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  1. **PLEASE FORWARD THIS EMAIL TO SIKHS AND YOUR NON-SIKH FRIENDS WHO ARE WILLING TO HELP** Do you want answers from the UK Government on advice given to the Indian authorities about the planned assault on the Darbar Sahib Complex in June 1984 and the massacre of thousands of innocent Sikhs? What you can do? Write to your MP (see instructions and letter below) Take part in the Sikh Lobby taking place on Wednesday 22 January in the UK Parliament between 11am-2pm (see details and instructions below) Sign the e-petition using the following link: http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/5921
  2. Cong rejects Majithias offer to vow before Granth Sahib Chandigarh: Punjab Congress today rejected the offer of Revenue Minister Mr. Bikram Singh Majithia to vow before Guru Granth Sahib to probe his innocence in drug case and asked him to face the CBI inquiry into drug charges if he is so confident about his conduct. Mr. Fateh Jung Singh Bajwa General Secretary Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) in a statement said that Mr. Majithia was behaving like a petty thief by giving promise that he would prove his innocent in Gurdwara. He said that Mr. Majithia should feel ashamed that he was
  3. A new thread has been started to summarise the support for the Remembrance March & Freedom Rally on Sunday 8 June 2014. See poster for the event below:
  4. Sikh and Hindu organizations of UK begins petition against use of term Asia Yudhvir Rana,TNN | Dec 31, 2013, 06.39 PM IST AMRITSAR: Four Hindu and Sikh organization of the UK have begun an online petition against using the term 'Asians' to describe those convicted for sexual grooming of white girls. The petition is aimed for a debate in the UK parliament. Ashish Joshi of Sikh Media Monitoring Group, UK, informed TOI on Tuesday that besides Sikh Monitoring Group, the Network of Sikh Organizations, Hindu Council, UK and Sikh Awareness Society had launched the campaign against the use of term
  5. Candlelit Vigil, Old Palace Yard (opposite Houses of Parliament), on Tuesday 10 December 2013 from 2-6pm. It is the UN Human Rights Day and we will be highlighting the plight of Bhai Gurbaksh Singh and Sikh political prisoners. Tel 0207 219 3000 on Monday, ask for your MP by name and leave a message asking your MP to show respect for human rights and join Sikhs for 10-15 minutes on Tuesday between 2-6pm. Share the details of this important event with others via email/text. It would be great if we can ring at least 100 UK MPs on Monday on 0207 219 3000. Also ring on Tuesday morning before t
  6. The Tribune Rights group to hold meet on Sikh genocide in Canada Tribune News Service Ontario, November 28. The Sikhs For Justice (SFJ), a US-based Sikh human rights and advocacy group, will hold the Sikh Genocide and Sovereignty Conference 2013 on December 7. The information sent to the Sikh Siyasat News (SSN) by SFJ stated the conference would be held at Moonlight Convention Centre, 6,835 Professional Ct, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. The conference would revise the Sikh genocide complaint to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC). Eyewitnesses and survivors of the genocide will also share
  7. Glasgow Gurdwara wins Community Project of the Year The Glasgow Gurdwara won Community Project of the Year at the Herald Society Awards 2013. The awards ceremony recognises the hard work of charities & voluntary organisations across Scotland. Amrik Singh Uppal, Secretary of Glasgow Gurdwara said, This award recognises the effort of the Scottish Sikh community who have worked tirelessly for over 60 years making Scotland their home and contributing positively to the local community. We look forward to welcoming even more people to the Gurdwara to share in our inclusive community services.
