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Brampton Council Affirms Support For Its Residents Affected By India’s New Agriculture Laws

At its October 14th meeting, Brampton City Council unanimously passed a motion to support and stand in solidarity with Brampton residents and their families who have been adversely affected by farming bills recently passed in India. The motion was moved by Regional Councillor Gurpreet Singh Dhillon and seconded by Regional Councillor Martin Medeiros.

Which Canada MPs are Speaking About Issues Important to Sikhs?

Chandigarh –  The World Sikh Organization of Canada has examined key issues with respect to Sikhs in the Parliament of Canada from January 2018 until ...

Right-Wing Think Tank Accused of Demonizing Sikh-Canadians Also Works to Send Canadian Oil to India

What does a controversial report authored by a retired CBC journalist have to do with a right-wing think tank that promotes trade with India and a global consulting firm run by former Prime Minister Stephen Harper?

WSO Canada Welcomes Return of Sikh RCMP Officers to Operational Duties

WSO President says, “We are glad that bearded Sikh RCMP officers will be able to return to operational duties like Sikh officers in every other police force across Canada. The affected Sikh RCMP officers were feeling disheartened that this situation had dragged out for six months and this will be a relief to them".

MLI Report Parrots Indian Narratives on Khalistan: World Sikh Organisation

The World Sikh Organization of Canada joins calls for the retraction of the report entitled “Khalistan: a Project of Pakistan”, published by the Macdonald-Laurier Institute. The report is authored by controversial, retired CBC journalist, Terry Milewski and includes an introduction by former politician, Ujjal Dosanjh, and former Conservative staffer, Shuvaloy Majumdar.

OGC Statement on Ongoing Attempts to Malign the Sikh Sangarsh for Khalistan

On September 9, 2020 Canada based Macdonald-Laurier Institute released a paper titled "Khalistan: A Project of Pakistan" by Terry Milewski. BC Gurdwaras Council and Ontario Gurdwaras Committee has issued a statement in response to this paper, terming it as part of Indian state's propaganda against the Sikh Sangarsh.

Macdonald-Laurier Institute’ Paper on Khalistan Contains Conclusory Statements & Allegations Without Substantiation: Scholars [Open Letter]

On September 9, 2020 Canada based Macdonald-Laurier Institute released a paper titled "Khalistan: A Project of Pakistan" by Terry Milewski. A number of scholars have responded to this paper and said that it "contains a litany of conclusory statements and allegations without any substantiation".

Canadian City of Burnaby Proclaims September 6 As “Jaswant Singh Khalra Day”

Recognising the humanitarian contribution of Shaheed Jaswant Singh Khalra Canada's city of Burnaby has issued a proclamation declaring September 6 as "Jaswant Singh Khalra Day. Shaheed Jaswant Singh Khalra had unearthed the truth of so-termed unclaimed and unidentified dead bodies in Punjab. He had revealed that how Sikhs were being extrajudicially killed in cold blood by Indian forces in fake encounter, and how Indian state's police and other forces were secretly cremating their dead bodies as 'unclaimed and unidentified' dead bodies. Shaheed Jaswant Singh Khalra was himself subjected to enforced disappearance by Indian state' police and was secretly killed. On 6 September 1995, he was abducted by the Indian state's police from outside of his house in Amritsar.

Ontario Sikhs calls for resignation of PDSB’s Director of Education Amidst Systemic Anti-Black Racism

The Ontario Gurdwaras Committee (OGC) said in a written statement (copy available with Sikh Siyasat News) that it is gravely concerned about the recent findings from the Ministry of Education’s Review and subsequent independent investigation regarding the continued acts of systemic racism and anti-Black racism in the Peel District School Board (PDSB).

WSP Expresses Solidarity with Sikh Medical Professionals Serving in Frontlines During COVID19 Crisis

"Two Sikh doctors in Quebec by the names of Dr. Saluja chooses to give up their faith over their profession. The Saluja brothers took a personal decision to cut their beards to fit the masks over their faces. This action has raised questions on the religious rights of practicing Sikhs and other religious minorities. To describe this as a religious sacrifice during the Covid-19 crisis raises serious challenges for Sikhs around the world and sets an incorrect precedent", a press release by the World Sikh Parliament notes.

World Sikh Organisation (WSO) Raises Concerns Over Indian Interference in Canada

In a written release issued on Friday (April 17), the World Sikh Organization of Canada said that it was deeply disturbed by a report revealing that Indian intelligence agencies “attempted to use money and disinformation to “covertly influence” Canadian politicians”.

R&AW and IB Interference in Canada: Sikh Bodies- OGC and BCGC Raise Alarm

The Ontario Gurdwaras Committee (OGC) and British Columbia Gurudwaras Council (BCGC) is deeply disturbed by reports alleging that Indian intelligence agencies coordinated efforts to influence Canadian elected officials and are attempting to undermine the core of Canadian society.

Newly Surfaced Document Reveals R&AW and IB’s Covert Influence Operation Targeting Canadian Politicians

Yet another instance of Indian intelligence agencies' attempt to use money and disinformation to influence Canadian politicians has come into light.

Brampton Councillor Requests Canadian PM Action Following ISIS Attack Against Sikh Gurdwara in Kabul

BRAMPTON, ON: Regional Councillor Gurpreet Singh Dhillon has written a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau condemning ISIS attacks in Kabul against Sikhs, and asked ...

Canadian Sikhs Demand Action Following Attack on Sikhs in Kabul

The British Columbia Gurdwaras Council (BCGC) and Ontario Gurdwaras Committee (OGC) are very concerned over the recent attack and mass incident of violence that occurred at Gurdwara Guru Har Rai Sahib in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Sikh Genocide Awareness Week Bill Passes Second Round Reading in Ontario Parliament

A bill seeking declaration of first week of November as 1984 Sikh Genocide remembrance week passed in second reading in the Ontario Provincial Parliament.

Sikh Group Writes to Canadian Foreign Minister on Anti-Muslim Delhi Carnage

The Shiromani Akali Dal Amritsar’s Canada unit has written a letter to the Canadian Foreign Minister about anti-Muslim violence in Delhi.

Sikh Genocide 1984 Awareness Week Bill Tabled in Ontario Parliament

The World Sikh Organization of Canada welcomes the tabling of An Act to Proclaim Sikh Genocide Awareness Week in the Ontario Legislature.

Nankana Sahib Incident: Statement of BC Gurdwaras Council and Ontario Gurdwaras Committee

The incident of stone pelting at Gurdwara Nankana Sahib in Pakistan has concerned Sikhs residing all across the globe. The BC Sikh Gurdwaras Council and Ontario Gurdwaras Committee has issued a written statement expressing their concerns and demanding strict action against those responsible for the situation.

Outgoing Consulate General of Pakistan in Toronto Honoured by Sikh Community

On December 29, 2019 the Consulate General of Pakistan in Toronto Imran Ahmed Siddiqui was honored by the Sikh community for his services and outreach at a farewell event organised at Gurdwara Baba Budha Jee, Hamilton.

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