Calling for a National Sikh War Memorial in prime central London location

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Sikh soldiers exhibited extraordinary bravery and sacrifices in the service of Great Britain, including during both World Wars. Though Sikhs made up only 2% of the population of British India, they formed 20% of the British Indian Army during the First World War, and hundreds of thousands of Sikh soldiers saw active service during the two major wars and many other conflicts. More than 83,000 turbaned Sikh soldiers laid down their lives and more than 100,000 were injured during the World Wars.

For over a decade there has been a demand from various quarters for the installation of such a national monument, with the Mayor of London recently stating these brave individuals should have a memorial in our capital city.

This petition calls on the Government to actively support the erection of a permanent national monument in a prime central London location. It would have huge additional benefits for community cohesion and integration within our country.

 



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