Sikhism

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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Blessed Friday as Religious Festivals Harmonise

March 20, 2008

Author: Aroosa Masroor

Source: The International News

http://www.thenews.com.pk/print1.asp?id=102278

March 21 will be of special significance this year as the calendars of five different religions will coincide, giving each faith a reason to celebrate the day.

As Muslims celebrate Eid Milad-un-Nabi (the birth of Prophet Muhammad PBUH) on Friday, Christians will mark the crucifixion and death of Jesus as Good Friday, while Hindus and...

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South Asians Will Give up Singh for $50,000 Bond

March 14, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Vancouver Province/Canwest News Service

http://www.canada.com/theprovince/news/story.html?id=d192c166-dc71-484d-b0b2-bbcf224e6a0a

Tell us when you want to deport Laibar Singh and we'll give him to you.

That's the message from a committee of six prominent members of the Lower Mainland's South Asian community to the federal government. The six put their names to a news...

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Washington State Issues Revised Guidelines Allowing Turbans

March 13, 2008

Author: Press Release

Source: SikhNet/United Sikhs

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/E27356E7780976DD8725740B005A963D!OpenDocument

In a victory for the Sikh community of Washington State, the Department of Licensing issued revised guidelines to its employees regarding religious headgear, late last month. UNITED SIKHS and the Sikh community applaud Governor Christine Gregoire's Office and...

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