  8. Why are the main British political parties competing for the Sikh vote? 19 September 2013 Many believe the next General Election in 2015 will be a close run thing between Labour and the Conservatives. A coalition may emerge with neither of the two main parties having an outright majority in which case the small number of Liberal Democrat MPs will once again have the opportunity to form a coalition and shape future policies. The Sikh Federation (UK) often referred to as the first and only Sikh political party in the UK, was set up 10 years ago. When it was launched there was considerable med
  9. Bulletin 03/Sept 13 YouTube videos of the Sikh Federation (UK) Convention This bulletin provides links to YouTube speeches at the Sikh Federation (UK) Convention on Sunday 22 September 2013 · Bhai Amrik Singh - Last 11 minutes of his speech (Punjabi) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYnA_e6Gz1k&feature=youtu.be · Bhai Dabinderjit Singh - 5 minute speech before MPs speaking (Punjabi and English) https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=DL74Si29lVA · Pat McFaddem MP for Wolverhampton South East – 8 minutes (English) https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature
  10. Bulletin 02/Sept 13 Media coverage of the Sikh Federation (UK) Convention This bulletin: · Provides an update on the Global Network of Gurdwaras and Sikh organisations launched by the Sikh Federation (UK) at the weekend · Includes news coverage of the Sikh Federation (UK) Convention on the BBC web site and in Ajit · Encourages support for the ‘1984 Yes It’s Genocide’ international campaign to have the United Nations investigate the killing of Sikhs in 1984 and declare it Genocide. Please sign the online petition by visiting: http://www.1984yesitsgenocide.org/join-the-fight The
  11. Bulletin 01/Sept 13 Welcome to the Global Network of Gurdwaras and Sikh organisations In the UK around 150 Gurdwaras and Sikh organisations are either affiliated or support the work of the Sikh Federation (UK). It is widely recognised and acknowledged within the Sikh community that the Federation is the leading Sikh pressure group in the UK that is able to command the support of Sikhs in large numbers on a range of campaigns. Given the international dimension to many campaigns the Federation has expanded its work across Europe and set up sister organisations and built extensive link
  12. Dear Sangat A new Sikh School has opened and I received a youtube clip, please cascade this. Dear Moderator, I hope you are OK with me attaching the link
  13. SIKH FEDERATION (UK) WELCOMES BBC ONE TV PROGRAMME EXPOSING THE SEXUAL EXPLOITATION AND GROOMING OF SIKH GIRLS 2 September 2013 We welcome the BBC One TV programme Inside Out tonight exposing the sexual exploitation and grooming of Sikh girls. This follows a number of recent cases from Rochdale, Rotherham, Derby and Oxford that predominantly related to the targeting of young white girls. The programme demonstrated the perpetrators were all Muslim men. A meeting took place on 11 July 2013 with representatives of a number of government departments, including the Home Office, Department for Co
  14. British Sikhs to oppose any Narendra Modi visit to UK By PTI | 29 Aug, 2013, 09.06PM IST LONDON: British Sikhs have expressed opposition to any proposed visit by Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi to the UK. The Sikh Federation (UK) has joined Muslim groups like the Council of Indian Muslims UK (CIM-UK) in their boycott following an invitation for Modi to visit Britain by some Indian groups of the country's two main political parties earlier this month. "We welcome the fact that the UK government has not invited Modi, but oppose the tiny minority of pro-Indian Labour and Conservative MPs
  15. They Had A Dream Too: 50 Years Later, Britain’s Forgotten Bus Boycott Which Changed Racial Discrimination Laws International Business Times By Palash Ghosh on August 28 2013 10:37 AM Fifty years after the epic “March on Washington” placed civil rights and racial discrimination on top of the national agenda in the United States, a similar, but much smaller and largely forgotten, event took place at the same time 3,600 miles away in Bristol, England. In 1963, as Britons began facing the reality of large numbers of non-white immigrants from the former colonies of the Empire living amongst t
