Articles about HS Phoolka

India witnessed one of the worst bloodbaths in its history in the aftermath of Indira Gandhi’s assassination in 1984. What ensued was a massacre where thousands of Sikhs were murdered. Many fought against the injustice that the Sikhs were subjected to in 1984. Many names stand out but none more than Harvinder Singh Phoolka, a lawyer who dedicated his life to getting justice for the victims of the 1984 riots. Born on August 24, 1955, in Bhadaur, Punjab, Phulka spent most of his childhood in his birthplace. He later moved to Ludhiana for his higher education. After completing his law degree from Chandigarh, Phoolka moved to Delhi. He narrowly escaped the murderous rioters in 1984 after being helped by his landlord who was a Hindu. Phulka was the brain behind the formation of the Citizen’s Justice Committee, an association that was pivotal in procuring justice for the victims of the riot. He was also part of the Justice Narula Committee that recommended filing charges against H K L Bhagat, Sajjan Kumar, and Jagdish Tytler. In 2014, he joined the Aam Aadmi Party. In the 2017 Punjab Assembly elections, he was elected from Dakha Assembly Constituency and became the Leader of Opposition in the assembly. He quit the Aam Aadmi Party in 2019 as it prevented him from fighting for the victims of the riot. In 2019, he was awarded the Padma Shri by the Indian Government.

Farmers demand Parliament session to repeal laws; threaten intensified protest

02 Dec 2020

India
Farmers demand Parliament session to repeal laws; threaten intensified protest

Farmers protesting against the new agricultural laws passed by the Centre on Wednesday demanded a special session of the Parliament to repeal the laws.

Police attacked in Punjab's Patiala; cop's hand chopped off

12 Apr 2020

India
Police attacked in Punjab's Patiala; cop's hand chopped off

Early Sunday morning, cops were attacked at a wholesale vegetable market in the Patiala district of Punjab, the police said.

On teaming-up with AAP, Sheila Dikshit says nothing's final yet

16 Jan 2019

Politics
On teaming-up with AAP, Sheila Dikshit says nothing's final yet

Former Chief Minister of Delhi, Sheila Dikshit, on Tuesday didn't rule out Congress' alliance with AAP but said nothing is confirmed yet.

#SajjanConvicted: Jaitley says Congress making another accused CM

17 Dec 2018

Politics
#SajjanConvicted: Jaitley says Congress making another accused CM

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley welcomed the Delhi High Court judgment convicting Congress leader Sajjan Kumar for his involvement in 1984 anti-Sikh riots but also slammed the party for making another accused, Kamal Nath, the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh.

"New" Punjab Assembly: Capt. Amarinder Singh and MLAs take oath

26 Mar 2017

Politics
"New" Punjab Assembly: Capt. Amarinder Singh and MLAs take oath

Newly-elected Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh and MLAs took oath on the first day of their maiden session of the 15th Punjab Assembly.

Amarinder Singh sworn in as Punjab CM

16 Mar 2017

Politics
Amarinder Singh sworn in as Punjab CM

Captain Amarinder Singh was sworn-in as the new Chief Minister of Punjab alongside 9 cabinet ministers.

Amarinder Singh to be Punjab CM

13 Mar 2017

Politics
Amarinder Singh to be Punjab CM

Senior Congress leader Capt Amarinder Singh is likely to become the next Chief Minister of Punjab on March 16. He said he will speak to Rahul Gandhi about forming a new government.

Captain Amarinder Singh-led Congress wins landslide victory in Punjab

11 Mar 2017

Politics
Captain Amarinder Singh-led Congress wins landslide victory in Punjab

The Election Commission has declared that the Congress has won 77 out of Punjab's 117 assembly seats getting the majority required to form the government.