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 […]

Bogus Faith Healers

Campaigners urge the government to stop ‘faith healers’ who con people   Leicester’s branch of the Indian Workers’ Association (IWA) discussed the issue of fake faith healers with Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg.According to them, con artists operate in the city by advertising their services in foreign language newspapers, distributing business cards through letterboxes and leaving them on car windscreens. They claim to use the power of prayer to heal broken marriages, solve financial problems and even cure HIV or cancer.Sital Singh Gill, leader of the IWA in Leicester met Mr Clegg in London to explain that branches of the […]

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 […]


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 […]

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 […]