UK: Leicester Gets New Indian Visa Centre

ADITI KHANNA | LONDON | DEC 04, 2013 The British city of Leicester has won a 20-year campaign to have its own Indian visa centre, which will benefit a large Indian-origin community in the region. The centre in the city’s Belgrave area was officially opened by Indian Consul General in Birmingham, V S Ramalingam, and Leicester’s Indian-origin MP Keith Vaz. “I cannot believe that after so many years of campaigning, it has finally become a reality. It is a wonderful gift to Leicester,” the Labour MP and chair of the House of Commons Home Affairs Select Committee said. “With the […]


Leicester gets new Indian visa centre in UK

The British city of Leicester has won a 20-year campaign to have its own Indian visa centre, which will benefit a large Indian-origin community in the region. The centre in the city’s Belgrave area was officially opened by Indian Consul General in Birmingham, V S Ramalingam, and Leicester’s Indian-origin MP Keith Vaz. “I cannot believe that after so many years of campaigning, it has finally become a reality. It is a wonderful gift to Leicester,” the Labour MP and chair of the House of Commons Home Affairs Select Committee said. “With the Home Office biometric centre in the city centre […]


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 […]