Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Saturday wrote to Union Minister of State for External Affairs Meenakshi Lekhi, seeking her intervention in securing the matter pertaining to 24-year-old Vishal Jood who is lodged in a prison in Australia.
According to Professor Peter Stanley, there were four Gurkha battalions, one Sikh infantry battalion (of 14th Sikhs which suffered 80% casualties in June 1915 alone) and many thousands of Punjabi mule drivers in Gallipoli. Unfortunately, none of their personal experiences seem to have ever been documented.
Once again tensions between Canberra and Beijing escalates after the decision of Australian government to cancel a Belt and Road agreement signed by China and the state government of Victoria.
Vishal Jood, 24 years old Indian national appeared in court after he was arrested over his involvement in reported gang attacks at Harris Park in Sydney’s West. He was living on an expired visa in Australia and now is facing deportation.
Auckland police arrested an Indian youth named Tarun Madan for threatening a Sikh youth residing in New Zealand. He, as per the information provided on his social media accounts, hails from Delhi.
In Sydney, Australia a Sikh Grammar school is going to open in 2023. The school will be built on Tallawong Road at Rouse Hill and will be sprawled over nine acres. The school will have an early learning center, intensive indoor and outdoor sporting facilities, a library, and a Gurudwara. Apart from this, the hostel accommodation for staff and students will also be provided in the school.
David Shoebridge, state senator of New South Wales, Australia raised the issue of the threat posed by extremist Hindu Organizations in the State Assembly of New South Wales. He also talked about the incident of four Sikh men being attacked by the Modi supporters at Harris Park.
On one hand, the Sikhs of Punjab are leading the ongoing farmers’ agitation and on the other hand, the Sikh Diaspora in various foreign countries is lending their support to the protest by various means.
In a potential initiative to help address a farm worker shortage, Australian Government is planning to introduce an amnesty for illegal workers to come forward without fear of being deported.