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Funding Pulled From Sikh Free School, Leicester UK

Leicester, UK: A Sikh free school due to open in two days has had its funding withdrawn by the government, leaving parents upset at the last-minute decision. The 70 pupils will be sent to other schools while the matter is resolved. Falcons Primary School was due to open in Leicester but was told by the Department for Education on Friday its ...

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Sikh Featured In GQ Magazine

London, UK: After the Waris Ahluwalia’s GAP advertisement, the Gentlemen’s Quarterly has featured Manik Singh, another keshadhari Sikh, in its magazine. The Gentlemen Quarterly is a fashion magazine with no connection to Sikhi, however’s its decision to feature a Sikh model has been welcomed with surprise. Since the 9/11 attacks, Sikhs have repeatedly endured violence and bigotry throughout the World because ...

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Lance Corporal Harmeet Singh – the first Sikh in his regiment – can be seen paying tribute to a fallen soldier bearing the same surname.

UK: A proud soldier from Thornaby is featuring in a national campaign to remember every British and commonwealth soldier killed in the First World War. Lance Corporal Harmeet Singh, 23, currently based at Northallerton, can be seen on TV screens paying tribute to a fallen soldier bearing the same surname. Lance Corporal Singh, who married wife Ramandeep Kaul in March ...

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Nations Without States Group Urges Diverse Communities to Vote YES in Scottish Referendum

London, UK: The pressure group Nations Without States (NWS) is urging diverse communities of Scotland to vote yes in the forthcoming Scottish Referendum. NWS is a collective umbrella of multiple campaign groups representing global national freedom movements such as Tamil, Sikh, Kurdish, Borneo, Matabele, South Azerbaijan, Kashmir and Baloch. Its activists are encouraging their respective diverse communities e.g. Sikh, Tamil, Kashmiri ...

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FIBA Maintains Turban Ban; Sikhs Urged to #CallFoulonFIBA : Sikh Coalition

New York City, USA: In a news release the US based civil rights organization the Sikh Coalition has information that [i]gnoring protests from around the world, the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) decided yesterday (August 28) to delay a decision on whether Sikh athletes can wear turbans. No deadline was given for addressing the issue. As a result, FIBA’s turban ban ...

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