Sikhism

Banned Sikh Group Pops Up in Canadian Business Directory

June 26, 2006

Source: The Indian Express

http://cities.expressindia.com/fullstory.php?newsid=189898

On June 26, 2006 The Indian Express reported, "The Sikh diaspora’s support for separatists is once in focus with reports of the banned terrorist group - International Sikh Youth Federation - finding a mention in business directories of Canada. The report by well-known journalist Kim Bolan, who has been covering Sikh politics since 1984 and who also received death threats...

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Sikh Women's Conference Focuses on Gender Inequality

June 26, 2006

Source: The Fresno Bee

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/discussion.nsf/by+topic/A48AE599AA04A1DB8725719900784F04!OpenDocument

On June 26, 2006 The Fresno Bee reported, "Sikh women who went public on gender inequality in their community left the 7th Jakara conference in Fresno on Sunday feeling hopeful. This year's conference focused on the issues of women from domestic violence to double standards in the household. 'It's...

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Sikh NGO Launches Campaign Against Female Foeticide

June 26, 2006

Source: SikhSangat

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_1136.shtml

On June 26, 2006 SikhSangat reported, "Kirtani Sewa Society, an NGO functioning at Ballowal village in Ludhiana district, launched a crusade against drug addiction and female foeticide. The declaration was made on the conclusion of Guru Arjan Dev’s martyrdom celebrations on Sunday. According to Mr Gurmukh Singh, president of the society, office bearers and activists of the society have...

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Indianapolis Sikh Describes His Faith

June 24, 2006

Source: The Indianapolis Star

http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2006606240399

On June 24, 2006 The Indianapolis Star reported on local practices of Sikhism in a question and answer format with Pritam Singh, head priest of the Sikh Satsang of Indianapolis: "Question: Sikhism is one of the world's newer religions, with its origins in Pakistan. Can you tell me how it was founded? Answer: The founder of Sikhism was Guru Nanak Dev Ji. He was born...

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U.S. Sikhs Push for Freedom in the Workplace

June 23, 2006

Source: The Indian Express

http://cities.expressindia.com/fullstory.php?newsid=189375

On June 23, 2006 The Indian Express reported, "Apart from fighting against 'hate crime' following the 9/11, the Sikhs in United States are waging yet another battle to get Workplace Religious Freedom Act (WRFA) passed in the US Congress at the earliest. Once it becomes a law, the Act would enable the Sikhs to wear turban and other support religious symbols including 'kanga' (...

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Sikh Representative Addresses Episcopal Convention

June 21, 2006

Source: World Sikh Council

http://www.worldsikhcouncil.org/

On June 21, 2006 World Sikh Council reported in a press release, "A representative of the World Sikh Council - America Region (WSC-AR) attended the Episcopal Church’s 75th General Convention in Columbus, Ohio on June 19 and addressed the House of Bishops and the House of Deputies of the Episcopal Church. Dr. Tarunjit Singh, Chair of the Interfaith Committee of WSC-AR, represented the organization at the convention....

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U.S. Immigrants from India Boosting Economy by Investing in Indian Businesses

June 20, 2006

Source: USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/money/world/2006-06-20-india-immigrants-usat_x.htm

On June 20, 2006 USA Today reported, "When Silicon Valley entrepreneur Sabeer Bhatia was a kid growing up in Bangalore, India, in the 1980s, his native country seemed eons from evolving into an economic power. Bhatia and his parents, a banker and a government bureaucrat, waited 10 years before their house got a telephone line. Because of auto shortages,...

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Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund Celebrates 10th Anniversary

June 19, 2006

Source: Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund

On June 19, 2006 Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund reported, "Sikhs from across the country along with elected officials and honored guests, gathered to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of the Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF) as well as recognize individuals who have helped in the empowerment and development of the Sikh American Community. The Honorable Navdeep Singh Bains, a Sikh Canadian Member of Parliament provided the evening’s Keynote address... SALDEF...

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Sikh Video Game Creator Claims BBC Misrepresented Sikhs as Anti-Muslim

June 17, 2006

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1655899.cms

On June 17, 2006 The Times of India reported, "A Birmingham-based Sikh video game creator has accused the British Broadcasting Corp (BBC) of misrepresenting a Sikh history-based game he has developed as anti-Muslim. According to a report in Eastern Eye , an ethnic Indian newspaper in Britain, Taranjit Singh has claimed that BBC's Asian Network, in a show, manipulated and took...

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World Sikh Council Celebrates 400th Anniversary of Martyrdom of 5th Guru

June 16, 2006

Source: World Sikh Council Press Release

http://www.worldsikhcouncil.org/

On June 16, 2006 a World Sikh Council Press Release reported, "The World Sikh Council - America Region (WSC-AR) is pleased to announce that the historic 400th anniversary of the martyrdom of Siri Guru Arjan Sahib will be commemorated by an International Conference 'Siri Guru Arjan Sahib Ji's Life, Martyrdom, and Gifts to Humanity' to be held July 29-30, 2006 at San Jose State University in California. Other...

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Pakistan to Liberalize Visas for Sikhs

June 16, 2006

Source: Hindustan Times

Wire Service: PTI

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1721554,001300270001.htm

On June 16, 2006 the Press Trust of India reported, "Pakistan will liberalise its visa regime for Sikh pilgrims and improve facilities during their stay in the country, Prime Minister Shuakat Aziz has said. 'The government would not only issue them liberal visas but also offer them all possible facilities during their...

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Sikh Cartoon Video Teaches Faith to American Born Sikh Children

June 15, 2006

Source: SikhNet News

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/1A07293B3F5E5E6F8725718D00713BC8

On June 15, 2006 SikhNet News reported, "Jotsaroop Singh (5yrs) and Anokh Singh (3yrs), brothers from Fremont, California have found a great hero in Baba Banda Singh Bahadur ever since they first watched animated movie 'The Rise of Khalsa.' 'The very first day boys watched this animation 5 times at a stretch!!' smiles mother...

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Sikhs to Observe 400th Martyrdom Anniversary

June 15, 2006

Source: Garden State Sikh Association, Inc.

On June 15, 2006 Garden State Sikh Association, Inc. reported, "Sikhs all over the world will observe 400th anniversary of their 5th Guru or prophet in June, 2006. Guru Arjan Dev Ji was executed by the Mughal ruler, Jahangir in 1606 in Lahore, Pakistan. Guru Arjan Dev Ji, the fifth successor of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, is credited for giving the infant Sikh religion a strong footing. During his Guru period, he constructed the Harmandar Sahib which is popularly known as the Golden Temple, in Amritsar and compiled the...

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