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Nijjar’s name appeared in the arm supply case registered in Sirhind police station of Fatehgarh Sahib in 2018 with the busting of a pro-Khalistan module.(ANI Photo Representational)

Pro-Khalistan terrorist Nijjar is wanted in terror case in Punjab

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Ravinder Vasudeva | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2020 07:45 AM IST
Intelligence officials also claim to have strong leads signalling Nijjar’s closeness to Pakistan’s ISI officials handling Khalistan affairs.
Boris Johnson, U.K. prime minister, arrives for a weekly meeting of cabinet ministers in London, UK.(Bloomberg)
Boris Johnson, U.K. prime minister, arrives for a weekly meeting of cabinet ministers in London, UK.(Bloomberg)

UK avoids nomination of Khalistan supporter to the House of Lords

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2020 05:08 AM IST
Indian quarters were watching the developments closely, but the list eventually included seven names recommended by the Conservative party, five by Labour and four individuals appointed as cross-bench (independent) members of the House.
A file photo of a sticker on Khalistan seen pasted on a signboard, in Chandigarh, India, on October 11, 2020.((File photo by Keshav Singh/Hindustan Times))
A file photo of a sticker on Khalistan seen pasted on a signboard, in Chandigarh, India, on October 11, 2020.((File photo by Keshav Singh/Hindustan Times))

Canadian think tank MLI slams Sikhs for Justice for filing defamation case

Hindustan Times, Toronto | By Anirudh Bhattacharyya
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2020 02:14 PM IST
Macdonald-Laurier Institute has said that a civil defamation lawsuit filed against it by the separatist group SFJ is a “meritless attempt to silence public debate”
Deol, through his statement, also chose to distance himself from actor-turned-activist Deep Sidhu’s comments made on November 30.(Aalok Soni/ Hindustan Times)
Deol, through his statement, also chose to distance himself from actor-turned-activist Deep Sidhu’s comments made on November 30.(Aalok Soni/ Hindustan Times)

Deol hopeful that discussions between Centre, farmers will be fruitful

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2020 08:19 PM IST
Deol asked other political parties and groups to allow the agitating farmers’ unions and the government to hold discussions peacefully.
Stephen Hawking, a troubled chapter in the nation’s recent history, and miniature painting feature on this week’s reading list.(HT Team)
Stephen Hawking, a troubled chapter in the nation’s recent history, and miniature painting feature on this week’s reading list.(HT Team)

HT Picks: New Reads

Hindustan Times | By HT Team
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2020 04:57 PM IST
This week’s interesting reads includes a portrait of a genius, a former R&AW man’s look at a troubled chapter in the nation’s recent history, and a study of the remarkable miniatures in the TAPI Collection
Pro-Khalistan elements in Canada have held protests against the report written by veteran Canadian broadcaster Terry Milewski.(Image courtesy: Terry Milewski)
Pro-Khalistan elements in Canada have held protests against the report written by veteran Canadian broadcaster Terry Milewski.(Image courtesy: Terry Milewski)

Canadian think-tank defends report linking Pakistan to Khalistani separatists

Hindustan Times, Toronto | By Anirudh Bhattacharyya
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2020 12:01 PM IST
 Pro-Khalistan elements in Canada have held protests against the report titled Khalistan: A Project of Pakistan,  written by veteran Canadian broadcaster Terry Milewski.  The MacDonald-Laurier Institute (MLI) was criticised in an open letter written by over 50 Sikh scholars.
Pro-Khalistan sloganeering during a meeting in Amritsar in 2017. A Canadian think tank report says Khalistan is a fantasy fomented by Pakistan.(HT File photo)
Pro-Khalistan sloganeering during a meeting in Amritsar in 2017. A Canadian think tank report says Khalistan is a fantasy fomented by Pakistan.(HT File photo)

Khalistan fantasy exists due to Pak support: Think tank report author

Hindustan Times, Toronto | By Anirudh Bhattacharyya
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2020 12:27 PM IST
Canadian journalist Terry Milewski, who wrote the report Khalistan: A Project of Pakistan, also asserted that the so-called Referendum 2020 will only be voted on by those who are already separatist elements and thus may result in skewing the outcome.
Sikh radical activist rising pro Khalistan slogans(HT File)
Sikh radical activist rising pro Khalistan slogans(HT File)

