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 […]

Remembrance for Indian Gang Rape Victim

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 […]


Delegation meet British PM over death row inmate

Former Leicester South MP Parmjit Singh Gill A delegation has visited Downing Street to seek support for a campaign against the execution of a prisoner in India. Former Leicester South MP Parmjit Singh Gill and Sital Singh Gill, general secretary of the Indian Workers Association in Leicestershire, spoke to David Cameron about the case of Balwant Singh Rajoana. He is on death row in Punjab for his role in the 1995 murder of then state chief minister Beant Singh, who was killed by suicide bomber Dilawar Singh. Rajoana was convicted of acting as back-up suicide bomber, should Singh have failed. […]


Plea to PM over death row inmate

By Leicester Mercury  |  Posted: April 24, 2012 A delegation has visited Downing Street to seek support for a campaign against the execution of a prisoner in India. Former Leicester South MP Parmjit Singh Gill and Sital Singh Gill, general secretary of the Indian Workers Association in Leicestershire, spoke to David Cameron about the case of Balwant Singh Rajoana. He is on death row in Punjab for his role in the 1995 murder of then state chief minister Beant Singh, who was killed by suicide bomber Dilawar Singh. Rajoana was convicted of acting as back-up suicide bomber, should Singh have […]


Leicester unites against racist EDL

by Simon Assaf People from across Leicester joined a public meeting to organise opposition to the English Defence League (EDL) last Saturday. The racist organisation plans to come to the city on 4 February. But anti-fascists plan to protest against them. Around 170 people came to the meeting. Sital Singh Gill, general secretary of the Indian Workers Association, addressed the meeting along with councillors and activists. The anti-fascist protest is supported by CWU Leicestershire branch, PCS Leicester and Leicestershire branch, Stoneygate Labour Party, Unite 0168M branch, Leicester District Trades Council and a host of union and community organisations. Labour councillor […]