Kirby added, “At the same time, we take these allegations very seriously.” He further said "we are glad to see that India is also taking it seriously."
It was a #terrorist movement that caused 1000s of deaths in 1980s
ALL mainstream political parties, incl in #Punjab, are united in opposition to separatism.
Federal prosecutors in the United States announced this week that they had charged an Indian national in a murder-for-hire scheme that targeted a Sikh activist in New York. The plot was foiled, they said, but it further complicated the delicate diplomatic relations between the United States, Canada and India.
#India #Sikh #assassination #Cdnpoli #legal #terrorism #USpoli #ForeignAffairs https://www.nytimes.com/2023/11/30/world/asia/india-sikh-plot-timeline.html
But Canada’s case against India and Mr. Trudeau’s lonely stand were shored up on Wednesday after federal prosecutors in Manhattan revealed details of what they said was a separate plot in the United States, with links to the killing in Canada.
#India #Sikh #assassination #Cdnpoli #legal #terrorism #USpoli #ForeignAffairs https://www.nytimes.com/2023/11/30/world/canada/india-assassination-plot-canada-sikh.html
This is an international story, NOT just a story about #India.
They also had masterminds in #Canada who blew up 2 jumbo jets, one at #Tokyo #Narita and another mid-air over #Scotland killing all passengers ➡️ https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-66909820
Un tribunal fédéral de #Manhattan accuse un fonctionnaire de #NewDelhi d’avoir recruté un homme de main afin d’éliminer la cible. L’acte d’accusation met aussi en avant une action coordonnée avec le meurtre d’un autre militant sikh, en septembre, au #Canada.
US prosecutors have accused an agent of the Indian government of directing the attempted assassination of an American citizen on US soil.
An #Indian government official directed a plot to assassinate a prominent #Sikh separatist leader living in New York City, U.S. prosecutors said as they announced charges against a man they said was part of the thwarted murder conspiracy.
Prosecutors in NY charge an #India national in a murder-for-hire plot to assassinate a #Sikh activist on US soil. He was arrested in the #Czech Republic and extradited to the US. He had offered an undercover agent $100k to carry out the assassination https://edition.cnn.com/2023/11/29/politics/us-prosecutors-charge-indian-man-with-attempted-murder-for-hire-plot-against-sikh-activist-on-us-soil/index.html
Washington Post: An Indian government employee who described himself as a “senior field officer” responsible for intelligence ordered the assassination of a Sikh separatist in New York City in May, U.S. prosecutors alleged Wednesday. The government employee, who was not named in the indictment filed in a federal court in Manhattan, recruited an Indian national named Nikhil Gupta to hire a hit man to carry out the assassination, which was foiled by U.S. authorities, according to prosecutors.
Foreign governments operating in other countries is an issue, but I have a hard time feeling sympathy for the people who thought Air India Flight 182 was a good thing.
The U.S. Justice Department has filed charges against a man allegedly working for the Indian government to orchestrate the assassination of a U.S. citizen earlier this year.
@theintercept reports on the case which echoes the murder of Hardeep Singh Nijjar, a Canadian citizen who was a leader in the Sikh separatist movement.
#US prosecutors allege assassination plot of #Sikh separatist directed by #India government employee https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2023/11/29/india-us-assassination-plot-sikh-pannun/
Patently FALSE retelling of history by #AlJazeera.
On the Birth Anniversary (#GuruNanakJayanti) of #GuruNanak, founder of the #Sikh religion, this c1770 CE #IndianMiniaturePainting from #Lucknow or #Faizabad #India now at the Asian #Art #Museum of #SanFrancisco (gift of the Kapani Collection).
From the family workshop of #Nainsukh of #Guler (#Punjab Hills) #HimachalPradesh this c1790 CE #Pahari #IndianMiniaturePainting of the 9th #Sikh Guru #TegBahadur ji from the Prahlad Bubbar collection.
India Alleged to Have Plotted Assassination on US Soil
An alleged plot by Indian government agents to assassinate a Sikh separatist on American soil is a serious issue that Washington has raised with New Delhi, U.S. officials confirmed on Wednesday.
“We are treating this issue with utmost seriousness, and the U.S. government has...
#pannun #assassination #attempt #sikh #india #plot
More news on a worrisome trend of the #Modi government being fingered for its potential role in targeted assassinations of #Sikh activists overseas. https://www.ft.com/content/56f7d6d6-6a93-4172-a49e-d8a91991e29d
Succeeded here, though.
Shame on Jagmeet Singh for not forcing action over this. He's a Sikh *and* the only thing keeping the #Liberal gov't in power.
