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Sikh Council UK issues Advisory to UK Gurdwaras on Anand Karaj protocols

The Sikh community of UK has recently deliberated on the issue of protocol for conducting Anand Karaj at Sikh Gurdwaras in UK. At the Gurdwaras meeting on 23rd August 2015 a number of resolutions were unanimously agreed.

Sikh Council UK statement on protocols regarding Anand Karaj ceremonies in Gurdwara Sahibs

At a meeting held at Sri Guru Singh Sabha Gurdwara, Southall, Gurdwaras today agreed on a number of issues regarding a consistent approach towards booking of Anand Karaj in Gurdwaras. Sikh Council UK facilitated a meeting in partnership with Sri Guru Singh Sabha Gurdwara, Southall of Gurdwara parbhandaks to discuss protocols regarding Anand Karaj ceremonies.

Sikh Council UK shots letter to Aaj Tak about false reporting on Gurdaspur Attack

Taking a strong notice of Indian media's reporting on Gurdaspur Attack, a UK based Sikh body has sought explanation from Aaj Tak news channel for alleged false claims made in it's reporting. Sikh Council UK Secretary General Gurmel Singh has written a letter to Dr Puneet Jain of Aaj Tak.

No Sikh MPs in UK Parliament this time

The UK’s General Election has resulted in a Parliament without any elected representatives from the Sikh community for the first time since 1992, the country’s largest Sikh body has claimed.

UK’s new employment law enables Sikhs to wear turbans in all workplaces

Earlier employment laws had exempted turban wearers from the requirement to wear a safety helmet on construction sites. But the exemption did not apply to less hazardous environments, such as factories and warehouses.

Sikh Council UK takes note of verdict of Employment Appeal Tribunal on Caste Discrimination

Sikh Council UK took note of an Employment Appeal Tribunal verdict by HJ Langstaff in a caste discrimination case. The Sikh body maintained that the verdict vindicates it's long standing position on ‘descent’ being a more appropriate protected category to be named in the Equality Act 2010.

Sikh delegation met Indian Home Minister to seek release of Sikh political prisoners

A Sikh delegation comprising Giani Mal Singh (Jathedar of Takht Kesgarh Sahib), Damdami Taksal chief Baba Harnam Singh Dumma, DSGMC president Manjit Singh GK, Sikh Council UK special representative Inderjit Singh and others today met Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

Belgian Gurdwara Sahib reopens after over 7 weeks enforced closure; Sikh Council UK welcomes move

Belgium: Sikh Council UK has welcomed the reopening of Guru Nanak Gurdwara Sahib in Vilvoorde, Belgium following a period of over seven weeks enforced closure.

Sikh Council UK help 30 young Punjabis; 50 more cases being pursued with authorities

London/ Jalandhar (March 13, 2014): Highlighting the plight of Indian students and illegal immigrants in England especially those from Punjab Sikh council UK has revealed that it has already helped 30 young girls and boys to return to Punjab who were living there in pathetic conditions and 50 more such cases were being pursued with British authorities.

UK: MP Tom Watson reacts to India Today story about Sundown Operation, To seek statement from House of Commons

London/ New Delhi (February 02, 2014): It is learnt that UK's Labour Party MP Tom Watson said on February 01 that he wanted "an urgent statement" from the UK government in the House of Commons on Monday (February 03) after an India Today magazine story revealed how then Indian prime minister Indira Gandhi almost gave the go-ahead to a covert RAW operation to abduct/ kidnap Sikh leader Sant Jarnail Singh Bhindrawale months before she sent the Army into the Darbar Sahib (Amritsar) in June 1984.

Sikh Council UK gives cautious welcome to Hard Hat Exemption

London, United Kingdom (January 25, 2014): The Sikh Council UK has given a cautious welcome to the news the Government is intending to close a ...

UK Sikhs share good practices with Australian Minister

UK Sikhs share good practices with Australian Minister

London, United Kingdom (October 09, 2013): It is leanrt that recently the Sikh Council UK arranged a meeting with the Hon. Nicholas Kotsiras MP, an Australian politician for the Liberal Party and the Minister for Energy and Resources and the Minister for Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship for the state of Victoria.

UK Home Secretary at Sikh Council UK's function

UK Home Secretary announces £60,000 grant to Sikh Council UK for helping victims of traffickers

Oldburry, West Midlands, UK (October 07, 2013): According to a press release by the Sikh Council UK, the Sikh Council is set to receive £60,000 grant for outreach programme to help destitute victims of traffickers.

UK Sikhs support 1984 Yes It's Genocide Petition

UK Sikh Diaspora support 1984 Yes It’s Genocide petition by Sikhs for Justice

London, United Kingdom (October 03, 2013): It is learnt that the representatives of over 20 Sikh Organizations and several dozen Gurdwaras attended a press conference at the Five Rivers Restaurant in Walsall, United Kingdom on September 15th 2013.

UK Deputy PM listens & responds to Sikh concerns; Agrees to report on progress within 2 months

London, England (March 29, 2013): The Sikh Federation (UK) organised and led a meeting with the Deputy Prime Minister, Rt. Hon. Nick Clegg and Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Simon Hughes MP on March 26, 2013 to discuss a range of issues of concern.

UK Parliamentarians held debate on issues concerning Sikhs in UK and Europe

London, England (March 15, 2013): It is learnt that a debate was held in UK's Parliament on March 13, 2013 concerning issues related to the Sikh community in UK and the Europe including the issue of Sikh identity and Dastar.

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