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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 […]


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 […]


Group steps up its fight to save Indians from death

By This is Leicestershire  |  Posted: June 03, 2010 A community group has called a public meeting to appeal for justice after 17 Indian men were sentenced to death. The Leicestershire Indian Workers’ Association began a campaign for a re-trial into the case of the men who are alleged to have been tortured and forced into confessing after a Pakistani man was killed in the United Arab Emirates. Association General secretary Sital Singh Gill, of Northfields, Leicester, is calling on people to support the campaign. The public meeting will take place at the East Park Road Gurdwara, Evington, from 6.30pm […]


‘Retry men sentenced to death’

‘Retry men sentenced to death’ By This is Leicestershire  |  Posted: May 26, 2010 A community leader has called for a retrial in the case of 17 Indian men facing the death penalty in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Sital Singh Gill, general secretary of Leicestershire Indian Workers’ Association, has sent a letter to Downing Street and the president of the UAE asking for an appeal. The 17 migrant workers were sentenced to death in March. The men, all from Punjab and aged between 21 and 25, were arrested in January 2009 after a Pakistani man died and three more […]