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Bradford Sikhs win fight over meat plant near Leeds Road temple

UK: A Sikh community in Bradford has won a legal battle to stop a meat processing plant being built next to their temple. Many Sikhs are strict vegetarians, and worshippers at the Guru Gobind Singh Gurdwara building, which fronts on to Leeds Road, said they felt offended by the expansion bid by supermarket chain Pakeezah. They told planners that hearing ...

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UK Sikhs won’t have to wear hard hats at construction sites

London, UK: Sikhs in the UK will be exempted from wearing hard hats at construction sites, British Prime Minister David Cameron has announced. “From now on, Sikhs don’t have to wear hard hats at construction sites in our country,” Cameron said last night at a Baisakhi reception he hosted at 10, Downing Street. “We have already stopped searching of turbans in ...

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British Sikhs fined over attack on fellow Sikh

London, UK: A British court has fined three Sikhs who launched a ferocious attack on a fellow Sikh after he criticised their gurdwara on Facebook. Gurinderjit Singh, Santokh Singh Sahota and Harpreet Singh Sahota had pleaded guilty to a charge of affray at Warwickshire Crown Court in relation to the attack on Jujhar Singh Flora. Recorder Christopher Goodchild, who was hearing ...

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Punjabi bizman now owns Ranjit Singh’s sword

London, UK: A Canada-based Punjabi businessman has emerged to be the highest bidder of a historic sword that once belonged to Maharaja Ranjit Singh. The sword inscribed with “Akal Sahai Ranjit Singh Lahore” on the blade in Gurmukhi, was originally put up for auction last month by Mullock’s auctioneers in the UK, but withdrawn at the last minute after it ...

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The Sikh Pound is worth £7.63 Billion, according to the British Sikh Report.

London, UK: 9 April 2014: The British Sikh Report (BSR) is the only strategic document of its kind, aimed at governmental bodies and national institutions alike, which draws attention to the aspirations of the British Sikh community across a range of areas. Compiled by a collective of British Sikh professionals and academics, it is based on quantitative research and will ...

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