• Thursday, May 26, 2022

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Campaigners launch effort to have Sikh ethnicity recognised in UK census

Preet Gill

By: Sarwar Alam

A group of British MPs have launched a year-long campaign to lobby for Sikhism to be added as a separate ethnicity tick-box in the next UK census in 2021 after the country’s statistical authority concluded it was not required. The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for British Sikhs accused the Office of National Statistics (ONS) of ignoring “overwhelming” Sikh community support for such an additional category in order to ensure fair treatment of British Sikhs and address racial discrimination. “The ONS with its latest proposals in the White Paper has now opened itself up to legal action and a claim…

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