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Date: Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Time: 11:00am - 2:30pm

Location: Houses of Parliament, London

City/Town: London, United Kingdom





Houses of Parliament, London

Tuesday 1 July 2008

Committee Room 9: 11.30am-2.30pm


• Recognition and monitoring of Sikhs as a distinct category by all public bodies to ensure Sikhs are equally treated as regards employment, appropriate representation and are provided a fair share of public services

• Need for a nationwide Government code of practice regarding the Sikh articles of faith to ensure wider understanding and awareness to prevent any unnecessary restrictions and discrimination in the post 9/11 era

Host: Rob Marris MP, Chair All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for UK Sikhs

Speakers invited include:

• Dominic Grieve MP, Shadow Home Secretary and Vice-Chair APPG for UK Sikhs

• Boris Johnson, Mayor for London

• Anna Fairclough, Liberty lawyer – providing an update on the legal challenge in the South Wales school Kara case

• Paramjit Dhanda, Minister responsible for the Code of Practice for Sikh articles of faith

• Simon Hughes MP, President Liberal Democrats and Vice-Chair APPG for UK Sikhs

Please contact your local MP as soon as possible by telephoning the House of Commons switchboard on 020 7219 3000 and asking for your MP by name. Invite the MP to meet you in Committee Room 9 between 12 noon and 2pm on Tuesday 1 July. Alternatively use the following link to fax or write to your MP: http://www.writetothem.com/

For further information contact:

Amritpal Singh - National Sikh Resource Centre

Ring: 07903 290552 or email National Sikh Resource Centre

Further contact details are to be provided in the next few days

Organised by the Sikh Federation (UK) in association with Gurdwaras and Sikh organisations

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