Javier Garcia Oliva: Why the Constitutional Treatment of Religion in Great Britain Matters in Religious Disputes – UK Constitutional Law Association

‘Two high profile cases concerning the approach of public authorities towards religion and identity, where the care and future of looked after children were concerned, have featured this summer.’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 26th September 2017

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Charity Commission issues official warning to gurdwara – Law & Religion UK

Posted August 25th, 2017 in breach of trust, charities, Charity Commission, news, Sikhism by sally

‘The Charity Commission opened a compliance case in 2015 into Gurdwara Guru Nanak Parkash in Coventry and has now issued an official warning to the trustees under s 75A(1)(a) Charities Act 2011 on the grounds that “a breach of trust or duty or other misconduct or mismanagement has been committed by or in connection with the control and management of the charity as charity trustees”. This is only the second time the Commission has used its power to issue an official warning’

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Law & Religion UK, 24th August 2017

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British Sikh couple take legal action after being advised not to adopt – The Guardian

Posted June 27th, 2017 in adoption, news, race discrimination, Sikhism by tracey

‘A British Sikh couple are bringing a legal case, claiming they were advised by an adoption agency not to apply because of their “cultural heritage”.’

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The Guardian, 27th June 2017

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Disputed trusteeship: Shergill v Khaira yet again – Law & Religion UK

Posted April 25th, 2017 in news, Sikhism, succession, trusts by sally

‘The Chancery Division has handed down the latest judgment in the long-running saga about the disputed trusteeship of two Sikh gurdwaras in High Wycombe and Birmingham. In Shergill & Ors v Khaira & Ors [2017] EWHC 883 (Ch), HHJ Purle QC, sitting as a Judge of the High Court, found for the claimants.’

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Law & Religion UK, 21st April 2017

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Jasvinder Sanghera: I ran away to escape a forced marriage – BBC News

Posted February 24th, 2017 in forced marriages, news, Sikhism by sally

‘Jasvinder Sanghera was locked in a room by her parents when she was 16, when she refused to marry the man they had chosen for her. Here she describes how she escaped with the help of a secret boyfriend – but lost all contact with her family as a result.’

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BBC News, 24th February 2017

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Sikhs in UK are ‘invisible to government’ despite hate crime increase – The Guardian

Posted November 25th, 2016 in hate crime, news, religious discrimination, Sikhism by tracey

‘British Sikhs have been “invisible to the government since 9/11” despite increased levels of discrimination and hate crimes, the Sikh Federation has said as a comprehensive survey of the UK’s fourth largest faith group was published.’

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The Guardian, 25th November 2016

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New Country Guidance case on Afghan Sikhs – Free Movement

‘At long last the long awaited new Country Guidance case on Sikhs from Afghanistan is out. The case is TG and others (Afghan Sikhs persecuted) (CG) [2015] UKUT 595 (IAC).’

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Free Movement, 9th November 2015

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Sikh wins compensation over prison turban challenge – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 16th, 2015 in compensation, news, prisons, religious discrimination, Sikhism, solicitors by sally

‘A Sikh solicitor has won undisclosed compensation after being barred from entering a prison to visit a client because he had pins in his turban.’

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Daily Telegraph, 15th January 2015

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Police apology over caution for woman who burned taxi driver’s turban – BBC News

Posted December 2nd, 2014 in assault, cautions, crime, news, police, Sikhism, taxis by sally

‘Police have apologised after a woman who tore off a Sikh taxi driver’s turban and burned it in front of him, was given a caution.’

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BBC News, 2nd December 2014

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Khaira and others (Respondents) v. Shergill and others (Appellants) – Supreme Court

Posted June 13th, 2014 in law reports, Sikhism, succession, trusts by sally

Khaira and others (Respondents) v. Shergill and others (Appellants) [2014] UKSC 33 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 11th June 2014

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Supreme Court to rule on status of Sikh ‘saint’ – The Independent

‘Britain’s finest legal minds have been asked to make sense of some of life’s thorniest problems, but few compare to that posed by the followers of Sant Baba Jeet Singh Ji Maharaj – specifically whether he is a Sikh saint, the Third Holy Saint in fact.’

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The Independent, 8th June 2014

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Sikh man jailed over knife attack on former Indian general Kuldip Singh Brar – The Independent

Posted March 24th, 2014 in armed forces, assault, grievous bodily harm, India, news, sentencing, Sikhism by sally

‘A Sikh man has received a lengthy jail sentence after being convicted of slashing a former Indian military lieutenant general in the neck while he was on holiday in London.’

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The Independent, 21st March 2014

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Three Sikh men and one woman jailed for attack on retired Indian general – The Guardian

Posted December 11th, 2013 in armed forces, assault, India, news, sentencing, Sikhism, wounding by sally

“Three Sikh men and a woman have received lengthy jail sentences after being convicted of slashing an elderly Indian general in the neck.”

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The Guardian, 10th December 2013

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Sikh woman asks court not to annul marriage to mentally disabled man – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 7th, 2013 in consent, forced marriages, local government, mental health, news, Sikhism by sally

“A woman who was subjected to an arranged marriage with a man who has severe mental disabilities begged a High Court judge not to annul the union because it would consign her to permanent spinsterhood and ostracism by the Sikh community.”

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Daily Telegraph, 6th August 2013

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Gang guilty of Indian Lt-Gen Kuldeep Singh Brar attack – BBC News

Posted August 1st, 2013 in armed forces, gangs, news, Sikhism, wounding by sally

“A Sikh gang has been convicted of slashing a retired Indian general’s throat in a revenge attack.”

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BBC News, 31st July 2013

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Supreme court urged to rule on Sikh leader’s claim he is a ‘holy saint’ – The Guardian

Posted November 12th, 2012 in admissibility, news, religious discrimination, Sikhism, succession, Supreme Court by sally

“The supreme court is considering whether it should rule on the spiritual status of a Sikh leader and examine his claim to be a ‘holy saint’.”

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The Guardian, 11th November 2012

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Birmingham shop advert deemed ‘offensive’ to Sikhs – BBC News

Posted August 15th, 2012 in advertising, complaints, news, Sikhism by sally

“A television advert for a Birmingham furniture shop has been banned because it was ‘likely to cause serious offence’ to the Sikh community.”

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BBC News, 15th August 2012

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Sikh campaigners threaten legal fight over 2011 census – BBC News

Posted February 25th, 2010 in census, news, race discrimination, religious discrimination, Sikhism by sally

“The UK Sikh Federation says it might take legal action over the Office for National Statistics’ 2011 census form.”

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BBC News, 25th February 2010

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Sikh ‘ceremonial daggers’ should be allowed in schools, says judge – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 9th, 2010 in news, race discrimination, religious discrimination, school children, Sikhism by sally

“Sikh pupils should be allowed to carry ceremonial daggers, Britain’s first Asian judge has said, following a case in which a 14-year-old was excluded for insisting on bringing his Kirpan blade to school.”

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Daily Telegraph, 8th February 2010

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Sikh judge Sir Mota Singh criticises banning of Kirpan – BBC News

Posted February 8th, 2010 in news, race discrimination, religious discrimination, Sikhism by sally

“Sikhs should be allowed to wear their ceremonial daggers – known as Kirpans – to school and other public places, Britain’s first Asian judge has said.”

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BBC News, 8th February 2010

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