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UK’s Commission for Counter Extremism Removes Academic Paper on Sikh Activism After Complaint from Sikh Federation UK

The Commission for Countering Extremism on October 7 published four further academic papers on extremism, taking the total number to 17 but has been forced to withdraw the “Academic paper on Sikh activism”.

Sikh Federation UK Showcases Refreshed “Sikh Manifesto”

The Sikh Manifesto (2020-2025) was showcased at the Sikh Federation (UK) Convention at the weekend at Guru Nanak Gurdwara, Smethwick.

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.

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.

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.

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 Federation (UK)’s Reaction to British PM Theresa May’s Expected Resignation

British Prime Minister Theresa May set to give in to pressure and announce she is resigning as Prime Minister. The starting gun on a leadership race for the Conservative Party and the next Prime Minister is expected to be fired today that could see a new Prime Minister in place by the end of July.

UK Sikhs Write to Over 150 MPs Against Life Sentence to 3 Sikhs in India for Possessing Literature

A press release issued by the Sikh Federation UK today states that the Sikh body had formally launched the Sikh political lobbying network last month to co-ordinate regular letter writing to MPs by constituents.

R.A.S.E. Release of Report on Grooming of Sikh Girls in UK

A press conference will take place on Monday 3rd December 2018 at 12pm at the Lecture Theatre of Guru Nanak Gurdwara Smethwick, 128-130 High Street, Smethwick, B66 3AP where the Racially Aggravated Sexual Exploitation of Sikh Girls (R.A.S.E.) report will be released.

Meeting with British Home Secretary on Sikh Issues Was Constructive: MP Preet Kaur Gill

The first quarterly Sikh Roundtable meeting for representatives of various Sikh organisations and Gurdwaras in England took place on Saturday (October 20) at Guru Nanak Gurdwara, Smethwick.

UK Sikh Body Accuses British Authorities for Treating Jagtar Singh Johal as Second Class Citizen

A three day Sikh convention expected to attract in excess of 10,000 Sikhs begins today at Guru Nanak Gurdwara, Willenhall in the West Midlands.

UK Sikhs Demand Tough Action Against Badal and Saini After Justice Ranjit Singh Commission’s Revelations

The Sikh Council UK facilitated an open community wide Panthic meeting inviting all Gurdwaras, Sikh organisations and individual members of the Sikh community.

Metropolitian Police Admits Failings During 1984 Sikh Genocide Remembrance March in London

On 4 June the day after the 1984 Sikh Genocide Remembrance March and Freedom Rally in central London the Sikh Federation (UK) wrote to Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London and Cressida Dick, the Metropolitan Police Commissioner.

Permission Denied to Pro-India Rally to Counter London Declaration in Trafalgar Square

In a statement issued today, the Sikh Federation UK said that London's administration has denied permissions to pro-India rally in London.

UK Sikh Body Welcomes British Government’s Decision to Back Off On Anti-Caste Discrimination Legislation

The UK government yesterday concluded that caste discrimination does not require separate legislation and said it can be covered as part of emerging case law in the country. The Sikh Federation (UK) lobbied for this outcome and responded to the consultation last July.

Jagtar Singh Johal’s Case: Over 70 UK MPs Shot Letter to British PM Theresa May

Over 70 British MPs have written a letter British PM Theresa May demanding urgent statement in Parliament from British Foreign Secretary in Jagtar Singh Johal alias Jaggi’s case.

Afghanistan Election Aspirant Awtar Singh Khalsa Among Those Killed in Blast; Sikh bodies condemn attack

A deadly suicide bomb attack on Sikhs in Jalalabad city of Afghanistan has shook the global Sikh community.

Labour MPs Ask Theresa May to Release Secret Files on British Role in June 1984 Indian Army Attack on Darbar Sahib

British Labour MPs are calling on their Government to immediately release Cabinet Office files on the “1984 Amritsar Massacre” (Ghallughara June 1984), following a judge’s decision to declassify the secret papers.

Sikh Council UK Board of Jathedars Agree to Establish Framework Regarding Parcharaks

Sikh Council UK Board of Jathedars unanimously agreed to establish a framework for dealing with concerns regarding parcharaks in the UK at a meeting at Guru Tegh Bahadur Gurdwara Leicester on Saturday 9th June 2018.

UK FOI Judge Orders Declassification of Secret Documents Disclosing British Involvement in June 1984 Indian Army Attack on Sikhs

A UK judge has reportedly ordered the declassification of documents related to British involvement in Indian Army's attack on Darbar Sahib in June 1984.

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