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Sikh Network Survey: Sikhs in high positions can do more to promote Sikh identity

December 7, 2016  /  News & Views  /  Comments Off

 Gurmukh Singh OBE

(Part II of III)     Sikh “power elite” need to work closely with grassroots level organisations and pull together. Sikhs should not be too timid to announce in public the Sikh universal values inherent in Sikh ideology, and expressed through their proud visible Sikh identity. Sikhi promotes both, full acceptance of human diversity of cultures [...]

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Sikh Network Survey points to the need for Assertive Sikh Identity in the UK and the West

December 2, 2016  /  News & Views  /  Comments Off

 Gurmukh Singh OBE

(Part I of III) Sikh Network survey shows that Sikhs continue to be ignored by the British establishment and hate crimes against the Sikhs have increased since 9/11. Donald Trump appoints Nicky Haley, a Christian of Sikh background as US Ambassador to the United Nations. Do such senior “Sikh” (or ex-Sikh in this case) appointments [...]

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Trump Victory & Sikhs in the West (Final Part II)

November 23, 2016  /  News & Views  /  Comments Off

Gurmukh Singh OBE

      Donald Trump victory signifies a deeply divided nation along racial/ethnic and gender lines. It is worrying that he was able to exploit traditional white supremacist prejudices. Much damage to national unity has already been done and minorities like the Sikhs are apprehensive.     There are potential implications for American democracy which has lost credibility [...]

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Trump Victory & Sikhs in the West (Part I of II)

November 18, 2016  /  News & Views  /  Comments Off

Donald Trump new elected president of usa

We need to look at Donald Trump’s victory in the US Presidential election in two parts. Firstly, its impact on the global order. Secondly we look at the implications for the Sikhs in the US and other Western countries as a significant visible minority community. Sikhs are already the victims of mistaken identity since 11 [...]

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Guru Nanak’s Jyot and Jugat

November 9, 2016  /  News & Views  /  Comments Off

Gurmukh Singh  OBE

 ਜੋਤਿ ਰੂਪਿ ਹਰਿ ਆਪਿ ਗੁਰੂ ਨਾਨਕੁ ਕਹਾਯਉ ॥ The Embodiment of Light, the Lord Himself is called Guru Nanak. (SGGS Ang 1408) ਜੋਤਿ ਓਹਾ ਜੁਗਤਿ ਸਾਇ ਸਹਿ ਕਾਇਆ ਫੇਰਿ ਪਲਟੀਐ ॥ The Guru-persons shared the same Guru Light and the same way (method); only the King [Nanak] changed His body. (Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ang [...]

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Why not a Sikh Regiment ? – Final Part III

November 2, 2016  /  News & Views  /  Comments Off

Prime Minister Winston Churchil with sikh soldiers

From a position of [armed] strength, remain humble [i.e. without aggression or animosity]. (Sikh military tradition established by Gurus, Hargobind, Har Rai and Gobind Singh.)     This maxim is ultimately symbolized by the Kirpaan, the Sikh sword, which is the defender of a just regime in which all share and are equal. Strength to be [...]

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Why not a Sikh Regiment ? – Part II of III

October 27, 2016  /  News & Views  /  Comments Off

15th Ludhiana Sikhs Regiment

   Pride in own community culture and tradition while sharing common Sikh-British values needs to be encouraged amongst next generations. In this context, Defence Secretary, Sir Michael Fallen, needs fuller briefing about the Sikh military tradition to understand why the Sikh British are asking , “Why not a British Sikh Regiment?” Anglo-Sikh relations are built on [...]

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Why not a Sikh Regiment?

October 19, 2016  /  News & Views  /  Comments Off

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Part 1 of III     The topic of “radicalization” amongst next generation minority communities in the West and linking it with terrorism due to misinformed government policy, has been discussed in earlier two columns. A related issue for Sikh British has come up recently. The Defence Secretary, Sir Michael Fallen, has indicated that starting a [...]

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Sikh Council UK: Showing UK Sikh Unity & Maturity

October 13, 2016  /  News & Views  /  Comments Off

Gurmukh Singh OBE

The General Assembly meeting of the Sikh Council UK took place on Saturday 8th October 2016, At: Gurdwara Guru Nanak Parkash, Coventry. An Executive Committee selected by the General Assembly will now meet on Saturday 29 October to start the process for forming the next Administration. In a spirit of openness, I share some thoughts [...]

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Radicalized Youth & Confused Government Policy

October 6, 2016  /  News & Views  /  Comments Off

Gurmukh Singh OBE

(Part II) Radicalisation” is a loaded expression which lumps together Islamic radicalization at one extreme and social activism at the other.  Individuals and groups questioning the current state of affairs, are sometimes regarded as a threat by the establishment. They are seen to be “undermining status quo”. Too readily, they are then branded as “radicalized” [...]

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