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IWAGB’s urgent call to the Government results in action

IWAGB’s recent letter to the British Government, urging them to arrange for the safe return of British citizens and residents stranded in India due to the COVID-19 lockdown has led to the action by the Foreign Office. The British Foreign Office has chartered 12 additional flights this week in order to bring back around 3,000 individuals stranded in India. We are extremely thankful to the British Government for acting quickly and urge them to continue to monitor the repatriation effort so everyone is returned safely. Coverage of our call to the Government has been widespread, receiving support from M.P. Claudia […]

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


‘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.’