Whether Kashmiri and Sikh militants work together; whether Lehal (Lehel), Punjab is known as a militant village (January to August 2000) [IND35226.E]

No information on whether Kashmiri and Sikh militants work together nor whether Lehal, Punjab, is known as a militant village could be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate. Please consult IND34468.EX of 12 June 2000 for further information on the extent of militant activity in Punjab.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find below the list of sources consulted in researching this Information Request.

Sources Consulted

Asia Watch, various reports on Punjab and Kashmir

Fighting for Faith and Nation: Dialogues with Sikh Militants. 1996. Cynthia Keppley Mahmood

Human Rights in Kashmir. 1996. International Commission of Jurists.

Information Package on Punjab. 1997. World Sikh Organization.

IRB Databases


Patterns of Global Terrorism. 1995 - 1999

The Sikhs of the Punjab. 1995. Joyce Pettigrew.

Transcript of a Presentation on the Sikhs. 1995. Cynthia Mahmood.

World News Connection (WNC)

Internet Sites including:

Amnesty International

BBC News

Council of Khalistan
Deccan Herald [Bangalore]

The Hindu

Human Rights Watch, Arms and Abuses in Indian Punjab and Kashmir, September 1994
Immigration and Nationality Directorate [UK],

Country Assessment: India

INCORE guide to Internet sources on conflict and ethnicity in Kashmir

Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies [New Delhi]


Minorities at Risk. 1999. "Sikhs in India."

South Asian Human Rights Documentation Centre [New Delhi]

Search engines including:




Non-Documentary sources:

Unsuccessful attempts to obtain information from 4 non-documentary sources