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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 […]


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Prominent UK Sikhs meet and provide evidence to ministers for 1984 Inquiry

By: Amanpreet Kaur Gill (Picture is attached of Justice Minister Simon Hughes with Parmjit Singh Gill [left] Sital Singh Gill [right], and other prominent representatives from the Sikh Federation UK and Sikh Council UK) Former Lib Dem MP, Parmjit Singh Gill, Sital Singh Gill General Secretary, Indian Workers Association and representatives of the UK Sikh community met with three Ministers last week on Tuesday 26 February following the release of the report by the Government confirming UK involvement in the 1984 attack on the Sri Harmandar Sahib (Golden Temple) complex in Amritsar. The first meeting was with Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, Senior […]


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 […]


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 […]


Nick Clegg receives a cold reception in Leicester

Posted on April 7, 2011 by leicesterrtw The People of Leicester showed their response to the Con-Dem cuts after Nick Clegg visited the city for a question and answer session at Cine De Lux in the Highcross shopping centre. Leicester Right To Work Campaign mobilised for a demonstration with just 24 hours notice after hearing Clegg was visiting the city. Angry On the day around 130 people took part, including young and old, black and white. Members of Unison, PCS, and Unite unions were all present, along with the Indian Workers Association (GB), De Montfort University students and service user […]