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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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Sikh Relief Team Pledges to Work For Release of Bhai Balbir Singh “Bira”

Ludhiana, Punjab: The Sikh Relief team has welcomed the release of Bibi Sukhjinder Kaur, who was detained in Ludhiana along with her husband Bhai Balbir Singh “Bira” in a fabricated case. While welcoming the release of Bibi Ji, the Sikh Relief team stated that over five years of her life were wasted due to prolonged court hearings. The following statement was ...

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USA: Legal Victory – Veteran’s father now permitted to wear turban when visiting son

Pennsylvania, USA: As per a release by US based civil rights organization, United Sikhs, [l]ast year, the George W. Hill Correctional Facility in Pennsylvania USA refused to allow an elderly Sikh gentleman to visit his son, a United States Military Veteran, without removing his turban. He had already successfully passed the security check, but was then asked by the guards to ...

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Ekta yatra begins for release of detainees

Mohali, Punjab: The “Kaumi Sikh Ekta Paidal Yatra” for the release of Sikh detainees languishing in various jails and for uniting the community under one Nishan Sahib started from Gurdwara Amb Sahib here today. The march is being led by Gurbaksh Singh Khalsa, a Sikh leader from Haryana who had observed a 44-day fast at the gurdwara last year to demand ...

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Legislation for religious workers introduced in US

Washington, USA: Aimed at facilitating the immigration of religious workers, including those of Hindu and Sikh faith, a US lawmaker has introduced a legislation in the House of Representatives. Introduced yesterday by Congressman Mike Honda, the Freedom of Faith Act (HR 4460), will make permanent the special immigrant provision for non-minister religious workers. The current religious workers programme is set to ...

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