US thwarts plot to kill Sikh separatist on American soil
Mr Pannun is a vocal advocate for an independent Sikh homeland and has been designated a terrorist by India. »
US authorities have reportedly foiled a plot to assassinate Sikh separatist Gurpatwant Singh Pannun on American soil, prompting a warning to India. An indictment has been filed against at least one alleged perpetrator in a New York court, but it remains sealed. US officials have said that they expect those responsible to be held accountable, while India has expressed surprise and concern over the allegations.
#US #Sikh #Pannun
U.S. reportedly thwarts plot to kill Sikh separatist, issues warning to India
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‘US authorities thwarted a conspiracy to assassinate a #Sikh separatist on American soil and issued a warning to [#Modi] government over concerns it was involved’ https://www.ft.com/content/56f7d6d6-6a93-4172-a49e-d8a91991e29d
Me: Here, pour your drink in this glass.
She: No, I prefer to drink straight from the bottle!
Cheers to #WomenEmpowerment.
Ok guys, Don't get carried away.
When I was young I swear the news media as a whole used to pronounce the name Sikh as seek. It’s only in the last number of years that the whole of the news media changed to pronouncing members of this group as sick. I was taken aback about it. But I don’t think that it was simply a matter of them finally asking Sikhs themselves how to pronounce the name. I think they were heard decades ago and it was decided that polite society preferred the pronunciation, seek.
The problem in English is that native speakers didn’t want to disrespect Sikhs by calling them “sick” which is a word that for years had nothing but negative connotations. “I’m sick,” sounds like something else and even when the English speaker realizes the mix-up, they are likely to laugh at the Sikh and make them uncomfortable.
But it’s been more likely in recent years for English speakers to ask the group what they want to be called. And one thing that helped permanently tip the scales is the use of the slang sick which means good, or even wonderful. Now, sick can be a very positive word. So I think the change happened for two reasons. I’m glad that slang, at last, was a force for good in this case. This is quite unlike the slang of my childhood.
Political correctness has gotten rid of bad slang from my childhood, that promoted bad stereotypes. “Gypped” meant ripping someone off and was derived from Gypsy. “Welshed” on a deal meant weaseling out of that deal and insulted Welsh people. Chewing someone down meant getting them to go lower than their asking price and was meant to insult Jews.
Have we gotten to the other side of this and now we are using positive words for minority groups? “You’re sick? That’s sick!” Could this be part of a new trend? What new slang could evolve?
How about “She’s so indigenous!” where indigenous means beautiful? How about “She aced the test because she’s black!” where black means smart.
Maybe it’ll be years for this or other positive slang terms to take hold. But it might. Make up your own. Something may stick. Then maybe slang might become something we’re proud of.
#askingGroupsWhatTheySelfIdentiyAs #badSlang #couldBlackMeanSmart #couldIndigenousMeanBeautiful #English #Gypsy #Jewish #negativeConnotations #newTrend_ #politicalCorrectness #seek #sick #sickMeansWonderful #Sikh #slang #theNewsMedia #Welsh
"Jarnail Singh, who runs a restaurant in Hobart, #Tasmania, said he has been continuously targeted for over the last two, or three months...'Never, ever has this happened to me before, and it's been continuous (over) the last two, three months... It's mentally very stressful when it comes to your house, and particularly (being targeted) with your name on it... It's too much mental stress. Something has to be done,' Singh told ABC News on Tuesday"
A Sikh family was allegedly attacked by members of the banned pro-Khalistani group Sikhs For Justice (SFJ) during an Indian High Commission event in Abbotsford, Canada. The family was reportedly manhandled after trying to pick up an Indian flag that was being disrespected. The incident has led to calls for boycotting the SFJ and protecting Sikh society from further radicalization. This comes after SFJ leader Gurpatwant Singh Pannun warned Sikhs not to fly Air India on November 19, claiming it would put their lives at risk.
#Sikh #Canada #Khalistanis #Tricolour
Prozess um Mordversuch nach indischem Konzert in Hamburg
Gut ein halbes Jahr nach einer Auseinandersetzung vor einem Club in Bergedorf müssen sich zwei der mutmaßlichen Täter vor Gericht verantworten.
CanadianPress: “Thousands turn out for B.C. vote on Sikh independence”
My understanding, as someone who has only ever read about
#sikh practices, is that pursuing treatment that would
impact one's body hair might conflict with maintaining kesh.
I'd be curious to hear about how those two are reconciled,
or whether they are seen to be opposed or not.
Thanks to the lovely cricket-loving Sikh cab driver in Palmerston North who reunited me with my phone last night. Tired after a long day at work and flight delays heading down country, I stood outside my motel door, did a pat-down and my stomach sunk as I realised my phone had dropped from my jacket. I was still online with the cab co. when he pulled up and trotted over waving my phone. Thanks, mate - and here's to India doing well in the Cricket World Cup!
