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UK Statistics Authority Apologises to Sikh MP for Breach of Personal Data

In April 2019 Preet Kaur Gill MP, the first Sikh woman MP, requested all correspondence from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) in relation to the Sikh ethnic tick box.

Sikh Martyrs of Saka Nakodar 1986 Remembered by Leicester Sikh Sangat

Sikh martyrs of Saka Nakodar 1986 were remembered by local Sikh sangat at Leicester. A memorial diwan was organised at Guru Tegh Bahadur Gurdwara Sahib in Leicester where the Gurdwara president paid tributes to Shaheed Bhai Jhalman Singh, Shaheed Bhai Harminder Singh, Shaheed Bhai Baldhir Singh and Shaheed Bhai Ravinder Singh.

Sikh Federation UK Issue Appeal in Ethnic Tick Box Case

The Sikh Federation UK has issued their case in the Court of Appeal following the High Court’s dismissal of their legal challenge in December last year.

UK: Preet Kaur Gill MP Re-elected Chair of Influential Parliamentary Group Leading on Sikh issues

Preet Kaur Gill the Labour MP for Birmingham Edgbaston was re-elected unopposed as the Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for British Sikhs yesterday at its well-attended Annual General Meeting (AGM).

DIASPORA: Sikhs To Seek International Criminal Tribunal for 1984 Sikh Genocide Cases

Like-minded Sikhs in the Diaspora are preparing to come together and announce in the next two to three months the setting up of a collective platform across at least 20 countries with around 150-200 representatives.

Saffron Salvation: 3rd Edition of First English Novel on 1984 Ghallughara Launched

Simranjit Kaur's "Saffron Salvation" was first English novel about Ghallughara 1984, when it was first published in 1999. The third print of the book was released on Wednesday (Dec. 19) at Chandigarh. The second edition of the novel released in 2004.

VIDEO: Sikh MPs Tan Dhesi and Preet Kaur Gill Re-elected in UK Elections

In general election held in England yesterday (December 12), two Sikh MPs who were seeking re-election have registered success. Tanmanjit Singh Dhesi, who was elected as first Dastar wearing MP to the British Parliament in 2017 has won from his Slough constituency. Similarly, first Sikh women MP in British Parliament, Preet Kaur Gill has won from Birmingham Edgbaston.

Sikh Federation UK Announces to take Census case to Court of Appeal After HC Refuses Relief

A bid for Sikhs to be included as an ethnic group in the UK census has reportedly been rejected by a High Court judge.  On Thursday (Dec. 12)  morning Mrs Justice Lang DBE in her High Court judgement concluded the judicial review claim by the Sikh Federation (UK) on behalf of the Sikh community was too early.

Sikh MPs Tan Dhesi and Preet Kaur Gill Re-elected in UK Elections

In general election held in England yesterday (December 12), two Sikh MPs who were seeking re-election have registered success. Tanmanjit Singh Dhesi got re-elected from Slough and Preet Kaur Gill registered victory from Birmingham Edgbaston.

Demand to Bring Back Remains of Maharaja Duleep Singh from England

A demand to exhume and bring back remains of Maharajah Duleep Singh, the last ruler of the Sikh empire, from his grave in the English countryside was made in Rajya Sabha on Tuesday (Dec. 3).

UK Elections: Sikh Manifesto 2020-2025 Gives Notice To Political Parties And Those Wanting To Be Elected MPs

“Millions of Sikhs across the world have in the last few weeks marked Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s 550th Parkash, the birth anniversary of the founder and first Sikh Guru. He rejected all forms of discrimination and exploitation under any pretext and founded a new egalitarian social order. Equality for women, rejection of the caste system, respect for diversity while seeing God in all.”

Important Decisions Taken During Punjabi Boli Conference in Southall

A ‘Punjabi Boli Conference’ was held at Sri Guru Singh Sabha Gurdwara Sahib (Havelock Road) in Southall last month.

UK Sikhs Mark 550th Parkash Gurpurab of Guru Nanak Ji in City Hall London

The 550th Parkash Gurpurab of Guru Nanak Ji was marked with great accolade at City Hall overlooking the spectacular London skyline during the evening of Tuesday 19th November 2019.

Optional Religious Question in the Census Set to Become Useless as Sikhs Wait for High Court Judgement Before General Election: Sikh Federation UK

This week we have seen the Sikh Federation (UK) with the support of over 150 Gurdwaras and Sikh organisations challenge the Cabinet Office and Office for National Statistics (ONS) in the High Court.

Message Issued by World Sikh Parliament (WSP) on 550th Parkash Gurpurab

The month of November 2019 marks the 550th birth anniversary of the founder of Sikhism, Sri Guru Nanak Saheb ji.

The Sikh Network’s Sikh Manifesto 2020-2025 Seeks Rights To Self Determination for Sikhs

UK based Sikh Federation on Saturday (Nov. 9) released 'Section 10' of the Sikh Manifesto 2020-2025. The group has been releasing the the document for past ten days, on one section per day basis. The document seek Right to Self Determination for the Sikhs.

Two Years On, India Still Ignoring Well-Founded Allegations of Torture in Jagtar Singh Johal’s Case

In a statement issued on November 3, 2019 REDRESS said that India continues to ignore its binding international obligations to investigate the allegations of torture in Jagtar Singh-Johal’s case. Monday 4 November 2019 marked two years since his arrest in India. New expert analysis has added further support to Jagtar Singh Johal’s claims of torture.

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.

Sikhs and Kashmiris Hold Mass Protest Against India at UN Headquarters on August 15

Movement Against Atrocities and Repression (MAAR) and all European Sikh and Kashmiri organizations and Gurdwara Management Committees held a massive protest rally and raised the freedom for all flag in front of the United Nations office in Geneva on Thursday, August 15th from 12:00 to 16:00 hours.

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