Sikhism

Pakistan Releases Afghan Sikh Journalist Arrested at Border

August 9, 2006

Source: TeleguPortal.net

Wire Service: IANS

http://www.teluguportal.net/modules/news/article.php?storyid=9904

On August 9, 2006 the Indo-Asian News Service reported, "Pakistan has released an Afghan Sikh journalist who was arreste on the Pakistan-Afghan border and tortured on charges of being an Indian national and also apologised over the 'mistreatment.' Spokesperson of the Radio and Television of Afghanistan, Anwar...

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Sikh Flagpole Raised at Mississauga Gurdwara

August 9, 2006

Source: The Brampton News

http://www.thebramptonnews.com/articles/543/1/135-foot-Sikh-flagpole-raised-in-Mississauga/Page1.html

On August 9, 2006 The Brampton News reported, "On Saturday, August 5, 2006 the Ontario Khalsa Darbar, also known as the Dixie Gurdwara, located in Mississauga, held a ceremony to raise a 135-foot freestanding hydraulic pole bearing the Sikh flag (Nishan Sahib). 'Our dream since 1995 has come...

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Sikhs Want Permission to Scatter Ashes of the Dead in River

August 8, 2006

Source: The Times of India

Wire Service: IANS

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1874310.cms

On August 8, 2006 the Indo-Asian News Service reported, "Sikh campaigners in Britain have applied for a licence to allow them scatter ashes of their dead in the river Ribble as the ritual is an important part of their funeral ceremony. A report in the Mirror newspaper quoted one of the campaigners, Charanjit Singh Heera, as...

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Harvard Student Allowed to Wear Kirpan

August 8, 2006

Source: 999 Today

http://www.999today.com/society/news/story/3494.html

On August 8, 2006 999 Today reported, "Harvard University has returned a Sikh student's kirpan (sword) as a result of the Sikh Coalition's intervention.

The student, Navdeep Singh, had voluntarily given his kirpan to a university administrator who requested that the administration be able to keep it while the university determined whether he would able to wear it on campus.

The...

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As Part of Growing Trend, Sikh "Terrorism" Detainee Chooses Deportation

August 7, 2006

Source: NCM

http://news.ncmonline.com/news/view_article.html?article_id=07b6be56cd5439ea38f077581fdfe196

On August 7, 2006 New California Media reported, "On April 30, U.S. agents removed human rights lawyer and prominent Sikh nationalist Harpal Singh Cheema from his Yuba County jail cell, told him to change into the musty old clothes he'd been wearing when he was taken into custody in 1997, and transported him, turban-less and...

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Yuba City Gurdwara Wins in Zoning Battle

August 7, 2006

Source: The Appeal-Democrat

http://www.appeal-democrat.com/articles/2006/08/02/news/local_news/news4.txt

On August 7, 2006 The Appeal-Democrat reported, "Sutter County supervisors erred when they rejected a new Sikh temple near Yuba City, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ruled in favor of the Guru Nanak Sikh Society, which asked the county for permission to convert a building on 29...

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Sikh Coalition Offers Assistance in Illinois Court Turban Case

August 7, 2006

Source: Sikh Coalition

http://www.sikhcoalition.org/advisories/turban_aug06.htm

On August 7, 2006 the Sikh Coalition reported, "Inderveer and Manjit Singh arrived at the Will County courthouse in on March 17, 2006 to pay a traffic ticket. Inderveer Singh had received the ticket. His father, Manjit Singh, accompanied him. As father and son were about to pass through the court’s metal detector, a security guard said that they would have to take off their...

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Sikh Youth Gather in Maryland for Summer Camp

August 6, 2006

Source: Sikh Sangat News

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_1240.shtml

On August 6, 2006 Sikh Sangat News reported, "Is online chatting safe? How does one handle bullying and teasing in school? How does one relate to cultural trends among youth and Sikhi in present day America? These will be some of the questions which will be explored in addition to the post 9/11 issues by 125 Sikh youth from all over America who are gathering for a week-long camp in Maryland...

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Sikhs Take Exception to History Books

August 6, 2006

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1861285.cms

On August 6, 2006 The Times of India reported, "With the Sikh community taking strong exception to some alleged 'misrepresentation of facts' in its history books, NCERT has decided to get these portions checked by a well-known scholar and historian. NCERT's decision has come following a letter to its Director Krishna Kumar last week by Human Resource Development Minister Arjun...

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San Francisco Court Upholds Sikhs' Right to Build Gurdwara

August 5, 2006

Source: Rediff

http://specials.rediff.com/news/2006/aug/05sikh.htm

On August 5, 2006 Rediff reported, "In a major victory for Sikhs in the United States, a San Francisco court has held that the community has the right to build a gurudwara in their neighbourhood. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has allowed a Sikh congregation to construct a place of worship on land allotted for agriculture in Sutter county. The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, a non-profit law...

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U.S. Sikh Leader Visits Punjabi College Students

August 4, 2006

Source: SikhSangat.com

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_1230.shtml

On August 4, 2006 SikhSangat.com reported, "Dr. Rajwant Singh, Chairman of the Sikh Council on Religion and Education (SCORE), was honored by Gurmat Gian Missionary College in Ludhiana recently. He came to Punjab after participating in the 400th anniversary of the Martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev ji in Lahore, Pakistan, where he had landed from USA. Gurmat Gian Trust was founded by the late Jagjit...

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Third International Sikh Youth Camp Concludes Successfully

August 4, 2006

Source: Sikh Sangat News

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_1231.shtml

On August 4, 2006 Sikh Sangat News reported, "After one month of a novel learning experience in 'The Valley of Divine Peace', finally came the time of the closing ceremony of the 3rd Akal International Youth Camp 2006. On 29 July 2006, the children of the camp performed the closing ceremony of the camp. The children were dressed beautifully. The girls were dressed in White and the boys in...

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Anti-Sikh Letter Prompts Bluffton Mayor to Join National "Inclusive Community" Campaign

August 4, 2006

Source: USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2006-08-03-inclusive-inside_x.htm

On August 4, 2006 USA Today reported, "Local folklore has it that the small town of Bluffton, Ind., once had an ordinance to keep blacks out, Mayor Ted Ellis says. He never found proof but says he wondered why Bluffton remained 96% white while many other cities became more diverse. 'I always thought that Bluffton was no more hostile than other communities around,'...

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Sikhs Fear Hate Crime Trend in the Wake of Santa Clara Stabbing

August 3, 2006

Source: Contra Costa Times

http://www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/news/15187472.htm

On August 3, 2006 the Contra Costa Times reported, "The weekend stabbing of a Sikh man in Santa Clara whose assailant allegedly thought he was a member of the Taliban raises fears that turmoil in the Middle East could fuel similar hate-based crimes, a Contra Costa Sikh leader said Wednesday.

"I think the more flare-ups you get there, the more incidents you're...

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