UK court to hear challenge over Sikh ethnicity tick box in census

LONDON: A British Sikh group lobbying for a separate Sikh ethnicity tick box in the next UK census in 2021 has been granted permission by the UK High Court to present its arguments.

editorial@tribune.com

London, September 11

A British Sikh group lobbying for a separate Sikh ethnicity tick box in the next UK census in 2021 has been granted permission by the UK High Court to present its arguments.

A judge considered the written submissions presented by the Sikh Federation (UK) and the counter arguments of the UK Cabinet Office and granted permission for a judicial review hearing, which is to take place over a day and a half later in the year.

“This decision by Justice Thornton sends a clear message to the Cabinet Office that our claim has legal merit,” said Amrik Singh, the Chair of Sikh Federation UK.

The organisation believes that it would be “unlawful” for the Cabinet Office to lay before Parliament a Census Order based on the proposals set out by the UK’s Office for National Statistics (ONS) in its December 2018 White Paper, which had rejected the need for a separate tick box. — PTI

Cities

View All

Most vehicles ferrying kids fail to follow safety norms

Operators care little about Safe School Vahan Scheme

Road recarpeting from Monday: Mayor

Work to be carried out in a time-bound manner | 3 XENs list ...

UT for additional floor over multi-level parking at HC

This is in addition to the three-storey underground parking ...

‘Less’ thickness of newly laid road raises eyebrows

Team collects 9 samples from RMC road near Daresi Ground

2 injured in firing at dhaba on Bahadarke Road

Old enmity over money the trigger, victims vendors