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  1. SSA I’ve seen on you tube a growing trend of individuals creating videos to promote themselves. Namely a so called mystic called Kala kala. He has a you tube channel, tic tik, etc. I understand that before changing his path he owned glassy junction, a pub in Southall back in the 90s and 2000s maybe earlier. He wears colourful turbans and colours, wears lights, costumes etc. I’ve heard rumours that whilst in business he failed to pay UK tax and the government are after him. As a means of getting out of it he is playing dumb to avoid it. He is acting as if he’s lost it mentally and physically. He eats meat and drinks. Is this all a cover up so he can claim insanity and avoid paying tax? Anyone?
  2. Grooming gang review kept secret as Home Office claims releasing findings ‘not in public interest’ Exclusive: Freedom of Information request refused so ministers have ‘safe space’ to discuss policy The government is refusing to release official research on the characteristics of grooming gangs, claiming it is not in the “public interest”. Survivors accused ministers of making “empty promises”, while a man who prosecuted abusers in Rochdale called for the Home Office to “show some courage and publish” its findings. It comes after The Independent revealed that almost 19,000 suspected child sexual exploitation victims were identified by local authorities in just one year, sparking renewed calls for prevention efforts. Sajid Javid promised the review as home secretary in July 2018, pledging that there would be “no no-go areas of inquiry”. “I will not let cultural or political sensitivities get in the way of understanding the problem and doing something about it,” he said at the time. “We know that in these recent high profile cases, where people convicted have been disproportionately from a Pakistani background. “I’ve instructed my officials to explore the particular contexts and characteristics of these types of gangs.” But the government has made no further announcements on the review following Mr Javid’s move to the Treasury last year. It has, however, said it will soon publish a national strategy that will set out a “whole system response to all forms of child sexual abuse”. In December, The Independent was told that the work had been completed but would only be used for internal policy-making and would not be publicly released. In response to a freedom of information (FOI) request asking for the research carried out and any reports drawn up as a result, the Home Office confirmed it held the information but would not release it. In a letter to The Independent, officials said they had applied a “public interest test” but the information was exempt from the act because it concerned the development of government policy. “One of the main purposes of the exemption is to protect the ‘safe space’ necessary for ministers and officials to consider policy options in private without risk of premature disclosure,” it added. “Disclosure would risk pre-empting decisions still to be made by ministers. In addition, the information could be misleading if made public and used out of context.” The Home Office’s FOI unit said the documents also included “operationally sensitive” information from police and could prejudice ongoing investigations. The letter added: “We recognise that this topic in general and any insight and learning are matters of strong public interest, although it does not necessarily follow that it is in the public interest to disclose any specific information relating to it.” Sammy Woodhouse, a Rotherham victim who helped expose the scandal, told The Independent she believed the research was going to be made public. “I always got the impression they were going to do a full report and get something official,” she said. “A lot of people were backing it, it’s ridiculous they’re not releasing it. “We keep hearing ‘we’re going to do this and that’, and when it actually comes to it there’s nothing. It’s empty promises all the time.” Another woman, who was also sexually abused by a grooming gang in Rotherham and wanted to remain anonymous, said she was “disappointed and frustrated” by the decision not to release the report. “The government’s repeated failure to acknowledge the role of racism and religious bigotry in grooming gang crime has led to inadequate investigation, protection and prosecution,” she said. “Prevention of future grooming gang crime can only come through counter-narrative sex and relationships education.” The woman is campaigning for changes to hate crime guidance and the creation of a parliamentary committee to examine gender-based violence linked to faith and belief. Read more Huddersfield grooming gang ‘used and abused young girls for sex’ A former chief prosecutor who initiated charges against a grooming gang in Rochdale warned that far-right groups were using a “vacuum” of reliable information to spread their beliefs and gain support. Nazir Afzal said he had been calling for formal research on potential links between ethnicity and street-based abuse since 2012. “The misinformation and anecdote are exploited by white supremacists and others with an agenda,” he added. “The sooner we have evidence, the sooner we can truly confront it. The Home Office should show some courage and publish.” Mr Javid’s original pledge was in response to a letter from a cross-party group of politicians who called for the Home Office to undertake research into common patterns of behaviour and drivers of grooming gangs. Sarah Champion, the Labour MP for