UK Lifts ISYF Ban After 15 Years


The International Sikh Youth Federation breathes a sigh of relief after its 15 year long ban gets lifted. . . . reports Asian Lite News

Logo of ISYF
Logo of ISYF

The International Sikh Youth Federation (ISYF) has ended its long standing ban for 15 years. This organisation was the leading Sikh Federation which focussed on youth development and engagement. They also lobbied for a peaceful ‘Khalistan’, a state with high populations of Sikhs. However, after a major debate in the House of Lords in 2001, the International Sikh Youth Federation was banned.

It took a fifteen year struggle to make a mark for them and for the Federation to feature under legal charts again. The Amritsar Papers had carved their way to lift the jinx on them. After thorough considerations and scrutiny of facts and papers, the House of Commons on Tuesday, lifted the ban on the ISYF.

To celebrate this development the organisation has arranged for an Akhand Paath Sabha which would include chanting of holy scriptures non-stop for two days. This event would begin on the 25th of March at 10 am at the Guru Nanak Gurdwara Smethwick. This would be followed by Bhog (lunch) on Sunday and a Panthic conference.