Pakistan main force behind drive to create ‘so-called Khalistan’: Canadian think tank

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rezaul H Laskar
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2020 06:23 PM IST
The report —authored by veteran journalist Terry Milewski, who has tracked pro-Khalistan groups in Canada for decades—says Pakistan’s support for pro-Khalistan group entails leveraging extremists based in Canada, including supporters with ties to terrorism, because of the lack of traction in Punjab
Accused Inderjeet Singh Gill and Jaspal Singh after being apprehended in New Delhi.(PTI Photo)
Accused Inderjeet Singh Gill and Jaspal Singh after being apprehended in New Delhi.(PTI Photo)

Arrested members of banned Khalistani outfit were planning to go to Pakistan for terror training: Report

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2020 08:51 AM IST
The two prime accused, Jaspal Singh and Inderjeet Singh Gill were arrested by special cell of Delhi Police on Sunday. They had put up a Khalistani flag on a building in Punjab’s Moga.
Image for representation.
Image for representation.

Two members of Khalistan Zindabad Force arrested for hoisting Khalistan flag on DC office in Punjab

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2020 11:40 AM IST
Police identified the two arrested “hard core members” of the KZF as Inderjeet Singh Gill and Jaspal Singh, who belong to Moga district.
A policeman putting up a new Tricolour in the Moga district administrative complex after two miscreants took away the National Flag, while police investigate the incident on Friday morning.(HT Photos)
A policeman putting up a new Tricolour in the Moga district administrative complex after two miscreants took away the National Flag, while police investigate the incident on Friday morning.(HT Photos)

Miscreants put up flag with Khalistan written on it on terrace of Moga district administrative complex

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Parteek Singh Mahal
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2020 04:39 PM IST
While escaping, two youngsters took away the Tricolour; DC says the duo chose a time when employees were arriving for duty so no one suspected them
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau at G-7 summit in Biarritz, France.(PTI File Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau at G-7 summit in Biarritz, France.(PTI File Photo)

India praises Canada for disavowing SFJ’s Punjab Referendum

Hindustan Times, Toronto | By Anirudh Bhattacharyya | Edited by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2020 09:43 AM IST
India is hopeful that a similar stance will emerge from other nations in the Five Eyes group, the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. SFJ has also been active in other European nations like Germany and Italy.
Indian officials said New Delhi believes this instance buttresses their belief that Pakistan is intricately involved in pro-Khalistan activities in Canada, including attempted terror attacks in India.(AFP (Representative Image))
Indian officials said New Delhi believes this instance buttresses their belief that Pakistan is intricately involved in pro-Khalistan activities in Canada, including attempted terror attacks in India.(AFP (Representative Image))

Canadian report flags ISI using pro-Khalistan elements for terror acts in India

Hindustan Times, Toronto | By Anirudh Bhattacharyya, Toronto
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2020 12:48 AM IST
The details emerged as two men — Bhagat Singh Brar and his business partner Parvkar Singh Dulai — challenged being blocked from travelling by air
According to a gazette notification issued last year when SFJ was banned, “The outfit is involved in anti-national and subversive activities in Punjab and elsewhere, intended to disrupt the sovereignty and territorial integrity of India.”(HT file photo. Representative image)
According to a gazette notification issued last year when SFJ was banned, “The outfit is involved in anti-national and subversive activities in Punjab and elsewhere, intended to disrupt the sovereignty and territorial integrity of India.”(HT file photo. Representative image)

40 websites with Sikhs For Justice links banned by Centre

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Deeksha Bhardwaj
UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2020 04:37 AM IST
The ministry of electronics and information technology took down the websites on a recommendation from the ministry of home affairs after it was found that SFJ, primarily operating from the United States, was aggressively using them to push its anti-India agenda, the people said on condition of anonymity.
A lab technician loads bright stock filled vials of investigational coronavirus disease (COVID-19) treatment drug remdesivir.(Reuters)
A lab technician loads bright stock filled vials of investigational coronavirus disease (COVID-19) treatment drug remdesivir.(Reuters)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Remdesivir dosage revised, now to be taken for five days and all the latest news

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 04, 2020 09:05 AM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Nasty Nine: The Union Home Ministry has notified nine promoters of Khalistan, designating them as terrorists.
Nasty Nine: The Union Home Ministry has notified nine promoters of Khalistan, designating them as terrorists.

