Sikhism

British Sikhs Face Increased Backlash

August 21, 2006

Source: The Voice

http://www.voice-online.co.uk/content.php?show=9888

On August 21, 2006 The Voice reported, "Britain’s Sikh community has been experiencing an increase in hate crimes as part of the backlash from the war on terror. Leaders are campaigning for protection, and they blame public ignorance and the government’s failure to implement adequate measures to safeguard their community for their troubles.

Because of their physical appearance...

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Sikh Cricket Player Adored By Fans, Becoming Icon for "Racial Harmony"

August 21, 2006

Source: DailyIndia.com

Wire Service: IANS

http://www.dailyindia.com/show/49423.php/Panesar_is_now_hot_property_model_for_racial_harmony

On August 21, 2006 the Indo-Asian News Service reported, "Monty Panesar, the first Sikh to play Test cricket for England, is fast becoming not only a British cricket icon but also hot property for marketing professionals and a model for racial harmony. The...

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Poway Interfaith Council Working to Increase Understanding

August 20, 2006

Source: North County Times

http://www.nctimes.com/articles/2006/08/21/news/inland/82006203506.txt

On August 20, 2006 the North County Times reported, "Although still in its infancy, the Poway Interfaith Council is taking big steps forward, and Sunday marked the celebratory end of its first project: Interfaith Summer Nights, where over the course of seven weekly seminars, each of the group's member religions taught the others what their...

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Rajinder Singh Khalsa, Sikh Community, Still Reeling from Impact of 9/11

August 18, 2006

Source: Indian Press

http://www.indypressny.org/article.php3?ArticleID=2897

On August 18, 2006 the Indian Press reported, "When Rajinder Singh Khalsa, 57, gets up in the morning, he often sees a ‘white hole’ with his left eye. Sunlight is anathema for him, as he cannot focus on anything for minutes afterwards. Many a night, he gets up screaming from his sleep; he has terrible nightmares of imminent danger, he says. He is obsessively protective of his...

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SALDEF Working for Safety of Sikhs in After Most Recent Terror Arrests

August 15, 2006

Source: Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund

http://www.saldef.org/content.aspx?&a=1549&z=1&title=SALDEF%20Works%20with%2

On August 15, 2006 the Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund reported, "Following the successfully foiled attempted terrorist activity at London’s Heathrow Airport late last week, the Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF) has been in direct contact with federal agencies including...

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Sikh Leader Calls for Legislation Protecting Sikh Religious Symbols in Schools

August 13, 2006

Source: Sikh Sangat News/Punjab Newsline

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_1258.shtml

On August 13, 2006 Punjab Newsline reported, "Takht Sri Kesgarh Sahib Jathedar Giani Tarlochan Singh has demanded that the government must bring out legislation to stop the education institutions from banning the wearing of religious symbols so crucial to Sikhs in these schools. While talking to media persons at Gurudwara Singh Sabha here Giani Tarlochan Singh said there was...

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Christian School Forbids Sikh Students from Wearing Bracelet

August 12, 2006

Source: Punjab Newsline Network

http://www.punjabnewsline.com/content/view/1194/38/

On August 12, 2006 Punjab Newsline Network reported, "A day after principal of a christian school here tenderes apology from Sikh community for not allowing students to wear turban, another christian school of Hoshiarpur district has quoted another controversy over instructions to Sikh students by the principal not to wear the religious symbol 'kara' (bangle). The matter regarding...

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British Organization Sponsors Sikh Army Camp

August 12, 2006

Source: Asian Image

http://www.asianimage.co.uk/student/display.var.876337.0.sikh_camp_success.php

On August 12, 2006 Asian Image reported, "Twenty soldiers from across the country joined the 10th annual Sikh camp in North Wales. The camp, organised by the British Organization of Sikh Students (BOSS) attracted over 300 participants from London, Newport, Milton Keynes, Coventry, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds and as far as New Zealand and...

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Bus Route from San Francisco Extended to Fremont Sikh Temple

August 11, 2006

Source: The Argus

http://www.insidebayarea.com/argus/localnews/ci_4166754

On August 11, 2006 The Argus reported, "AC Transit's bustling No. 97 line, which heads from the Bay Fair BART station down Hesperian Boulevard through Hayward to the Union City BART station, will be expanded so that it picks up every 15 minutes instead of every 20 minutes, officials said this week. The line also will be extended to the Sikh temple in Fremont. Divito said Union City passengers...

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Kirpan Case at Harvard Indicates Need for School Policies

August 11, 2006

Source: The Harvard Crimson

http://www.thecrimson.com/article.aspx?ref=514086

On August 11, 2006 The Harvard Crimson reported, "A Sikh student at the Harvard Summer School who carries a kirpan�a sword worn sheathed and under clothing by baptized Sikhs as an article of faith�had his kirpan taken away from him in mid-July by Harvard administrators, though pressure from a Sikh advocacy group caused Harvard to return the kirpan soon afterwards.

Administrators...

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American Sikh Woman Sings Message of Peace Around the World

August 10, 2006

Source: The Union

http://www.theunion.com/article/20060810/NEWS/108100130

On August 10, 2006 The Union reported, "In the cool shadows of the trees in the garden of St. Joseph's Cultural Center in Grass Valley, Snatam Kaur looked more like an angel than a singer on a world tour. Dressed in immaculate white, the 34-year-old American Sikh performer spoke of God, peace and music in a young, soothing voice. The lush lawn - with overgrown hedges, foliage bent with...

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Coast Guard to Allow Religious Head Covers That Fit Under Hat or Helmets

August 10, 2006

Source: The Buffalo News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.buffalonews.com/editorial/20060810/3042117.asp

On August 10, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "The Coast Guard is changing its regulations to allow religious head coverings - but certain headware, such as Sikh turbans, would still be excluded. That's because the head coverings will have to fit under a uniform hat or helmet. 'We should respect people's religious values. . . ....

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Women's Exam Room in Delta Hospital Dedicated to Mother of Sikhism

August 9, 2006

Source: The Now

http://www.thenownewspaper.com/issues06/082106/community.html

On August 9, 2006 The Now reported, "The women's examination room at the Delta Hospital has been dedicated to the Mother of Sikhism. Mata Gujri was the mother of Guru Gobind Singh, the 10th and the last living master of the Sikhs. Since he gave the Sikhs a distinct identity, Mata Gujri is revered by the entire community. Her husband, Tegh Bahadur, was the ninth Guru of the Sikhs....

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