METROPOLITAN POLICE SERVICE ISSUE APOLOGY TO SIKHS
The Sikh Federation (UK) and Sikh Council UK representatives lead a Sikh Community delegation that attended a meeting held on Wednesday 28 October at New Scotland Yard with the Police Commander Mac Chishty and Silver Commander Chief Superintendent Colin Morgan, to discuss the Sikh Lives Matter protest at the Indian High Commission on Thurs 22 Oct. Sikhs had traveled from all across the country and there was healthy balance of both elders and youth. All who spoke did so eloquently, articulately and with a view to a positive outcome.
Here in the pictures, the representative of the respective Sikh organizations can be seen hold talking with the Metropolitan police official.
Letter of Apology
Jas Singh, adviser to the Sikh Federation (UK) expressed the communities concerns and asked very relevant and pertinent questions for the MPS’s Policing strategy and conduct. A key demand was an unreserved and unconditional apology for the insult and offence caused by the disrespect shown to the Nishan Sahib (Sikh flag), Kirpan and Turbans by Officers.
We welcome this video apology from MPS Commander Mac Chishty and will be following up on a number of important issues in the coming days and weeks.