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WSO Joins Challenge to Québec’s An Act Respecting the Laicity of the State

The World Sikh Organization of Canada and its Vice-President for Québec, Amrit Kaur, announced on August 15 that they will be joining the legal challenge to Québec’s An Act respecting the laicity of the State.

Demand Raised To Include Gahdar and Komagatamaru History in BC Education Syllabi

Prof. Mohan Singh Memorial Foundation (Canada) has demanded from the Federal Government of Canada to rectify the criminal record pertaining to Gadar movement martyr Bhai Mewa Singh.

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.

Halton Gurdwara Anand Karaj Maryada Violation: Those Involved Told to Reach Out Akal Takht

The Ontario Gurdwaras Committee (OGC) has strongly condemned the beadbi that took place during the Anand Karaj on Thursday July 4th 2019 at Halton Sikh Cultural Association. "There is no excuse or justification for the events that transpired", the OGC said.

Brampton Stands Up Against Quebec Bill 21’s Infringement of Religious Freedom

On Wednesday June 26th Brampton Council unanimously passed a motion to support the legal challenge against Quebec’s Bill 21. This discriminatory bill restricts the wearing of ‘religious symbols’ by public servants such as police officers, judges, prosecutors, school teachers, and principals, among others. Bill 21 particularly affects members of the Jewish, Muslim and Sikh faith who tend to wear very visible ‘religious symbols’.

Brampton’s Komagata Maru Park Officially Open

On Saturday June 22, 2019, the City of Brampton celebrated the official opening of the new Komagata Maru Park.

Amarinder Singh Urges Narendra Modi to Seek UN Sanctions Against Canada

Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh today repeated various allegation against the Government of Canada and Sikh diaspora living in Canada. In his written statement (copy available with SSN), Punjab CM alleged that Canadian government was extending overt and covert support the Khalistani Movement against India.

Official Opening of Komagata Maru Park on 22 June in Brampton

A park named "Komagata Maru Park" will be having its grand opening on Saturday, June 22, from 11 am to 11:30 am.

Passing of Bill 21, Banning Religious Symbols, A Sad Day for Quebec & Human Rights: World Sikh Organization

The World Sikh Organization of Canada is deeply saddened by the passing of Bill 21- An Act respecting the laicity of the State by the Coalition Avenir Quebec government banning the wearing of religious symbols. The Bill was passed in a rare late-night vote on Sunday after the Government of Quebec invoked closure to prematurely end debate.

Sikh Diaspora Group Welcomes Canadian Report On Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

The World Sikh Organization of Canada on Monday (June 3) welcomed the release of the Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.

WSO Urges the Preservation of Guru Nanak Ji’s Fields in Kartarpur Sahib

WSO has requested that the Pakistan Government preserve the 104 acres of fields surrounding Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara where Guru Nanak lived and farmed for 19 years. Since the announcement of the Kartarpur Corridor in November 2018, there has been substantial construction resulting in the stripping of land around the Kartarpur Gurdwara in the name of religious tourism.

WSO Makes Submissions on Quebec’s Bill 21 Ban on Religious Symbols

The World Sikh Organization of Canada has submitted its legal brief on Quebec’s Bill 21, "An Act respecting the laicity of the State", to the Quebec National Assembly’s Committee of Institutions. The Bill would ban the wearing of “religious symbols” for government employees in positions of authority such as judges, police officers, jail guards, teachers, principals and others.

WSO Welcomes ‘Royal Assent’ to Sikh Heritage Month Act

World Sikh Organization of Canada welcomes Royal Assent to Bill-376 “An Act to Designate April as Sikh Heritage Month”. The Bill is now law and henceforth, April will be recognized as Sikh Heritage Month in Canada.

Brampton to Celebrate Sikh Heritage Month at City Hall

On Saturday April 27th, the City of Brampton will host its annual Sikh Heritage Month reception from 5:30pm to 7:00pm in the City Hall atrium.

Indian Interference in Canadian Politics ‘Shocking’: World Sikh Organization

The World Sikh Organization of Canada said in a written statement (copy available with Sikh Siyasat News) that it was deeply troubled by a report published today in the Globe & Mail that states Patrick Brown, the then leader of the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party, was “under ‘pressure’ from the Indian consulate” to reject a Sikh candidate during a nomination battle in May 2017.

Sikh Diaspora Bodies Express Concern Over Indian Interference in Canada

Sikh diaspora groups in Canada have expressed serious concerns over Indian interference in Sikh affairs in Canada.The World Sikh Organization of Canada has written to Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale over concerns regarding the interference of Indian interests in Canada and within the Sikh community.

Confronting Indian Interference in Sikh Affairs [Op-Ed.]

The interference of the Indian Government through its various intelligence agencies in Sikh affairs, both within Indian occupied Punjab and our diaspora communities, has been an ongoing process since 1984.

By Removing ‘Sikh (Khalistani) Extremism’ Canadian Govt. Corrects Its Own Mistake: Dal Khalsa

Dal Khalsa and its youth wing Sikh Youth of Punjab (SYP) welcome the removal of "Sikh (Khalistani) Extremism" reference in the Canada Public Safety Report 2018. This correction of mistake by the Canadian government was a victory of lobbying and diplomatic efforts of Sikh Canadians and Diaspora, said leaders of both the groups.

Canada Removes Unfounded Reference to Sikh (Khalistani) Extremism from Public Safety Report

The government of Canada has removed unfounded reference to 'Sikh (Khalistani) Extremism from its "2018 Public Report on the Terrorism Threat to Canada".

Changes to 2018 Terrorism Threat To Canada Report a Welcome First Step: World Sikh Organization

In a written statement issued on Friday (April 12) the World Sikh Organization of Canada welcomed the changes to the 2018 Public Report on the Terrorism Threat to Canada.

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