that mirrors the dark days of the 1980-90’s, the family home was surrounded by officers, who entered the house by climbing over the walls. Jasvir Singh was taken under false pretences, with claims that he wpu
  3. FROM THE SOPW INDIA TEAM CURRENTLY AT TAKHT SRI KESHGARH SAHIB ANANDPUR 'Hola Mohalla' is a festival started by Guru Gobind Singh in 1701, when he held a day of mock battles and military exercises followed by poetry and kirtan contests at Holgarh Fort.The Guru was in the midst of fighting both Aurangzeb and the Hill Rajputs having recently established the Khalsa Panth in April 1699. Today, Sikhs from all over the world celebrate by watching and partaking in martial arts parades. The event concludes with a long, military-style procession near Takht Sri Keshgarh Sahib, one of the five seats of
  4. Last week the National Investigations Agency (NIA) team arrived again at one of our senior team member Bhai Parminder Singhs home. They asked that he accompany them and their Panjab police officers to the homes of each of the prisoners supported by SOPW so the families could be ‘questioned’. Parminder Singh flatly refused to travel anywhere with the Government officials and as a result he was threatened with arrest by the NIA officials. Parminder Singh became a key member of the SOPW India team after he was released from jail in 2010. He had been held on remand accused of arms possession and
  5. On 22 January, the Austrian jail authority, accompanied by sniffer dogs, raided the belongings of five Sikhs while they were away from their cells. They showed great disregard for the sacred gutka's (prayer books) and other religious literature. All their belongings were left in a real state of disarray. You may recall that Hardeep Singh, Tarsem Singh, Sukhwinder Singh, Jaspal Singh and Surjit Singh all received 17 year prison sentences in 2009, for the murder of Ramanand in Vienna. Ramanand, a controversial figure, disrespected the Guru Granth Sahib and committed 'beadbi' of the saroop. Hard
  6. With Guru Ji’s blessings, the Sangat at Guru Nanak Gurdwara BRADFORD, will be participating in the ‘Jaap for Justice’ campaign in the sangati roop. While reciting the Jaap of Mool Mantar, we will be remembering each and every political prisoner in the jails of India. We will be doing an Ardaas to Guru Sahib to bless these Singhs and Singhanias with freedom from injustice and to reunite them with their families. We will be doing an Ardaas for prisoners like Gurdeep Singh Khera who has spent 11 years in Karnataka jail, 9 years in Tihar Jail and from 2010 onwards he has been imprisoned in Gulba
  7. Sikh Organisation For Prisoners Welfare (SOPW) Gurbaksh Singh Khalsa’s peaceful campaign has led to the start of a process to release six long-serving Sikh political prisoners, by securing their release on parole. He played his part in awakening the wider public to the ongoing injustices against Sikhs in India. As part of this movement we saw people from all over the world, raising awareness and taking part in hunger strikes, including five Singh’s who spent five bitterly cold days and nights, outside the Indian Embassy in London. For over five years, SOPW has been committed to the welfare o
  8. VahiGurujikaKhalsaVahiGurujikPat-h Come and enjoy a learn tradititional martial exercises and intelligent responses to street violence in a respectful and intellgent environment and do sangat with like minded Panthic indivuduals. Enjoy home made organic vegetarian food. Support your brothers and sisters, children of Dasmesh Pita, who are languishing in India's cruel jails. 100% of funds goes to Sikh Organisation for Prisoner Welfare. Send your name and contact number to H Singh on elusivefighting@gmail.com to book your places. ParmAtma Aap Ji Nu Dharam a te Khushiyan Bakshan Sri Akaal J
  9. Following the success of the Bhai Nand Lal Project “Street Awareness” seminars last year, Ernst & Young Sikh Group has kindly offered to host this summers Sikh fundraising Martial Arts event of the year, Fighting for Freedom. Hosted at Waterloo overlooking the Houses of Parliament, join like-minded intelligent individuals and arm yourself with practical knowledge on how to deal with knife attacks, escape grabs and hold ups, and improve your health and breathing using ancient martial exercises. See how the ancient fighting arts of South East Asia are still applicable in the modern context
  10. MESSAGE FROM: The Sikh Organisation for Prisoners Welfare SOPW is proud to announce the following: 12 Sikh prisoners have been released as follows: Bhai Jaswant Singh Nihung Raja Raj Singh Amarjeet Singh Lakhima Pajinder Singh Akham Singh Satoj Surjit Singh Kala Poola Parshutam Singh Fabuwale Gurdeep Singh Fabuwale Parma Singh Roga Gurnam Singh Aulakh Gian Singh Bhanga Pahal Singh Kaei Also note that Baba Baljeet Singh Daduwal was released two days ago. We would like to thank those who have worked extremely hard on getting the Singhs released. Lets continue keeping the awarene
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