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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.

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.

Story of Sikh Identity in Catalonia: Speech of Gagandeep Singh at GNE College (Ludhiana)

Gagandeep Singh works as an interpreter in Catalonia. He is credited with carrying a successful campaign about Sikh identity in Catalonia and creating awareness about Sikhi. He was awarded highest civil award of Catalonia.

Ontario Gurdwaras Committee To Celebrate Guru Nanak Ji’s 550th Gurpurab with David Suzuki at 905 Talks Climate

On November 4, the Ontario Gurdwaras Committee in partnership with the David Suzuki Foundation is hosting David Suzuki at their partnership event 905 Talks Climate.

Guru Nanak Street Sign Unveiled in Brampton; Trees Planted to Mark 550th Parkash Gurpurab

On Saturday (November 2), Brampton Wards 9 & 10 City Councillor Harkirat Singh and Regional Councillor Gurpreet Singh Dhillon led an initiative to plant 550 trees at Gore Meadows Community Centre in honour of Guru Nanak ji's upcoming 550th ‘Parkash Gurpurab’.

North Dakota Becomes 11th State of USA to Teach About Sikhi

The North Dakota Department of Public Instruction (NDDPI) recently released new social studies standards, which for the first time ever include Sikhism.

Canada: Peel Council Supports Motion to Oppose Quebec’s Bill 21

At its meeting on October 10th, Peel Regional Council unanimously passed a motion moved by Councillor Gurpreet Singh Dhillon to denounce Quebec’s Bill 21, which will ban religious articles of faith to be worn by anyone in a public service position.

Offensive NJ 101.5 Radio Host Comments Against NJ Attorney General Gurbir Grewal Offers Opportunity to Educate, says Sikh Coalition

In response to these ignorant comments about Gurbir Grewal and the Sikh community urged for a public apology from the hosts and station. A US-based civil rights group the Sikh Coalition reportedly provided media resources on Sikhi for the entire radio station and offered cultural and religious sensitivity training for all staff members.

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.

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 ...

Merlin Group Adopts New Kirpan Policy in United Kingdom: Sikh Council UK

Sikh Council UK announced in an update that Merlin Entertainments Group has adopted a policy agreeing to Sikhs wearing Kirpans at its venues in the United Kingdom.

Debate on Anand Marriage Act, Sikh Personal Law & Sikh Identity [Qaumi Masle Ep. 1]

This is video recording of talk show on "Anand Marriage Act, Sikh Personal Law & Sikh Identity" hosted by Sikh Siyasat.

Aussie Sikh Student Wins Discrimination Case against Christian School [Copy of Full Judgement]

In a landmark decision, the Victorian Administrative and Civil Tribunal (VCAT) ruled on Tuesday that 5 year old Sidhak Singh had been unlawfully discriminated by a Christian school that had refused to enrol him because he had unshorn hair and wore a patka, a head covering worn by Sikh children.

British MPs Back Sikh Demand for Seperate Identity Column in Census

APPG for British Sikhs and Sikh Federation (UK) met with Deputy National Statistician seeking a separate Sikh ethnic tick box in the Census 2021.

WSO Canada Calls on SGPC, Giani Gurbachan Singh to Reject Proposed Italian “Modified” Kirpan

World Sikh Organization of Canada has called on Shiromani Gurdwara Prabhandak Committee and Giani Gurbachan Singh to reject the proposed Italian "modification" of the kirpan.

Italian Govt. Allows Sikhs to wear specially designed Kirpan; Delegation Seeks Approval of Akal Takht

An Italian delegation, including Sikh activist Sukhdev Singh Kang, on Monday (June 26) sought Akal Takht’s approval for a specially designed Kirpan.

Italian Supreme Court Upholds Ban on Sikh Kirpans: Media Reports

The Italian Supreme Court has ruled against a Sikh migrant who wanted to carry Kirpan in public.

Sikh Voice Speaks Out At U.S. Senate Hate Crime Hearing

On May 02, 2017, Dr. Prabhjot Singh – a Sikh American who has experienced hate violence firsthand – testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee about the urgent need to address hate crimes in the United States.

FIBA Lifts Ban on Religious Headwear, including Sikh Dastar

In a game-changing move, FIBA, the world governing body for basketball, unanimously approved a new rule Thursday that will lift its ban on observant Sikhs and others wearing religious head coverings.

World Sikh Organization of Canada Releases Report on Bullying of Sikh Students in Peel Region

World Sikh Organization of Canada released a report today on issues faced by Sikh students in Ontario’s Peel District School Board (PDSB).

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