Spirituality of the Sikh Scriptures of India - Spiritual Awakening Radio Podcast @ https://traffic.libsyn.com/spiritualawakeningradio/Sikh_Spirituality_Adi_Granth.mp3
@ the Podcast Website, and with Links to Various Podcast APPS:
#AdiGranth #Sikh #GuruNanak #Podcasts #SpiritualAwakeningRadio #SpiritualAwakening #santmatsatsangpodcasts #spiritualpodcasts #spiritualitypodcasts #spirituality #meditation #religion #vegetarianism #vegetarian #veganism #vegan #SikhReligion #religionpodcast
Global News BC: Sikh leaders from North America meet in Surrey, B.C., in wake of killing https://globalnews.ca/news/9998163/sikh-leaders-north-america-meet-surrey-b-c-nijjar-killing/ #globalnews #britishcolumbia #news #PrimeMinisterJustinTrudeau #SikhleadersinSurrey #HardeepSinghNijjar #SurreySikhmeeting #SurreyGurdwara #Canada #Surrey #Crime #India #Sikh
Since #Canada’s claim that agents of the #Indian government played a role in the killing of a #Sikh leader on Canadian soil, the diplomatic relationship between the two countries has grown tense. Here’s a look at the role the #UnitedStates might be playing amid this dispute between two allies. 👉🏼 https://www.voanews.com/a/amid-canada-india-rift-us-tight-lipped-on-mediation-efforts-/7289655.html #foreignpolicy #diplomacy #politics #religion
What a section of the #UK's #Sikh community says is happening to it: The Sikh Council UK seems to be trying to stir suspicions against India. Were they to succeed, it would be profoundly damaging in all sorts of ways #IndiaCanadaRow https://www.rashmee.com/2023/09/28/what-a-section-of-the-uks-sikh-community-says-is-happening-to-it/
“Hackers take down Canadian Forces website.
Pro-India hackers took responsibility for temporarily disabling the website for the Canadian Forces yesterday.
In social-media posts, the Indian Cyber Force shared screenshots of the Canadian military website being taken down.
Global News BC: Killing of B.C. Sikh leader reportedly captured on camera https://globalnews.ca/news/9986719/killing-bc-sikh-leader-reportedly-captured-on-camera/ #globalnews #britishcolumbia #news #IntegratedHomicideInvestigationTeam #GuruNanakSikhGurdwara #HardeepSinghNijjar #Khalistanmovement #JustinTrudeau #Nijjarkilling #nijjardeath #SikhMurder #Khalistan #Canada #Surrey #Crime #World #India #IHIT #Sikh
Global News BC: Singh says there is ‘clear’ evidence on India’s alleged role in Nijjar killing https://globalnews.ca/news/9986646/jagmeet-singh-nijjar-evidence/ #globalnews #britishcolumbia #news #CanadaIndiarelations #HardeepSinghNijjar #CanadianPolitics #Nationalsecurity #JagmeetSingh #Khalistan #Politics #Canada #World #India #Sikh
If India Did Assassinate A Sikh Activist, As Canada Alleges, Should Others Worry?
Many Sikh Americans are afraid the Indian government might target their families back home and fear their visas might be canceled in retaliation.
Sikhs in North America are watching warily as tensions unfold between Canada and India after the country’s prime minister, Justin Trudeau, accused the Indian government of assassination on its soil.
Global News BC: Sikh group urges protests outside Indian embassies in Canada over Nijjar murder https://globalnews.ca/news/9983035/india-embassy-protests-canada-nijjar/ #globalnews #britishcolumbia #news #HardeepSinghNijjar #CanadaIndianews #Indiaupdates #CanadaIndia #IndiaCanada #IndiaNijjar #Indiaupdate #NijjarIndia #CanadaNews #Indiatoday #Indianews #Khalistan #Canada #World #India #Sikh
#India Comes To The U.N. With Diplomatic Mess After Riding Geopolitical High
On the last day of the G20 summit, Trudeau posed and smiled with #Modi as world leaders paid respects at Mahatma Gandhi’s memorial. Behind the scenes though, tensions were high.
A Murder, a Diplomatic Dust-Up and the Risk of Impunity
Britain’s foreign secretary tweeted pablum that did not even mention India.
Without prejudging the results, Western countries should categorically stand with Canada in calling for a fair investigation of the murder and justice for those responsible. The current international silence is conspicuously loud.
Canadians deserve better from us, and so do Indians.
