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Jagtar Singh Jaggi’s Bail Plea Dismissed in Amit Arora Case

NIA special court here today dismissed bail application moved by arrested Scottish citizen Jagtar Singh Johal alia Jaggi in a case pertaining to alleged attack on Amit Arora. Jagtar Singh Johal's counsel Advocate Jaspal Singh Manjhpur said that the NIA special court has dismissed the bail plea. "Bail application is dismissed but we are waiting for detailed order", he told Sikh Siyasat News (SSN).

Sikh Group urges British PM to tackle Modi on India’s purported Self Determination ‘Opt-out’

On the 36th anniversary of the infamous Indian army attack on the Sikh nation’s spiritual and temporal seats of authority in Amritsar in June 1984, the World Sikh Parliament has written to the UK’s prime minister calling on him to take his Indian counterpart to task over the issue that has defined the Indo-Sikh conflict over recent decades – India’s unlawful denial of the right of self-determination in the Sikh homeland. The British government’s responsibilities as the former colonial power, the imperative of upholding international law and the need to disavow the foolish complicity of the then Thatcher government, provide sufficient reason to act, according to the global Sikh body.

Instagram And Facebook Blocked #Sikh – Was It Really A Mistake?

Instagram confirmed the blocking of the #SIKH on their own communications page and announced an investigation into why and how it had happened.

World Sikh Parliament Condemns Grotesque Attack on Derby Gurdwara

“Sikhs across the world were appalled at the grotesque act of violence on Monday in Derby during which an intruder smashed through the entrance to Guru Arjan Dev Gurdwara on Stanhope Road and left a note at the premises suggesting the attack was somehow a reprisal for India’s human rights

Sikh Federation (UK) Condemns Attack On Sikh Gurdwara Sahib In Derby

In the early hours of Monday 25 May, Sri Guru Arjan Dev Gurdwara Derby was attacked in a violent rage, in which bricks and a steel car jack was used to cause thousands of pounds of damage.

Man Arrested for Attack on Guru Arjan Dev Gurdwara Sahib in Derby

A man attacked Guru Arjan Dev Ji Gurdwara Shaib in Derby on May 25. The man’s act was captured in CCTV who was later arrested by local police.

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.

Gurdwaras and Sikh Organisations Reject UK Government’s Places of Worship Task Force

The Sikh Network has conducted a survey of over 1,500 Sikhs after the government published its’ COVID-19 recovery strategy last Monday on how the government has handled the COVID-19 crisis from a Sikh community perspective.

SCI Summarily Dismisses Review Petition Against Jail Transfer of Jagtar Singh Johal and Others

The Supreme Court of India (SCI) has dismissed a review petition against jail transfer of Scottish citizen Jagtar Singh alias Jaggi Johal and others. The review was filed against a SCI order allowing jail transfer of Jagtar Singh Jaggi, Hardeep Singh Shera, Ramandeep Singh Bagga and others to Tihar jail in Delhi. The court had also transferred cases against them from Special NIA court Mohali to a similar special court in Delhi.

Scottish Government and New Legislation Recognises “Sikhs” as an Ethnic Group for the Census 2021; Legal Action to Continue: Sikh Federation UK

The Census (Scotland) Regulations 2020 were laid in the Scottish Parliament on 7 May 2020 and will come into force on 16 June.

Almost Half of All Sikhs Deaths in Last Two Weeks Due To Covid-19: say UK Sikh Groups

Several Sikh organisations - the Sikh Network, Sikh Council UK and Sikh Federation (UK) came together two weeks ago to collect data on the number of Sikhs that are falling victim to Covid-19.

Panth Sewak Bhai Mandeep Singh Leicester Passed Away

Panth Sewak Bhai Mandeep Singh Leicester passed away yesterday (Thursday, April 16). He had got infected with coronavirus and was not keeping well for the past few days and was hospitalized in Leicester where he breathed late last evening.

Sikh MP Preet Kaur Gill Appointed to UK Shadow Cabinet; Sikh Federation UK Expresses Delight

We are delighted that Preet Kaur Gill, the first Sikh female MP has been appointed as the Shadow Secretary of State for International Development, said Sikh Federation UK.

UK Statistics Authority Apologises to Sikh MP for Breach of Personal Data

In April 2019 Preet Kaur Gill MP, the first Sikh woman MP, requested all correspondence from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) in relation to the Sikh ethnic tick box.

Increasing Pressure on UK Politicians For Sikh Ethnic Tick Box in Census 2021: Sikh Federation UK

In the last few days the Sikh Federation (UK) has considerably increased political pressure on UK-wide politicians on the need to include a Sikh ethnic tick box in the Census 2021.

Sikh Martyrs of Saka Nakodar 1986 Remembered by Leicester Sikh Sangat

Sikh martyrs of Saka Nakodar 1986 were remembered by local Sikh sangat at Leicester. A memorial diwan was organised at Guru Tegh Bahadur Gurdwara Sahib in Leicester where the Gurdwara president paid tributes to Shaheed Bhai Jhalman Singh, Shaheed Bhai Harminder Singh, Shaheed Bhai Baldhir Singh and Shaheed Bhai Ravinder Singh.

Sikh Federation UK Issue Appeal in Ethnic Tick Box Case

The Sikh Federation UK has issued their case in the Court of Appeal following the High Court’s dismissal of their legal challenge in December last year.

Guru Tegh Bahadur Gurdwara Leicester Sangat & Committee Condemn PTC’s Claims; Shot Letter to SGPC

Sikh sangat and management committee of Guru Tegh Bahadur Gurdwara Sahib in Leicester (England) has taken strong notice of PTC Network's claims terming Daily Kirtan and Hukumnama at Darbar Sahib (Amritsar) as its' "intellectual property". 

World Sikh Parliament Calls Upon Sikhs to Free Gurbani Broadcast from PTC’s Clutches

Taking notice of PTC's claims regarding exclusive rights over Gurbani broadcast from Darbar Sahib (Amritsar), the World Sikh Parliament has issued a written statement condemning the PTC Network.

UK: Preet Kaur Gill MP Re-elected Chair of Influential Parliamentary Group Leading on Sikh issues

Preet Kaur Gill the Labour MP for Birmingham Edgbaston was re-elected unopposed as the Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for British Sikhs yesterday at its well-attended Annual General Meeting (AGM).

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