Memorial Day of "Sikh Martyrs" is a time to remember people who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom, KHALISTAN.
It is beyond doubt that the Khalistan will become a reality, it is only a matter of time. Because the words of a true saint always become a reality, "That the day the security forces of India enter the Golden Temple,that day the foundation of Khalistan will be laid".
Brutal Indian Government bears complete and undeniable moral, political and legal responsibility for the tragedy...of Sikh Massacre in June 1984.
Why Patit Manpreet Badal does not speak in favour of the sister of Bhagat Singh ?
Put 'India' On Watch-List For "Violating Religious Freedom"
India must be put on watch-list for "violating religious freedom", should india be called secular/democratic nation still ?
India's administration passes verdict to minority religion "'Sikhs' to marry under HINDU marriage act!"
All India Sikh Students Federation (AISSF) accused the Government of India of usurping the identity of Sikhs by denying their demand for Anand Marriage Act. The Governmentâ€™s action of forcing Sikhs to register their marriages under Hindu Marriage Act is in violation of â€œequal rightsâ€ provided under Articles 14 and 15 of the Constitution of India. AISSF announced that it will file a constitutional petition before the Supreme Court of India challenging the Governmentâ€™s refusal to pass Anand Marriage Act. The petition will request the Supreme Court to order the Government of India to give equal rights to Sikhs under Article 14 & 15 of the Constitution by passing Anand Marriage Act.
AISSF announced that it will also launch â€œProud to be Sikh Campaignâ€ to build public movement in support of Anand Marriage Act and Sikhsâ€™ Right to Self Determination. Under â€œProud to be Sikhâ€ Federation will urge Sikh community to say â€œNo to Hindu Marriage Actâ€ by refusing to register their marriages under Hindu Marriage Act. The Federation announced to collect â€œone million signaturesâ€ in support of Anand Marriage Act.
According to Karnail Singh Peermohammad, Federation President, the Governmentâ€™s decision regarding Anand Marriage Act is discrimination against Sikh community and an open attack on the Sikh identity. This decision to deny Anand Marriage Act is another step to dissolve separate religious identity of Sikh nation. As per Article 14 & 15 of the Constitution, the Government cannot deny Sikhs to have Anand Marriage Act as Muslim, Christians, Parsis and Jews already have their own marriage acts.
On August 15, 1947 India gained independence for which thousands of Sikhs laid their lives. However for Sikhs, independence from British Empire resulted only in further usurping of their rights, extermination of separate status of Sikhism and eventually to an open genocide of Sikhs in India, added Peermohammad.
According to Davinder Singh Sodhi, Secretary General of AISSF, the campaign â€œProud to be Sikhâ€ has been launched because Sikhism is a separate religion but the Government of India is constantly usurping the separate religious identity of Sikhs. Refusal to pass the Anand Marriage Act for Sikhs and forcing them to continue registering their marriages under Hindu Marriage Act shows the intentions of Indian Government towards Sikhs.
Since present SGPC, DSGMC and SAD (Badal) have failed to achieve Anand Marriage Act for Sikh community and have betrayed the faith of the community, Federation which is contesting the SGPC elections independently, will take this issue to the Sikh community and will expose the ineffectiveness of present SGPC, DGSMC and SAD (Badal) leadership.
Once given an opportunity to represent Sikhs at SGPC, Federation will vehemently take up the issue of Anand Marriage Act and will use all the resources, power and influence of SGPC for passage of Anand Marriage Act.
America's 14 million unemployed aren't competing just with each other. They must also contend with 8.8 million other people not counted as unemployed â€” part-timers who want full-time work.
When consumer demand picks up, companies will likely boost the hours of their part-timers before they add jobs, economists say. It means they have room to expand without hiring.
And the unemployed will face another source of competition once the economy improves: Roughly 2.6 million people who aren't counted as unemployed because they've stopped looking for work. Once they start looking again, they'll be classified as unemployed. And the unemployment rate could rise.
Intensified competition for jobs means unemployment could exceed its historic norm of 5 percent to 6 percent for several more years. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office expects the rate to exceed 8 percent until 2014. The White House predicts it will average 9 percent next year, when President Barack Obama runs for re-election.
The jobs crisis has led Obama to schedule a major speech Thursday night to propose steps to stimulate hiring. Republican presidential candidates will likely confront the issue in a debate the night before.
The back-to-back events will come days after the government said employers added zero net jobs in August. The monthly jobs report, arriving three days before Labor Day, was the weakest since September 2010.
Combined, the 14 million officially unemployed; the "underemployed" part-timers who want full-time work; and "discouraged" people who have stopped looking make up 16.2 percent of working-age Americans.
The Labor Department compiles the figure to assess how many people want full-time work and can't find it â€” a number the unemployment rate alone doesn't capture.
In a healthy economy, this broader measure of unemployment stays below 10 percent. Since the Great Recession officially ended more than two years ago, the rate has been 15 percent or more.
The proportion of the work force made up of the frustrated part-timers has risen faster than unemployment has since the recession began in December 2007.
That's because many companies slashed workers' hours after the recession hit. If they restored all those lost hours to their existing staff, they'd add enough hours to equal about 950,000 full-time jobs, according to calculations by Heidi Shierholz, an economist at the Economic Policy Institute.
That's without having to hire a single employee.
No one expects every company to delay hiring until every part-timer is working full time. But economists expect job growth to stay weak for two or three more years in part because of how many frustrated part-timers want to work full time.
And because employers are still reluctant to increase hours for part-timers, "hiring is really a long way off," says Christine Riordan, a policy analyst at the National Employment Law Project. In August, employees of private companies worked fewer hours than in July.