"#Canada’s government has bolstered economic ties with a far-right #Indian government, while turning a blind eyes to its attacks on #Sikh Canadians—which now includes political assassination." https://breachmedia.ca/sikh-activist-assassination-india-canada-foreign-interference/
Global News BC: Nijjar allegation: How mayors with large Sikh populations are reacting https://globalnews.ca/news/9978698/nijjar-mayors-cities-sikh-reacting/ #globalnews #britishcolumbia #news #HardeepSinghNijjar #Indianinterference #CanadaIndianews #indiacanadanews #Bramptonnews #patrickbrown #SurreyNews #Brampton #Edmonton #Calgary #Canada #Surrey #Crime #World #India #Sikh
This situation is getting hot:
India's visa processing centre in Canada suspended services Thursday as a rift widened between the countries after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said India may have been involved in the killing of a Canadian Sikh leader.
CBC has the latest: https://flip.it/q2QSn4
I watched a little clip from The National last night where he was complaining that Trudeau needs to show evidence about that #Sikh leader that was murdered on our sovereign territory by foreign agents.
Maybe Petey needs to get his security clearance to see that evidence. How does anyone take this twerp seriously.
Tensions between Canada and India have reached new heights with dueling diplomatic expulsions after an allegation of Indian government involvement in the killing of a Sikh activist on Canadian soil.
AP has an explainer on the controversy and the Khalistan movement: https://flip.it/orrHVL
The corporate social media platforms:
"We will stand up for your right to free speech... as long as it is speech that we like... and as long as it does not hurt our bottom line... and..."
I'm attaching a story about Facebook, but any social media platform with substantial business in India is likely to engage in this bullshit.
I'm not surprised. If a multinational has interests in multiple countries, it is going to look at its bottom line and privilege the ideology of the most regressive country.
This is yet another reason why the fediverse is superior. If India wants to police the servers within its borders, they can have at it. They cannot touch the servers abroad.
Tensions escalated between Canada and India over Ottawa’s accusation that New Delhi may have been behind the killing of a Sikh activist on Canadian soil, with both sides expelling senior diplomats as India rejected the allegation as “absurd.”
NBC News has the latest: https://flip.it/7KoLbV
From the “present day is just too damn #weird to briefly summarise” department: a #UK #court has heard that in 2021, encouraged by his #AI #chatbot girlfriend, a hooded, masked, and #crossbow-wielding, #Sith-inspired, #Sikh would-be #assassin of the late #Queen #Elizabeth sought bloody revenge for the 1919 #JallianwalaBagh massacre: https://www.vice.com/en/article/xgwgma/man-who-tried-to-kill-queen-with-crossbow-encouraged-by-ai-chatbot-prosecutors-say #Elizabeth2 #StarWars #offbeat #odd #strange
A #communications #blackout has been extended until Monday in #India ’s #Punjab region, which means thousands of people in #BritishColumbia are having trouble #StayingInContact with family members. Jaskaran Sandhu, a board member with the #World SikhOrganizationOfCanada talks about the troubling trend and how #Canadians may be able to #help .
I want to share something really cool that I discovered.
I've been digging into intersections between Black and #SouthAsianAmerican history, and found something new.
We know about Punjabi Mexicans and Black Bengalis.
But I just found 3 examples of Black women in New York and Chicago married to Punjabi/Sikh men back in 1940.
👇🏽 Keep reading for the whole story
Per Gerstein: Reached for comment, #Lindell told POLITICO to “shove it.”
Sugarbread (Balli Kaur Jaswal) – A beautiful family take of a #Sikh diaspora family in 1990s #Singapore from the perspective of 10-year-old Pin. It focuses on life in a minority religious community, traditionalism, the cultural role of food and sisterhood (or otherwise) between the main female characters.
#Booktoot #Bookstodon #Books
I recently rediscovered this 1911 Christmas story about "The Strangest Christmas Party: The Unbelieving Hindoo Who Played Santa Claus in the California Mountains."
It's quite charming, and all the more significant because it was published during a time of vicious anti-Indian violence.
I just published a cleaned-up version, and and you can now read the full text at:
My #Punjabi #cabDriver put me onto this #Sikh artist driving me home from the work #christmas party. https://open.spotify.com/artist/4PULA4EFzYTrxYvOVlwpiQ?si=L3l2XIGaSIC4tCdCV2rFuw
I love living in a #multicultural society where I have the opportunity to learn about other #cultures . Pays to be #curious
#International: Yom Zikaron Int’l Victims of #Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade
#Zoroastrian: Khordad Sal
#Jain: Chaitra Ayambil Navapada Oli
#Civic: Yom #Trans Visibility
#Geek: Yom First Contact
#Bahai: Feast of Jalál
#Sikh: Guru Angad Dev Jayanti
#Rastafari: Grounation Day
Monday reading -- Report on Religious Minorities in India in 2021 (released this month), by The Council on Minority Rights in India.
My #introduction. I am an anthropologist by training, with a background in gender, contemporary Sikh Studies, and religion. I am committed to anti-racism and work in diversity, equity and inclusion in public health. I am an avid reader. I opine about all of these things and more, including pop culture, books, and desi diasporic life.