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One year ago today: the Sikh response to Grenfell

As the nation marks one year since the Grenfell Tower fire, some Sikhs who were among the first to respond recall their experiences that day. While the nation woke up to pictures of the blaze, local Sikh sevadaars were already on the scene. Nearby resident Satnam Othee was woken in the early hours by the […]

Man arrested for Gurdwara arson attack – updates

Yesterday we shared news of a Gurdwara being attacked by someone attempting to set fire to the Guru Nanak Nishkam Sewak Jatha Gurdwara in Leeds. Here we share two statements today in regards to the arrest.     Official West Yorkshire Police statement Wednesday, June 6, 2018 Detectives investigating two linked arson attacks on places […]

Statements on Gurdwara arson attack

Following an arson attack on a Gurdwara in Leeds, UK, this morning, Sikh PA have been in contact with both media and Sikh community figures to provide clear and accurate information about what happened and what the response has been. Here we share a statement directly from the Gurdwara involved and also the West Yorkshire […]

Sikhs in Shillong – What’s the story?

Sikhs across the world were both shocked and concerned following news this weekend of a mob attacking Sikh families and attempting to set a Gurdwara alight in the city of Shillong, in the Northeastern Indian state of Meghalaya.  With lots of misinformation and a lack of insight into where the issue stemmed from, Sikh PA […]

Khalsa Aid CEO Ravi Singh refuses ‘Indian of the Year’ Award nomination

Internationally renowned humanitarian Ravi Singh respectfully declined an Indian award nomination this week, saying: ‘I don’t identify myself as Indian.’ Singh announced his declining of the award on his personal facebook profile on 22 May, having been nominated for the prize of ‘Indian of the Year’ from an undisclosed organisation. The move saw him receive hundreds of […]