Ottawa (May 21, 2019) WSO requests that the Pakistan Government preserve the 104 acres of fields surrounding Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara where Guru Nanak lived and farmed for 19 years. Since the announcement of the Kartarpur Corridor in November 2018, there has been substantial construction resulting in the stripping of land around the Kartarpur Gurdwara in the name of religious tourism. As of May 1, 2019, a construction work update shows the destruction of all fields and orchards and new construction for a water tank and residential buildings. Plans also include commercial buildings such as hotels and parking lots on the land where Guru Nanak’s fields existed.read moreMontreal (May 16, 2019): The World Sikh Organization of Canada has submitted its legal brief on Quebec’s Bill 21, "An Act respecting the laicity of the State", to the Quebec National Assembly’s Committee of Institutions. The Bill would ban the wearing of “religious symbols” for government employees in positions of authority such as judges, police officers, jail guards, teachers, principals and others. Earlier this week, WSO’s Vice President for Quebec, Amrit Kaur also testified before the Coalition Inclusion Québec’s ‘People’s Hearings’ for community groups who were excluded by the Quebec Government from hearings on Bill 21.read more
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Join us for an evening with the WSO where we will reflect on human rights and advocacy issues impacting the Sikh community today. WSO will provide an update on issues, campaigns, and commitments undertaken by the organization in the previous year.
This year in collaboration with the local community, we are pleased to host Dr. Simran Jeet Singh, Senior Fellow with the Sikh Coalition U.S, and HS Phoolka, a senior advocate of Delhi High Court.
Join us for an insightful evening with inspiring speakers and discussion.
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