Tag Archives: British Sikhs

School for Sikh students in UK

London, UK: British Sikhs in a town north-west of London in England’s West Midlands region have set up a school targeted at children from the Sikh community. The Seva School in Coventry kicked off term this week with 130 students, with plans to increase the strength to 1,450 over the next five years. The newly opened school has been set up ...

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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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Op Bluestar: Sikhs outraged over UK Govt’s disclosure

London, UK: Nearly half a million British Sikhs are poised for political retaliation against UK Conservatives following confirmation that London offered military advice to India before the Operation Bluestar. A British government investigation has confirmed how “a UK military adviser recommended using helicopters and other tactics to keep deaths to a minimum during the 1984 operation. According to a report ...

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Sikhs proud of UK life, but most have faced racism

UK: Sikhs living in Britain are proud of being born or living in the UK, but an overwhelming majority have also experienced racism. Three-quarters, or 74.5 per cent, of British Sikhs have experienced racism and of these 53.4 per cent have experienced racism in the last 18 months.However, 95 per cent of British Sikhs are proud of being born or ...

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