Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modis call to switch off lights and light candles and lamps at 9 pm for 9 minute on Sunday to fight the COVID-19 pandemic drew flak from the Dal Khalsa that termed it nothing but empty symbolism based on numerology. Sikh Siyasat News .
International Dalit Solidarity Network (IDSN) has strongly urged governments and companies with supply chains in South Asia, to take measures to urgently protect migrant and informal workers, including Dalits, against a loss of income, social benefits, shelter and a means to feed themselves and their families, as Covid-19 measures and repercussions threaten their lives and livelihoods. Sikh Siyasat News .
Coronavirus, which causes COVID-19, has caused lockdowns across the globe. People are concerned to know about how this virus spreads. A concern in this regard, is whether this virus is airbrone? or whether it spreads through air? Sikh Siyasat News .
Political prisoners should be among first released in pandemic response, says United Nations Human Rights chief. Ms. Bachelets spokesperson, Rupert Colville urged States to release every person detained without sufficient legal basis, including political prisoners, and those detained for critical, dissenting views. Sikh Siyasat News .
Former Hazuri Ragi of Sri Harmandar Sahib (Darbar Sahib) Amritsar Bhai Nirmal Singh Khalsa passed away on Thursday (April 2). He died due to cardiac arrest and was also suffering from coronavirus (COVID19). Sikh Siyasat News .
The Sikh Coalition and the Jakara Movement submitted a letter on behalf of 52 Gurdwaras (Sikh houses of worship) to the California Department of Education, the Instructional Quality Commission, and the Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum Advisory Committee in favor of Sikhisms meaningful inclusion in Californias Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum. Sikh Siyasat News .
Pervasive challenges remain for hundreds-of-thousands of migrant workers in India whose lives were upended by the sudden lockdown across the country, in response to the threat of the coronavirus pandemic, said the UN human rights office, OHCHR, on Thursday (April 02). Sikh Siyasat News .