Sikh Council UK welcomed the historic occasion of the first dastar wearing Sikh Member of Parliament in the UK House of Commons giving his maiden speech in Parliament today. Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi MP for Slough rose to deliver a powerful speech that was welcomed and praised by all.
During his speech Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi made reference to his Sikh faith and heritage including his dastar. He mentioned the Sikh contribution during the world wars where over 80,000 Sikhs laid down their lives and he lamented the problems faced by Sikhs and others in countries like France today where Sikhs are not allowed to attend state schools wearing nor have their official identity documents wearing dastars.
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