Joint Statement by UK Organisations, Gurdwaras and Human Rights Groups

We have growing concerns about potential human rights violations against farmers engaged in peaceful protests in Delhi. We have been alerted of the use of ‘internet jammers’ and are troubled by an increasing paramilitary presence deployed in the protest area. 

We have already seen an unfortunate surge in fake information by politicians, individuals and mainstream media outlets engaged in a campaign to demonise the ann-datta (food basket) of the nation. We hope this is not a pretext to influence the public reaction to any possible future violence against those protesting.

On Friday 4th December 2020, a spokesperson of the UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, said:

“As to the question of India, what I would say to you is what I’ve said to others when raising these issues is that people have a right to demonstrate peacefully, and authorities need to let them do so”

The Sikh Community of the UK firmly stands with Indian farmers. We hope that the subsequent meeting of the Government with the Kisaan Union leaders on the 9th December 2020 is successful and the anti-farmer laws are repealed in their entirety. 

The Government of India will not be oblivious to the widespread support for the farmers’ protests by the international community. This has been displayed in peaceful mass-protests in over ten countries, including the UK. 

We urge the Government of India to consider the human impact of the agrarian crisis and act compassionately towards the protestors, many of whom are elderly. 

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  1. Guru Nanak Gurdwara, Willenhall
  2. Gurdwara Guru Hargobind Sahib, Coventry
  3. The Khalsa Jatha British Isles Est. 1908 (Central Gurdwara, London)
  4. Sri Guru Singh Sabha Gurdwara, Slough
  5. Gurudwara Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji Sunderland
  6. Guru Nanak Darbar Gurdwara, Gravesend
  7. Sri Guru Singh Sabha Gurwara, Southall
  8. Siri Guru Singh Sabha Bristol
  9. Bristol Ramgarhia Board Gurdwara
  10. Singh Sabha Gurdwara, Somerset Road, Handsworth Wood
  11. Siri Guru Singh Sabha Gurdwara (Sikh Temple Trust) Nottingham
  12. Karamsar Gurdwara, Ilford
  13. Guru Nanak Gurdwara Smethwick
  14. Gurudwara Guru Nanak Parkash, Coventry
  15. Gurdwara Baba Zorawar Singh Ji Baba Fateh Singh Ji, Milton Keynes
  16. Baba Deep Singh Shaheed Gurdwara, Birmingham
  17. Gurdwara Singh Sabha Newcastle
  18. Gurdwara Guru Nanak Darbar North London
  19. Sri Guru Singh Sabha Gurdwara, Watford
  20. Gurdwara Singh Sabha Akaal Darbar, Birmingham
  21. Gurdwara Nanak Darbar, Cardiff
  22. Guru Nanak Gurdwara Bedford
  23. Guru Nanak Gurdwara, Warrington 
  24. Guru Arjan Gurdwara, Exeter
  25. Gurdwara Akaal Bunga Sahib, Smethwick
  26. Guru Nanak Gurdwara Luton
  27. Guru Nanak Gurdwara Stratford Road Birmingham
  28. Guru Gobind Singh Gurdwara Kempston Bedfordshire
  29. Guru Nanak Gurdwara Nuneaton
  30. Guru Nanak Darbar (Erith&Belvedere Kent) Gurdwara
  31. Siri Guru Singh Sabha, Ifield Green, Crawley
  32. SSLE Gurdwaras Barking & Seven kings
  33. Guru Ka Niwas Gurdwara, Wolverhampton
  34. Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Gurdwara, Nottingham
  35. Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji Gurdwara , Sheffield
  36. Gurdwara guru hargobind sahib, Dartford
  37. Darbar Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, Walsall
  38. Ramgharia Gurudwara Woolwich
  39. Ramgarhia Sikh Gurdwara, Slough
  40. Ramgarhia Sabha, Nottingham
  41. Guru Nanak Nishkam Sewak Jatha, Soho Road Birmingham
  42. Singh Sabha Gurdwara Glasgow
  43. Gurdwara Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji Oxford
  44. Ramgarhia Gurdwara Leeds
  45. Guru Tegh Bahadur Gudwara Huddersfield
  46. Sri Guru Singh Sabha Gurdwara Coventry
  47. Sikh Temple Leeds
  48. Gurdwara Shri Harkrishan Sahib Ji, Middlesborough
  49. Gurdwara Khalsa Mero Roop hai Khaas, Southshields
  50. Gurdwara Ramgarhia Board, Leeds
  51. Gurdwara Ramgarhia Board, Reading
  52. Sri Guru Singh Sabha Gurdwara Reading
  53. Gurdwara Guru Nanak Singh Sabha, Dudley
  54. Gurdwara Guru Amardass Ji, Southall
  55. Guru Kalgidhar Gurdwara, Doncaster
  56. Guru Nanak Gurdwara, Caldmore, Walsall
  57. Guru Nanak Gurdwara, Scunthorpe
  58. Gurdwara Baba Sang Ji, Smethwick
  59. Gurdwara Guru Harkrishan Sahib, Oadby
  60. Guru Arjan Dev Gurdwara, Derby