Rotherham, was among the signatories and voiced hope at the time that the review would prevent abuse and protect children. The Home Office has said it will soon publish a national strategy that will set out a “whole system response to all forms of child sexual abuse”. A spokesperson for the government department said: “Child sexual abuse is a sickening crime and predators who abuse children will face the full force of the law. “We’re pursuing work on a number of fronts to understand the characteristics of group-based offending and the contexts in which it occurs. This includes ongoing work commissioned by the previous home secretary and will inform future government policies on child sexual abuse. “New sentencing laws will also ensure the most serious violent and sexual offenders spend time in prison that matches the severity of their crimes, protecting victims and giving the public confidence in the criminal justice system.” https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/grooming-gang-rotherham-review-home-office-findings-a9344896.html
  3. Just heard this on Panjab Radio this morning in the UK. There was a consultation on changing the name for Havelock Road, Southall - this is also where the famous Singh Sabha Gurdwara is situated (which you will sometimes see in media and some British TV movies and documentaries), there is also another popular Singh Sabha Gurdwara on Park Avenue in Southall - just explaining to avoid confusion. Here is an article from 2002 to show context with regards to Major-General Sir Henry Havelock and issues with the name of the street. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/2003119.stm So anyway the radio station was congratulating everyone as it seems the name change has been approved! Just found some Singh Sabha Gurdwara facebook posts regarding this now: https://www.facebook.com/sgsssouthall/posts/2646454702122065 Also on the gurdwara Facebook story https://www.facebook.com/stories/1817655594943329/UzpfSVNDOjI2NDY0NDAwNTg3OTAxOTY=/?source=story_tray A few days ago in Bristol, a slaver trader's statue was toppled by the protestors. Yesterday, Robert Milligan was taken off plinth in London by the Tower Hamlets Council in East London. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jun/09/sadiq-khan-orders-review-of-all-london-statues-for-slavery-links It looks like these protests about #BlackLivesMatter which erupted due to the shooting in USA are also useful for sikhs. This is already helping in pushing the case for Havelock's name to be removed from the street in Southall, whereas before no progress was made. The uk will now be looking at colonial statues and memorabilia to see what can be removed. This is important as many of the colonial related people affected sikhs in negative ways! NOTE: I know protests are going on, but as it is COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic, please be safe and observe social distancing. There is too much crowding at these protests, and could lead to increases in cases for the virus!
  4. Sikh separatist leader condemns Kabul gurdwara attack, requests India to shelter minorities from Afghanistan ANI | Updated: Mar 28, 2020 15:15 ISTFounder of Dal Khalsa and UK-based Sikh separatist leader Jaswant Singh Thekedar (File photo) London [UK], Mar 28 (ANI): Jaswant Singh Thekedar, the founder of Dal Khalsa - a Sikh separatist organisation, has condemned the barbaric attack on a historic gurdwara in Kabul and requested the Indian government to shelter the remaining families of Sikhs and Hindus from Afghanistan. On Wednesday, armed terrorists killed 25 civilians in a terror attack on the 400-year-old Gurdwara in Shor Bazar in Kabul. The Islamic State affiliate in Afghanistan claimed responsibility for the attack, but many experts believe that Pakistan's spy agency, the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), propagated it to oppose Ashraf Ghani, who was re-elected as the President of Afghanistan last month. In a video message, Singh said, "In Afghanistan, the way the Taliban carried out a barbaric attack on the Sikhs in Kabul's historic gurdwara and killed children and women who were praying for the people affected by coronavirus pandemic is highly condemnable." "The attackers are not religious people and they have no humanity. They have only one motive to call others as 'kafirs' or infidel and kill them. It is also preached in their holy book. This is an unforgettable incident for the Sikhs," he added. The separatist leader also stated that he has requested the Indian government to allow the remaining Sikhs and Hindus from Afghanistan to get them settled in India. "Our request has been accepted and after the COVID-19 crisis. Whoever will apply for a visa, the Indian government will facilitate them," he said. "We are thankful to the Indian authorities. We are also reaching out to the victims' families with all possible help. We are your brothers. The horrific attack has happened on the entire Sikh community. We all stand together with your pain," Singh added. The Sikh community in the war-torn country that once constituted a vibrant, well integrated and economically active part of the Afghan society has been persecuted and driven away, since the Taliban grabbed the reins in the 1990s. Their depletion has been so rapid that of the once close to a quarter of a million population, only a minuscule 1000-odd still remain in the country, barely eking out a livelihood amid extremely violent circumstances. (ANI)
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    nihang Singhs in UK?

