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Stage-show on Sikh hate crime begins Hollywood stint

A critically acclaimed stage-show based on hate crimes against Sikhs is set for a four week run in California, starting from September 20th until October 16th. Details on the show and tickets are available here. The Sikh community of the US (approximately 500,000) have suffered from targeted abuse due to mistaken conflations between the Sikh […]

Were raids on Sikh homes the result of Indian influence on British police?

A statement from the Sikh Federation UK today suggested that “Indian police officers may be in the UK and could be targeting Sikh activists through British police.” See the full statement here. The statement came after West Midlands police released news of “Addresses in #Coventry, #Leicester and #Birmingham searched as part of CTU investigation in […]

Nearly £250,000 pledged in single evening for dedicated centre to counter sexual exploitation of vulnerable Sikhs

A phenomenal fundraising effort last night saw nearly £250,000 raised for a Sikh community initiative to counter the sexual abuse and exploitation of vulnerable Sikhs. The Sikh Mediation And Rehabilitation Team (SMART) Centre was launched by award-winning Sikh community group Sikh Youth UK on the Sikh Channel in a programme exposing the sexual exploitation of […]

Arson attack at Edinburgh Gurdwara Sahib

An arson attack at the Guru Nanak Gurdwara Sahib in Edinburgh this morning has caused extensive damage. At around 5am, a petrol canister with a piece of cloth was lit and pushed through the front door of the Gurdwara Sahib in Mill Lane. A fire started on the other side of the door, inside the […]

Sikh Asylum Seekers Allegedly Tortured at ICE Detention Facility in Georgia – IndiaWest.com

This article has been shared from IndiaWest.com due to the site’s unavailability for those outside of North America. See the original post here. Several Sikh asylum seekers who went on a hunger strike at the Folkston, Georgia ICE Processing Center to protest their indefinite detention, were allegedly tortured by ICE officers. Javeria Jamil, Pakistani American director […]

Thatcher Government wanted to ban Sikh marches to secure British trade with India

Government documents from 1984 released after a tribunal ruling show that the then UK Foreign Secretary Sir Geoffrey Howe wanted to ban Sikh demonstrations to protect Britain’s trade and relations with India. The move by Howe was made despite the assessment by the Metropolitan Police that there was little risk of violence at them. These revelations cast doubt on […]