Leicester riots: Public meeting discusses disorder

Stores were damaged during disorder in Leicester A special meeting has been held in Leicester to discuss the recent riots. The Indian Workers Association of Leicester invited politicians, police, school and religious leaders from the community to the event. They discussed why the troubles broke out in the city and how a repeat could be avoided. Leicester East MP Keith Vaz and Kashmir Singh of the Federation of Sikh Organisations attended the meeting. The meeting took place at the Guru Dashmesh Gurdwara in Gipsy Lane at 1800 BST on Saturday. Sital Singh Gill of the workers association said: “We strongly […]

Community meeting to debate the riots

By Leicester Mercury  |  Posted: August 19, 2011 Civil unrest and vandalism which erupted in cities across England, including Leicester, will be discussed at a public meeting tomorrow. The Indian Workers Association of Great Britain’s Leicestershire branch, wants to look at ways to stop similar events happening again. It takes place at the Guru Dashmesh Gurdwara in Gipsy Lane, Leicester at 6pm. Speakers include Keith Vaz, MP for Leicester East; Sital Singh Gill, general secretary of the Indian Workers Association, and Kashmir Singh, of the Federation of Sikh Organisations. City councillors and police have also been invited. Mr Gill said: […]

Concerns raised over EDL protest at special meeting

By This is Leicestershire  |  Posted: October 04, 2010 About 100 people attended a meeting yesterday about the English Defence League protest set to take place in the city centre at the weekend. The Indian Workers’ Association’s (IWA) Leicestershire branch organised the meeting at the Guru Tegh Bahadur Gurdwara, in Leicester. The EDL – which says it campaigns against Islamic extremism – is planning a protest in Humberstone Gate on Saturday. IWA general secretary Sital Singh Gill said: “The English Defence League are organising these kind of events across the country, stirring up racism and provoking violent attacks on Muslim, […]

Packed meeting at Leicester Gurdwara resolves to oppose the EDL on 9 Oct

Posted on October 3, 2010 by luaf A packed public meeting took place on Sunday at a main Gurdwara in the heart of Leicester’s Sikh community. 150 people met to discuss the community’s response to the English Defence League’s march in Leicester on Saturday October the 9th. The meeting was called by the Indian Workers Association GB – Leicestershire Branch. The speakers included a representative from Leicester Police, local councillors, Sital Singh Gill (General Secretary of IWA), Gurjit Dosanjh (Leicester Unite Against Fascism), as well as leading members of the Sikh community. Sital from the IWA reminded the meeting “The […]