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UK Deputy Statistician Unable to Give Convincing Response When Challenged on Need for Sikh Ethnic Tick Box

Eddie Hughes the Conservative MP for Walsall North challenged Iain Bell, the Deputy National Statistician earlier today in the Women and Equalities Select Committee hearing on preparations for the Census 2021.

Sikhs and Kashmiris Protest in London on India’s Republic Day

Sikh and Kashmiri diaspora sections in England protested outside the Indian High Commission in London on Saturday 26 January 2019. The protest coincided India's Republic Day.

Moga Court Fixes 4 February as Next Date of Hearing in case Against Jagtar Singh Johal

The District and Sessions Court of Moga on January 21 fixed February 4 as the next of hearing for prosecution evidences in a case against British citizen Jagtar Singh Johal.

Jagtar Singh Jaggi Gets Bail in Bajakhana Case; Update from Advo. Jaspal Singh Manjhpur

Arrested British citizen Jagtar Singh Johal @ Jaggi's lawyer Advocate Jaspal Singh Manjhpur today released a video message sharing an update that Jagtar Singh Johal has been granted bail by a Faridkot court in a case registered at PS Bajakhana vide FIR No. 163/2017 under Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) and Arms Act.

Slough MP, Tan Dhesi, calls for a General Election After Theresa May Fails in Brexit Floor Test

Speaking during ‘No Confidence’ debate in British parliament yesterday, Slough MP Tan Dhesi show his support for a General Election.

UK Govt. Agrees to Obtain Input from Afghan Sikhs for Report: United Sikhs

The UK Minister of State for Immigration has agreed to obtain input from the Afghan Sikh community to update the Country Guidance that they rely on to process asylum applications.

UK MPs Hardy, Dhesi Calls on Immigration Minister to help Afghan Sikhs, Hindus Facing Deportation Threats

To apprise about the difficulties being faced by the minorities in Afghanistan, a delegation led by Emma Hardy MP, with Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi MP and representatives from Guru Nanak Darbar Gurdwara Southall (Afghan Ekta Society) and United Sikhs today called on UK Immigration Minister Caroline Nokes in Parliament.

UK Authorities Exposed for Targeting Sikh Activists & Assisting Indian Regime

Advocate Jaspal Singh Manjhpur, the lawyer acting for Jagtar Singh Johal, the 31-year old Scot from Dumbarton who was abducted by Indian police on 4 November 2017 and subject to third degree torture has just finished a 10-day visit to the UK.

Sikh Education Council and Barrister Mukhtiar Singh Awards £4,000 ‘Guru Nanak Social Mobility Scholarship’

The Sikh Education Council (UK) and Mukhtiar Singh, an Employment and Commercial Barrister, have announced the result of the inaugural Guru Nanak Social Mobility Bar Scholarship.

UK Chief Statistician Unable to Answer Simple Question on Census White Paper About Support for a Sikh Ethnic Tick Box

On Wednesday Preet Kaur Gill MP, the Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for British Sikhs raised the issue with Chloe Smith, the Cabinet Office Minister on the floor of the House of Commons.

Cabinet Office Minister Sensing Support from MPs Leaves Door Open on Sikh Ethnic Tick Box for Census 2021

Preet Kaur Gill MP, the Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for British Sikhs, today challenged the Cabinet Office Minister, Chloe Smith on the floor of the House of Commons.

Sikhs Confident of Securing Support of Majority of MPs to Include Sikh Ethnic Tick Box in Census 2021

The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for British Sikhs has just issued the statement below about the Census White Paper that was published yesterday.

SGGS Satikar Committee UK Statement on Beadbi Incident at Gurdwara Sahib Hounslow (London)

The Sri Guru Granth Sahib Satikar Committee regarding an incident which took place at Gurdwara Sahib in Hounslow (London) and which resulted in beadbi of Guru Granth Shaib.

R.A.S.E. Release of Report on Grooming of Sikh Girls in UK

A press conference will take place on Monday 3rd December 2018 at 12pm at the Lecture Theatre of Guru Nanak Gurdwara Smethwick, 128-130 High Street, Smethwick, B66 3AP where the Racially Aggravated Sexual Exploitation of Sikh Girls (R.A.S.E.) report will be released.

FSO Welcomes Kirpan Decision by UK, Initiative of Pakistan on Kartarpur Sahib Corridor

The Federation of Sikh Organizations (UK) has welcomed the decision of British government to allow Sikhs to carry Kirpan without limitations of its size. FSO leaders Bhai Kuldeep Singh Chaheru, Loveshinder Singh Dallewal and Joga Singh said in a written statement that the Kirpan has special significance for the Sikhs and it is good that the government has decided to remove Kirpan from list of offensive weapons.

India’s Deputy High Commissioner Not Allowed to Use Stage of UK Sikh Gurdwara

A group of Sikh activists on Sunday refused to allow Indian deputy high commissioner to the UK Charanjeet Singh to use the stage of a Gurdwara Sahib in Shepherd Bush area of London.

Sikh Students of 13 Universities in London Condemn Indian State for ‘Unjustly Incarcerating’ Jagtar Singh Johal

In a unique move, Sikh students from 13 universities in London came forward to support arrested Scottish citizen Jagtar Singh Johal who is behind the bars in the Indian subcontinent now for more than a year. 

Sikhs’ Right to Keep Large Kirpan: UK to Amend Bill

MPs and Sikh representatives earlier today met with the Home Office Minister, Victoria Atkins responsible for the Offensive Weapons Bill (OWB) to finalise an agreement to legally safeguard the sale, possession and use of large Kirpans.

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.

Deaths of Homeless Sikh Men in London Highlights Need for Accurate Data For Decision Makers

According to data obtained from Housing Justice more than 5% of those experiencing homelessness in London that died outdoors in the last 12 months were men of Sikh background. The Salvation Army suggests the number of deaths of Sikhs may be even higher.

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