Faces of terror: Why India banned 9 Khalistan-linked terrorists in 5 countries

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON JUL 04, 2020 09:40 AM IST
The terrorist tag for the 9 promoters of Khalistan is seen to be part of a renewed focus to crackdown on groups and individuals trying to revive terror in Punjab
At a press conference on June 06, to mark the 36th anniversary of Army operation to flush out terrorists from the Golden Temple premises, Giani Harpreet Singh had allegedly made separatist remarks.(ANI)
At a press conference on June 06, to mark the 36th anniversary of Army operation to flush out terrorists from the Golden Temple premises, Giani Harpreet Singh had allegedly made separatist remarks.(ANI)

Akal Takht chief says his ‘Khalistan’ remarks misinterpreted to incite Sikhs through social media

Talwandi Sabo, Punjab | By Asian News International | Posted by: Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2020 07:28 PM IST
In a fresh statement issued yesterday from Talwani Sabo in Punjab’s Bathinda, Giani Harpreet Singh said, “Many adverse agencies are making attempts to mislead the youth by misinterpreting his meaningful statement.”
(From left) Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) president Gobind Singh Longowal, Akal Takht acting jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh and Takht Keshgarh Sahib acting jathedar Giani Raghbir Singh during a media interaction at the Akal Takht secretariat in Amritsar on Saturday.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)
(From left) Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) president Gobind Singh Longowal, Akal Takht acting jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh and Takht Keshgarh Sahib acting jathedar Giani Raghbir Singh during a media interaction at the Akal Takht secretariat in Amritsar on Saturday.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)

‘Sikhs will accept Khalistan if govt offers it’: Akal Takht jathedar

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Surjit Singh
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2020 08:49 AM IST
SGPC chief endorses Giani Harpreet Singh’s stance as 36th anniversary of Operation Bluestar passes off peacefully at Golden Temple
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Now, PSGPC releases Nanakshahi calendar

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By HT Correspondent, Amritsar
PUBLISHED ON MAR 14, 2020 10:06 PM IST
Claiming its version as ‘original’, Pak gurdwara body urges Akal Takht to ensure unity on calendar issue
India had frowned at the UK government for violent anti-India protests outside the Indian High Commission in London last year.(REUTERS Photo/File)
India had frowned at the UK government for violent anti-India protests outside the Indian High Commission in London last year.(REUTERS Photo/File)

Anti-India protest in London fails to live up to the hype

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2020 11:37 PM IST
The mission had been the target of violence on August 15 and September 3 last year, which spiralled into a diplomatic row between New Delhi and London. British authorities could not allow third countries to “play their games” in the UK, they were told.
Army deserter Harpreet Singh, 25, after his arrest in Hoshiarpur on Monday night and (right) the two INSAS rifles that he stole along with an accomplice Jagtar Singh from an army training centre at Pachmarhi in Madhya Pradesh on December 5.(HT Photos)
Army deserter Harpreet Singh, 25, after his arrest in Hoshiarpur on Monday night and (right) the two INSAS rifles that he stole along with an accomplice Jagtar Singh from an army training centre at Pachmarhi in Madhya Pradesh on December 5.(HT Photos)
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Hawara acquitted in 1995 clock tower blast case

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON DEC 09, 2019 11:41 PM IST
A view of the Gurudwara Darbar Sahib seen through the Pakistani gate, at Kartarpur, in Punjab, Pakistan, on October 30, 2019.(HT Photo)
A view of the Gurudwara Darbar Sahib seen through the Pakistani gate, at Kartarpur, in Punjab, Pakistan, on October 30, 2019.(HT Photo)

