Updates to Gujarat Cases

October 13, 2004 | Comments Off on Updates to Gujarat Cases

There are several updates to the progress of cases arising out of the 2002 Gujarat pogroms of Muslims.  In the case of the murder of seven people in Eral village, the Gujarat High Court ordered the reexamination of witnesses who had turned hostile in court: Madina Sheikh, a riot survivor and the original complainant, alleged […]

Sikh Victim of Wrongful Imprisonment in India Returns to His Family in the UK

October 10, 2004 | Comments Off on Sikh Victim of Wrongful Imprisonment in India Returns to His Family in the UK

After five years of illegal detention and false charges brought by the Indian government, a Sikh has returned to the UK and been reunited with his family. During a visit to India in June 1999, Balbir S. Bains was wrongfully imprisoned by the Indian government on charges of terrorism.  During his imprisonment, he was subjected […]

Twenty years after the Indian Army attacked the Harmandir Sahib complex in Amritsar, and looted and destroyed the Sikh Reference Library, the historic texts have not been returned.  After recently convening a meeting with the Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC), the Central government has ordered the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to trace these texts: […]