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.
The State of New Jersey through "New Jersey Senate Concurrent Resolution 118" of 2020-21 has recognized cultural, religious, and interfaith importance of Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji as "Living Guru" of Sikhs in promoting peace. This resolution also declares "Sikhs as distinct ethnic and religious minority".
The World Sikh Parliament's Councils for Religion and Civil & Human Rights organized the 345th martyrdom day and the 400th birth anniversary of Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji at the Gurdwara Sahib, the Sikh Center of New York Inc., in New York City.
London: After Facebook mass censored Sikh posts during #SikhGenocide remembrance movements last week, a meeting was held between dozens of Sikh organisations in the United ...
The 2018 Bill introduced by State Senator Cathy Osten and State Representative Kevin Ryan and signed by Governor Dan Malloy passed unanimously, commemorating every year, Nov 1st, as a Sikh Genocide Remembrance Day.
Scottish citizen Jagtar Singh Johal was today granted bail by Punjab and Haryana High court in Baghapurana (Moga) Case. Jagtar Singh, commonly known as Jaggi Johal, was picked by Punjab police up from Ramamandi (Jalandhar) on 4 November 2017. Police later recorded his arrested in FIR number 193/2016 (police station Baghapurana).
Indian state has been hardening its stance, at least in statements about its relations with China. Addressing a webinar to mark the 60th anniversary of the National Defence College, India’ defense minister Rajnath Singh said: “peace can not necessarily be achieved by a desire of peace but by the ability to deter war”.
An academic center is recently inaugurated in Surrey, BC for carrying activities in Vichaar (discussion), Vidya (education), Rann Neeti (strategy), Virsa (heritage).
The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for British Sikhs will be sending a joint letter signed by dozens of MPs with large numbers of Sikh constituents to the Foreign Secretary following the virtual lobby yesterday.Next Page »