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Sikh community protests against India following Sushma Swaraj’s UNGA speech

NEW YORK: The Sikh community protested outside the monumental building of United Nations (UN) Headquarters following Indian Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj's striking speech at the UN General Assembly session on Saturday.    Railing against India, the Sikh community raised slogans in favor of Khalistan and giving it a status of a new state. The activists reminded India that their atrocities over Sikhs can not last longer, "the day is not far when a new state of Sikhs will be established". Calling Indian…

Pakistan rejects allegations of inciting Sikhs on Khalistan issue

ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office has categorically rejected Indian allegations that Pakistan is attempting to incite Indian pilgrims on the issue of Khalistan.   In a statement on Tuesday, Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal said that by spreading such falsehoods, India has chosen to deliberately stoke further controversy around the visit of Sikh pilgrims, currently attending the Baisakhi and Khalsa Janamdin ceremonies in Pakistan, according to a Radio Pakistan report. He pointed out the Sikh community has been…

Trudeau admits Sikh extremist was invited to dine with him Delhi

NEW DELHI: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau admitted Thursday that a convicted Sikh extremist had been invited to dine with him in New Delhi, just the latest controversy to dog his visit to India. Trudeau said the invitation to Jaspal Atwal -- who was found guilty of trying to assassinate an Indian minister in 1986 -- had been revoked and those at fault had taken responsibility. "Obviously, we take this situation extremely seriously," he told reporters in New Delhi. "The individual in question never should…