The Nationality and Borders Bill will inevitably raise questions for many in the UK. For some it creates a hierarchy of citizenship, and for others, it belittles the very foundation of identity.
What does it mean to be British? Should we be worried about freedom of speech, thought and equally, moral outrage?
Today we travel to Scotland to meet with Gurpreet Singh Johal, an immigration lawyer and family lead campaigner for his brother Jagtar Singh Johal, a British national who has been held in prison, subjected to torture and all without charge for the last 4 years in India.
We discuss the impact of the Bill, how it effects our perception of British identity and importantly what more we need to consider.
Elements of this podcast can be disturbing for some listeners. Listener discretion advised.
About Gurpreet Singh Johal:
Gurpreet Singh Johal is from Dumbarton, Scotland. He is an Immigration Solicitor, founder of the Scottish charity Sikh Legal Assistance Board, the brother of Jagtar Singh Johal, and the family lead campaigner for the Free Jaggi Now campaign. You can find Gurpreet on Twitter at @GSJohal85.
About the Global Indian Series:
My name is Rajan Nazran Chief Explorer for the Global Indian Series, the official platform for people of Indian origin (PIO), because let’s face it, we are everywhere!
For almost 15 years we have travelled across the globe covering 58 countries to date whilst exploring the kaleidoscope of our remarkable 50 shades of brown community.
Voyaging to the edges of the Amazon, facing Ebola in West Africa, being held hostage in Eastern Europe, tapping rubber in Malaysia, drinking chai with Heads of State and sharing laughter with local fishermen – I have been there, looking for us!
Our purpose is simple, to build a living encyclopaedia of the human experience of the community and a safe mooring ground for open discussions, whether you are an NRI, Indian Diaspora, person of Indian origin (PIO) or a fan of South Asian anthropology, what we do is bring people and communities together.
We do this by plunging into the human experience of being a person of Indian origin (PIO), taking a second look at the countries we now call home and tackling the conversations we need to know more about.
Through our range of award-winning original content (print, podcasts, events and TV) and fascinating discussions, our impactful stories and platforms have spearheaded national and international conversations that have brought people together. Our work is featured in global brands including The Indian Express through to the CNBC network.
How to get involved:
Interested in getting involved in building the world’s largest living encyclopedia on the community? Whether you want to become a patron, buy us a chai in a new location or have your story shown, simply get in touch via our website, we would love to hear from you. www.globalindianseries.com
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Special thank you to TAIZU for the music
Presenter – Rajan Nazran
Producer –Global Indian Series/NazranRoth
Guests – Gurpreet Singh Johal
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