Surrey (June 17, 2013): In a press statement by the World Sikh Organization of Canada (WSO) has announced, in partnership with the Fraser Health Authority, the launch of a compendium on the Sikh faith and best practices for Sikh patients. The announcement came during WSO’s annual inter-community dinner in Surrey. The FHA serves an area that is home to the largest population of Sikhs in Canada.
WSO President Prem Singh Vinning said, “while it has been our position from the outset that the accommodation of the turban should not hinge on FIFA rules but instead on our Canadian rules and law and on our tradition of diversity and acceptance, this announcement is certainly good news. It is now absolutely clear that there should be no restriction on the wearing of the turban by Sikh players.”
Zurich, Switzerland (June 14, 2013): It is learnt that Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) has sent a letter to the Canadian Soccer Association (CSA) on 13 June 2013 to inform the CSA that:
Following communication between the CSA and FIFA, the matter related to Law 4 – The Player’s Equipment, the use of head covers and the situation arisen within the CSA has been presented to the members of the International Football Association Board (IFAB) for discussion.
London, United Kingdom (June 13, 2013): The UK based Sikh Federation (UK) has confirmed that a conference is going to be held on Tuesday 25 June 2013 in the European Parliament in Brussels on the Death Penalty and Human Rights abuses in India.
It is notable that Shiromani Gurdwara Prabhandak Committee (SGPC) has also sent a Jatha to Pakistan to observe the martyrdom day. Whereas the same samgam is to be held on June 16; it is learnt that the SGPC jatha would hold a separate function observing the martyrdom day on June 12. Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Prabhandak Committee (PSGPC) shall observe the day on June 16.
London, United Kingdom (June 11, 2013): According to police estimates the number Sikhs protesting each year in June in central London continues to grow. This year the police estimated numbers increased by 15-20% on last year. Last year numbers grew by 30%.
Ottawa, Canada (June 05, 2013) As per inforamtion, on June 04, 2013 Brampton Member of Parliament Parm Gill continued his call for the Quebec Soccer Federation’s to overturn its decision to ban turban-wearing players today, with the launch of a petition directed to the Fédération Internationale de Football Association.
Amritsar, Punjab (June 02, 2013): It is learnt that Hindu organization Shiv Sena (Rashtarvadi) took out a march on May 31, 2013 in Amritsar to show their protest against the June 1984 memorial for Sikh martyrs. In June 1984 Indian army had attacked Sri Darbar Sahib and other Sikh Gurdwaras in Punjab and adjoining states.
Amritsar, Punjab (May 29, 2013): All India Sikh Students Federation (AISSF) and Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) have appealed Sikhs across the globe to sign November 1984 Sikh genocide petition.
We seek the active intervention of the European Union in exerting diplomatic pressure on Indian Government and raising humanitarian concerns to stop the execution of death sentence of Prof. Davinder Pal Singh Bhullar, who is on death row and whose sentence has been confirmed by the Supreme Court of India in April despite original conviction based on confession before police, no corroboration of evidence of any kind, split judgment of the Supreme Court in upholding the sentence of capital punishment, inordinate delay in carrying out the sentence as well as ignoring the mental status of the accused.
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