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Sikh Protests

Israel to apologize to UAE for official blaming virus surge on Dubai travel

Israel to apologize to UAE for official blaming virus surge on Dubai travel

  • The United Arab Emirates has expressed its frustration with Israel, after a senior health official blamed a sharp rise in coronavirus cases on Israelis returning from vacations in Dubai.
  • Tens of thousands of Israelis have travelled to the United Arab Emirates since Israel normalised ties with the Gulf state in September.
Updated 01 Feb, 2021 03:35pm
Security tight at India's historic Red Fort after clashes with farmers
World

Security tight at India's historic Red Fort after clashes with farmers

  • Hundreds of police guarded the historic Red Fort in the heart of the Indian capital on Wednesday following violent clashes between farmers and authorities in which one person was killed and at least 80 injured.
  • Tens of thousands of farmers, protesting against reforms of the agriculture sector that they say benefit big private buyers at the expense of growers.
Published 27 Jan, 2021 12:57pm
China draws comparison between storming of U.S. Capitol, HK protests
World

China draws comparison between storming of U.S. Capitol, HK protests

  • China drew a comparison on Thursday between the storming of the U.S. Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump and last year’s often-violent pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.
  • Around the world, leaders expressed shock and concern, condemning the attempted subversion of democracy.
Published 07 Jan, 2021 02:50pm
Modi calls farmer protests over contested laws politically motivated
World

Modi calls farmer protests over contested laws politically motivated

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday that protests by farmers against three laws brought by his government were politically motivated, as he touted the success of an agricultural scheme launched last year.
  • Thousands of farmers from several Indian states have been camped on the outskirts of New Delhi for over a month, blocking highways to demand that Modi’s government repeal the farm laws passed in September that they say threaten their livelihoods.
Published 25 Dec, 2020 03:51pm
Indian farmers vow to carry on protests despite cold, deaths
World

Indian farmers vow to carry on protests despite cold, deaths

  • Tens of thousands of Indian farmers, protesting over agricultural laws that they say threaten their livelihoods, have vowed to carry on their around-the-clock sit-ins despite cold weather that has already led to some deaths among them.
  • Since late November, when thousands of farmers arrived in trucks and tractors to camp out on the borders of New Delhi, nearly 30 people have died, several of them as a result of freezing weather, farmers said.
Published 21 Dec, 2020 05:31pm
Sikh diaspora drums up global support for farmers' protest in India
World

Sikh diaspora drums up global support for farmers' protest in India

  • Thousands of Indian farmers protesting against deregulation of agriculture markets are drawing strength from Sikhs around the world who are urging foreign governments to intercede with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
  • Sikhs living overseas, most of whom have families at home tied to the farms, have picked up the thread in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia, demonstrating outside Indian embassies to draw attention.
Published 18 Dec, 2020 03:30pm