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Detailed Statement: Fake Gurus/Babas, Fraudulent Faith Healers and mystics

We are very much delighted with the Leicestershire Police who did commendable work and took the case of Mohamed Ashriff to the Crown Court and ended the case with a successful conviction. The self-proclaimed spiritual healer has been found guilty of conning victims out of hundreds of thousands of pounds. Mohammed Ashrafi scammed 18 people in Leicester after targeting people with personal problems, illnesses or financial difficulties from a home in Babingley Drive in the city. A jury at Leicester Crown Court convicted him of 15 counts of fraud and one of blackmail after a three-week trial. Ashrafi will be […]

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Asian community and judge praise Leicestershire Police after fake guru conviction

Fake guru Mohammed Ashrafi’s conviction and sentence was met with praise for Leicestershire Police from the Asian community and the judge in the case. The Indian Workers Association (IWA) and the Asian Rationalist Society Britain (ARSB) both issued statements saying they hoped the case would send a strong message to other fake gurus. They urged other victims of Ashrafi or similar con artists to come forward. Sital Singh Gill, secretary of the Leicestershire’s IWA branch, which actively campaigns against fake gurus and babas, said: “These fakes claim to have supernatural powers which can be used to alleviate financial, personal health […]


Welcome to the new home of the Indian Workers Association G.B!

By: Sital Singh Gill Welcome to the new home of the Indian Workers Association in Great Britain on the web! This website will serve as a resource regarding all of our activity and keep the public informed and updated on the issues we are tackling. The Indian Workers Association (IWA) in Great Britain is for those people from the Indian sub-continent who loved their country and actively fought for the release of India from British colonialism. They supported the Indian freedom movement as their aim and succeeded in obtaining support for that cause from many working class British. After independence, an […]

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Taliban massacre in Peshawar condemned by Leicester communities

By Tim_Healy27  |  Posted: December 17, 2014 Vigil for the victims of the Peshawar massacre Communities in Leicester have condemned the slaughter of 132 children and nine teachers in the Taliban terrorist attack.The killings were carried out on Tuesday by nine gunmen at a school for the children of the Pakistan military in Peshawar.The horrific pictures of the dead and wounded have drawn condemnation from political and religious leaders around the world.In Leicester, Bishop Tim Stevens, spoke of his sadness and distress at hearing the news of the Taliban attack on a school. In a message to the Pakistani community […]


Bogus Faith Healers

Campaigners urge the government to stop ‘faith healers’ who con people   Leicester’s branch of the Indian Workers’ Association (IWA) discussed the issue of fake faith healers with Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg.According to them, con artists operate in the city by advertising their services in foreign language newspapers, distributing business cards through letterboxes and leaving them on car windscreens. They claim to use the power of prayer to heal broken marriages, solve financial problems and even cure HIV or cancer.Sital Singh Gill, leader of the IWA in Leicester met Mr Clegg in London to explain that branches of the […]