The thoughts and prayers of all of us at City Sikhs go to everyone affected by the current situation in Punjab. News reports of a para-military presence being deployed in the region are in particular very concerning.
Things are changing constantly, and we recommend visiting the following websites for up-to-date information:
If you wish to find out more about how the current situation emerged, this briefing document from the Sikh Council UK is very helpful:
We would like to point out that City Sikhs is no longer one of the Welcoming Partners of the visit by Narendra Modi. We withdrew from the event some weeks ago following concerns raised by our members, and we apologise for any upset caused. We are a membership based organisation, and we do listen to all feedback from our members.
We have also reviewed and clarified our position about food and drinks at City Sikh events. That information can be found at http://www.citysikhs.org.uk/
City Sikhs shall be making regular updates via our News section about the ongoing difficulties in Punjab, so please do keep an eye out on here for more information.