Sikhism

Badesha to Challenge Motorcycle Helmet Law

March 11, 2008

Author: NOUMAN KHALIL

Source: SikhNet

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/D507F57BAA435B6E872574090059080B

A turban-wearing Sikh who recently lost his battle to ride a motorcycle without a helmet is poised to challenge the law on the same religious grounds “in the larger interests of all the Sikh community”.

Significantly, the appeal he plans will seek to change the law itself,...

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Faith Groups 'Contribute £100m'

March 11, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/wales/7289508.stm

Religious and faith organisations contribute more than £100m in economic benefits to Wales, a report says.

But the groups have little in return, with barely a quarter of faith communities getting public funding, the research found.

According to the study, around 40,000 unpaid volunteers do 80,000 hours of community work a week...

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Sikh Film goes to National Film Festival for Talented Youth

March 10, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: SikhNet

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/234AA1BDFB8D805D872574080055DF4E

When the 13 year old Singh walked around with 47 hand made fliers to distribute to his neighbors, he didn’t think that he would be instrumental in taking the message of the oneness of humanity this far. His goal was to learn about his neighbors and educate them about himself and Sikhism; he...

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US Nursing Home Sued for Firing Sikh Employee over Kirpan

March 7, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Hindu

http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus/001200803071654.htm

One of the largest nursing home chains in the US has been sued for firing a Sikh employee, who refused to remove her kirpan while on duty, allegedly in violation of federal laws.

Baljit Kaur Bhandal, a dietary aide employed at a Manor Care Health Services in California, was given an ultimatum by the company to remove her kirpan - a...

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Sikh Outrage at BBC Radio 4 Investigation

March 6, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Sikh Sangat News/The Sikh Times

http://www.sikhsangat.org/news/publish/europe/Sikh_outrage_at_BBC_Radio_4_investigation1234.shtml

Members of the Sikh community are in fury over a BBC Radio 4 programme which linked Sikhs with Al Qaeda.

The BBC Radio 4 programme 'File on 4' claimed that Sikh Gurdwara's in Britain are sending money to India to fund the activities of...

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Kirpan Barred, so Sikh Group to Skip Meeting with Pope

March 1, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Thaiindian News (IANS)

http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal/world-news/kirpan-barred-so-sikh-group-to-skip-meeting-with-pope_10022976.html

A Sikh organisation in the US will skip a scheduled meeting with Pope Benedict XVI in Washington, DC, next month because its representatives have been been asked not to carry kirpans to the event. The World Sikh Council -...

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Mayor Meets with Sikh Organisations at City Hall

February 29, 2008

Author: Press Release

Source: London.gov.uk

http://www.london.gov.uk/view_press_release.jsp?releaseid=15934

Representatives from a number of Sikh organisations have presented the Mayor of London with a shield during a visit to City Hall, for the work he has done in support of the Sikh community.

The meeting with the Mayor was organised to discuss issues of concern to London's Sikh community, and included Dabinderjit Singh, Amrik...

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Washington State Takes Action to Rectify Religious Discrimination Against Sikhs Regarding Photo IDs

February 26, 2008

Author: Baljit Kaur

Source: United Sikhs

http://www.unitedsikhs.org/PressReleases/PRSRLS-26-02-2008-00.htm

After previously being issued driver’s licenses that were “Not Valid for Identification”, Salwinder S. Atwal, Kundan Singh, and Gurpreet Singh of Washington State will be receiving driver’s licenses that are valid for identification including pictures with their turbans as they are normally worn. UNITED SIKHS...

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Brisbane Airport Defends Headgear Search

February 26, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Age/AAP

http://news.theage.com.au/brisbane-airport-defends-headgear-search/20080226-1uv1.html

Brisbane Airport has defended the action of security officers when they demanded 13 Sikh community members remove their turbans and a woman take off her face veil.

The search on Saturday caused a bottleneck at a security checkpoint and delayed at least one international flight, The...

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