Sikhism

Opinion: "We Stand in Solidarity with India" by KP Singh

July 14, 2006

Source: The Indianapolis Star

http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2006607140316

On July 14, 2006 The Indianapolis Star ran a letter to the editor from Kanwal Prakash "KP" Singh of Indianapolis. He writes, "The rail bombings in Mumbai, India are another shocking tragedy; another alarming display of inhumanity and callous disregard for human life, and especially for the innocents caught in the middle of political and ideological conflicts and...

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Sikhs in Court Over Protests of Behzti Play in 2004

July 14, 2006

Source: Sikh Sangat News

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_1182.shtml

On July 14, 2006 Sikh Sangat News reported, "The use of anti-social behaviour laws to break up a protest by Sikhs over a play was unlawful, the Court of Appeal has been told. Pritpal Singh, from Coventry, was arrested after failing to leave the demonstration over the play Behzti, at Birmingham Repertory Theatre, in 2004.

His lawyer said the case raised important and fundamental...

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Richmond Sikh Reflects on Life Two Years After Brutal Attack

July 14, 2006

Source: Queens Tribune

http://www.queenstribune.com/news/1152868286.html

On July 14, 2006 Queens Tribune reported, "Rajinder Singh Khalsa lay on the ground praying to God as the next man’s foot exploded into his face, opening another wound. Silently, he pleaded for the punches and kicks to stop, for the pain to end. The five men beat him viciously outside of Villa Russo’s Restaurant in Richmond Hill because of the turban on his head. He suffered a nose...

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Sikh Employee Becomes Unwilling Poster Boy for Metropolitan Transit Authority Turban Policy

July 13, 2006

Source: The New York Sun

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/A4311C12F07D3F3A872571AB0074606E

On July 13, 2006 The New York Sun reported, "A Sikh transit authority employee has unwillingly emerged as the poster boy for the very dress code he says violates his religious freedom.

The station agent, Trilok Arora, 68, and four other agents sued the Metropolitan Transit Authority last year over its requirement that...

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Deptford Gurdwara Proposal Approved by Planning Board

July 13, 2006

Source: Courier-Post

http://www.courierpostonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060713/NEWS01/607130389/1006

On July 13, 2006 Courier-Post reported, "Despite objections from some residents, the planning board unanimously approved a proposal for the construction of a Sikh house of worship on Fox Run Road... Dave Barger, an architect for the project, said groundbreaking would be late next year. He said it would take about 12...

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Canadian Sikh Raises Money to Build Eye Hospital in India

July 13, 2006

Source: Sikh Sangat News

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_1178.shtml

On July 13, 2006 Sikh Sangat News reported, "A charitable organization looking to provide the gift of sight to people in India is fundraising in Surrey for a new eye hospital. Anup Singh Jubbal, president of Canadian Eyesight International, wants to raise $500,000 to build a state of the art facility which will perform cataract surgeries, conduct eye clinics, and host education and training...

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Funeral Pyre for Sikh Man in Northumberland Opens Legal Battle

July 12, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/tyne/5174260.stm

On July 12, 2006 BBC News reported, "An open-air cremation of a young Sikh man has been held at a secret location in Northumberland sparking a legal row. The funeral pyre of Rajpal Mehat, 31, took place in a remote field on Wednesday after Northumbria Police gave permission on 'humanitarian grounds'. But the Department for Constitutional Affairs said the ceremony was 'unlawful' and police later...

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Sikh Primary School to Open in Southall in 2008

July 12, 2006

Source: This is Hertfordshire

http://www.thisishertfordshire.co.uk/news/roundup/display.var.831439.0.sikh_school_planned_for_southall.php

On July 12, 2006 This is Hertfordshire reported, "A new Sikh primary school is set to open in Southall in 2008. Built in the grounds of Norwood Hall, Norwood Green, it will cater for 470 boys and girls from age three to 11. It will give pupils the opportunity to learn about...

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Sikh Council On Religion and Education Survey Shows 9 out of 10 Americans Identify Sikhs With Muslims

July 10, 2006

Source: Press Trust of India

http://www.financialexpress.com/latest_full_story.php?content_id=133438

On July 10, 2006 Press Trust of India reported, "A constant bombardment of images of Osama bin Laden has compounded trouble for American Sikhs, who faced racial hatred in the wake of al-Qaeda attacks in the United States on September 11, 2001, a Washington-based Sikh advocacy group said on Monday.

Sikh Council on Religion and Education (...

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Sikh Man Receives "Home Town Hero" Award in Fremont

July 10, 2006

Source: SikhNet News

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/8E4F096FD46C0EBC872571A7006DC5F3

On July 10, 2006 SikhNet News reported, "Amritpaul Singh, who has lived and worked in the United States for almost 23 years, was recently given the 'Home Town Hero' award by the parade committee of City of Fremont, Calif., in recognition of his involvement in international humanitarian work especially in the immediate aftermath of...

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Tanenbaum Center Aids Police Understanding of Religious Customs

July 10, 2006

Source: Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding

http://www.tanenbaum.org/programs/diversity/police.aspx

The Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding reported, "In the course of our cutting-edge work in religious diversity and the workplace, the Tanenbaum Center has identified industries in which religious issues are often central to outcomes.

In law enforcement, for example, it is critical for police officers responsible for community...

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Sikh Research Institute Releases Elementary Level Curriculum

July 10, 2006

Source: SikhNet News

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/1AFB4B88B94C1906872571A7006CEE65

On July 10, 2006 SikhNet News reported, "The seventeenth day of June marked the completion of Sojhi’s first elementary school education resource package. Sojhi, a venture taken by the Sikh Research Institute to increase the effectiveness of Sikh education across the globe embarked on a Sikh education reform approximately 18...

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Deptford Sikhs to Go Before Planning Board With Gurdwara Proposal

July 10, 2006

Source: CourierPost

http://www.courierpostonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060710/SPECIAL07/60710033/1006/NEWS01

On July 10, 2006 CourierPost reported, "A local group of Sikhs will formally seek the planning board's approval to build a larger house of worship on a wooded, 18-acre property set back from Fox Run Road. The Guru Nanak Sikh Society of Delaware Valley will appear before the board Wednesday, for the first...

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Sikh Community Declining

July 9, 2006

Source: Sikh Sangat News/Newsday

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_1173.shtml

On July 9, 2006 Sikh Sangat News/Newsday reported, "Sado Singh and his family camp out in the desolate ruin of a huge Sikh temple, one of about 10 in Kabul that once hummed with prayer, schooling and festivals. Singh hopes the bulk of Afghan Sikhs, now exiled as refugees in India or the West, may return some day, but 'the conditions are very difficult and we don't know whether they...

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