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Refreshed Sikh Manifesto to be Showcased During Annual Convention of Sikh Federation UK

The International Sikh Convention organised by the Sikh Federation (UK) will commence tomorrow at Guru Nanak Gurdwara, Smethwick in the West Midlands and is expected to attract over 15,000 Sikhs over the three-day event.

Sikh Federation UK Granted Permission for Judicial Review Hearing on Census Ethnic Tick Box Option

It is learnt that a High Court judge in England has granted permission to the Sikh Federation (UK) for a judicial review hearing to decide whether the decision not to include a Sikh ethnic tick box option for Census 2021 was unlawful.

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.

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.

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.

Sikh Businesses Commit to Provide £500m for Gurdwaras in Pakistan as Pak Govt Make Positive Overtures to UK Sikhs

Sayed Zulfiqar Bukhari the Chairman of the Pakistan Tourism Board and Special Assistant to the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan met Sikh community representatives at The Rembrandt Hotel in London on 10 June 2019. The meeting was to discuss religious tourism projects in Pakistan following the historic laying of foundation stones for the Kartarpur Sahib Corridor on either side of the border in November 2018.

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.

Sikh Federation (UK)’s Reaction to British PM Theresa May’s Expected Resignation

British Prime Minister Theresa May set to give in to pressure and announce she is resigning as Prime Minister. The starting gun on a leadership race for the Conservative Party and the next Prime Minister is expected to be fired today that could see a new Prime Minister in place by the end of July.

UK: Labour Leadership Make Pitch for Sikh Vote with One Eye on the General Election

Four days before the European elections Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour Leader and John McDonnell, the Shadow Chancellor visited and addressed the Sikh community at Sri Guru Singh Sabha, Park Avenue, Southall to make a pitch for the Sikh vote.

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.

UK MPs Discussed Contribution of Sikhs on the End of Sikh Heritage Month

Twenty MPs spoke on April 30 during a 90-minute debate in British Parliament on the Contribution of Sikhs in the England to mark the end of the first ever Sikh Heritage Month.

UK Sikhs Write to Over 150 MPs Against Life Sentence to 3 Sikhs in India for Possessing Literature

A press release issued by the Sikh Federation UK today states that the Sikh body had formally launched the Sikh political lobbying network last month to co-ordinate regular letter writing to MPs by constituents.

Whistle Blower Questions British Government Cover up on 1984 Amritsar Massacre

Investigative journalist Phil Miller has raised questions about possible cover-up of British involvement in Amritsar massacre of June 1984.

UK Deputy Statistician Unable to Give Convincing Response When Challenged on Need for Sikh Ethnic Tick Box

Eddie Hughes the Conservative MP for Walsall North challenged Iain Bell, the Deputy National Statistician earlier today in the Women and Equalities Select Committee hearing on preparations for the Census 2021.

UK Authorities Exposed for Targeting Sikh Activists & Assisting Indian Regime

Advocate Jaspal Singh Manjhpur, the lawyer acting for Jagtar Singh Johal, the 31-year old Scot from Dumbarton who was abducted by Indian police on 4 November 2017 and subject to third degree torture has just finished a 10-day visit to the UK.

UK Chief Statistician Unable to Answer Simple Question on Census White Paper About Support for a Sikh Ethnic Tick Box

On Wednesday Preet Kaur Gill MP, the Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for British Sikhs raised the issue with Chloe Smith, the Cabinet Office Minister on the floor of the House of Commons.

Cabinet Office Minister Sensing Support from MPs Leaves Door Open on Sikh Ethnic Tick Box for Census 2021

Preet Kaur Gill MP, the Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for British Sikhs, today challenged the Cabinet Office Minister, Chloe Smith on the floor of the House of Commons.

R.A.S.E. Release of Report on Grooming of Sikh Girls in UK

A press conference will take place on Monday 3rd December 2018 at 12pm at the Lecture Theatre of Guru Nanak Gurdwara Smethwick, 128-130 High Street, Smethwick, B66 3AP where the Racially Aggravated Sexual Exploitation of Sikh Girls (R.A.S.E.) report will be released.

Sikhs’ Right to Keep Large Kirpan: UK to Amend Bill

MPs and Sikh representatives earlier today met with the Home Office Minister, Victoria Atkins responsible for the Offensive Weapons Bill (OWB) to finalise an agreement to legally safeguard the sale, possession and use of large Kirpans.

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