Sikh Federation (UK)
The Sikh Federation (UK) describes itself as a non-governmental organisation that works with the main political parties to promote relevant Sikh issues. It is the largest Sikh organisation in the United Kingdom.
It is a pressure group often referred to as the first Sikh political party in the United Kingdom. SFUK says that it is based on the 'miri-piri' principle: the Sikh principle that temporal and spiritual goals are indivisible.
The organisation was established in September 2003 with the aim of giving Sikhs a stronger political voice by taking an increasing interest in mainstream politics in the UK.
Goals and activities
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Building a stronger political voice in the UK & abroad
- Strengthening the All Party Parliamentary Group for UK Sikhs
- Formation and working with the Sikh Council UK
- Establishing the International Coalition for a Sikh Homeland
- Mass Sikh lobby in the Houses of Parliament
- Meeting the Deputy Prime Minister, Home Secretary and Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats
- Restructuring and expanding across the globe
THE SIKH MANIFESTO 2015-2020
The Sikh Federation UK has a 15-member executive panel that manages and drives the SFUK agenda and activities, supported by a national and regional structure with local membership.
The Federation's most prominent spokesman is Dabinderjit Singh  and a spokesman for Sikh rights and interests. He was awarded an OBE in 2000. Singh has also acted as a spokesman for Sikh Secretariat, formed in 2001.
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