    wjkk wjkf I was looking where to find Dal Panth Singh's in the UK??? who represent Dal Panth and I want to contact and meet them if possible wjkk wjkf
  7. Its well known that muslims have a big divorce rate in the uk at the moment. That has been steadily growing for the last 20 years or so at a fast pace. Thankfully Sikhs are nowhere as near the spiralling rates of failed marriages in the suleh communities of the uk. There are definantly lessons to be learned from the failures of muslims and there marriages. But what is the reasons for high divorce rate in this particular community you may ask? Afterall its these people who like to think of themselves as religious and into their faith.Yet they are divorcing like no tommorow. One of the reasons is that they have a a high degree of arranged marriages. Many are not given much choice of who they marry. Essentially they are marrying to incompatible partners which is a recipe for disaster. This is not the fault of the people themselves but is the fault of the matchmakers who arrange these marriages without much thought and attention to finding a suitable spouse. I know this may be something that Sikhs need to look into. There is nothing wrong with arranged marriage. But the girl and boy should be given plenty of time and choice of who they would like to marry. Many suleh parents are very pushy and strict They dont give their kids much say. Its all about marrying some cousin back in pakistan to get a visa stamp or other family ties. Thankfully Sikhs give their kids more choice and support in these matters and help find the most suitable match. Hence our rates of divorce are less. But we can still do more. Hope our youth dont get forced and coerced like many muslims do when it comea to marriages otherwise we could be going down the same path aa them. WJKK WJKF
  8. I just read the RASE report and I think that not only should every Sikh in the UK read it, those in other western diaspora communities (i.e. Canada and the US) should read it too, so they can be aware of such things taking place in their own countries of residence and also be informed about the persistent inaction by English authorities in dealing with this matter over decades. The link below will take you to a site from which you can request your own copy via email (for free). Here's a taste: http://smartcentreproject.co.uk/rase-report/
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    UK Sikhs

    http://www.newindianexpress.com/world/2018/nov/27/pakistani-men-sexually-exploiting-british-sikh-girls-study-1903887.html According to this new report,UK Sikh women began to elope with Pakistani men since the 60's. This would mean the current batch of Sikhs in the UK are mostly the spawn of whores. No wonder the girls are mega sluts and the boys effeminate drunks. Discuss.
  10. Came across this video regarding a grooming case. However this video is from one of the victims. Who says her case has been fabricated and is false.
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    Using money in Panjab

    Gurfateh Ji! I will be going to Panjab soon and would like to know how people from UK spend over there. Do you just withdraw from your UK account from ATM's? Set up an account with say state bank of india or national bank of Panjab? Any advice would be appreciated. Also, admin when you approve this can you please unlock my account. I have been contacting you for months, via reset account, contact us and forgotten password but no response (checked my spam too). I have never been blocked. Please sort it. Thanks. Akaal!
