The Sikh Organisation for Prisoners Welfare (SOPW) is now a major project under the charity Sikh Relief. Sikh Relief is a registered charity in the UK, and aims to expand and continue on from SOPW. This website is dedicated the the Prisoner project SOPW and SIkh Relief are both run by the same dedicated volunteers and managment. SOPW aims to work towards to achieving a right to a fair trial for those, who have been illegally imprisoned and tortured in India. The charity is an independent and non-politically aligned organisation which strives to mainstream human rights principlesand successful rehabilitation of political prisoners back into society.
SOPW upholds and implements the three main Sikh principles of Kirat Karna (honest work and actions & to remain dedicated and motivated), Naam Japna (evolution of one’s spirituality through meditation) and Wand Ki Chakna (helping and sharing with others). Therefore, SOPW’s modus operandi is to support prisoners who approach the charity for legal, medical, familial or economic difficulties and upon careful review and consideration of individual cases, a decision is then made to assist in whichever capacity and means necessary.