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Leicester Visa centre is a great victory

By Leicester Mercury  |  Posted: December 04, 2013 Indian Workers Association (GB) Leicestershire is pleased to celebrate the opening of an Indian visa office in Leicester after more than 20 years of relentless campaigning for this cause. This is a great victory for us and all who campaigned to open this office in Leicester. We started the campaign on May 9, 1993 at Highfield Community Centre. The office will be of huge benefit for the Asian population in Leicester who are used to travelling to Birmingham for Indian visa and passport services. It will also be of great benefit for […]


Student's rape and death prompts visit

Student’s rape and death prompts visit

By Leicester Mercury  |  Posted: January 07, 2013 A delegation from Leicester is to meet leading politicians in New Delhi to convey their dismay at the brutal gang rape and death of a 23-year-old medical student. It will be led by the general secretary of the Leicestershire branch of the Indian Workers Association Sital Singh Gill. A condolence meeting was held on Friday to pay homage to the memory of the victim, who died in hospital on December 29, two weeks after being attacked on a bus in New Delhi. Mr Gill said: “We want to convey our deep concerns […]


Leicester delegation to meet politicians in New Delhi

By gemmapeplow  |  Posted: January 05, 2013 A delegation from Leicester is to meet leading politicians in New Delhi to convey their dismay at the brutal gang rape and death of a 23-year-old medical student. It will be led by the general secretary of the Leicestershire branch of the Indian Workers Association, Sital Singh Gill. Mr Gill said he was due to fly out shortly after organising a condolence meeting on Friday to pay homage to the memory of the victim who died in hospital on December 29, two weeks after being attacked on a bus in New Delhi. Mr […]


Remembrance for Indian Gang Rape Victim

Indian Workers Association to remember rape victim

By Leicester Mercury  |  Posted: January 03, 2013 Indian workers are to pay their respects to a woman who died after being raped on a Delhi bus. The Great Britain Indian Workers Association has arranged a condolence meeting at Highfields Community Centre, in Leicester, tomorrow, at 6pm. Association secretary Sital Singh Gill described the incident as brutal and shameful. He said: “It has shocked and galvanised the whole country, leading to widespread protests and demonstrations demanding quick and severe punishment for the culprits, alongside changes to the law to prevent such incidents happening again.” The 23-year-old medical student was attacked […]


Vow to fight immigration reforms

By Leicester Mercury  |  Posted: July 11, 2012 Campaigners in Leicester have vowed to fight new immigration rules which restrict access to the UK. New regulations which came into effect yesterday mean only those who earn at least £18,600 will be able to bring in a spouse or partner from outside Europe. The Leicester branch of the Indian Workers’ Association, (IWA), said it planned to mount a legal challenge to the reforms. The Government said the move and a series of other immigration reforms would save hundreds of millions of pounds in benefits and health and education spending. Sital Singh […]