Jallianwala Bagh Remembrance Meeting 2019

The Indian Workers Association (G.B) and Kohinoor Radio (97.3 FM) is holding a special meeting in remembrance of 100 Years since Jallianwala Bagh & 35 Years since the 1984 Sikh Massacre. There will also be discussions on child grooming concerns, local policing issues, immigration and community cohesion. The Meeting will take place on Sunday 16th June 2019 @ 1.30pm, Kohinoor Radio Conference Hall, 308 St Saviour Road, Leicester, LE5 4HJ. It will broadcast in Leicester on 97.3FM radio & globally on KRFM

Police, council and community leaders join forces to raise awareness of bogus spiritual healers

Left to right: Merybell Smith, Sital Singh Gill of the Indian Workers Association, Inspector Ben Gillard and University lecturer Dr Harish Malhotra Issued on 6/3/15 at 2:34 p.m. Police, council and community leaders are joining forces to raise awareness about spiritual healers who are conning vulnerable people. On Thursday February 19 Mohammed Umar Ashrafi was jailed for nine years after he was found guilty of 15 counts of fraud and one count of blackmail at Leicester Crown Court. In April 2014 the Force launched an investigation after a victim disclosed how Ashrafi had posed as Kamal Ji, a devotee of […]


‘With the finding today that Mohammed Ashrafi, is guilty of fraud, the Indian Workers Association (GB) commends Leicestershire constabulary for taking this matter seriously and bringing a prosecution.  It will send a clear warning to others engaged in this type of deception which until now, had largely gone unchallenged,’ said Sital Singh Gill, General Secretary of the IWAGB Leicestershire.  ‘It will also encourage many others to come forward.’

The Indian Workers Association (GB) which was established in the UK in 1938 has campaigned over many decades against fake Guru’s and Baba’s who deceive vulnerable people out of many thousands of pounds, often their entire life savings and have largely escaped punishment.

‘I personally brought the matter to the attention of the Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg in a recent meeting, asking for Government to take the issue more seriously and provide public authorities with additional powers to take tougher action,’ said Sital Singh Gill.  ‘It is a credit to Leicestershire Constabulary that it is leading the way for others to follow.’