House of Commons
NATIONAL SIKH AWARENESS AND HISTORY MONTH
EDM #1165
Tabled 16 April 2018
2017-19 Session
That this House extends congratulations to Sikhs celebrating Vaisakhi in the UK and around the world; notes that 14 April marks Vaisakhi and the founding of Khalsa in 1699 by the 10th Guru of the Sikhs, Guru Gobind Singh; further notes that Gurdwaras across the UK have organised Nagar Kirtan processions in the UK's towns and cities, helping to share the teachings and values of Sikhs; notes the assistance provided by Sikhs to the homeless and others in our communities and across the world through Langar and other Sewa, selfless service, including humanitarian relief; recognises the shared history of the Sikhs and the UK, particularly in the armed forces where Sikhs proudly fought alongside allied forces during the World Wars; further recognises the achievements of Sikhs across the UK in commerce, the professions and in civic life; abhors the attack on a turban wearing Sikh visitor outside of the House of Commons; notes that Sikhs have faced and increase in hate crime attacks and notes the lack of specific recording of these by the authorities; recognises the work of organisations, including the Sikh Council UK and its members in building, understanding and contributing to public policy; recognises the importance of education in tackling ignorance and hate crime; notes the success of Sikh Awareness Month in California, US and Ontario, Canada; and calls on the Government to mark the significance of April in our calendar through recognising it as Sikh Awareness and History Month in the UK.

Signatures (100)

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.
In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.
Allan, Lucy
Conservative
17 April 2018
Amess, Sir David
Conservative
18 April 2018
Benn, Hilary
Labour
17 April 2018
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
15 May 2018
Blackman, Bob
Conservative
17 April 2018
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
17 April 2018
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
17 April 2018
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
09 May 2018
Burden, Richard
Labour
17 April 2018
Cadbury, Ruth
Labour
16 April 2018
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
23 April 2018
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
24 April 2018
Clarke, Mr Kenneth
Conservative
26 April 2018
Coyle, Neil
Labour
24 April 2018
Cruddas, Jon
Labour
17 April 2018
Cunningham, Alex
Labour
17 April 2018
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
17 April 2018
Davies, Geraint
Labour
24 April 2018
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
24 April 2018
Doughty, Stephen
Labour
16 April 2018
Dromey, Jack
Labour
16 April 2018
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
24 April 2018
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
17 April 2018
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
17 April 2018
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
10 May 2018
George, Ruth
Labour
16 April 2018
Glindon, Mary
Labour
16 April 2018
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
23 April 2018
Grant, Peter
Scottish National Party
16 April 2018
Green, Kate
Labour
16 April 2018
Grieve, Mr Dominic
Conservative
17 April 2018
Hardy, Emma
Labour
17 April 2018
Harman, Ms Harriet
Labour
17 April 2018
Hendrick, Sir Mark
Labour
10 May 2018
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
21 May 2018
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
30 April 2018
Hermon, Lady
Independent
18 April 2018
Hill, Mike
Labour
17 April 2018
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
24 April 2018
Hopkins, Kelvin
Independent
17 April 2018
Hosie, Stewart
Scottish National Party
16 April 2018
Hughes, Eddie
Conservative
17 April 2018
Huq, Dr Rupa
Labour
16 April 2018
Johnson, Diana
Labour
16 April 2018
Kerr, Stephen
Conservative
17 April 2018
Khan, Afzal
Labour
16 April 2018
Killen, Ged
Labour
24 April 2018
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
23 April 2018
Lammy, Mr David
Labour
24 April 2018
Lewell-Buck, Mrs Emma
Labour
17 April 2018
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
19 April 2018
Linden, David
Scottish National Party
23 April 2018
Lloyd, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
24 April 2018
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
24 April 2018
Lucas, Ian C.
Labour
24 April 2018
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
21 May 2018
Mahmood, Mr Khalid
Labour
16 April 2018
Mahmood, Shabana
Labour
16 April 2018
Marsden, Gordon
Labour
19 April 2018
Martin, Sandy
Labour
18 April 2018
McDonald, Stuart C.
Scottish National Party
17 April 2018
McDonnell, John
Labour
17 April 2018
McMahon, Jim
Labour
24 April 2018
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
23 April 2018
Penning, Sir Mike
Conservative
17 April 2018
Pound, Stephen
Labour
24 April 2018
Powell, Lucy
Labour
16 April 2018
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
16 April 2018
Rashid, Faisal
Labour
16 April 2018
Reynolds, Emma
Labour
16 April 2018
Rimmer, Ms Marie
Labour
18 April 2018
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
17 April 2018
Robinson, Mr Geoffrey
Labour
24 April 2018
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
23 April 2018
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
23 April 2018
Shah, Naz
Labour
16 April 2018
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
16 April 2018
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
16 April 2018
Smeeth, Ruth
Labour
17 April 2018
Sobel, Alex
Labour
16 April 2018
Spellar, John
Labour
16 April 2018
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
16 April 2018
Stevens, Jo
Labour
16 April 2018
Streeting, Wes
Labour
23 April 2018
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
16 April 2018
Tami, Mark
Labour
24 April 2018
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
17 April 2018
Turley, Anna
Labour
17 April 2018
Walker, Thelma
Labour
17 April 2018
Watson, Tom
Labour
16 April 2018
Western, Matt
Labour
17 April 2018
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
16 April 2018
Williamson, Chris
Labour
24 April 2018
Yasin, Mohammad
Labour
16 April 2018
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion