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Sikh fighter wins UFC debut & says “I want to bring awareness to what my people are about”

This weekend the first ever South-Asian to compete in the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) won his debut fight and declared his determination to “educate people” on the Sikh faith. Arjan Singh Bhullar took his MMA (mixed martial-arts) record to 7-0 following a three-round unanimous decision points win against Brazilian contender Luis Henrique at the UFC […]

Lord Singh expands on concerns about “too much political correctness” regarding grooming gangs

Yesterday evening Lord Singh joined Sikh Youth UK on the Sikh Channel to follow up on his letter to The Times and discuss his belief about “a problem with the Pakistani Muslim community”. Calling in to the weekly Sikh Youth Show, crossbench peer Lord Singh of Wimbledon spoke with sevadaars (selfless volunteers) of SYUK, along with Sikh Channel TV presenter and Sikh […]

Lord Singh speaks out against grooming gang roots cover-up

Letter from Network of Sikh Organisations slams Labour Party for  “the betrayal of victims, who are being sacrificed on the altar of political correctness”. Lord Singh of Wimbledon commended those “speaking up on a clear trend” of “the conviction of men of largely Pakistani Muslim heritage in sexual grooming cases” in a letter published in today’s Times. The letter, which came via […]

Responses to Huffington Post anti-Sant Jarnail Singh article

“The comparisons drawn by TS Sudhir between Gurmeet Ram Rahim and Sant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale in a recent Huffington Post India article are erroneous at best, and calculated at worst.” – Harwinder Singh, Naujawani.com. (full post linked below). Note – we have not provided links to the anti-Sikh articles mentioned in this post to stop the pages […]

Mail Online respond to our questions on inconsistent headlines

Earlier this month the Sikh Press Association began looking into the inconsistency of headlines by media outlets such as The Sun and Daily Mirror, in regards to the use of terms such as “Sikh and Asian”. Today we can share a response from the Daily Mail managing editors team on this issue. Firstly, the team […]

Statement on Coventry Telegraph allegations of Sikh “extremism”

Coventry Sikh community figure and media commentator speak on the article which linked Sikhs to support for ISIS. Yesterday newspaper Coventry Telegraph released an article which associated the Sikh community with “extremism”, and at one point even supporting ISIS. The Sikh Press Association understands this article was only based on a report on Gurdwara Guru […]

Sikh community reacts to “fake Guru” rape conviction

Sikhs around the world have been reacting to the news that famous Indian spiritual leader Gurmeet Ram Rahim has been convicted of rape. The self-styled Guru has often been berated by the Sikh community for his attempts to portray himself in a similar style to the Sikh Gurus, based on the way he often dresses […]

Theme park revokes Kirpan ban

Drayton Manor theme park have revoked their Kirpan ban, following negotiations with the Sikh Council UK. The long-standing ban by the Midlands based theme park was challenged by the Sikh Council UK after a group of Sikhs were stopped from entering because of the wearing of the Kirpan in June this year. Since than, Sikh […]

How the 1947 Partition of Panjab still impacts Sikh activism

By Ranveer Singh Across the globe today, national borders typically reflect ethnic, linguistic, and sometimes religious divisions. Take Europe: countries like Italy and Spain are largely home to people who speak Italian and Spanish. Similarly, in places such as Croatia and Hungary the predominant ethnicity is Croatian and Hungarian, respectively. For many across South Asia […]