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Harmeet Shah Singh

Harmeet Shah Singh

Editor, India Today TVharmeetsingh@aajtak.com
The writer is Editor with India Today TV.

By Harmeet Shah Singh

Because the Sikhs saw it all: Why the Sikhs are so sentimental about the Kashmiris

The revocation of Article 370 has brought back a flood of memories to different political and religious quarters in Punjab. Some are of great heroism. Some are of utter trauma.

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Mukherjee Nagar Clash: I refuse to identify with Sarabjeet. But can a modern police force identify with the cops who attacked him?

The fracas in Mukherjee Nagar shows several lines, of religious identity, secular permission and civil rights, being breached. No one emerges from this looking good.

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Operation Blue Star: 35 years later, has the Sikh elite's perception of the event changed?

Today, 1984's traumatic Operation Blue Star appears water under the bridge for Delhi's Sikh elite. Why has such a different impression of the event, which scarred Punjab back then, emerged?

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The 'hua-toh-hua' controversy: Can PM Modi pledge a genocide law to counter Sam Pitroda's remark on 1984?

Mentions of the anti-Sikh riots of 1984 are routinely made around polls. Nothing real is done to alleviate the pain of those who suffered or those who remain vulnerable to such genocide.

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How Akshay Kumar's Kesari overplays the Khalsa's kesri in bhagva climate

There are many missteps in the controversial war movie. But there is still one reason I would thank Akshay Kumar for Kesari.

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How a jet-setter yogi went wrong on Guru Nanak

Countering propaganda that undermines a universal philosophy.

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The 1984 Sajjan Kumar judgement: It brings some closure, but also opens vital questions

Why did Delhi become 'stateless' during the anti-Sikh carnage? Why was there never proper political accountability? Will India ever have strong laws against genocide?

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How Khalistani elements overseas are helping Hindutva agenda in India

They are hardened capitalists and their human-rights pleas are a farce.

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How jingoism defeats the purpose of Kartarpur corridor from the word go

Will the Kartarpur corridor end up being a failed peace project much like the Lahore bus trip, Agra summit and other confidence-building measures we've seen before?

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New Akal Takht head must stay away from status quo

In upholding the values of the Akal Takht, the new jathedar faces monumental challenges ahead

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Guru Granth Sahib 2015 sacrilege: How Sikh elite is gripped by post-1984 fear, financial interests

The October 14 anniversary of the 2015 police firing, which left two people dead, went largely unobserved outside of Punjab.

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How a baba-leader nexus is wiping out Sikh heritage

Unregulated reconstruction is ruining historic sites.

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How Punjab Referendum 2020 is a bogus exercise

Organisers have been able to use social media optimally for their propaganda, which is doomed to be a damp squib.

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Why 'turban man' slur directed at New Jersey AG Gurbir Grewal is rooted in populist nationalism

The economy behind insulting the Grewals of the world looks to be thriving.

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Is there anything sacrilegious about Sunny Leone’s ‘Kaur’ past?

SGPC’s objections to the title of the actor's biopic open a Pandora’s box.

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How Kabir's Maghar defies Modi's constituency Kashi

Kabir’s school of thought too stands in complete contrast to the BJP's brand of Hindutva.

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How UK declassifying Operation Blue Star files will help history

Thatcher's 'footprints' on Golden Temple raid merit a study.

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Now, Christians attack Dalit Sikhs in Shillong. Pray tell, where is the outrage?

The trouble reflects a bigger malaise that India suffers from - majoritarianism.

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Why India needs a Gagandeep Singh to save us from lynch mob

I changed my profile image on Facebook to the brave cop's as a tribute to his heroism.

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What Narendra Modi's Hindutva overdose did to India

Faced with a polarised electorate, 'secularism' will remain a no-go zone for the political establishment - even for the Congress, which has been using 'soft Hindutva'.

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How Nanak Shah Fakir exposes institutional crisis in Sikhism

Excommunicating the filmmaker cannot gloss over the decline.

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Why Sikh issue will be 'high' on Modi's talks with Theresa May during UK visit

India's ties with the Sikh diaspora are set to sink further and strain its relations with UK, Canada and Australia over 1984.

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How Akalis buried Udta Punjab past with Diljit Dosanjh

Sikh religious bodies can very well honour non-Sikh celebs and dignitaries during their visits to sacred shrines but not Sikhs with shorn hair or beard.

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India is witnessing a silent rage. The key to unseating Modi lies in a unified Opposition

The Modi wave has reached its saturation point for some profound reasons.

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Will Badals walk out on Modi and NDA?

Akali-BJP ties run beyond diversity, regionalism.

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Those offended by calls for 'Khalistan' should also not tolerate idea of 'Hindu Rashtra'

Justin Trudeau's visit is an occasion to step back and reflect solemnly on what's going on internally to demolish the foundations of secular India.

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Why Modi 'snub' will help Justin Trudeau back in Canada

The way media played out the alleged slight by India will most likely strengthen the Canadian PM's position and compound Jagmeet Singh's challenge.

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Why Akali Dal is pushing an anti-Muslim narrative with Tipu Sultan row

Historically, Sikh conflicts with the Mughals make up a part — not the whole — of the faith's evolution.

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Why UIDAI's FIR against The Tribune journalist is a kick in the teeth of investigative journalism

It's a direct threat to undercover reporting.

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