Sikhism

Social Club Sued After Ban on Sikhs

March 23, 2007

Source: South Manchester Reporter

http://www.southmanchesterreporter.co.uk/news/s/224/224657_social_club_sued_after_ban_on_sikhs.html

SENIOR members of a private members’ club are being sued for racial discrimination after banning ALL Sikh people.

Darley Lawn Tennis and Social Club took the drastic action after a fight involving a group of Sikh men in which club members were injured.

The punch-up led...

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Sikhs Ask Cops to Ban 'Sardar' Jokes on Net

March 19, 2007

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/NEWS/Cities/Mumbai/Sikhs_ask_cops_to_ban_Sardar_jokes_on_Net/articleshow/msid-1776258,curpg-1.cms

MUMBAI: Buoyed by a successful campaign against a publisher of joke books, members of the Sikh community have now approached the Mumbai police to block any form of humour on the net targeting them.

The cyber cell department of...

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Sikh Made to Get Off Qantas Flight

March 15, 2007

Source: Daily News and Analysis India

http://www.dnaindia.com/report.asp?NewsID=1084992

SYDNEY: The Indian community in Queenstown is upset after a Sikh hotel worker was made to get off a Qantas flight last week as some passengers thought he could be a terrorist.

Harminder Singh Mavi had boarded a routine Qantas flight between Queenstown and Auckland on March 7, but was requested to disembark minutes before the flight took off, according to the Mountain Scene...

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Vandals Spray Racist Graffiti Over Temple

March 14, 2007

Source: ABC News

http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200703/s1871680.htm

Police are continuing their investigations into a vandalism attack at an Indian Sikh temple in Shepparton, in north-east Victoria, on Friday night.

Senior Constable Danny Colliver says racist graffiti was written on the inside and outside walls of the Doyle Road building, which is under construction.

He says the remarks are anti-Muslim, but the temple is actually for the Sikh...

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Man Arrested in Temple Damage

March 14, 2007

Author: Ryan Sabalow

Source: Redding

http://www.redding.com/news/2007/mar/14/man-arrested-in-temple-damage/

ANDERSON -- A Redding man was arrested on suspicion of committing a hate crime early Tuesday after he allegedly rammed a Sikh temple with a stolen 25-ton front-end loader in a drug-fueled rampage.

Shasta County sheriff's Sgt. Janet Breshears said Michael Benjamin Rafferty, 39, had called authorities to report the...

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Punjabis Warn of Teen Violence

March 9, 2007

Source: THE MISSISSAUGA NEWS/Torstar Network

http://www.mississauganews.com/mi/news/story/3904903p-4516246c.html

A recent Mississauga rally attracted more than a thousand young people who are worried that Peel's Punjabi community is about to explode in gang violence.

The rally was held at the Dixie Gurdwara, the largest Sikh temple in North America, and the crowd that gathered there were students, many from rival groups.

Many were...

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Keepers of the (Inner) Peace

March 8, 2007

Author: ANDREW LEE BUTTERS

Source: TIME Magazine

http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1597656,00.html

Every weekday morning, a detachment of Indian soldiers from the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) embarks on an unusual kind of peacekeeping mission—one that doesn't require guns or ammo, or even shoes. Their focus, in fact, is on promoting inner peace as they operate what must be the first roving yoga ashram...

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Religion, Textbook Dispute Rekindled

March 8, 2007

Author: Laurel Rosenhall

Source: Sacramento Bee

http://www.sacbee.com/101/story/134412.html

A picture of the founder of the Sikh religion in a seventh-grade textbook has reignited what's become a common dilemma for California's education establishment: How much influence should contemporary religious groups have in crafting history lessons for the state's 6.3 million public school students?

The state Board of Education is scheduled to vote today on...

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New Sikh Temple Behind Schedule

March 5, 2007

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/kent/6421315.stm

Building work on what will be one of the largest Sikh temples in the UK is over budget and behind schedule.

Work began on the Gravesend site six years ago but it has now been revealed it may take two more years to finish.

The cost of the £9m gurdwara has also risen by £2m, which will have to be found by the local community in Kent.

Architect Teja Singh Biring...

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Sikh Head Teacher Wants Faith Mix

March 4, 2007

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/berkshire/6417639.stm

The head of a new Sikh primary school in Berkshire has pledged to take at least 20% of her pupils from non-Sikh backgrounds.

Harshindar Battar is the newly-appointed headteacher of the school, which is currently being built in Wexham Road, Slough.

The new school will take 420 pupils and Ms Battar wants at least 84 children to come from other faiths.

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