Khalistani groups are trying to create division among Sikhs in the UK, according to a report by Colin Bloom, an Independent Faith Engagement Adviser appointed by the UK government. The report, called ‘Bloom Review’, states that these groups are extremists who want power and money. They don’t want ordinary Sikhs to speak out and are fueling anti-India sentiments. They want to create a major rift so that they can gain power.
The report took three years to publish and is based on over 21,000 responses from the public and one million pieces of data. It recommends that more needs to be done to understand each faith setting and that faith literacy is woefully inadequate, particularly among policy makers.
The report concludes that faith is a force for good and that without it, the country would be poorer, blander, and less dynamic. The government should do more to understand and release the potential of this fantastic resource.