Sikh Hate Crimes up 169%, says British-Sikh MP.
by The Canadian Parvasi
The 169 per cent increase is compared to a 38 per cent increase in reported religious hate crimes overall
~ British-Sikh MP Preet Kaur Gill.
Birmingham-based Member of Parliament, Preet Kaur Gill, recently highlighted the alarming increase in hate crimes against the Sikh community in the UK in a letter addressed to the British Home Secretary Suella Braveman and the secretary of the Department for levelling up, housing and communities, Simon Clarke. Citing the statistics of hate crimes against Sikhs in the UK, Kaur expressed an astute concern in the letter.
“I am deeply concerned by these new statistics. 301 hate crimes against Sikhs were reported in 2021-22, up from 112 in 2020-21. The 169% increase is compared to a 38% increase in reported religious hate crimes overall,” stated Kaur, who made strides by becoming the first female British-Sikh MP in the British Parliament.
MP Kaur also called out the Home Secretary as well as the DLUHC for their failure to act prior to the letter despite them having the statistics already.
Two years since its publication, the Government still hasn’t acted on the recommendations in @APPGBritSikhs’ report on anti-Sikh hate.
— Preet Kaur Gill MP (@PreetKGillMP) October 10, 2022