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First Global Sikh Civil Rights Conference in New York, NY, USA

Sikhs from all over the world met on December 13, 2008 at the First Global Sikh Civil Rights Conference in New York for the launch of the First Global Sikh Civil Rights Report , and to adopt recommendations and declarations on crucial civil rights issues facing the Sikh community. On December 15, 2008, the community gathered at the United Nations Church Center to mark the filing of the Right to Turban cases by UNITED SIKHS challenging the laws in France banning ostensible religious symbols in schools and on photograph identification, and for a panel discussion by eminent human rights lawyers, multifaith advocates, and community leaders on “Defending the Right to Faith, Belief, and Dignity in the Post 9/11 World.”


5th Annual Global Sikh Human and Civil Rights Conference

UNITED SIKHS invites you to the 5th Global Sikh Civil and Human Rights Conference in 2013, to be held at Bobigny in France. The topic for the conference this year is “Justice Delayed is Justice Denied”, building upon the landmark decision of the UNHRC in 76 year old French resident Ranjit Singh's turban case. Community leaders and members will engage in a dialogue with experts, government reps., multifaith representatives, human rights lawyers, and academicians on the above theme and on topics of Sikh Civil and Human Rights.

To register for the conference, click here. For the Poster click here


1. The Turban ban in Europe
2. 1984 Pogroms against Sikhs
3. Death Penalty in India
4. Preserving Sikh Heritage and Providing a Holistic Education

Date & Time: 16th August 2013: 6pm - 10pm (Location as below)
Date & Time: 17th August 2013: 3pm - 7pm (Location as below)
Location: 82/86 Rue De I'Etoile, 93000, Bobigny, Paris, France.
Phone:(+33) 616176205


Manjit Singh GK, President of DSGMC endorses UNITED SIKHS 5th Global Conference in France and our fight for our Right To Turban!


Rabbi Shergill's Personal Message to the First Global Sikh Civil Rights Conference


Global Sikh Civil Rights Conf 2008 - Clive Baldwin, HRW 1 of 2


Global Sikh Civil Rights Conf 2008 -Clive Baldwin, HRW 2 of 2


Global Sikh Civil Rights Conf 2008 - Bob Kaplan, Jewish Community Relations Council




UNITED SIKHS in the News


Our Special Thanks To

  • Rapporteurs: (Dr. IJ Singh, Inni Kaur, Gurbachan Singh, Manjyot Kaur, Harpreet Singh, Casey Armstrong and Gurparkash Singh)
  • Rapporteur Assistants: Birinda Kaur, Gurpal Singh, Hasneet Kaur, Jesse Singh, Supreet Singh
  • Gurdwara Baba Makhan Shah, Richmond Hill and Sikh Center of New York, Flushing, for langgar and tea
  • Video and Photography: B.J. Digital Video & Photos, Ajit Singh, Evleen Singh, Gurvinder Singh
  • UN Church Center, New Yorker Hotel, and Glen Rock Gurdwara for facility services
  • S. Pritam Singh
  • UNITED SIKHS Volunteers