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Jagmeet Singh Shots Letter to Canadian PM Justin Trudeau Over “Extremist” Label on Sikhs & Muslims

On Thursday (April 4), the Leader of the NDP, Jagmeet Singh, and the NDP Public Safety Critic, Matthew Dubé, sent a letter to the Prime Minister regarding the 2018 Public Report on the Terrorism Threat to Canada that labelled the Sikh and Muslim communities as extremists.

NDP Want to Question Canadian Minister Over Controversial Report Terming Sikhs and Muslims as Extremists

The New Democratic Party (NDP) of Canada said in a statement that last Wednesday, its Public Safety Critic, Matthew Dubé, notified the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security of his intention to move a motion to invite the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Ralph Goodale, to appear before committee and answer questions related to the 2018 Public Report on the Terrorism Threat to Canada, tabled in Parliament on December 11, 2018.

U.S. Presidential Candidate Tulsi Gabbard Faces Protest for Ties with HIndutva Fountainhead RSS

Approximately 25 demonstrators protested against U.S. Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) as she campaigned for president in Los Angeles, CA on March 30.

Sikh Delegation Meets Pakistan HC in London; Says Parkash Gurpurab Celebrations Would Bolster Regional Peace

A delegation of Sikhs representatives from a cross section of organisations and Gurdwaras across the UK met with a senior a Pakistani diplomat (on March 26, 2019) and have also written to Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan, pledging assistance in organising events linked to the forthcoming 550th Parkash Gurpurab of the founder of their faith. Amidst worrying regional tensions, the move will be seen as a welcome contrast to the events of recent weeks in South Asia.

WSO Expresses Disappointment Over Tabling of Quebec “Secularism” Bill

The World Sikh Organisation of Canada is deeply disappointed by the tabling of Bill 21- An Act respecting the laicity of the State today by the Coalition Avenir Quebec government banning the wearing of religious symbols.

WSO Canada to Host KaursVote Panels For Sikh Heritage Month

"KaursVote is a non-partisan initiative that will address the underrepresentation of Sikh women in the political process by focusing on why Sikh women’s voices are so important", WSO said in a statement. "The initiative will help start dialogues for Sikh women across the country on how they can better engage with the political process and ensure that politicians are responsive and accountable to their issues".

UK: MP Tan Dhesi Speaks on the Offensive Weapons Bill Regarding Kirpans

While I am extremely grateful to the Minister for the courtesy she extended to me during our recent meeting to seek my views on the matter, for the record, to assuage community concerns, can she confirm that the Government will be wholeheartedly supporting and incorporating those amendments within the Bill?, Tan Dhesi said.

Jagmeet Singh Greeted With Cheers After Making History in Canadian Parliament

Canadian Sikh politician Jagmeet Singh made history in Canada by becoming the first non-white leader of the opposition in parliament. The leader of the New Democratic Party made an appearance in the House of Commons on Monday, sporting a yellow turban and to loud cheers from other members of the house.

World Sikh Parliament Says UK Chapter Structure Finalised

Coventry, England: “The World Sikh Parliament UK delegation came together on Tuesday (March 18), at the Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha in the UK City ...

Reference in Canadian Report Puts Sikhs Under Threat, SADA (Mann) Canada

In a letter written to the Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the Canada unit of Shiromani Akali Dal Amritsar (Mann) maintained that there was a growing fear among immigrant communities that the “2018 Public Report on the Terrorism Threat to Canada” is promoting hate against them, could be subject to an attack such as Christchurch NZ where 50 Muslims men, women and children were gun down by a white supremacist who claims to be racist against immigrants.

United Sikhs Condemn Christchurch (New Zealand) Massacre

The Christchurch massacre, which has left at least 49 people dead and 20 injured on Friday, March 15 in New Zealand's city Christchurch in two targeted mass shootings at mosques.

500 Days Since Jagtar Singh Johal’s Arrest, India Still Failing to Investigate Torture Claims

As Jagtar Singh Johal remains confined in custody of Indian police after his arrest in November 2017, an international human rights group called REDRESS has noted that his claims about custodial torture during initial days of his custody still remains unaddressed. 

After New Zealand Attacks The Sikh Coalition Urges Sikhs To Remain Vigilant

In the largest act of mass violence in New Zealand’s history, two mosques were horrifically attacked during Friday prayer services. In a statement issued yesterday, the Sikh Coalition has expressed solidarity with the Muslim community and offers its condolences in their time of mourning.

Tan Dhesi MP Elected As Chair of Southern Group of Labour MPs

Southern Group of Labour Party MPs convened for their regular meeting in Parliament where first turban wearing MP to British Parliament Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi was elected as chair of the group by colleagues.

India and Pakistan Hold Talks at Attari About Kartarpur Sahib Corridor; Next Round on April 2

Amidst easing tension Officials from India and Pakistan met Thursday amid easing tensions to discuss opening a visa-free border crossing to allow pilgrims to easily visit a Sikh shrine just inside Pakistan.

Sikh Friends of Bakersfield to Offer Free Meals Daily For A Month

For the sixth year in a row, the Sikh Friends of Bakersfield are serving free meals in Mill Creek Park.

First Sikh & Hindu Afghan Refugee Families Arrive in Canada

First Sikh and Hindu refugee families from Afghanistan to Canada on March 12, 2019. The first two refugee families arrived in Calgary.

Sikh & Kashmiri Diaspora Protest Outside Indian High Commission in London Against Warmongering

Hundreds of Sikhs and Kashmiris gathered outside the Indian High Commission in London on Saturday (March 9), to protest against what they called "Indian warmongering in South Asia".

Whistle Blower Questions British Government Cover up on 1984 Amritsar Massacre

Investigative journalist Phil Miller has raised questions about possible cover-up of British involvement in Amritsar massacre of June 1984.

WSO to Host #AskCanadianSikhs Panels Against Inclusion of Sikhs in 2018 Report

This month, the World Sikh Organization of Canada will once again be hosting the #AskCanadianSikhs panel series in Brampton, Edmonton and Surrey. The subject of this year’s panels will be the inclusion of “Sikh (Khalistani) Terrorism” in Public Safety Canada’s 2018 Report on the Terrorism Threat to Canada.

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