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October 2017 Bulletin 83
Sikh Council UK conveys heartfelt sadness in hearing of the loss of Bhai Jagraj Singh Ji, founder of Everything13 and Basics of Sikhi. The Sikh Community around the world, not just the UK, has lost a great pioneer who brought Sikhi to millions of people around the world through his YouTube videos and charitable work. Bhai Jagraj Singh was very much a Panthic personality and brought together Sikhs of different Jathebandi’s onto the same platform. Sikh Council UK urged the Sikh Community to continue to support initiatives such as the Visitor Centre in Amritsar and Basics of Sikhi through which Jagraj Singh’s legacy will live on.
Continue reading the July 2017 Bulletin 80
Sikh Council UK hosted a BhaiBhan Singh 1984 list Press Conference lead by the S.Harinder Singh (educator, thinker and activist) from USA. Context: The 120-page list was prepared by SardarBhan Singh, the then secretary of ShiromaniGurdwaraParbhandak Committee (SGPC). S.Bhan Singh sent the list to Dr. Joyce Pettigrew (Northern Ireland) in November 1985. Several years ago, she entrusted it to Harinder Singh (USA). The list in Gurmukhi script details includes the martyrs’ name, fathers name, address, age, their children and attester. This can be found on www.1984.org. Indeed the “The list of 706 innocent Sikhs murdered by the State tells us a few things. Inaccuracies in Indian government’s causality citations, SGPCs’ preparedness and then discontinuation of the 1984 listings, and the need for open and just data-based dialogue on 1984 genocide,” Sikh Council UK calls upon the UK government and all parties to initiate an inquiry into the 1984 Sikh Genocide. The Council is committed to work on this matter, with all interested Sikh and human rights organisations.
Continue reading the June 2017 Bulletin 79
The Home Secretary Rt Hon Amber Rudd visited the General Assembly of Sikh Council UK which was held at Gurdwara Baba Budha Ji in Nottingham.
During the visit, she addressed Sikh Council UK members and welcomed the launch of Sikh Aware UK, the first hate crime monitoring platform for the Sikh community in the UK established by Sikh Council UK in partnership with several supporting partner organisations. As part of her visit the Home Secretary was given a tour of Gurdwara Baba Budha Ji and also unveiled a plaque commemorating the 350 years’ anniversary of the birth of Guru Gobind Singh Ji, the tenth Guru of the Sikhs.
Continue reading May 2017 Buletin 78
Community Safety Committee of Sikh Council UK launched the Sikh Aware UK as an Incident reporting website set up as a public service which also measures and monitors anti-Sikhs incidents This platform allows victims to report any anti-Sikh hate crime they experience.
Continue reading April 2017 Bulletin 77