Sikhism

Sikh Diaspora Condemns Bhutto Killing

December 29, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Chandigarh/Sikh_diaspora_condemns_Bhutto_killing/articleshow/2659812.cms

Sikh community all over the world has condemned Benzir Bhutto's assassination in Rawalpindi, yesterday. Maan Singh, SAD leader from Switzerland says, "Benazir had never created any obstacle in the freedom of Sikhs in Pakistan and had rather...

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Sikh Man has Head Surgery after NY Attack on Xmas Eve

December 28, 2007

Author: Mejindarpal Kaur

Source: United Sikhs

http://www.unitedsikhs.org/PressReleases/PRSRLS-28-12-2007-00.htm

Flushing, Queens, New York City – Three men were viciously attacked in separate robberies within two hours of each other in Flushing, on Christmas eve, which left Amarjit Singh, a 45 year-old Sikh taxi driver, with head injuries that were operated on yesterday at the New York Hospital Queens.

“The first...

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IMF Reverses Kirpan Ban

December 27, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Sikh Coalition

http://www.sikhcoalition.org/advisories/IMFReversesKirpanBan.htm

In welcome news for the Sikh community before 2008 begins, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) reversed a ban on kirpans at its Washington, DC headquarters.

The reversal comes as a result of the Sikh Coalition's intervention. It is the second major reversal allowing kirpans in the workplace in the past two months....

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Sikh Selected as Georgia's Top 40 - The 'Best and the Brightest Leaders in America'

December 12, 2007

Author: Tania Kaur

Source: The Panthic Weekly

http://www.panthic.org/news/123/ARTICLE/3734/2007-12-12.html

Queens, New York, USA – Navneet Singh Narula, a volunteer and Director of United Sikhs settled in Atlanta USA, is no stranger to winning top honors and awards. In the rarefied air of Fortune 100 global business, where conformity is the norm, Narula has set himself apart as a top corporate executive for one of the world’s...

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Boston Police and Sikh American Community Achieve Landmark Partnership

December 11, 2007

Source: SALDEF

http://www.saldef.org/content.aspx?a=1814

Washington, D.C. - December 11, 2007: The Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF), the nation’s oldest and largest Sikh American civil rights organization, concluded a highly successful year-long campaign to train the entire Boston Police Department (BPD) on Sikh religious practices. The over 3,000 BPD officers join the 95,000 trained by SALDEF across the nation.

Historic Indo-Canadian Rally Stops Paralysed Sikh's Deportation

December 11, 2007

Author: Gurmukh Singh

Source: EarthTimes.org

http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/156526.html

In their biggest anti-government rally since the Komagata Maru incident of 1914, thousands of Indo-Canadians forced authorities to stop the deportation of a paralysed Sikh.

Laibar Singh, a failed refugee claimant who had entered Canada on a forged passport in 2003 and become paralysed last year, was ordered last week to be deported Monday at 2....

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Sikh Leader Elected to Parliament of World Religions

December 9, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: India Post

http://indiapost.com/article/usnews/1546/

The Chair of the Interfaith Committee of the World Sikh Council - America Region (WSC-AR), Dr. Tarunjit Singh, has been elected as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Council for a Parliament of the World's Religions (CPWR).

Rev. Dirk Ficca, Executive Director of CPWR, in a letter dated Nov 21, stated, "Now more than ever, the world needs the wisdom and energy of...

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Sikh Students Allowed to Carry Kirpan to Schools in Australia

December 6, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Indians_Abroad/Sikh_students_allowed_to_carry_kirpan_to_schools_in_Australia/articleshow/2599452.cms

Sikh students would be allowed to carry kirpans or small daggers to school following a recommendation by a parliamentary committee in Australia's Victoria state but the move has outraged...

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Sikhs to get Prayer Room at JFK Airport

December 6, 2007

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Indians_Abroad/Sikhs_to_get_prayer_room_at_JFK_airport/articleshow/2601790.cms

NEW YORK: Sikhs are set to get prayer facilities at John F Kennedy airport here. At a meeting convened last week for the community by New York City assemblyman Rory Lancman, the Port Authority agreed that there was a need for a prayer room for Sikh travellers.

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Johor Buzz: A Flurry of Activities at Sikhs' New Centre

December 4, 2007

Author: Dean Dinesh

Source: The New Straights Times Online

http://www.nst.com.my/Current_News/NST/Tuesday/Features/2100018/Article/indexF_html

Sikhs in Johor have a new centre with the opening of the Johor Sikh Naujawan Sabha Malaysia in Jalan Pertawai in Taman Johor recently.

The association will use the new centre to expand its ladies wing, the global Sikh movement and its youth movement.

The...

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SMS Joke Offends Sikhs, Demand Apology from Anil Ambani

December 3, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Economic Times

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/ET_Cetera/SMS_joke_offends_Sikhs_seek_apology_Ambani/articleshow/2592672.cms

People belonging to the Sikh community in Meerut staged violent protests on Monday after taking serious offence to a joke circulated on a mobile network, and has demanded apology from the chief of the Reliance Communications, Anil...

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