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UK Elections: Sikh Manifesto 2020-2025 Gives Notice To Political Parties And Those Wanting To Be Elected MPs

“Millions of Sikhs across the world have in the last few weeks marked Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s 550th Parkash, the birth anniversary of the founder and first Sikh Guru. He rejected all forms of discrimination and exploitation under any pretext and founded a new egalitarian social order. Equality for women, rejection of the caste system, respect for diversity while seeing God in all.”

UK Sikhs Mark 550th Parkash Gurpurab of Guru Nanak Ji in City Hall London

The 550th Parkash Gurpurab of Guru Nanak Ji was marked with great accolade at City Hall overlooking the spectacular London skyline during the evening of Tuesday 19th November 2019.

Optional Religious Question in the Census Set to Become Useless as Sikhs Wait for High Court Judgement Before General Election: Sikh Federation UK

This week we have seen the Sikh Federation (UK) with the support of over 150 Gurdwaras and Sikh organisations challenge the Cabinet Office and Office for National Statistics (ONS) in the High Court.

Two Years On, India Still Ignoring Well-Founded Allegations of Torture in Jagtar Singh Johal’s Case

In a statement issued on November 3, 2019 REDRESS said that India continues to ignore its binding international obligations to investigate the allegations of torture in Jagtar Singh-Johal’s case. Monday 4 November 2019 marked two years since his arrest in India. New expert analysis has added further support to Jagtar Singh Johal’s claims of torture.

“Key Resolutions” Adopted During World Sikh Parliament’s Derby Session

A press release issued Hardyal Singh and Manpreet Singh, both general secretaries of the WSP is being reproduced below, in verbatim, for the information of readers of the Sikh Siyasat News (SSN).

Sikh Manifesto to be launched in January 2020 to Secure Support for Justice & Sikh Homeland

At the Sikh Federation (UK) Convention a week earlier it was pointed out that some of the issues in the Sikh Manifesto were longer term and required international co-ordination and a global approach to be successfully delivered.

Sikh Federation UK Showcases Refreshed “Sikh Manifesto”

The Sikh Manifesto (2020-2025) was showcased at the Sikh Federation (UK) Convention at the weekend at Guru Nanak Gurdwara, Smethwick.

Refreshed Sikh Manifesto to be Showcased During Annual Convention of Sikh Federation UK

The International Sikh Convention organised by the Sikh Federation (UK) will commence tomorrow at Guru Nanak Gurdwara, Smethwick in the West Midlands and is expected to attract over 15,000 Sikhs over the three-day event.

Sikh Federation UK Granted Permission for Judicial Review Hearing on Census Ethnic Tick Box Option

It is learnt that a High Court judge in England has granted permission to the Sikh Federation (UK) for a judicial review hearing to decide whether the decision not to include a Sikh ethnic tick box option for Census 2021 was unlawful.

UK MP Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi calls on Indian Ministers for Direct Amritsar-London Flight

UK Member of Parliament Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi on August 22 visited India's Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri and Commerce & Industry Minister Som Parkash in New Delhi.

Sikhs and Kashmiris Hold Mass Protest Against India at UN Headquarters on August 15

Movement Against Atrocities and Repression (MAAR) and all European Sikh and Kashmiri organizations and Gurdwara Management Committees held a massive protest rally and raised the freedom for all flag in front of the United Nations office in Geneva on Thursday, August 15th from 12:00 to 16:00 hours.

British Sikh Group Moves High Court Over Ethnic Tick Box in 2021 UK Census

Leigh Day Solicitors and Matrix Chambers acting for the Sikh Federation (UK) and the Sikh community first wrote to the Cabinet Office, UK Statistics Authority and Office for National Statistics (ONS) on 22 May 2019 to begin the pre-action process before applying for judicial review.

Deepa Singh [File Photo]

Sikh Organisations and Gurdwara Committees Back Sikh Youth UK

National Sikh Youth Federation (NSYF)- a Sikh youth group based in England, and Naujawani- an online platform for Sikh and Punjabi youth,  have issued statements supporting the Sikh Youth UK and its' founder Deepa Singh.

UK Gatka Championship in Wolverhampton on Saturday 21 September: MP Tan Dhesi

A meeting was held in London between office bearers of the Gatka Federation UK and Guru Nanak Satsang Sikh Gurdwara to discuss preparations for this year’s UK Gatka Championship.

Sikh Youth UK Leader Deepa Singh Released by West Midlands Police

A day after his arrest and detention, Sikh Youth UK leader Deepa Singh was released on July 4 by West Midlands Police (WMP). The Sikh Youth UK said that Deepa Singh was released without any charge.

Deepa Singh [File Photo]

Sikh Youth UK Leader Deepa Singh, Another Arrested by West Midlands Police

West Midlands Police reportedly arrested Deepa Singh, leader of Sikh Youth UK, in a dawn raid on July 3.

India Uses Trade to Force UK Foreign Office to Abandon Tortured Scot Held in Indian Jail for 600 days

Today marks 600 days in an Indian jail of Jagtar Singh Johal, the 32-year old Scot from Dumbarton who has been tortured and threatened to be burnt alive by police and is being detained without a proper trial.

Sikh MP Meets British Aviation Minister to Seek London to Amritsar Direct Flights

Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi, MP, met with Baroness Vere (Transport Minister for Aviation, International and Security) in British Parliament to discuss London to Amritsar flights.

Sikh Businesses Commit to Provide £500m for Gurdwaras in Pakistan as Pak Govt Make Positive Overtures to UK Sikhs

Sayed Zulfiqar Bukhari the Chairman of the Pakistan Tourism Board and Special Assistant to the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan met Sikh community representatives at The Rembrandt Hotel in London on 10 June 2019. The meeting was to discuss religious tourism projects in Pakistan following the historic laying of foundation stones for the Kartarpur Sahib Corridor on either side of the border in November 2018.

Sikh Council UK to Contribute in 550 Parkash Gurpurab Celebrations at Nanakana Sahib and Sultanpur Lodhi

The Sikh Council UK said in a statement issued on Monday (June 10) that its Executive Committee held a meeting at Gurdwara Ramgarhia Sabha, Milton Keynes on Saturday 8th June.

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