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Taliban massacre in Peshawar condemned by Leicester communities

By Tim_Healy27  |  Posted: December 17, 2014 Vigil for the victims of the Peshawar massacre Communities in Leicester have condemned the slaughter of 132 children and nine teachers in the Taliban terrorist attack.The killings were carried out on Tuesday by nine gunmen at a school for the children of the Pakistan military in Peshawar.The horrific pictures of the dead and wounded have drawn condemnation from political and religious leaders around the world.In Leicester, Bishop Tim Stevens, spoke of his sadness and distress at hearing the news of the Taliban attack on a school. In a message to the Pakistani community […]


Campaigners call on Government to increase powers to tackle ‘faith healers’ who con people out of thousands of pounds

By Ciaranfagan  |  Posted: November 01, 2014 Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg with Sital Singh Gill Campaigners have urged the Government to give officials greater powers to tackle ‘faith healers’ who con people out of thousands of pounds. Members of Leicester’s branch of the Indian Workers’ Association, (IWA), met Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg this week to explain to him how people in the city are being ripped off. An unknown number of tricksters are operating in the city, advertising in foreign language newspapers or by putting business cards through letterboxes or leaving them on car windscreens. Many claim to […]


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