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Calgary City Council Passes Resolution Against Quebec’s Bill 21; WSO Welcomes Move

The World Sikh Organization of Canada welcomes the passing of a Resolution against Quebec’s Bill 21 by Calgary City Council. The Resolution states, “BE IT RESOLVED that Calgary City Council Oppose Quebec’s Bill 21 and continue to support building a welcoming city where everyone has access to opportunity and prosperity.”

First Sikh Deputy Sheriff in Texas Shot Dead; Dal Khalsa Expresses Condolence

A Sikh law-enforcement officer was fatally shot during a traffic stop in the US state of Texas on Saturday (September 29).

Sikh, Tamil, Kashmiri and Bahujan Diaspora Groups to Protest Against Modi at UN in New York

Sikh, Tamil, Kashmiri and Bahujan diaspora groups will be holding a protest outside the United Nations headquarters in New York on September 27, 2019 from 11 am to 2 pm.

Thrice Weekly Direct Flight between Amritsar and London from November: Tan Dhesi, H S Puri

A direct flight going to start a thrice weekly fligh between Sri Guru Ram Das Jee International Airport, Amritsar to Stansted Airport, London going to start a thrice weekly fligh from November this to mark 550th parkash gurpurb of Guru Nanak Jee. It will be a thrise weekly flight.

Sikh Manifesto to be launched in January 2020 to Secure Support for Justice & Sikh Homeland

At the Sikh Federation (UK) Convention a week earlier it was pointed out that some of the issues in the Sikh Manifesto were longer term and required international co-ordination and a global approach to be successfully delivered.

Refreshed Sikh Manifesto to be Showcased During Annual Convention of Sikh Federation UK

The International Sikh Convention organised by the Sikh Federation (UK) will commence tomorrow at Guru Nanak Gurdwara, Smethwick in the West Midlands and is expected to attract over 15,000 Sikhs over the three-day event.

New Jersey Designates Guru Nanak Ji’s 550th Parkash Gurpurab as “World Equality Day 2019”

New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney presented a resolution to the East Coast Sikh Coordination Committee and members of the greater Sikh community today designating November 12, 2019, as World Equality Day in recognition of Guru Nanak ji’s 550th Parkash Gurpurab.

Sikh Group Joins the 70th International Association of Human Right Agencies in Orlando

Seventieth International Association of Human Right Agencies event held Tuesday, August 20th at Orlando city of Florida state in United States of America (USA).

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.

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