Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Tag Archives: British Asians

Over 100 British MPs push for Sikh census data

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Over 100 British MPs, from across the political spectrum, are backing efforts to get Britain’s large Sikh community recognised as a separate ethnic group by Britain’s official statistics body. A letter to Britain’s National Statistician John Pullinger had garnered signatures from 113 MPs by Tuesday, following community efforts to push ...

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Mohsin Hamid shortlisted for Man Booker Prize

Undated handout photos issued by the Man Booker Prize of Mohsin Hamid, with the cover of his book Exit West, one of the shortlisted books for the Man Booker Prize 2017.

LONDON: British-Pakistani writer Mohsin Hamid makes his second appearance with “Exit West” in the shortlist for Britain’s prestigious Man Booker Prize published Wednesday, one of six books that organisers said: “collectively push against the borders of convention”. It’s the second time that the acclaimed writer has made it to the ...

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Gay British Asians being forced into heterosexual marriages

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LONDON: Hundreds of gay and lesbian people of South Asian heritage are believed to be under pressure to marry someone of the opposite sex, police say. West Midlands Police said a growing number are now contacting the force after being ordered to have a heterosexual wedding by their families. The ...

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Pakistan completely calm ahead of India clash: Arthur

Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur (R) and captain Sarfraz Ahmed attend
 a press conference at Edgbaston cricket ground in Birmingham on June 3, 2017, ahead of the ICC Champions Trophy cricket match between Pakistan and India. / AFP PHOTO / Paul ELLIS / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE

Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur (R) and captain Sarfraz Ahmed attend a press conference at Edgbaston cricket ground in Birmingham BIRMINGHAM: Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur insisted his side were “completely calm” ahead of their Champions Trophy opener against arch-rivals India – the latest edition of world cricket’s highest profile fixture. A ...

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