Sikh community outrage over India in London

Protests taking place demanding end of atrocities against Sikhs and Kashmiris by the Indian government turned violent in central London today, with at least three people injured and two arrested by Scotland Yard. The protests were mainly organised by a host of Sikh organisations seeking release of Sikh prisoners in Indian jails. The Sikh demonstrators … Continue reading Sikh community outrage over India in London

Istanbul unrest on Women’s Day

While many around the world celebrated International Women's Day as a progressive movement towards equality between men and women. Six pro-government newspapers in Turkey on Monday, called for a campaign against what they called enemies of the call to prayer, referring to women who jeered during the adhan coming from a nearby mosque during a … Continue reading Istanbul unrest on Women’s Day

Equality for all

What does equality mean? Equality goes beyond the fragmentations of just pursuing a more gender balanced society. It stretches far wider than that, equality is also about tolerance, equal opportunities and about seeking a more just, fairer, freer and equal society. Gender equality Civilisation has come a long way yet we are still struggling to … Continue reading Equality for all

Understanding extremism

As we find ourselves living in an increasingly fearful society, media groups and hardline news articles can often lead us to believe that the outside world is very grim, inadvertently spreading unnecessary fearmongering among simple folk. Governments can use their political powers of pursuasion to get news corporations to create stories and articles to trigger … Continue reading Understanding extremism