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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.

Sikh Council UK to Contribute in 550 Parkash Gurpurab Celebrations at Nanakana Sahib and Sultanpur Lodhi

The Sikh Council UK said in a statement issued on Monday (June 10) that its Executive Committee held a meeting at Gurdwara Ramgarhia Sabha, Milton Keynes on Saturday 8th June.

World Sikh Parliament Tenders Memorandum to British PM on 35th Anniversary of Ghallughara June 1984

In a written statement, the World Sikh Parliament (WSP) informed that its UK chapter has tendered a memorandum to British Prime Minister on 35th anniversary of Ghallughara June 1984.

Ghallughara June 1984: Thousands of Sikhs Participate in Remembrance March and Freedom Rally in London

Tens of Thousands of members of the Sikh community on Sunday (June 2) gathered in London to mark the 35th anniversary of the Teeja Ghallughara.

Sikh Diaspora Group Welcomes Canadian Report On Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

The World Sikh Organization of Canada on Monday (June 3) welcomed the release of the Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.

Stockton Sikh Gurdwara Sahib Passes Resolution Against Dastan-E-Miri-Piri and Motherhood Movies

Chandigarh: The Sikh sangat at Historic Sikh Gurdwara Sahib of Stockton in United States of America (USA) passed a resolution against depiction of Sikh Gurus, ...

Ghallughara Memorial with Portrait of Sant Bhindranwale Inaugurated in USA

A memorial for Ghallughara June 1984 was inaugurated in Otis Library in Norwich city of Connecticut state of USA. The memorial comprised a plaque and a portrait of Shaheed Sant Jarnail Singh Khalsa Bhindranwale.

‘Punjab Disappeared’ Documentary To Be Screened at Various Places in England

A documentary film titled “Punjab Disappeared” will be screened at various places in England during the month of June. The documentary was premiered on April 26 in Delhi and it was screened in Chandigarh on May 26.

USA: Sentencing After Attack on Sikh in Oregon

On May 24, Andrew Ramsey was sentenced to 36 months of supervised probation, after pleading guilty to intimidation in the second degree and assault in the fourth degree in the January 14, 2019 assault of Harwinder Singh Dodd. Harwinder Singh is a Sikh American husband and father who owns a convenience store in Salem.

USA’s First “1984 Sikh Genocide Memorial” to Come Up on June 1st 2019 in Norwich

Sikh Community of Connecticut along with City and State officials will be unveiling “1984 Sikh Genocide Memorial” which has been placed in Otis Library located at 261 Main St, Norwich CT 06360 on June 1st 2019 at 1:00pm.

WSO Urges the Preservation of Guru Nanak Ji’s Fields in Kartarpur Sahib

WSO has requested that the Pakistan Government preserve the 104 acres of fields surrounding Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara where Guru Nanak lived and farmed for 19 years. Since the announcement of the Kartarpur Corridor in November 2018, there has been substantial construction resulting in the stripping of land around the Kartarpur Gurdwara in the name of religious tourism.

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