UK Sikhs

Operation Bluestar, Thirty Years On

Kirat Raj Singh | Posted 02.06.2014 | 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...