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Sikh Group urges British PM to tackle Modi on India’s purported Self Determination ‘Opt-out’

On the 36th anniversary of the infamous Indian army attack on the Sikh nation’s spiritual and temporal seats of authority in Amritsar in June 1984, the World Sikh Parliament has written to the UK’s prime minister calling on him to take his Indian counterpart to task over the issue that has defined the Indo-Sikh conflict over recent decades – India’s unlawful denial of the right of self-determination in the Sikh homeland. The British government’s responsibilities as the former colonial power, the imperative of upholding international law and the need to disavow the foolish complicity of the then Thatcher government, provide sufficient reason to act, according to the global Sikh body.

Instagram And Facebook Blocked #Sikh – Was It Really A Mistake?

Instagram confirmed the blocking of the #SIKH on their own communications page and announced an investigation into why and how it had happened.

Facebook, Instagram Block #Sikh Hashtag; Apologise and Unblock After Outrage

It has come into light that Facebook and Instagram blocked hashtag “#Sikh” for a number of users. The issue was highlighted on Twitter by a number of Sikh netizens. The social media giants have now unblocked #sikh hashtag and also apologised for blocking it.

World Sikh Parliament Condemns Grotesque Attack on Derby Gurdwara

“Sikhs across the world were appalled at the grotesque act of violence on Monday in Derby during which an intruder smashed through the entrance to Guru Arjan Dev Gurdwara on Stanhope Road and left a note at the premises suggesting the attack was somehow a reprisal for India’s human rights

Sikh Federation (UK) Condemns Attack On Sikh Gurdwara Sahib In Derby

In the early hours of Monday 25 May, Sri Guru Arjan Dev Gurdwara Derby was attacked in a violent rage, in which bricks and a steel car jack was used to cause thousands of pounds of damage.

Man Arrested for Attack on Guru Arjan Dev Gurdwara Sahib in Derby

A man attacked Guru Arjan Dev Ji Gurdwara Shaib in Derby on May 25. The man’s act was captured in CCTV who was later arrested by local police.

Gurdwaras and Sikh Organisations Reject UK Government’s Places of Worship Task Force

The Sikh Network has conducted a survey of over 1,500 Sikhs after the government published its’ COVID-19 recovery strategy last Monday on how the government has handled the COVID-19 crisis from a Sikh community perspective.

Scottish Government and New Legislation Recognises “Sikhs” as an Ethnic Group for the Census 2021; Legal Action to Continue: Sikh Federation UK

The Census (Scotland) Regulations 2020 were laid in the Scottish Parliament on 7 May 2020 and will come into force on 16 June.

World Sikh Parliament Recognized April 29th as “Sikh Declaration of Independence Day”

The World Sikh Parliament that was formed to pursuant a resolution of the Sarbat Khalsa (national gathering) held in the Sikh homeland Punjab in November 2015 has recently recognized April 29th as “Sikh Declaration of Independence Day”.

Sikh Community to take Scottish Ministers to Court Over ‘Discrimination’ in Census 2021: Sikh Federation UK

Lawyers representing the Sikh Federation (UK) have written to Scottish Ministers for failing to include a Sikh ethnic tick box response option in the Census (Scotland) Order 2020 made on 11 March 2020.

Panth Sewak Bhai Mandeep Singh Leicester Passed Away

Panth Sewak Bhai Mandeep Singh Leicester passed away yesterday (Thursday, April 16). He had got infected with coronavirus and was not keeping well for the past few days and was hospitalized in Leicester where he breathed late last evening.

Sikh MP Preet Kaur Gill Appointed to UK Shadow Cabinet; Sikh Federation UK Expresses Delight

We are delighted that Preet Kaur Gill, the first Sikh female MP has been appointed as the Shadow Secretary of State for International Development, said Sikh Federation UK.

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.

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