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Sikhs in Europe to hold ‘EU Sikh Relations & Sikh Identity Conference’ in Bruxelles on July 18

Sikhs in Europe will be holding "EU Sikh Relations & Sikh Identity Conference" in Bruxelles, Belgium on Tuesday (July 18) to discuss issued concerning Sikhs in mainland Europe after Brexit.

Brussels Sangat Unite to campaign for the re-opening of Guru Nanak Gurdwara Vilvoorde

Following intense two day discussions facilitated by Sikh Council UK, sangat unanimously agreed on June 11, 2017 to rise above their differences and work towards building community cohesion and improving governance.

Gurdwara Sahib in Brussels (Belgium) may have re-opened, but restrictions are unacceptable: Sikh Federation UK

Pointing towards the restrictions placed on Guru Nanak Gurdwara Sahib by Belgian authorities, as reported in the Belgian Newspapers, Sikh Federation General Secretary Gurjeet Singh said: “Gurdwara in Brussels may have re-opened, but restrictions are unacceptable”.

Belgian Gurdwara Sahib reopens after over 7 weeks enforced closure; Sikh Council UK welcomes move

Belgium: Sikh Council UK has welcomed the reopening of Guru Nanak Gurdwara Sahib in Vilvoorde, Belgium following a period of over seven weeks enforced closure.

Closed Belgium Gurdwara to be reopened on December 11

Belgium: A Gurdwara Sahib in Belgium that was asked to close down after by city mayor will be reopened for the Sikh sangat on December 11.

Gurdwara Guru Nanak Sahib, Vilvoorde, Belgium Remains Closed

Gurdwara Guru Nanak Sahib, Vilvoorde, Belgium was closed by Mayor Hans Bonte for one month in October upon allegations of harbouring illegal immigrants. The Gurdwara will now remain closed until at least 11 December 2014 pending consultation between the police, the prosecutor, the city and the Immigration Department. “There are indications that a network of illegal trafficking and smuggling has been recovered and it is therefore a tentative reopening does not arise,” says Mayor Bonte.

Akal Takht Jathedar slams Begian government for closing Gurdwara

The Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh today criticized the Belgian authorities for forcible closure of a Gurdwara Sahib in Brussels on the ground that illegal immigrants and unauthorized persons were visiting the Gurdwara Sahib to partake 'langar'.

Belgium: Gurdwara Sahib asked to close for one month down by authorities

Vilvoorde, Belgium: A Gurdwara Sahib in Belgium has reportedly been asked to close down after the Belgian media charged the Gurdwara Sahib for providing food (langar) to alleged illegal immigrants from India. Local sources told Sikh Siyasat News (SSN) that authorities of Vilvoorde area in Belgium have asked the Gurdwara management close the Guru Nanak Sahib Gurdwara for one month.

Giani Gurbachan Singh welcomes decision of Belgium Supreme Court on Turban issue

Amritsar, Punjab: Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh has welcomed the decision of Belgium Supreme Court's allowing a Sikh student to wear turban in School.

Legal Victory: Belgian Supreme Court overturns ban on turban in GO school

St Truiden, Belgium: The Belgian Conseil d’Etat has upheld the freedom of religion of Sikh students by overturning the ban on the Sikh Turban in a GO school, which is part of a large group of schools attended by many Sikh students in the Flemish part of Belgium.