Sikh Coordination Committee East Coast (SCCEC) and American Gurdwara Parbhandak Committee (AGPC), the apex Sikh organizations in USA thank the Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for steadfastly standing with the Sikhs.
The British Columbia Gurdwaras Council has called upon Canadian political parties to demonstrate leadership and unity to confront the threat of Indian foreign interference.
The Sikh Federation UK has alleged that British Prime Minster Rishi Sunak is playing dangerous politics ahead of his meeting with Narendra Modi in Delhi by demonising British Sikh minority to simply appease India.
Last rites of slain Sikh activist Bhai Avtar Singh Khanda were held in Birmingham (England) on August 12 by the Sikh sangat, representatives of Sikh organizations and companions of Avtar Singh. Thousands of Sikhs participated in his last rites.
British authorities have reportedly refused visa to mother and sister of Sikh activist Avtar Singh Khanda. Avtar Singh Khanda died in a hospital in UK on June 15, 2023. He is survived by his mother and sister who live in (East) Punjab in India.
The gurmatta shows us that Sikhs do not have to search far to understand our mode of governance or borrow from the West; rather Akaal Purakh has bestowed us with Akaal Takht to assert our sovereignty and build collectively as sangat to center Maharaj.
As a Sikh Naujwaan from the Diaspora I felt immensely fortunate to participate in the Vishav Sikh Ikatarta on June 28, 2023. Reflecting back on this experience, there are multiple aspects of the gathering that carry deep-rooted lessons for Naujawan around the world and light our path forward.
Sikh activist Avtar Singh Khanda, who was active in England for past several years, has passed away. As per initial reports, Avtar Singh Khanda was hospitalized where it was diagnosed that his white blood cell count was very low.
BCGC and OGC submitted a brief to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights, calling for urgent reforms incorporating meaningful Charter protections and revoking extradition agreements with countries that have demonstrably poor human rights records.
Over 150 UK Gurdwaras and Sikh organisations published on open letter today complaining about a Number 10 blunder of completely forgetting to recognise the Gurpurb (Birthday) of Guru Nanak Dev Ji on 19 November 2021.
The Senate of New Jersey has adopted a resolution recognising the fact of '1984 Sikh Genocide'. The Senate Resolution Number 142 was introduced in senate by Senator Stephen M. Sweeney on January 6, 2022. It was adopted by voice vote on January 10, 2022. The resolution condemns November 1984 anti-Sikh violence in India as "genocide".
International Association of Genocide Scholars (IAGS) is going to hold IAGS 2021 Conference from 18 to 23 July at University of Barcelona. A session on Sikh genocide will also be hosted during this conference, which will be attended by genocide scholars, academicians, researchers and human rights activists from across the globe.
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US Congressman Joe Courtney has said that "excessive response" to farmers protest in India by the government of India was "worth of condemnation". While responding to concerns raised by Swaranjit Singh Khalsa, directory of Sikh Art Gallery, Joe Courteny said: "protests by many within India’s agricultural community have drawn worldwide attention after India’s Parliament enacted major legislation last November that sought to bring structural change to the country’s agricultural sector. In the time since, mass protests have ensued out of concern that the new law allows for an exploitation of farmers within the industry by larger firms, and that there was an overall lack of consensus built before the new law was enacted".
Bhai Amrik Singh, the Chair of the Sikh Federation (UK) said “The Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities 264-page report published today is hugely disappointing and a whitewash.”
Every inch of wall space in a one-story building on Clinic Drive is covered in colorful portraits of famed Sikh leaders and framed recognitions; a cozy place of inclusion. The Sikh Art Gallery sits a short drive from Backus Hospital, created during the middle of the pandemic in November 2020 in the cultural soul of one of the most diverse cities in eastern Connecticut.
UK Parliament is set to debate on ongoing Farmers Protest in India. The debate will be held in House of Commons on March 8 at 4:30 pm (UK Time).
The World Sikh Organization of Canada has released a report shedding light on Indian disinformation campaigns targeting Sikhs in Canada.
Over 100 Conservative MPs, including Ministers have been contacted since Boris's gaffe in PMQs last week on the mistreatment of peaceful farmers protesting in India.
Sikh diaspora sections have written to Clément Nyaletsossi Voule, the Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association. In a written release sent to the Sikh Siyasat News (SSN), the Sikh Federation UK national press secretary Harnek Singh said that their organization has called upon UN to intervene to prevent use of violence by Indian government against the farmers who are peacefully protesting against controversial new farm-laws in India.Next Page »