Sikhism

Canada Walks the Tightrope on Sikh Refugee

January 25, 2008

Author: Bal Krishna

Source: Rediff

http://ia.rediff.com/news/2008/jan/25canada.htm

With the controversy over a failed Indian refugee claimant intensifying, the Canadian government is facing a tough time proceeding with his deportation due to opposition from the Sikh community ahead of the election.

Battle-lines seem to be getting clearly drawn on one Laibar Singh, a failed refugee claimant, who came to Canada [Images] on a fake Indian passport...

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School Fights Bangle Case 'Alone'

January 24, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/wales/south_east/7205588.stm

The school at the centre of a row over a religious bangle says it will go ahead with a High Court case despite not getting funding from its council.

It has not yet been decided when the case of Sarika Singh, 14, who was excluded from an Aberdare school for wearing the Sikh bangle, will be heard.

The chair of governors...

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Sikh Diaspora Hails Pak Cabinet’s Approval of Sikh Marriage Ordinance

January 23, 2008

Author: Ravinder Singh Robin

Source: Thaindian News/ANI

http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal/india-news/sikh-diaspora-hails-pak-cabinets-approval-of-sikh-marriage-ordinance_10014103.html

Sikh Diaspora has hailed Pakistan Cabinet’s approval of the Sikh Marriage Ordinance 2008. Now, Sikhs can get their marriages registered in Pakistan under the ordinance. Pakistan has...

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ACLU Attends Dallas Gurdwara to Educate Sikh Community

January 21, 2008

Author: Press Release

Source: United Sikhs

http://www.unitedsikhs.org/PressReleases/PRSRLS-21-01-2008-00.html

"This is the most fun that I have ever had on the job,” said American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Texas Legal Director Lisa Graybill with a smile as she and her colleagues addressed the congregation of Gurdwara Singh Sabha of North Texas last Sunday with an informational presentation about Sikhs’ rights. This...

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Mombasa Sikh Community Assists Likoni Victims

January 21, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: CoastWeek

http://www.coastweek.com/3103-02.htm

Members of The Sikh Supreme Council and Members of Siri Guru Singh Sabha Mombasa donate to Internally displaced persons in Likoni area.

While handing over donations to the affected persons the third Vice Chairman of Sikh Supreme Council (Kenya) who is also the Chairman of Siri Guru Singh Sabha, Mr. Surjit Singh Sagoo called on Kenyans to pray for peace in the country.

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Gurmat Camp Held in Fiji Islands

January 17, 2008

Author: S. Dalabar Singh

Source: SikhNet News

http://www.sikhnet.com/Sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/0796E515A8F90B29872573D3004B7D85!OpenDocument

GURMAT CAMP 2008 was held at Tagi Tagi Gurudwara Saheb, Tavua, Fiji Islands, from 7th. to 12th. January, 2008. It was organized by S. Dalabar Singh on behalf of the Gurudwara Prabhandak Committee. Gyani Gubachan Singh, Gyani Manmohan Singh and Bhai Harbhajan Singh...

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Sikh with Kirpan Denied Court Access

January 16, 2008

Author: Daryl Slade

Source: The Vancouver Sun/Canwest

http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/story.html?id=4a0dffbc-17f2-4bae-9682-a1c07a2d5a52

A security sheriff was just doing his job when he told a Sikh man on Monday he could not take his ceremonial dagger with him into a Calgary court building, says the spokesman for Alberta's solicitor-general.

"Anything that would not be allowed on an airplane...

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Sikh Seriously Injured after Unprovoked Assault Outside NY Gurdwara

January 16, 2008

Author: Press Release

Source: United Sikhs

http://www.unitedsikhs.org/PressReleases/PRSRLS-16-01-2008-00.html

Baljeet Singh, a 63-year-old Sikh man suffered serious injuries on Monday evening during an unprovoked attack by David C. Wood, a next-door neighbour to the gurdwara (Sikh place of worship) at 95th Avenue and 222nd Street in Jamaica, New York. Singh suffered a broken nose and a fractured jaw, which will both require surgery. The...

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Sikh Contribution Recognized

January 16, 2008

Author: JOHN HAROLD

Source: Stuff

http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/sundaystartimes/auckland/4357294a22396.html

Over the past 30 years Beant Singh Jador has devoted much of his life to building the Sikh community in New Zealand.

The Conifer Grove resident and businessman received a Queen’s Service Medal in the New Year honours list, recognizing his work in the Sikh community in Auckland and Waikato since he came...

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World Sikh Organization of Canada: Banning of Kirpans in Courthouses Unacceptable

January 16, 2008

Author: Press Release

Source: MarketWire/World Sikh Organization of Canada Inc.

http://www.marketwire.com/mw/release.do?id=811121

The World Sikh Organization of Canada (WSO) is very concerned that Tejinder Singh Sidhu was denied entry into the Calgary Courthouse because of his wearing of the kirpan. Mr. Sidhu had been subpoenaed to testify as a witness but was denied the opportunity to fulfill his civic duty because of a prohibition on the kirpan....

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Books on Sikhism to be Included in Washington Area Public Libraries

January 15, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: SikhNet News

http://www.sikhnet.com/Sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/11D405E0E6CEE2CF872573D10069B88A!OpenDocument

A county adjacent to Washington has agreed to include books on Sikhs in its public libraries. Montgomery County officials agreed and accepted the books on Sikhs and Sikhism to include them in the library system to help disseminate information about the community. Guru...

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Sikh Samaritans Rescue NRI, Family from Mob

January 15, 2008

Author: Samod Sarngan

Source: DNA India

http://www.dnaindia.com/report.asp?newsid=1145162

A South African family living in Kharghar in Navi Mumbai had a narrow escape from a mob that attacked them following a misunderstanding in a Nerul mall on Sunday night.

The family got a second life when four Sikhs jumped in to shield them from the mob. In fact, a day after the incident, the Sikhs continued to offer their support to the dishevelled NRI...

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Sikhcess™ Announces Launch of Sikh Community’s Global ‘Feed the Homeless’ Campaign in March 2008

January 13, 2008

Author: Press Release

Source: PR.com/Sikhcess

http://www.pr.com/press-release/67479

Today, Sikhcessâ„¢, a community service organization, unveiled definitive plans to feed the homeless worldwide through its ‘Feed the Homeless’ campaign on March 1, 2008. Sikh communities throughout the globe will participate, with efforts to feed the homeless and needy in Canada, the United States, Great Britain, Singapore, Malaysia, and Australia.

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