Uk Police Release Cctv Footage Of Hate Crime At Gurdwara

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Evidence suggested that there was also an attempt to burn it. The incident received wide public attention after UK police released a CCTV footage of it on September 27 with an appeal to witnesses to come forward so as to reach to the bottom of the case. According to police, the incident took place at 11.25 pm on September 27 and they were looking for a white man, who was seen in the area captured in the CCTV footage. Police officials apprehend that somebody, especially a couple, could have spotted the offenders. Detective constable Paddy Navin, while appealing to the members of public, who could help in investigation, said the hate crime was being taken very seriously by the Thames Valley police and every effort would be made to trace the culprits. Meanwhile, Sikh diaspora has expressed shock over the incident. North American Punjabi Association (NAPA), which has been voicing the concern of Sikhs against hate crimes, condemned the incident in UK, saying it was very unfortunate as the community was becoming a victim of racial hatred. “It seems that there is utter lack of awareness about the community. Representative bodies, like the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), have failed to address the issue and have remained confined to lip service. They are not making concerted efforts to spread awareness about the community and its ethos even as Sikhs have been at the receiving end of hate crimes in the past one decade or more,” said NAPA executive director Satnam Singh Chahal. ALSO ON TOI

UK speeds up visa flow

The fast-track service started 1 October to speed up visa approval decisions within three to five working days compared to the current wait of 15 working days. UK Prime Ministerial Trade Envoy to Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia, David Puttnam, was quoted as saying that the British government was working to ensure it has the right services to encourage growth and support those who it wants to attract to the UK. Those the UK wants to attract are mainly skilled graduates who work for international companies, or have an expertise that would contribute to the recovery of the British economy. Tourists are way down the agenda. The present visa services ,apart from their inefficiency and high costs, are also time wasting for applicants. Research has shown consulate visa procedures are a deterrent to both business and tourism, costing billions of dollars in lost revenue for the UK. The embassy opened a new visa application centre in Ho Chi Minh City earlier this year, mainly to process applications for business, investment, work and study trips. About 13,700 UK visa applications were processed for Vietnamese travellers over the year ending June 2013. New UK visa policy changes were introduced 1 October that embassies say will encourage more business visits to the UK. They include: Allows tourists and business visitors to undertake some study when it is not the main purpose of their visit; Expands activities a business visitor can undertake in the UK; Remove the English language requirement for intra-company transferees; Makes it easier for graduate entrepreneurs to switch to skilled worker category; Waive share ownership restrictions for senior staff earning 152,100 or more; Allows some students to stay in the UK after their studies to undertake a corporate internship. These changes will ensure that the UK continues to attract the very best global talent to work for British businesses, said Mr Puttnam. Forinformation on the new priority visa service and policy changes visit www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/countries/vietnam.