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    Diaspora relations

    Hi guys, I have some questions about diaspora relations. In Canada in general do Tamils and Hindus in general get on with Sikhs or is it neutral or is it a negative relation. Secondally and finally , in the UK do Hindus get on with Sikhs /neutral/negative. Also is there rivalry between Hindus , Sikhs or Muslims and if so are Hindus and Sikhs on the same side or are they separate. Thanks
  13. ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕਾਖਾਲਸਾਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕੀਫਤਹਿ Gurmukh Khalsa Jee! Benti to attend International Mahan Shaheedi Smagam Tomorrow! Sri Akhand Paath Sahib Bhog @ 5.30pm Sri Guru Singh Sabha Gurdwara Cross Road Coventry CV6 5GR In Sweet Memory Of Shaheed Jathedaar Bhai Sukhdev Singh Babbar Shaheed Bhai Anokh Singh Babbar Shaheed Bhai Dilvar Singh Babbar Shaheed Bhai Gurdev Singh Debu Shaheed Bhai Gurjant Singh Budh Singh Wala Shaheed Bhai Avtar Singh Brahma Guru Panth De Dass Akhand Keertani Jatha
  14. I heard some places around the uk which were doing nagar kirtan for more than decade have stopped doing them for vaisakhi. The east london one used to have a huge procession with 15,000-20,000 attendances that starting from rosebury gurdwara in manor park but has stopped for past 2 years now. Any one know what the reasons are?
  15. Why is the uk so unsafe. All we hear and see on the news is stabbings, murders, gun crime,drugs. I feel the uk is getting worse and worse. The youth are out of control. There is no community spirit or cohesion. Theres a huge gang culture. It just seems like a very unpleasant place to live. Is it something in out diet that is making us so bad? It is not like this in other countries. Everyone is much friendlier and calmer. Yet the kids today seem full of rage, anger and hate. I was on train the other day and could hear the kids talking so much gandh out of their mouths. Like they have not been taught to speak with respect and lack decent everyday manners. What is causing the youth to behave ao badly. All you see them selling drugs starting fights or general anti social behaviour. Having been to spain and italy. It is nothing like this.
  16. After brexit the U.K. goes running to America for a trade deal.
  17. https://www.nhs.uk/news/cancer/ultra-processed-foods-linked-cancer/ I think most of us would not be surprised by this, but definitely a good reminder to avoid unnatural foods Ultra-processed foods linked to cancer Thursday February 15 2018 Examples include mass-produced breads and cakes, snacks and sweets, fizzy drinks, and ready meals. Researchers in France studied the diets of more than 100,000 people for 7 years. They found small increases in the overall rate of cancer and breast cancer after the menopause in those who had the highest proportion of ultra-processed food in their diet. But because of the wide range of foods included in the ultra-processed category, it's difficult to establish which specific foods might be responsible for the increased cancer risk, and why. The increased risk could be caused by eating more high-sugar, high-fat processed food.
  18. Amrit Sanchar, dedicated by Akhand Kirtani Jatha! Those who are wanting to receive amrit here are some details for the amrit sanchar. Please try your best not to miss it even if it's not within your area/city, just take a train. People would've travelled miles back then just to receive amrit! Date: December 23rd 2017 (3 PM) Singh Sabha Gurdwara, Cross Road, Coventry, CV6 5GR KAKKARS WILL BE PROVIDED!! Contact Bhai Hardeep Singh (07969655015) for more information!
  19. Event - Are the Sikh Community dealing with Mental Health issues? Venue - Imperial College, Skempton Building, SW7 2BB. Date - Nov 22nd Time - 6pm-8.30pm (discussion starts at 6.30pm). Format - The Sikh Press Association will host an open forum discussion where the audience and a specially selected panel of Sikh community figures experienced in the area of mental health will answer questions about the myths, the taboos and just exactly what is and what can be done to deal with mental health issues within the community. Panel - Gajan Singh, volunteer for Sikh Helpline, one of the Sikh community's foremost organisations dealing with mental health issues. Baljit Singh, Basics of Sikhi parcharak with his own experiences of dealing with mental health issues. Also on the panel will be a yet to be named mental health professional. A psychiatrist will also be in attendance throughout the event relaying a professional opinion, whilst representatives of several different organisations working on tackling mental health in the Sikh community will be present. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/are-the-sikh-community-dealing-with-mental-health-issues-tickets-39587249529?aff=es2
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