Preet Kaur Gill, MP for Birmingham Edgbaston and the first Sikh woman to be elected to the UK Parliament, welcomed the parents of Sidhu Moose Wala on their visit to the Houses of Parliament.
During the visit, Balkaur Singh and Charan Kaur met with MP’s Preet Kaur Gill and Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi as well as Lord Khan in a bid for help in their ongoing struggle for justice for their son.
The rapper, singer and songwriter who was tragically killed by unidentified assailants earlier this year, held a UK residence permit. His parents wanted to launch their campaign for justice from the UK due to the solidarity of UK fans who gave them strength to seek justice for their son.
Many people from Great Britain were hugely influenced by his music and message. Now Balkaur and Charan want to see the protection of artists to be internationally recognised and for greater effort to be made to keep them safe.
Preet Kaur Gill MP said, “I stand in solidarity with Balkaur Singh and Charan Kaur and their quest for justice. It was an honour to meet with them both and to show them around Parliament. As a mother of two young girls in an increasingly dangerous world, I have huge empathy for Charan Kaur. The loss of her son must be overwhelmingly difficult - it was very emotional to listen to her experiences, worries and trauma of the past few months and years.”
Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi MP said, “The tragic death of Punjabi music icon Sidhu Moose Wala has been felt deeply around the world, especially the UK. In such sad circumstances, it was very emotional to meet with Sidhu’s parents and I stand in solidarity with them as they launch their campaign to get the justice that Sidhu, his family, friends and fans deserve.”