An early General Election gives political parties and the Sikh community an opportunity to address the complete lack of Sikh representation in the House of Commons - Sikh Federation UK.
In February just before the General Election Mark Francois, the Armed Forces minister said in Parliament that Lieutenant General Sir Nicholas Carter, the Chief of the General Staff was examining proposals to create a Sikh regiment and the proposal ‘may well have merit’.
"Dal Khalsa and Sikh Federation UK have forged an alliance to work together to pursue the struggle for rights and freedom of Sikh people in India as well as at international level" states a written press release issued by the Dal Khalsa today.
The annual three-day "National Sikh Convention" organised by the Sikh Federation (UK) ended yesterday at Guru Nanak Gurdwara, Sedgley Street, Wolverhampton.
Sikh Federation UK, a UK based Sikh group, has said that the UK politicians should not miss any opportunities for greater Sikh representation in Parliament.
On 18 March 2016 the UK Government lifted the ban on the International Sikh Youth Federation (ISYF) following a legal challenge by leading figures in the Sikh Federation (UK) and historic debates in the House of Commons and Lords.
Following the Sikh Genocide in 1984, many Sikhs abroad protested and the Indian intelligence agencies determined hundreds of leading Sikhs that came on their radar were ‘anti-national’ and started what has popularly come to be known as the ‘blacklist’.
In a written statement Sikh Federation UK chiar Bhai Amrik Singh said: “There are many valid reasons for or against being a part of the European Union which revolve around individual and collective rights and societal issues.
"Earlier this week Fabian Hamilton the Leeds North East MP and former Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for British Sikhs and now Shadow Foreign Minister responsible for relations with India signaled a new era of challenge against India", said Sikh Federation (UK) in a written release sent to the Sikh Siyasat News (SSN).
Paramjeet Singh Pamma who went with his family for a holiday to Portugal was detained by authorities on 18 December on the back of an Interpol Red Notice.
The Sikh Federation (UK) and the Swiss-based Movement Against Atrocities and Repression (MAAR) yesterday organised a meeting at the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva.
An article has appeared in the Guardian today titled: ’Only one-quarter of Britons believe legal system is fair’. It quotes that only ‘17% of the Sikh community said they trusted lawyers’ implying Sikhs have the lowest percentage for any ethnic or religious group.
Last week the Sikh Federation (UK) organised a 30th anniversary event in the UK Parliament to commemorate the attack on Sri Harmander Sahib. In anticipation of the event an Early Day Motion (EDM) was tabled in relation to the 30th anniversary and calling for an independent public judge-led inquiry.
London, United Kingdom (May 11, 2014): ‘Sikhs in the Diaspora were in effect not accorded their rights 30 years ago and treated as second class citizens. The UK Government, supported by other governments have a moral and legal duty to establish the truth of the events of 30 yeas ago. This is the least they can do for their law-abiding Sikh citizens.
London, UK (February 18, 2014): According to a written statement released by the Sikh Federation UK, the recently released UK cabinet secretary's report about UK links with June 1984 attack on Darbar Sahib confirms the fact that the review only examined files and documents from December 1983 through to June 1984.
London, United Kingdom (February 16, 2014): “Thousands of Sikh voters could boycott Conservative candidates at next year’s general election in protest at David Cameron’s refusal to launch a public inquiry into Britain’s role in the 1984 Amritsar massacre”, The Telegraph has reported.
London, United Kingdom (January 14, 2014): The Sikh Federation (UK) is demanding answers from the UK Government on its direct involvement in the Indian army assault on the Darbar Sahib Complex (often referred to as the Golden Temple Complex) in Amritsar in June 1984.
London, United Kingdom (November 08, 2013): Sikh Federation National Press Secretary Gurjeet Singh has informed Sikh Siyasat News (SSN) in a written statement that [i]n recent months the Sikh Federation (UK) had formed direct links with the leaders of each of the three main political parties in the UK.
London, United Sikhs (October 09, 2013): The UN Human Rights Committee (UNHRC) has now ruled on three separate occasions in the last three years in favour of Sikhs to wear their turbans in France.
London, United Kingdom (March 26, 2013): It is learnt that the Sikh Federation (UK) has organised and is leading a meeting with the Deputy Prime Minister, Rt. Hon. Nick Clegg later on March 26, 2013 in the Cabinet Office.Next Page »