  1. Sikh Womens’ Alliance
  2. United Sikhs
  3. Nanak Naam
  4. Sikh2Inspire
  5. Sikh Your Mind
  6. Punjab Farmers Support Group
  7. Sikh Legal Assistance Board
  8. Bristol Gurmat Class
  9. Midlands Langar Seva Society Cardiff
  10. Kent Sikh Organisation
  11. Sahibzada Baba Ajit Singh Gatka Akhara
  12. The Sant Zora Singh Lopon Charitable Trust
  14. Chardikala Turban Academy
  15. Ajit Akhara
  16. Sikh Naujawan Sabha
  17. Cambridge University Sikh Society
  18. Toxification  Project
  19. Khalsa Bikers
  20. Sikh Empowerment Voluntary Association
  21. Nishkam Sikh Welfare Awareness Team
  22. Khalsa Academies Trust
  23. Everythings 13 – Basics of Sikhi
  24. Akaal Channel
  25. Satkar Committee UK
  26. Kesri Lehar UK
  27. Damdami Taksal Parcharak Jatha Uk
  28. Akaal Seva, Bedford
  29. Guru Nanak Dev Street Seva
  30. Sikh Federation UK
  31. The Sikh Games
  32. Sikh PA
  33. South London Sikh Youth
  34. Sikh Sanjog
  35. The Sikh Network
  36. Young Sikhs UK
  37. World Sikh Parliament
  38. Global Bhat Sikh Council UK and India Punjab
  39. Sikh Resources and Community Development Center Bristol
  40. Share Charity UK
  41. Punjab2000
  42. Slough Sikhs
  43. Sikh Doctors Association
  44. The Panjabi Centre/ Desi Radio
  45. British Sikh Nurses
  46. Barford Tigers Hockey Club
  47. Gurdwara Bhat Sikh Council UK
  48. Punjab Arts
  49. Sikh Your Roots
  50. British Organisation of Sikh Students (BOSS)
  51. Sahib Sewa Society
  52. Sri Akal Bunga Sahib Gurmat Vidhyala
  53. Council of Sikh Gurudwaras Birmingham
  54. Gurdwara Aid
  55. Roko Cancer London
  56. International Human Rights Organisation
  57. Sikh union, Slough
  58. Sikh Sport UK
  59. Kaurageous
  60. Naujwani
  61. Sikh Education Council
  62. Nishkam Civic Association
  63. British Sikh Federation
  64. Shiromani Panth Akaali Buddha Dal (UK)
  65. Sikh Union, Slough
  66. Shaheed Jaswant Singh Khalra Heritage Trust
  67. DGN Sounds
  68. Anahad Kirtan Society
  69. The Kalgidhar Trust UK
  70. Jaikara
  71. Sikh Youth UK
  72. Sikh Pharmacist Association UK
  73. Khalsa Human Rights UK

Sikh Societies Universities

  1. Lancaster University
  2. University of Kent
  3. University of Surrey
  4. University of Oxford
  5. University of Loughborough
  6. University of Nottingham
  7. Nottingham Trent University
  8. University of Manchester
  9. Manchester Metropolitan University
  10. University of Salford
  11. Kingston University
  12. University of East Anglia
  13. University of Wolverhampton
  14. University of Bristol
  15. University of the West of England
  16. University of Cardiff
  17. Royal Holloway University
  18. University of Roehampton
  19. University of Sheffield
  20. University of Leicester
  21. De MontFort University
  22. University of Birmingham
  23. Birmingham City University
  24. Aston University
  25. Kings college London
  26. University of Westminster
  27. University of Leeds
  28. Leeds Beckett University
  29. St Georges University
  30. University of Greenwich
  31. University of Sussex
  32. University of Liverpool
  33. John Moores University
  34. Liverpool Hope University
  35. University of Huddersfield
  36. University of Lancashire
  37. City, University of London
  38. Queen Mary University of London
  39. Imperial college London
  40. University of Warwick
  41. University of Portsmouth
  42. University of Coventry
  43. University of Hertfordshire
  44. University of Nottingham