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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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Places of Worship

In 2005 the Government was considering introducing legislation to have powers to close down places of worship where extremism was preached or practices. BSCF was concerned about the vague and broad meaning attached to the word extremism which could also include...

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