Sikh lawyers of the Sikhs in Law group released a report stating that the Bloom Review on faith in modern Britain is fundamentally flawed both in its methodology and in its outcome with respect to the Sikh community.
They are especially critical of Chapter 6 on ‘Faith-Based Extremism’ and described the report as ‘not fit for purpose’ as far as it relates to the Sikh community.
Preet Kaur Gill as Chair of the APPG for British Sikhs raised a series of Parliamentary Questions on 6 July about the Bloom Review and the response from the Minister on 14 July confirms the way Colin Bloom conducted the review and reached his conclusions was much to be desired.
The Minister has been forced to disclose the number of respondents by faith that reveals a surprising number of responses from the Hindu community compared to all other faiths.
There is speculation the BJP Indian Government may have used its right-wing networks to increase the number of negative responses attacking Sikhs that should be investigated.
Bhai Amrik Singh, Chair of the Sikh Federation (UK) said:“It is scandalous that Colin Bloom has been allowed to write what he likes and offend Sikhs although there is no evidence to back up his conclusions.”
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