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India-US ties could face their biggest test in years after a foiled assassination attempt on a Sikh

Dec. 01, 2023 08:52 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Ties between India and the U.S. had never looked better than they did in June, when President Joe Biden honored Prime Minister Narendra Modi with a pomp-filled state visit. The relationship was among the most consequential in the world and “more dynamic than at any time in...

AP Week in Pictures: Asia

Dec. 01, 2023 02:35 AM EST

Nov. 24-30, 2023 Sikhs lit candles to mark the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism, at the illuminated Golden Temple, in Amritsar, India. A pro-democracy activist known as Grandma Wong protested outside a Hong Kong court hearing the trial of 47 pro-democracy...

What to know about the Sikh independence movement following US accusation that activist was targeted

Nov. 30, 2023 14:03 PM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — The U.S. has charged an Indian national in what prosecutors allege was a failed plot to assassinate a Sikh separatist at the behest of an unnamed Indian government official. The charges announced Wednesday against an Indian national arrested in June in Europe come...

An Indian official plotted to assassinate a Sikh separatist leader in New York, US prosecutors say

Nov. 30, 2023 01:28 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — An Indian government official directed a plot to assassinate a prominent Sikh separatist leader living in New York City, United States prosecutors said Wednesday as they announced charges against a man they said was part of the thwarted conspiracy. U.S. officials...

A citizen of India has been charged in the U.S. with plotting to assassinate a Sikh separatist leader living in New York

Nov. 29, 2023 10:58 AM EST
NEW YORK (AP) — A citizen of India has been charged in the U.S. with plotting to assassinate a Sikh separatist leader living in New York.

The US has thwarted a plot to kill a Sikh separatist leader, an AP source says

Nov. 22, 2023 12:29 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. has thwarted a plot to kill Sikh separatist leader Gurpatwant Singh Pannun on American soil, a U.S. official familiar with the matter said Wednesday. U.S. authorities have raised concerns with New Delhi that the Indian government may have had knowledge of...

What is Diwali, the Festival of Lights, and how is it celebrated in India and the diaspora?

Nov. 09, 2023 08:21 AM EST

Diwali is the most important festival of the year in India — and for Hindus in particular. It is celebrated across faiths by more than a billion people in the world’s most populous nation and the diaspora. Over five days, people take part in festive gatherings, fireworks...

Hate crime charges filed in death of Sikh man after New York City fender bender

Oct. 31, 2023 18:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A man who beat a 66-year-old Sikh man to death while calling him “turban man” after a fender bender in New York City has been charged with manslaughter as a hate crime, prosecutors announced Tuesday. Gilbert Augustin, 30, also faces charges including assault as...

India eases a visa ban a month after Canada alleged its involvement in a Sikh separatist's killing

Oct. 25, 2023 17:18 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India on Wednesday announced an easing of its visa ban on Canadian nationals imposed more than a month ago after Canada alleged that India was involved in the assassination of a Sikh separatist in Canada. India announced that it will resume services for entry,...

Canada removes 41 diplomats from India after New Delhi threatens to revoke their immunity

Oct. 19, 2023 20:42 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Canada has recalled 41 of its diplomats from India after the Indian government said it would revoke their diplomatic immunity, the foreign minister said Thursday, in an escalation of their dispute over the slaying of a Sikh separatist in Canada. The moves come after...