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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.

India’s Kashmir Move Is A Challenge to Global Security and Regional Stakeholders: World Sikh Parliament

The World Sikh Parliament unreservedly condemns India’s brazen attempt this week to override international law and democratic legitimacy by unilaterally purporting to divide and annex Kashmir.

Court Dismisses Punjab Police Chargesheet Against Jagtar Singh Jaggi Johal

The court of an Additional Sessions Judge (ASJ) today discharged a UAPA and Arms Act case against Jagtar Singh Johal and others.

Jagtar Singh Johal Discharged in Bajakhana (Faridkot) Case

The court of an Additional Sessions Judge (ASJ) today discharged a UAPA and Arms Act case against Jagtar Singh Johal and others.

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.

Deepa Singh [File Photo]

Sikh Organisations and Gurdwara Committees Back Sikh Youth UK

National Sikh Youth Federation (NSYF)- a Sikh youth group based in England, and Naujawani- an online platform for Sikh and Punjabi youth,  have issued statements supporting the Sikh Youth UK and its' founder Deepa Singh.

Ban On SFJ Shows India Has No Respect For Freedom Of Expression

The decision earlier this week by the Indian Ministry of Home Affairs to ban Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) from operating in India shows India’s total disrespect for basic human rights and its desire and desperation to silence the Sikh Diaspora.

Sikh Youth UK Leader Deepa Singh Released by West Midlands Police

A day after his arrest and detention, Sikh Youth UK leader Deepa Singh was released on July 4 by West Midlands Police (WMP). The Sikh Youth UK said that Deepa Singh was released without any charge.

Deepa Singh [File Photo]

Sikh Youth UK Leader Deepa Singh, Another Arrested by West Midlands Police

West Midlands Police reportedly arrested Deepa Singh, leader of Sikh Youth UK, in a dawn raid on July 3.

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.

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.

Simranjit Singh Mann Welcomes Accommodation of Kirpan in UK Legislation

Shiromani Akali Dal Amritsar (Mann) president and former member of Indian parliament Simranjit Singh Mann has welcomed the accommodation of Kirpan, small as well as 3-ft, in a recently passed legislation by British Parliament.

British Legislation Affecting Possession of Kirpans Becomes Law [SPECIAL UPDATE]

A proposed legislation in Britain had concerned Sikhs living there as it was affecting the possession of Kirpans. The legislation called Offensive Weapons Bill became a law yesterday.