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Attempts to Lump Sikhs, Jains, Budhists & Hindus as One “Dharmic Community” in the UK-Is this a backdoor entry of “Article 25” in the UK ?

August 16, 2017  /  News & Views  /  No Comments

Gurmukh Singh OBE

For some years, there has been a move in the UK to lump the independent miri-piri ideology of Sikhi with Jainism, Budhism and Hinduism under the label of the so called “Dharmic community”. Yet, since Indian independence, the Sikhs have campaigned for “changes in the Indian Constitution (Article 25) and Indian laws” which bracket Sikhism [...]

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Returning Maharaja Duleep Singh’s Remains to India

August 10, 2017  /  News & Views  /  Comments Off

Daleep singh maharaja

There are periodical suggestions that Mahara Duleep Singh’s body should be exhumed and sent back to the Indian Punjab for Sikh rites and cremation. To quote a scholar responding to one such suggestion, “You are following up a good objective but I do not think, after so many years, anything of his body is left [...]

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BREXIT Challenges Ahead

August 2, 2017  /  News & Views  /  Comments Off

Gurmukh Singh OBE

 Important to understand why Brexit Need for planning for the difficult times ahead Things can improve in the long run     “Brexit” means Britain leaving the European Union (EU). The EU countries are in one common tariff area. Tariffs are customs and duties imposed on imports and exports by governments. So, within the EU, [...]

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When Diaspora Sikhs Criticise India

July 26, 2017  /  News & Views  /  Comments Off

 Gurmukh Singh OBE

    A recent strong reaction from a prominent Sikh from India was provoked by continual running commentary criticising India and SGPC by a diaspora Sikh on wide circulation e-mail network. This exchange is typical of similar complaints from Indian Sikhs that Sikh activists in the diaspora, especially those living in the UK, Europe, Canada [...]

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What We Expect From British Sikh MPs

July 19, 2017  /  News & Views  /  Comments Off

Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi

We have recently celebrated two milestone achievements with the election of Preet Kaur Gill and turban wearing Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi to the House of Commons. In addition, it is a matter of much satisfaction to know that, “Preet Kaur Gill, the first Sikh woman MP and newly elected Labour MP for Birmingham Edgbaston has not [...]

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Defender of Human Dignity: The Sarab-loh (All-Steel) Kirpan

July 14, 2017  /  News & Views  /  Comments Off

 Gurmukh Singh OBE

No government can dictate specifications for Sikh articles of faith. Blunt non-steel Kirpan is a joke and an insult to the proud Khalsa tradition. The proposal deserved outright rejection by Jathedar Akal Takht Sahib as a matter of routine interpretation of Khalsa tradition and Sikh Reht Martyada.  It is clear that some Italian “pragmatic thinkers” [...]

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Sikhi An Option for Disadvantaged Communities of India

July 5, 2017  /  News & Views  /  Comments Off

Gurmukh Singh OBE

Oppression of “Ashoots” & “Aadvasis” continues after 50 years of Independence Way forward suggested by late Dr Ambedkar  A booklet by the Dharam Parchar Committee of the SGPC has been republished by The Sikh Missionary Society UK. The title is, “Bharat de pashday vargo! Apnay bhavekh de sabandh vich phir vichaar karo”. (“Disadvantaged communities of [...]

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Next Generation Managers of Gurdwaras & Sikh Organisations

June 28, 2017  /  News & Views  /  Comments Off

Gurmukh Singh OBE

Need for succession planning       Today’s ageing managers of Gurdwaras and Sikh organisations will not be there in a few years. Prominent leaders of today will be either replaced by younger able leaders or the organisations they lead will run into the sands. These realities remind us of the great importance of succession planning so [...]

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PM Theresa May in Trouble After Election 2017

June 21, 2017  /  News & Views  /  Comments Off

Photo caption: PM Theresa May as Home Secretary meeting Sikh Council UK members.

Brexit Impact; Terror Attacks & London Fire Disaster  British PM, Theresa May, is in trouble. Problems piled up for her when she called what seemed to be an unnecessary election, misjudged her own ability to fight an election and the huge impact of the mobilized and motivated young voters. She lost the Tory majority in [...]

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Election 2017: Proud British Sikh MPs

June 14, 2017  /  News & Views  /  Comments Off

UK Parliament Panjabi Mps Varinder, Tan Dhesi, Seema and Preet Kaur

   There are expressions of joy and gratitude by British Sikhs following the historic election victories: Bibi Preet Kaur Gill is the first Sikh woman and Tanmanjeet Singh the first full identity Sikh to be elected to the House Commons. Sikhs in the UK and the diaspora are celebrating. These elections by popular vote have [...]

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