  16. Anyone any info on the outcome of this case??
  17. CONFERENCE IN EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT EXPOSES CONTINUED HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES IN INDIA Sikhs from across Europe pass resolutions in the European Parliament calling for the: 1984 killing of Sikhs to be recognised as Genocide Abolition of the Death Penalty in India Immediate release of Professor Davinderpal Singh Bhullar An end to negotiations for the Free Trade Agreement between the EU and India due to continued human rights abuses in India Right of Sikhs to self-determination and to have their own independent Sikh homeland 26 June 2013 The Sikh Federation (UK) having previously organised numerous
  18. UNITED NATIONS ASKED TO PROBE KILLINGS OF SIKHS IN PUNJAB 6 July 2013 Khalsa Human Rights, the human rights wing of the Sikh Federation (UK), has written to Professor Christof Heyn, the UN Special Rapporteur on extra judicial, summary or arbitrary executions following the confession last week by Sub-Inspector Surjit Singh of the atrocities committed by him and security forces in Punjab in the early 1990s. Surjit Singh who has gone into hiding since his confession has claimed to have killed 83 Sikhs in false encounters on the orders of Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Paramjit
  19. CONFERENCE IN THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT IN BRUSSELS ON THE DEATH PENALTY AND HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES IN INDIA 13 June 2013 The Sikh Federation (UK) has confirmed it has arranged a conference on Tuesday 25 June 2013 in the European Parliament in Brussels on the Death Penalty and Human Rights abuses in India. Bhai Amrik Singh, the Chair of the Sikh Federation (UK) said: ‘The conference is taking place in the Paul Henri Spaak Building in the European Parliament in Brussels. Politicians from across Europe have a crucial role to play in acting as a catalyst for change in the Indian judic
  20. Sunday 9 June 2013 Assemble from 11am at Temple Place (near Temple tube station) March through London (Strand, Trafalgar Square, Whitehall, Parliament Square) and finish with rally next to UK Parliament Organised by the Federation of Sikh Organisations (FSO) & Gurdwaras Contact your local Gurdwara about transport arrangements for Sangat to arrive between 11am and 12 noon (Coach drop off point (11am): Victoria Embankment near Temple tube station WC2R 2PH) (Coach pick up point (5pm): Victoria Embankment near Westminster tube station SW1A 2JH) For further information ring 07938 63355
  21. SIKHS PREPARE FOR ANNUAL REMEMBRANCE MARCH & FREEDOM RALLY IN LONDON - BHAI AMRIK SINGH Thursday 6 June 2013 Tens of thousands of Sikhs will gather in London on Sunday 9 June to mark the 29th anniversary of the Indian army attack on the Golden Temple complex in Amritsar in June 1984. Sikhs from across Britain will begin to assemble in Temple Place and Surrey Street near Temple tube station. The remembrance march led by the Panj Pyare (five beloved ones) with swords drawn will begin in the Strand near the Indian High Commission at around 1pm. The march will head for Trafalgar Square a
  22. June 1984 Remembrance March & Freedom Rally Sunday 9 June 2013 Central London Organised by the Federation of Sikh Organisations (FSO) and Gurdwaras. Gurdwaras and sewadars are urged to make arrangements for transport for Sangat. For further information visit: https://www.facebook.com/SikhFederationUK#!/SikhFederationUK
  23. VaaheguruJeeKaaKhalsaa VaaheguruJeeKeeFatehh I just wanted to advise that according to EDL's website there will be a demo at Downing Street on this bank holiday; if Professor Sahibs Vigil is still on going then maybe (just to be on the safe side) extra Singhs should turn up as some of the EDL members either dont know the difference or use the EDL as an excuse to be abusive to all Asians. http://englishdefenceleague.org/edl-news-2/1922-bank-holiday-demonstration-downing-street Rgds
  24. Some reprieve for Bhullar's wife Yudhvir Rana, TNN | May 24, 2013, 09.04 PM IST Times of India AMRITSAR: The reported conclusion arrived at by the medical board constituted to ascertain the condition of death row convict Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar has come as a major relief for Navneet Kaur, wife of Bhullar who has made an emotional appeal to the government to release her husband on humanitarian grounds. While talking to TOI on Friday Navneet Kaur said, "Even the medical board has agreed that my husband is suffering from severe depression and his condition is not well, so my appeal to
  25. Speech by EU Commissioner Gunther Oettinger on the death penalty in India European Parliament/Strasbourg 23 May 2013 Mr President, Honourable Members of the European Parliament, We share the concerns expressed by this House on the execution in India of Mr Afzal Guru on 9 February 2013. The High Representative and Vice-President of the Commission Catherine Ashton issued a statement on Guru's case on 11 February 2013. The statement reiterated the EU's firm and principled opposition to the death penalty under all circumstances, calling on India to re-establish a moratorium on executions.
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