Statements and Reports
The National Sikh Youth Federation periodically releases statements and reports addressing Panthic issues. Our writing serves to act as a catalyst for discussion within the Sikh diaspora by highlighting Kuami massle (issues pertinent to the Sikhs as a sovereign peoples).
This report takes an important look at the indian states repression of Panth Dardi Sikhs. The arrest of this many Sikhs did not happen in a vacuum, the Khalistan Sangharsh lives and breathes in the heart of Punjab.
Sikh naujawan (youth) in Indian occupied East Punjab continue to be arrested, detained, and tortured. In such an environment diaspora Sikh organisations are in a uniquely privileged positioned to frame a response. Free from the threat of arbitrary arrest, NSYF frames a response that speaks to the spirit of Sikh Sangharsh (resistance).
The National Sikh Youth Federation calls for Lemington & Warwick Gurdwara committee members to issue an apology and resign.
Sikh naujawan (youth) were arrested and tried due to media sensationalism and false claims by the Lemington and Warwick Gurdwara management committee. A peaceful protest was held and 55 naujawan were arrested, 2 arrests went to trial and eventual acquittal. NSYF calls for better management of Gurdwareh and more education for committees and police.