• Tuesday, May 17, 2022

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British Sikhs fear “Islamophobia on Sikhs” being ignored

By: Sarwar Alam

British Sikhs have expressed concerns that the UK government’s updated strategy to combat hate crime may be failing to fully acknowledge the problem of “Islamophobia on Sikhs”, or attacks on the community members for being mistaken as Muslims. The Network of Sikh Organisations (NSO), a representative body for gurdwaras and Sikh organisations across the UK, says that despite repeated interventions the government’s new “refresh” of its Action Against Hate strategy to combat hate crimes fails to fully take into account attacks on the “Muslim looking other”. “The government is unwilling to address the wider ramifications of Islamophobia on Sikhs, or…

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