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Sikhs Urge Dialogue to Promote Their Inclusion in Quebec

World Sikh Organization of Canada today called upon the City of Montreal and the Government of Quebec to work far harder to implement concrete measures to break down systemic barriers that make it difficult for Sikhs, and other minorities, to play their full role in Quebec society.

Kerala Floods: Khalsa Aid Volunteers Reach Kochi, Set up Langar to Feed 8000 People

As Kerala reels under its worst flood in nearly a century, Sikh volunteers from the Khalsa Aid International, the UK based philanthropist group, have reached the state to help the flood victims.

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.

Dumbarton’s MP Seeks Meeting with British Foreign Secretary over Jagtar Singh Jaggi’s Detention

Dumbarton’s MP has written to the newly-appointed British foreign secretary to ask him to offer his full support to the family of Jagtar Singh Johal who has been imprisoned in India for the past nine months.

On 40th Foundation Day, Pro-Freedom Sikh Group Expresses Determination for Khalistan

As Dal Khalsa completes its 40-year struggle for Sikh sovereignty, the organisation held a conference in the city where it was launched on 13 August 1978.

Pro-India Demonstrators Reported to Metropolitan Police for “Spreading Hate” Directed at Sikh Community

The Indian authorities having failed to pressure the UK authorities to deny permission for the London Declaration Referendum 2020 event organised by Sikhs For Justice tried to get pro-India groups to stage a counter-protest.

India’s Attempt to Press UK for Blocking Sikh Sovereignty Event in London Concerns

Ontario Gurdwaras Committee (OGC) issued a statement today (copy available with Sikh Siyasat News) reiterate its support for the cause of the sovereignty of Sikhs and Punjab.

SIC Demands Justice for Saka Nakodar 1986 and Release of Justice Gurnam Singh Inquiry Report

The Sikh Information Centre (SIC), a California-based advocacy group, issued a statement calling on Captain Amrinder Singh Chief Minister Punjab to table and implement the report of Justice Gurnam Singh’s Judicial Inquiry related to the Nakodar killings during the coming session of Punjab Vidhan Sabha.

USA: ASC Condemns Attacks on Sikhs in Keyes and Manteca

The American Sikh Council (ASC) has raised alarm at the continued spate of violence perpetrated against Sikhs in United States of America (USA).

71 Years Old Sikh Attacked in Manteca (California); Sikhs Disturbed Over Back to Back Attacks

On August 6 in Manteca, California, Sahib Singh was the victim of an attack while taking his morning walk. The 71-year-old man was hit severely causing him to hit the cement street.

Racist Attack on Sikh Man in California (US); Told to Go Back

A Sikh man was reportedly beaten up multiple times by two racists in California. The is  investigating the incident as hate crime.

28 Day of Seva Projects Across America to #RememberOakCreek: Sikh Coalition

Inspired by the Oak Creek community’s resilience and Chardikala (Sikh concept of eternal optimism), the Sikh Coalition partnered with Sikh leaders from coast to coast last weekend for the sixth annual National Day of Seva (selfless community service).

Sikh Federation UK Responds to The Times’ Sensational Coverage [Full Text of Letter]

The Sikh Federation (UK) said in a written release issued today that it has written to the Sunday Times responding to an article published on August 5 with the sensational headline “Assassination suspect plans Sikh separatist rally in Britain”.

UK Gurdwaras Support Separate Sikh Ethnic Group Tick Box in British Census

In just one week in September 2017, nearly 140 MPs from across the political spectrum signed a letter to John Pullinger, Chief Executive of the UK Statistics Authority, who is also responsible for the Office for National Statistics (ONS), calling for the inclusion of Sikh as an ethnic group, as well as a religion, on the 2021 census form.

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.

UK Foreign Secretary Resigned Before Meeting Jagtar Singh Johal’s Family

Just weeks before his meeting with Jagtar Singh Johal's family in Dumbarton,Scotland was going to take place UK foreign secretary Boris Johnson resigned from his position in the Government. Jagtar Singh Johal's family in UK struggled for 8 months to fix this meeting cum discussion with Boris to discuss the torture and act of harassment with Jagtar Singh in custody of the Indian police.

Sikh Youth Groups to Launch “Criminalising Dissent” Report in Southall on July 28

The Sikh Liberation Front (SLF) and National Sikh Youth Federation (NSYF) have announced to release a report titled Criminalizing Dissent: Repression of Sikhs in Indian-Occupied Punjab in Southall on July 28.

Sikhs close to securing Sikh ethnic tick box for Census 2021

London: In the Census 2011 more than 83,000 Sikhs rejected all the existing ethnic tick boxes, including ‘Indian’ and chose instead to tick ‘other’ and ...

United Sikhs Partner with NYC Dept. of Education to Launch Sikh Lesson Plans

United Sikhs, in partnership with the NYC Dept. of Education, has announced a new Sikh-focused lesson plans for elementary and middle school students. The lesson plans are entitled Creating Political Cartoons: Civil Rights in the USA and The Teachings of Sikhism, and support 5th and 6th graders in learning about the lives of Sikh Americans through U.S. civil rights and world religions.

Moga Court Frames Charges Against Jagtar Singh Johal and others in Baghapurana Case

More than eight months after his arrest, an Indian court in Moga framed charges against arrested Scottish citizen Jagtar Singh Johal alias Jaggi on Thursday (June 12).

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