Sikhism

Sikh Heritage Week Starts in New York

September 29, 2007

Author: Harjot Singh

Source: World Sikh News

http://worldsikhnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1018&Itemid=29

New York: The New York City started a “Sikh Heritage Week” from Saturday coinciding with an annual festival here to showcase the arts, culture and tradition of the community.

The Sikh Art and Film Foundation is organising the festival, which will feature film shows, cultural...

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American Boy Indicted for Anti-Sikh Hate Crime

September 27, 2007

Source: Sify News

http://sify.com/news/fullstory.php?id=14534103

New York: A grand jury has filed an indictment against Umair Ahmed, a 17-year old schoolboy, for forcibly cutting a 15-year-old Sikh boy's hair in a school in Queens borough of New York.

Ahmed faces nine charges, including coercion.

Michael Brovner, assistant district attorney of Queens on Monday said: "The indictment was filed today of all the original five charges and four additional charges as...

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Law Enforcement Seminar Strips Away Cultural Stereotypes

September 27, 2007

Author: Chris Togneri

Source: Pittsburgh Tribune Review

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/news/cityregion/s_529578.html

Removing a Sikh's turban in public is the same as a strip search. Not all Arabs are Muslim. A kirpan is not a concealed weapon.

Those lessons and others were delivered Wednesday to about 75 Pennsylvania law enforcement officers during a four-hour seminar at the Allegheny County Police...

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U.S. Senators Weigh in on TSA Turban Screening Policy

September 25, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Sikh Coalition

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

At the urging of the Sikh Coalition and their Sikh constituents, four Senators today sent a joint letter to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), demanding an explanation for the TSA’s new turban screening procedure. The letter urges the TSA to work with the Sikh-American community to address its concerns about a...

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Allen Gives On-Air Mea Culpa after Meeting with Sikh and Muslim Leaders

September 23, 2007

Author: ROD MICKLEBURGH

Source: The Globe and Mail

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070927.wbcallen27/BNStory/National/home?cid=al_gam_mostemail

After a private meeting with Sikh and Muslim community leaders, a kinder, gentler Bruce Allen tried yesterday to defuse an escalating furor over his outspoken remarks about immigrants in a recent radio commentary.

The...

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Manager's Radio Remarks Spark Storm of Outrage

September 22, 2007

Author: ROD MICKLEBURGH

Source: Globe and Mail

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20070922.BCBUBLE22/TPStory/National

Bruce Allen, the veteran, outspoken manager of many Canadian music stars including Michael Bublé and Bryan Adams, is facing calls for his removal from the 2010 Winter Olympics' creative team over controversial remarks he made about immigrants.

In one of his regular commentaries...

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Young Sikh Nominated For Congressional Youth Leadership Council

September 20, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Sikh Network

http://www.sikhnet.com/Sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/E17F53881716C0F88725735C006B7C91!OpenDocument

As he was cherishing the state level recognition in Duke University’s Talent Identification Program (TIP) for outstanding performers at seventh grade level and a rare opportunity to participate in International Relations program at the Ivy League institute,...

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Two Elderly Sikh Americans Men Suffer Vicious Attack in Maryland

September 20, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: SALDEF

http://www.saldef.org/content.aspx?a=1766&z=5&title=Two%20Elderly%20Sikh%20Americans%20Men%20Suffer%20Vicious%20Attack%20in%20Maryland

The Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF), the nation’s oldest and largest Sikh American civil rights organization, filed a formal complaint today with the Federal Bureau of...

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10,000 Gather To Hear Concerns Of Sikhs From Across The Globe

September 18, 2007

Author: Gurjeet Singh

Source: Sikh Federation

http://www.sikhsangat.org/news/publish/europe/10_000_Gather_To_Hear_Concerns_Of_Sikhs_From_Across_The_Globe.shtml

The International Sikh Convention that took place at Guru Nanak Gurdwara, Sedgley Street, Wolverhampton concluded at the weekend and attracted around 10,000 Sikhs. Sikh speakers from around a dozen countries addressed those gathered...

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Unabated Discrimination Against Sikhs Call for Campaigns to Nurture Diversity in the EU

September 16, 2007

Author: Tejinder Singh

Source: Sikh News Network

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/125AF2E59FC38DCA8725735A00608D2F

What is the fault of three Sikh boys, Jasvir Singh, Bikramjit Singh and Ranjit Singh, aged between 15 and 18 years, who have been unable to attend school in the European Union since 2004?

What is the fault of Shingara Singh Mann for not having a driver’s license in the...

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Top Democrat Slams Government Agency for Discrimination Against Sikhs

September 14, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: SikhNet News Archive/Hindu.com

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/3DD27A7B3420CA5887257356005B8623

The head of a powerful US House Committee has slammed the agency responsible for transport security for its "rampant religious discrimination and profiling" of Sikhs by forcing them to take off their turban during security screening at airports.

Tom Lantos, Chair of...

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First World Sikh Summit to be Held in London Next Week

September 13, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: SikhNet News Archive

http://www.sikhnet.com/Sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/19218AAE689D5B6B87257355005A660B!OpenDocument

On Monday 17 September 2007, the Sikh Federation (UK) and affiliated organisations are holding the first World Sikh Summit in London. The event is being supported by Ken Livingstone, Mayor of London, and will be held at the Greater London Authority, City Hall,...

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Mayor Bloomberg Declares Sikh Heritage Week in New York City

September 13, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: SikhNet News Archive

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/4AA3AE295757061387257355007FF482

In honor and support of the Spinning Wheel Festival which highlights Sikh history and culture, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has declared the week of Sept. 22nd – 28th Sikh Heritage Week in New York City.

The proclamation from the New York City Mayor’s office reads,...

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