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Spanish Sikhs speak on Barcelona terror attack

Sikh español habla sobre el ataque terrorista de Barcelona. Vídeo aquí: A native Spaniard and Amritdhari (initiated) Sikh today called for unity between the Spanish and Sikh communities, in the wake of yesterday’s terror attack in Barcelona. Partapdev Kaur, who works as head of translations for Sikh educational organisation Basics of Sikhi, spoke out in condemnation […]

Sikh Political Prisoner Released

A Sikh political prisoner from France has been released on bail after seven years in a prison in India thanks to the work of UK based humanitarian charity Sikh Relief. Pal Singh, a French citizen and well-known human rights campaigner in Europe and America, was working in his native Punjab state in India, helping those […]

Review of Toofan Singh – Harjinder Singh (Akaal Publishers)

The following is a review of Toofan Singh by respected Sikh author and educator Harjinder Singh. The recently released film depicts the life of famed Punjabi folk-hero Jugraj Singh who was a freedom-fighter for the Khalistan Liberation Force. For more from Harjinder Singh and the Akaal Publishers team, follow them on facebook, twitter or instagram. To see where […]

Five years on, what has changed?

Five years on from the tragic Oak Creek Gurdwara massacre, journalist Dawinderpal Singh asks why there are still so many unanswered questions about America’s view of Sikhs. On a Sunday morning five years ago, while worshippers at a Sikh Gurdwara in Oak Creek, Wisconsin USA, were preparing Langar (communal food) and Sunday school was in […]

Sikh cricket star dedicates performances to 1984 genocide victims

Note – Sikh PA categorically refute language around the 1984 Sikh genocide which calls the massacres “riots”. Although this language has become common place as a reflection of the Indian media narrative, it does not accurately portray the horrific scale of the slaughters which took place across India. More information can be found here.    As […]

Sikh educational group on Australian school turban ban

Below we share an article from ABC News (Australia) about a school in Melbourne that is refusing to admit a Sikh pupil because of his patka (religious head covering). Jaspreet Kaur, volunteer at Sikh educational organisation Basics of Sikhi says: ‘It is disappointing Melton Christian College will be continuing with its discriminatory policy. This policy […]

Sikh MP pledges Sarbat Da Bhala in maiden speech

Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi – the first turban wearing MP in UK parliament history – today pledged to serve the public in the Sikh spirit of “Sarbat Da Bhala” in his maiden speech in the House of Commons. The pledge was made during his first ever public speech in the House of Commons. Sarbat Da Bhala […]

Is the Indian government sabotaging a Canadian election?

Jagmeet Singh, a candidate in the New Democratic Party leadership election in Canada, has talked about possible interference from the Indian government in his campaign. In interviews with several Canadian newspapers, Mr Singh revealed that he had been informed by members of the Indian community there that people with links to the Indian High Commission […]

Sikhs and language of caste discrimination

The post below is from Ik Marg, arguing the case against the prejudicial explanatory notes about Caste Discrimination in the Equality Act 2010. The post outlines why Sikhs should have objections to the wording:    Why Sikhs object to the prejudicial explanatory notes in the Equality Act 2010 Firstly, to avoid any misunderstandings and misconceptions, […]