In Imran Khan’s visa waiver for Kartarpur, a plan to revive militancy: Officials

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2020 11:47 PM IST
An official said that Pakistan’s sudden change of heart “is a clear attempt to portray a false-sense of bonhomie for the Sikhs”.
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‘Referendum 2020’ a bogus issue: Indian envoy

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India, Washington
PUBLISHED ON OCT 15, 2019 12:57 AM IST
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Sikh activism: UK counter-extremism chief calls for overhaul of strategy

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India, London
PUBLISHED ON OCT 07, 2019 06:30 AM IST
The decision to release eight Sikh prisoners and commute the death sentence of Balwant Singh Rajoana, the main conspirator in the 1995 assassination of former Punjab CM Beant Singh, is the culmination of various key steps
The decision to release eight Sikh prisoners and commute the death sentence of Balwant Singh Rajoana, the main conspirator in the 1995 assassination of former Punjab CM Beant Singh, is the culmination of various key steps

India moves to assuage Sikhs, derail Pakistan’s Khalistan and Kashmir plan

New Delhi, Hindustan Times | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON SEP 30, 2019 08:33 AM IST
Officials said that this follows close on the heels of the virtual eradication of a 35-year-old “black list” that prevented 312 members of the Sikh community holding foreign passports from travelling to India due to their alleged role during the militant Khalistan movement in Punjab.
Though largely dead in India now, the Khalistan movement has survived abroad among pockets of the Sikh diaspora of varying size in Canada, the United States (US) and the United Kingdom (UK)(File)
Though largely dead in India now, the Khalistan movement has survived abroad among pockets of the Sikh diaspora of varying size in Canada, the United States (US) and the United Kingdom (UK)(File)

Opinion| It is time to broaden the counter-terrorism battle

By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2019 09:13 PM IST
Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States must act on Indian requests and crack down on Khalistani groups
Indian and Pakistani officials during a bilateral talk meeting held in relation with the construction of the Kartarpur Sahib Corridor that will connect pilgrims to the Gurdwara in Kartarpur Sahib on March 2019.(HTFile)
Indian and Pakistani officials during a bilateral talk meeting held in relation with the construction of the Kartarpur Sahib Corridor that will connect pilgrims to the Gurdwara in Kartarpur Sahib on March 2019.(HTFile)

In 23-page dossier, India gives proof of pro-Khalistan groups in Pakistan

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sudhi Ranjan Sen
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2019 06:48 PM IST
The dossier gives details of activities of pro-Khalistani groups like SFJ, who, according to the India, are freely operating in Pakistan.
Weeks after being booked for sedition, UK-based Punjabi rapper Taran Kaur Dhillon, popularly known as Hard Kaur, has joined the secessionist “Referendum 2020” campaign being run by the Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) for a separate homeland for Sikhs in Punjab.(Shivam Saxena/HT File Photo)
Weeks after being booked for sedition, UK-based Punjabi rapper Taran Kaur Dhillon, popularly known as Hard Kaur, has joined the secessionist “Referendum 2020” campaign being run by the Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) for a separate homeland for Sikhs in Punjab.(Shivam Saxena/HT File Photo)

Rapper Hard Kaur supports ‘Khalistan’ campaign powered by banned SFJ

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By Surjit Singh
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2019 11:56 AM IST
In a number of videos posted on social media four days ago, Hard Kaur is seen supporting the referendum and appealing to the people to vote for Khalistan.
Heavy machines at work beyond the border fence for the construction of the Indian side of Kartarpur corridor, in Gurdaspur district. India is building a four-lane highway on the Indian side. It connects to the zero point of the corridor up to NH 354.(PTI)
Heavy machines at work beyond the border fence for the construction of the Indian side of Kartarpur corridor, in Gurdaspur district. India is building a four-lane highway on the Indian side. It connects to the zero point of the corridor up to NH 354.(PTI)

India to focus on Khalistan issue, safety of pilgrims at Kartarpur meet

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUL 12, 2019 11:51 PM IST
India will raise the issue about the presence of pro-Khalistani elements, infrastructure, logistics and pilgrims’ safety when it meets the Pakistan officials at the Attari-Wagah border.
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