July 21, 2024

Punjab

Sukhbir Badal congratulates 10 Sikh MPs who have been elected to the UK’s House of Commons

Kaumimarg Bureau | July 07, 2024 07:14 PM

Chandigarh-Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal today while congratulating ten Sikh MPs who have been elected to the United Kingdom’s House of Commons, appealed to them to work collectively to spread awareness about Sikhism and put a stop to hate crimes against the community.

Asserting that from the time of the first Sikh settlers in 1911 to significant migration of Sikhs in the 1950’s, the SAD president said Sikhs have made immense contributions to various walks of life in the United Kingdom to become the fourth largest religious group. “It is a source of great pride for the Sikh community worldwide that ten members from the community have been elected as MPs. I offer my heartiest congratulations to Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi, Preet Kaur Gill, Kirith Entwisle, Gurinder Singh Josan, Jas Atwal, Dr Jeevun Sandher, Warinder Jas, Satvir Kaur, Harpreet Kaur Uppal and Sonia Kaur Kumar for registering resounding victories in the recent elections in the United Kingdom.

Mr Sukhbir Badal said the mandate had also given an opportunity to the Sikh MPs to create awareness about the community and put a complete stop to hate crimes against community members. He said while the United Kingdom had taken a number of steps including observing National Sikh Awareness and Heritage Month, more needed to be done to sensitize people worldwide about Sikhism as well as the Sikh Kakaars including the turban. “This can be done through public dialogues and spreading awareness about the Sikh religion as well as its principles”.

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