The World Sikh Organisation (WSO) of Canada has released a report on the crackdown on Sikh social media by Indian authorities. The report entitled “Enforcing Silence: India’s War on Sikh Social Media” examines recent developments and offers suggestions to social media platforms with respect to Sikh content.
The World Sikh Organization of Canada has released a report on the crackdown on Sikh social media by Indian authorities. The report entitled “Enforcing Silence: India’s War on Sikh Social Media” examines recent developments and offers suggestions to social media platforms with respect to Sikh content.
The March 25, 2020 massacre of Sikhs at Gurdwara Har Rai Sahib in Kabul, Afghanistan sent shockwaves through the global Sikh community, yet the violence was not the only shocking thing about the vicious attack.
The Ontario Gurdwaras Committee (OGC) said in a written statement (copy available with Sikh Siyasat News) that it is gravely concerned about the recent findings from the Ministry of Education’s Review and subsequent independent investigation regarding the continued acts of systemic racism and anti-Black racism in the Peel District School Board (PDSB).
On the 36th anniversary of the infamous Indian army attack on the Sikh nation’s spiritual and temporal seats of authority in Amritsar in June 1984, the World Sikh Parliament has written to the UK’s prime minister calling on him to take his Indian counterpart to task over the issue that has defined the Indo-Sikh conflict over recent decades – India’s unlawful denial of the right of self-determination in the Sikh homeland. The British government’s responsibilities as the former colonial power, the imperative of upholding international law and the need to disavow the foolish complicity of the then Thatcher government, provide sufficient reason to act, according to the global Sikh body.
Instagram confirmed the blocking of the #SIKH on their own communications page and announced an investigation into why and how it had happened.
In the early hours of Monday 25 May, Sri Guru Arjan Dev Gurdwara Derby was attacked in a violent rage, in which bricks and a steel car jack was used to cause thousands of pounds of damage.
A man attacked Guru Arjan Dev Ji Gurdwara Shaib in Derby on May 25. The man’s act was captured in CCTV who was later arrested by local police.
"Two Sikh doctors in Quebec by the names of Dr. Saluja chooses to give up their faith over their profession. The Saluja brothers took a personal decision to cut their beards to fit the masks over their faces. This action has raised questions on the religious rights of practicing Sikhs and other religious minorities. To describe this as a religious sacrifice during the Covid-19 crisis raises serious challenges for Sikhs around the world and sets an incorrect precedent", a press release by the World Sikh Parliament notes.
An alleged agent of Indian intelligence agency Research & Analysis Wing (R&AW) is set to face trial in Germany in coming months. German prosecutors will present evidence in a Federal state-security court that Balvir Singh, a Frankfurt based man received payoffs from India’s R&AW for spying on Sikhs and Kashmiris.
For over 4 decades, the Sikh community in Afghanistan has suffered war-like conditions. They have endured barbaric attacks resulting in the loss of loved ones and having their religious freedom stifled. Thirty years ago, the population of Sikhs in Afghanistan was said to be around 250,000, but after decades of conflict and massacre, many have sought asylum in other countries and the community is thought to have been reduced to about 120 families.
The Sikh Network has conducted a survey of over 1,500 Sikhs after the government published its’ COVID-19 recovery strategy last Monday on how the government has handled the COVID-19 crisis from a Sikh community perspective.
The Census (Scotland) Regulations 2020 were laid in the Scottish Parliament on 7 May 2020 and will come into force on 16 June.
As per reports, another Indian will stand trial in Germany accused of spying on Sikh and Kashmiri communities for New Delhi's secret service.
After the attacks on March 25, 2020, in the Gurdwara Guru Har Rai Sahib Ji in Kabul, the Sikh Diaspora moved swiftly to condemn the persons and groups responsible.
The World Sikh Parliament that was formed to pursuant a resolution of the Sarbat Khalsa (national gathering) held in the Sikh homeland Punjab in November 2015 has recently recognized April 29th as “Sikh Declaration of Independence Day”.
Lawyers representing the Sikh Federation (UK) have written to Scottish Ministers for failing to include a Sikh ethnic tick box response option in the Census (Scotland) Order 2020 made on 11 March 2020.
In a written release issued on Friday (April 17), the World Sikh Organization of Canada said that it was deeply disturbed by a report revealing that Indian intelligence agencies “attempted to use money and disinformation to “covertly influence” Canadian politicians”.
The Ontario Gurdwaras Committee (OGC) and British Columbia Gurudwaras Council (BCGC) is deeply disturbed by reports alleging that Indian intelligence agencies coordinated efforts to influence Canadian elected officials and are attempting to undermine the core of Canadian society.
Several Sikh organisations - the Sikh Network, Sikh Council UK and Sikh Federation (UK) came together two weeks ago to collect data on the number of Sikhs that are falling victim to Covid-19.Next Page »