Sikhism

Celebrate Cultural Diversity In California Screening "Mistaken Identity"

April 3, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: News Blaze

http://newsblaze.com/story/20080403112739tsop.nb/newsblaze/TOPSTORY/Top-Stories.html

Have you heard about "MISTAKEN IDENTITY: Discovering Sikh Neighbors" - A 9/11 Story. Have you seen the DVD film - winner of three first prize awards for documentary, directing and acting. It is the first film produced for mainstream North America, UK and EU and part of a series of "getting to...

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Canadian Sikhs Appeal Against Helmet Rule

April 2, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Canadian_Sikhs_appeal_against_helmet_rule/articleshow/2918483.cms

Two Canadian Sikhs have moved a rights panel against a lumber company here for asking them to replace turbans with helmets under a new policy.

The new rule has come as a shock to the two men who have been working with the company for years....

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Mounties Claim Veto Power over Sikh Parade

March 28, 2008

Author: Kim Bolan

Source: CanWest News Service/Times Colonist

http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/story.html?id=3b370a6c-af5a-4182-9c1d-2947fa481f1e

The RCMP plans to screen floats in an annual Sikh parade to ensure terrorism and political violence aren't glorified.

Chief Supt. Fraser MacRae said Thursday the RCMP and the City of Surrey, near Vancouver, want to avoid any repeat of...

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Prosecutors Drop Criminal Charges Against California Sikh

March 28, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Sikh Network

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/7B9173C01C547C978725741A0066628D

Prosecutors in Alameda County, California decided to drop criminal charges against Maninder Singh, a Sikh who was arrested for carrying his kirpan. The charges were dismissed as a result of a collaborative effort between the Sikh Coalition and Singh's defense attorney.

The Coalition...

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Three Ore. Men Accused of Taking Turban from Sikh Truck Driver

March 27, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Examiner

Wire Service: AP

http://www.examiner.com/a-1304448~Three_Ore__men_accused_of_taking_turban_from_Sikh_truck_driver.html

Three men accused of snatching the turban off the head a Sikh truck driver have been accused of third-degree theft and misdemeanor harassment. The Douglas County grand jury declined to indict the men on a felony...

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Sikh American Documentary to be Shown Across Country

March 27, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: SALDEF

http://www.saldef.org/content.aspx?&a=3557&z=1&title=Sikh%20American%20Documentary%20to%20be%20Shown%20Across%20Country

The Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF), the nation’s oldest Sikh American civil rights and advocacy organization, in partnership with ITVS, The American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee and The...

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Sikhs Thrive in the Island of Fiji

March 27, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Panthic Weekly/International Press

http://www.panthic.org/news/126/ARTICLE/3986/2008-03-27.html

Fiji has a dedicated and thriving Sikh community. From 1900- 1930 Sikhs from Punjab came to the Fiji Islands and became involved in farming, especially the sugarcane industry. The Punjabis have established themselves irreversibly, firmly and successfully in Fiji. The colorful and distinctive culture of the Punjabis...

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Sikh Youth Give Peers Taste of Sikh Program

March 25, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: India Post

http://indiapost.com/article/communitypost/2386/

The California Sikh Council and SCOC hosted the fourth Annual Interfaith Youth Forum, held at the Sikh Center of Orange County (SCOC) on March 9. The event is organized by the Interfaith Council of Central Orange County. The event was an incredible experience, with over 100 high school and 40 adult attendees from many different faith backgrounds.

Attackers of Sikh Escape Hate Crime Charge

March 24, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Attackers_of_Sikh_escape_hate_crime_charge/articleshow/2895927.cms

A jury in Oregon has declined to indict three men for committing a hate crime when they tore off and did away with a Sikh trucker's turban. Instead, the culprits have been indicted on the lesser charges of harassment and theft in the third degree,...

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Sikh Community Participates in Earth Hour

March 24, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: CNW News Group

http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/March2008/24/c6615.html

The Punjabi Daily newspaper from Mississauga has been urging its readers and Sikh organizations to participate in EARTH HOUR.

The Ontario Khalsa Darbar (Dixie Rd. Gurdwara Sahib-Sikh Place of Worship) has prepared for Earth Hour on March 29, a worldwide initiative launched by the WWF, the global conservation...

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US Man Pleads Guilty to Attacking Sikh Cabbie

March 24, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/US_man_pleads_guilty_to_attacking_Sikh_cabbie/articleshow/2893542.cms

A 21-year-old American man who attacked a Sikh taxi driver and called him a "terrorist" is facing two years in prison after he pleaded guilty to hate crime charges.

Luis Arturo Vazquez, 21, pleaded guilty this week to second-degree assault...

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Gobind Sadan USA Dedicates New Temple Today

March 22, 2008

Author: Rohan Mascarenhas

Source: Central New York News

http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2008/03/gobind_sadan_usa_dedicates_new.html

Seven years after four teenage arsonists destroyed the Gobind Sadan USA temple in Palermo, around 60 community leaders and worshippers gathered today to dedicate the rebuilt place of worship.

The interfaith community, rooted in the teachings of Sikh philosophy, organized a...

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Club Fined for Refusing Entry to Sikh

March 21, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Club_fined_for_refusing_entry_to_Sikh/articleshow/2885909.cms

A nightclub in Canada has been fined $4,300 for refusing entry to a Sikh man, who said he had been a victim of racial discrimination.

Jaspal Randhawa, a 33-year-old Canadian-born accountant, launched a racial discrimination complaint after he and his...

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