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70 UK gurdwaras join global ban on Indian state officials

More expected to follow as figure across the globe now reaches close to 200 that have banned Indian state officials from visiting gurdwaras on official duty.    The management committees of 70 gurdwaras (Sikh places of worship) in the United Kingdom have formalised a historic ban of Indian government officials receiving recognition or acknowledgement in […]

Latest updates – British Sikh man tortured in Indian jail, without charge

Respected Scottish Sikh activist Jagtar Singh, who went to India for his wedding, had a sack thrown over his head and was bundled into a van whilst out shopping with family, and is now being implicated in a murder case without any official charge levelled at him.    For further information, or for comment from members […]

Five Facts about Guru Nanak

Guru Nanak Dev Ji Maharaj, is considered by Sikhs to have been the embodiment of God on earth. Here are five facts to help explain why millions still follow His teachings over 500 years since His birth.   1)  He Promoted the Oneness of Mankind Born in 1469, Guru Na nak Dev Ji lived in […]

Report on UK Govt involvement in Indian Army attack on Sikhs set for release

The Sikh Federation UK are hosting an open invite event to launch “Sacrificing Sikhs”, their official report on UK Government involvement in the 1984 Amritsar Massacre. Register to attend here. For media requests, please email Jasveer@SikhPA.com.    After over three years of investigations, Sikh Federation UK will be unveiling an official report on UK government involvement in the events […]

Responses to Independent Sikh Youth UK article

In response to this week’s Independent article on Sikh Youth UK (SYUK), see below for Sikh Press Association concerns about a lack of context, a Sikh Council statement and an interview where SYUK directly address the allegations made at them.   The Sikh Press Association is a news agency created to specifically mediate between panthic Sikh organisations/individuals […]

Divali – Keeping the flame of freedom alight

The story of Divali for Sikhs includes the tail of Sri Guru Hargobind Sahib Jee’s release from jail, where he was incarcerated as a political prisoner. With political prisoners – including many Sikhs – still languishing in jails across the world, Harjinder Singh of Akaal Publishers shares his thoughts on the political and spiritual meanings […]

Turban Day in Falkland Islands

  A Sikh in the British Army raised awareness of the Sikh faith in one of the most remote parts of the world, having held a Turban Day event in the Falkland Islands. On the 5th October 2017, Lance Corporal (LCpl) Manpreet Singh Lally organised a the event at the Mount Pleasant School, with over 70 personnel […]