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BC Sikh Gurdwaras Council and Ontario Gurdwaras Committee Express Serious Concerns Over Report Maligning Canadian Sikhs

The British Columbia Sikhs Gurdwaras Council and Ontario Gurdwaras Committee has issued following statement on issue of addition of “Sikh (Khalistani) Extremism” in Public Safety Canada’s 2018 Public report.

Canada Government Has Disappointed the Sikh Nation: says Dal Khalsa

Dal Khalsa urges Canadian Government to with­draw the un­sub­stan­ti­ated men­tion of Sikh (Khalistani) Extremism in its 2018 Pubic Safety Report on the Terrorism threat to Canada.

Canadian MP Randeep S. Sarai Tells Canada Govt. To Remove Unfounded “Sikh (Khalistani) Extremism” from Public Safety Report

In the entirety of the report, there is no cause to show that there is any such risk, rise, or threat of Sikh (Khalistani) Extremism in Canada or abroad. It is not mentioned in either of the prior reports done in 2016 and 2017. Therefore, to add such a group as a concern without showing a cause or factual evidence, incorrectly identifies them as a threat.

Sikh Body Shots Letter to Canada’s Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale Over Maligning of Sikh Community

The World Sikh Organization of Canada (WSO) has written a letter to Canada's Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale on the maligning of the Sikh community in the recently released 2018 Public Report on the Terrorism Threat to Canada. 

Public Safety Canada Terror Report Maligns Canadian Sikhs

Addition of imagined “Sikh extremism” to the 2018 Public Report on the Terrorism Threat to Canada is a cause of concern for the Sikh diaspora in Canada who are facing continuous propaganda by the Indian state which aims to malign their image.

Security Report Raises Spectre of Indian Interference in Sikh Canadian Affairs

The release of a special security report by the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians on Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s trip to Indian sub-continent earlier this year raises many troubling questions about foreign interference, particularly with respect to the reputation of the Sikh community in Canada and unfounded allegations of Sikh "extremism".

World Karate Federation (WKF) Agrees to Accommodate Religious Head Coverings for Athletes

The World Karate Federation (WKF) has agreed to accommodate religiously mandated headwear for male competitors. Prior to the change, only female athletes were permitted to wear head coverings.

WSO & Manmeet Singh Bhullar Foundation Welcome Approval of Afghan Hindu & Sikh Refugee Applications

On November 27, the Government of Canada announced that it is approving the resettlement of Sikh and Hindu refugees to Canada, who had fled Afghanistan due to religious persecution.

Canada Taking Action to Help Sikh and Hindu Minorities Facing Persecution in Afghanistan

Minister Ahmed Hussen has announced the Government of Canada is approving the private sponsorship of the Sikh and Hindu minority population in Afghanistan by the Manmeet Bhullar Foundation. Canada will welcome the approved individuals to Canada early next year.

Statement of Canadian Prime Minister on Parkash Gurpurab of Guru Nanak Ji

This is the statement of Canadian Prime Minster Justin Trudeau on Parkash Gurpurab of Guru Nanak Ji. This statement was issued on November 23, 2018.

WSO Condemns Racist Graffiti Kelowna Gurdwara Sahib in BC

The World Sikh Organization of Canada has strongly condemned the racist vandalism of the Gurdwara Guru Amardas Darbar Sikh Society in Kelowna, British Columbia. The racist graffiti was discovered on Nov. 19 as a gathering was starting.

Amritsar Blast Update: TV Media Playing Dangerous & Dirty Game with Fake Sketches and Fake CCTV Footage

News18 Punjab, a TV channel by Network 18, started playing so-called sketches of culprits who had triggered the blast. The so-called sketches looked more like real photographs and were shown on prime channels of Network 18 also.

Sikhs in Canada: WSO Works to Introduce Kirpan Accommodation on BC Ferries

The World Sikh Organisation of Canada (WSO) has worked to implement a kirpan accommodation policy with BC Ferries after several Sikh passengers were told they could not wear their kirpans while travelling.

Lack of Commemoration of 1984 Sikh Genocide by PM Trudeau and Premier Ford Disappointing: WSO

Ottawa, Canada: The World Sikh Organization of Canada is deeply disappointed by the lack of commemoration of the 1984 Sikh Genocide by Prime Minister Justin ...

Brampton East MPP Gurrattan Singh’s Statement on 1984 Sikh Genocide

This week, Gurratan Singh, Member of Provincial Parliament from Brampton East, rose in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario to remember the 1984 Sikh genocide.

WSO Canada Expresses Disappointment Over Denial of Leave to Appeal Singh v. A.G. Quebec

The World Sikh Organization of Canada is deeply disappointed by today’s decision of the Supreme Court of Canada to deny leave to appeal in the case Singh, et al. v. Attorney General of Québec.

Brampton City Election: Gurpreet Singh Dhillon Thanks Supporters After Victory

Newly elected Wards 9 & 10 Regional Councillor Gurpreet Singh Dhillon has extended his thanks to voters after his decisive victory in the October 22nd municipal election.

WSO to Host International Students Orientation at Dixie Gurdwara Sahib in Ontario on Oct. 14

On October 14th from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm at the Ontario Khalsa Darbar, the World Sikh Organization of Canada will be hosting an International Students Orientation exclusively for Punjabi speaking students and Sikh students who are studying in post-secondary institutions in and around the Greater Toronto Area.

36 Punjabis Contesting Brampton Municipal Elections

Media reports have highlighted that 36 candidates contesting the municipal elections in Brampton have their linked to Punjab. Brampton has a huge immigrant population from Punjab.

WSO Welcomes Ontario Motorcycle Helmet Exemption for Sikhs

The World Sikh Organization of Canada has welcomed announcement by the Ontario Government to, as of October 18, 2018, exempt turbaned Sikh motorcyclists from helmet requirements.

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