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WSO Joins Challenge to Québec’s An Act Respecting the Laicity of the State

The World Sikh Organization of Canada and its Vice-President for Québec, Amrit Kaur, announced on August 15 that they will be joining the legal challenge to Québec’s An Act respecting the laicity of the State.

Demand Raised To Include Gahdar and Komagatamaru History in BC Education Syllabi

Prof. Mohan Singh Memorial Foundation (Canada) has demanded from the Federal Government of Canada to rectify the criminal record pertaining to Gadar movement martyr Bhai Mewa Singh.

India’s Kashmir Move Is A Challenge to Global Security and Regional Stakeholders: World Sikh Parliament

The World Sikh Parliament unreservedly condemns India’s brazen attempt this week to override international law and democratic legitimacy by unilaterally purporting to divide and annex Kashmir.

United Sikhs Youth Advocates Convene on Capitol Hill for Change

In commemoration of the United Nations Youth Skills Day observed during the month of July, United Sikhs announced the graduation for the Class of 2019 students of the annual Advocacy and Humanitarian Aid Academy (AHAA).

British Sikh Group Moves High Court Over Ethnic Tick Box in 2021 UK Census

Leigh Day Solicitors and Matrix Chambers acting for the Sikh Federation (UK) and the Sikh community first wrote to the Cabinet Office, UK Statistics Authority and Office for National Statistics (ONS) on 22 May 2019 to begin the pre-action process before applying for judicial review.

Deepa Singh [File Photo]

Sikh Organisations and Gurdwara Committees Back Sikh Youth UK

National Sikh Youth Federation (NSYF)- a Sikh youth group based in England, and Naujawani- an online platform for Sikh and Punjabi youth,  have issued statements supporting the Sikh Youth UK and its' founder Deepa Singh.

Halton Gurdwara Anand Karaj Maryada Violation: Those Involved Told to Reach Out Akal Takht

The Ontario Gurdwaras Committee (OGC) has strongly condemned the beadbi that took place during the Anand Karaj on Thursday July 4th 2019 at Halton Sikh Cultural Association. "There is no excuse or justification for the events that transpired", the OGC said.

UK Gatka Championship in Wolverhampton on Saturday 21 September: MP Tan Dhesi

A meeting was held in London between office bearers of the Gatka Federation UK and Guru Nanak Satsang Sikh Gurdwara to discuss preparations for this year’s UK Gatka Championship.

Sikh Youth UK Leader Deepa Singh Released by West Midlands Police

A day after his arrest and detention, Sikh Youth UK leader Deepa Singh was released on July 4 by West Midlands Police (WMP). The Sikh Youth UK said that Deepa Singh was released without any charge.

Deepa Singh [File Photo]

Sikh Youth UK Leader Deepa Singh, Another Arrested by West Midlands Police

West Midlands Police reportedly arrested Deepa Singh, leader of Sikh Youth UK, in a dawn raid on July 3.

Brampton Stands Up Against Quebec Bill 21’s Infringement of Religious Freedom

On Wednesday June 26th Brampton Council unanimously passed a motion to support the legal challenge against Quebec’s Bill 21. This discriminatory bill restricts the wearing of ‘religious symbols’ by public servants such as police officers, judges, prosecutors, school teachers, and principals, among others. Bill 21 particularly affects members of the Jewish, Muslim and Sikh faith who tend to wear very visible ‘religious symbols’.

India Uses Trade to Force UK Foreign Office to Abandon Tortured Scot Held in Indian Jail for 600 days

Today marks 600 days in an Indian jail of Jagtar Singh Johal, the 32-year old Scot from Dumbarton who has been tortured and threatened to be burnt alive by police and is being detained without a proper trial.

Brampton’s Komagata Maru Park Officially Open

On Saturday June 22, 2019, the City of Brampton celebrated the official opening of the new Komagata Maru Park.

Official Opening of Komagata Maru Park on 22 June in Brampton

A park named "Komagata Maru Park" will be having its grand opening on Saturday, June 22, from 11 am to 11:30 am.

US Sikh Body Expresses Concern Over Ban on Religious Symbols in Quebec

In response to the passing of Bill 21 by Quebec, which bans ban on religious clothing and symbols, a US based Sikh body called Sikh Sewak Society International USA said: [t]here are approx 15,000 Sikhs living in Quebec who will be impacted by the ban on religious clothing and symbols.

Sikh MP Meets British Aviation Minister to Seek London to Amritsar Direct Flights

Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi, MP, met with Baroness Vere (Transport Minister for Aviation, International and Security) in British Parliament to discuss London to Amritsar flights.

Passing of Bill 21, Banning Religious Symbols, A Sad Day for Quebec & Human Rights: World Sikh Organization

The World Sikh Organization of Canada is deeply saddened by the passing of Bill 21- An Act respecting the laicity of the State by the Coalition Avenir Quebec government banning the wearing of religious symbols. The Bill was passed in a rare late-night vote on Sunday after the Government of Quebec invoked closure to prematurely end debate.

Sikhs of Connecticut Decline Indian Consulate General’s Offer

The Sikh community of Connecticut is one of the active and growing community of America who is pro Sikh Freedom. Connecticut Sikhs always stood against the Indian Govt. due to its track record of Human Rights violations on minorities.

US Air Force Grants Religious Accommodation to Sikh Airman

In United States of America (USA) Airman 1st Class (A1C) Harpreetinder Singh Bajwa an Airman with the U.S. Air Force has received a religious accommodation allowing him to wear a Dastar/Turban, keep beard, and unshorn hair, in compliance with his Sikh religious beliefs. Harpreetinder Singh Bajwa, crew chief at the McChord Air Force Base near Lakewood, Washington, is the first active Airman to be authorized to adhere to Sikh religious grooming and dress principles while serving his country.

Sikh Businesses Commit to Provide £500m for Gurdwaras in Pakistan as Pak Govt Make Positive Overtures to UK Sikhs

Sayed Zulfiqar Bukhari the Chairman of the Pakistan Tourism Board and Special Assistant to the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan met Sikh community representatives at The Rembrandt Hotel in London on 10 June 2019. The meeting was to discuss religious tourism projects in Pakistan following the historic laying of foundation stones for the Kartarpur Sahib Corridor on either side of the border in November 2018.

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