UK Sikhs

Sikh Representation - A Decolonised Perspective

Ranveer Singh | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK Politics
Ranveer Singh

The only expectation the Sikh community have of the newly elected MPs, in terms of matters pertaining to the Panth, is the expectation of gaining an honest and upfront answer from the UK government on the Panthic objective; which for the Sikhs remains complete autonomy and independence from the Indian State.

Intermarriage - Sikhs Are The New Jews

Jonathan Romain | Posted 22.09.2017 | UK
Jonathan Romain

It was an astonishing event that reverberated far beyond the Sikh community. Last week, over fifty Sikhs interrupted a wedding that was taking place at a Sikh Temple in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire. The reason? Because a Sikh bride was marrying a Hindu groom, and the protesters objected to a mixed-faith wedding taking place.

Sikhs Protesting Interfaith Wedding At Leamington Spa Temple Incident 'Were Carrying Ceremonial Knives'

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 12.09.2016 | UK

All but one of the “bladed weapons” seized after an incident at a Sikh temple which sparked a mass arrest were ceremonial, police have said. Arm...

These Teens Founded A Sikh Society At Their 500-Year-Old Grammar School

The Huffington Post | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 24.03.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Two cousins have made history at their 500-year-old grammar school in Manchester after they founded the institution's first Sikh society. The Sikhi So...

Police Apologise For Being 'Deeply Disrespectful' To Sikhs During Protest

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 31.10.2015 | UK

The Metropolitan Police have apologised for disrespecting Sikhs - including grabbing and breaking a sacred flag - during a recent protest in London. ...

Big-Hearted Sikhs Are Feeding Thousands Of War-Torn Refugees A Day

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 22.10.2015 | UK

A Sikh charity is setting up bakeries to feed thousands of hungry refugees in the war-torn regions surrounding Syria and Iraq. Langar Aid – an e...

Sacred or Sham: Interfaith Marriage in the Sikh Community

Jody-Lan Castle | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK
Jody-Lan Castle

My husband and I had a Sikh marriage ceremony (Anand Karaj) in a Gurdwara in Hong Kong earlier this year. Clinging tightly to the ends of the red cloth draped between us, we walked around the Guru Granth Sahib four times...

Thirty Years on, Still No Justice for India's Sikhs

Schona Jolly | Posted 31.12.2014 | UK
Schona Jolly

Thirty years after the organized murder, rape and displacement of thousands of India's Sikhs, both in Delhi and beyond, following the assassination of Indira Gandhi by her Sikh bodyguards in 1984, India's Sikhs are still waiting for justice.

'Desperate' Tilbury Docks Migrants Now Claiming Asylum, As Dead Man Named

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK

Migrants found banging and screaming inside a cargo container are now in the process of claiming asylum in Britain, as police named the men found dead...

Operation Bluestar, Thirty Years On

Kirat Raj Singh | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Kirat Raj Singh

Operation Bluestar is seen as the beginning of a Sikh genocide that continued through the anti-Sikhs pogroms of November 1984 and lasted through the decade of state-sponsored extrajudicial killings from the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s...

Sikhs To Boycott Downing Street Reception Over Massacre 'Whitewash'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK

Sikhs could boycott a Downing Street reception with the prime minister, to voice their anger at the UK's response to a 1985 massacre in India, after a...

Sikhs Should Honour Joginder Singh's Memory by Fighting Islamophobia

Faisal Hanif | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Faisal Hanif

The news that an elder from the community has passed away is apart from the deep immediate sorrow an event that causes many to look on the future with some trepidation. Death in this context is so much more than just the passing of an individual. It represents the severing of a link to times and sacrifices that are all too distant for many second, generation immigrants.

1984 Sikhs' Kristallnacht

Kirat Raj Singh | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Kirat Raj Singh

It was between the 31st October and 3rd November in 1984, that Sikhs in Delhi and other various parts of India were systematically targeted and massacred on a large scale. According to the even most conservative estimates, 8,000 Sikhs were killed over the four-day period, out of which 3,000 were in the capital city alone.

What Percentage Of Sikhs Are Proud To Be British?

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 06.06.2013 | UK

Despite three quarters of them experiencing racism, 95% of British Sikhs are proud to have been born or to live in Britain. The 2013 British Sikh R...

My Vaisakhi Sewa

Jon Ashworth | Posted 29.06.2013 | UK Politics
Jon Ashworth

One of the most exciting things about representing Leicester is being part of city of so many faiths. We have our splendid churches, our mosques, hindu temples, synagogues, a Jain temple and of course our Gurdwaras. I'm proud that we are city that celebrates every major religious festival.

Premium Travel in... Palma, Majorca

Raj Gill | Posted 05.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Raj Gill

It wasn't even the school holidays, but with impending Christmas and Hogmanay festivities, we were getting pretty stressed, which is insane considerin...

Faith Hate: The EDL Targets Faith Communities for New Recruit

Fiyaz Mughal | Posted 25.11.2012 | UK Politics
Fiyaz Mughal

Whilst more and more lights are shone on the EDL and its affiliates, we believe that the future may give these far-right organisations more oxygen, as economies weaken in Europe. More than ever, the voices of reason within faith communities are needed and there is a need for all of us to report faith-hate crimes where we see them.

Literary Controversies Since the Rushdie Affair

Claire Chambers | Posted 19.11.2012 | Home
Claire Chambers

The British protests against Rushdie's novel and these more recent protests are commonly understood in terms of the free speech versus religious offence argument. But it is important to think beyond this limiting binary to attain a greater degree of intercultural understanding in twenty-first century Britain.

Religious Hatred and Gun Culture: Recipe for Disaster

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 07.10.2012 | UK
Preetam Kaushik

Recent killings at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin, US only brings to limelight the hatred and contempt people aka nut cases can have about religions other than their own.

That's Sikh! Jaw-Dropping Death-Defying Warriors of Goja Show (Video)

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 23.11.2011 | UK

A video of a brick-smashing, glass-chomping troupe of dancing Sikhs has gone viral after the 'Warrior’s of Goja’s' shocking feats on an Indian tal...