BSCF News

Vaisakhi 2013 at Parliament

Vaisakhi 2013 at Parliament

The 7th Annual Vaisakhi event organised by the BSCF at Parliament took place.  The event hosted members of the BSCF organisation and key elected members of parliament were invited to attend.  Rt Hon Pat McLeader hosted the event and the Labour Ed Milliband provided a...

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Vaisakhi 2012 at Parliament

Vaisakhi 2012 at Parliament

The 6th BSCF Vaisakhi at Parliament includes elected members of parliament such as Theresa May and  Ed Milliband, along with sikh influencers such as Fauja Singh.

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Investiture Ceremony of Bhai Sahib Ji

Investiture Ceremony of Bhai Sahib Ji

A first in Sikh history – Papal Knighthood recognises commitment and dedication Bhai Sahib Mohinder Singh Ahluwalia was created a knight by the Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI in recognition of his dedicated work for Roman Catholic Sikh relations and for his...

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Police Powers

Police Powers

There is a consultation by the Government on increasing police powers as a result of the experience of recent riots. Please let us know your views and let us have a debate before responding.[dsm_icon_list _builder_version="4.4.2" icon_color="#0d3c55"...

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Vaisakhi 2011 at Parliament

Vaisakhi 2011 at Parliament

MINISTER POSITIVE ABOUT TURBAN AND SECURITY ISSUES, ERIC PICKLES AND ED MILLIBAND AMONG GUEST At the fifth Vaisakhi celebratory function held at parliament by the British Sikh Consultative Forum, Theresa Villiers, Minister for Transport with responsibility for...

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Big Society & Sikhs Questions and Presentations

Big Society & Sikhs Questions and Presentations

Two months consultations on Big Society and the Sikh response. The Coalition Government has embarked on a policy of greater autonomy at the grassroots.  It calls this Big Society. This has implications and opportunities for communities including the Sikh...

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BSCF Statement on Funeral Pyres

BSCF Statement on Funeral Pyres

When Mr Ghai decided to demand open air funeral facilities, the Sikhs were named as one of the communities requesting this. BSCF consulted with the Sikhs and put forward its position which is summarised in the statement.   Statement on Funerals We note the Court...

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The Kirpan

The Kirpan

In 2008, the DCLG asked BSCF for guidance on the Kirpan. It was decided to hold a wide ranging consultation with Sikhs on this. After a year of consultations, seven drafts and expert opinions. The BSCF guidance on Kirpan was developed for discussions with the...

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Fire and Rescue Equality and Diversity Strategy 2008-2018

[fusion_text]In February 2008 the BSCF made submission to the Fire Service to promote a discussion on wearing of turban and being able to maintain beards in front line service. The submission was partly successful. It agreed to develop masks for beards. The Fire...

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