Sikhism

Police Force Accepts Hijabs and Turbans as Part of its Uniform

January 13, 2006

Source: Sunday Times

http://www.sundaytimes.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,7034,17813812%255E2761,00.html

On January 13, 2006 the Sunday Times reported, "West Australian police have added turbans and hijabs to their list of accepted uniform items, in an effort to encourage more Sikh and Muslim people to join the force.

At today's launch of the additions to the traditional blue uniform, Police Commissioner Karl O'Callaghan...

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Opinion: "Interfaith, Not Infidel"

January 12, 2006

Source: San Mateo County Times

http://www.insidebayarea.com/sanmateocountytimes/faith/ci_3395002

On January 12, 2006 the San Mateo County Times ran an opinion piece by Iftekhar Hai, president of the United Muslims of America Interfaith Alliance. "In my 15 years as an interfaith peace activist, I have been asked one question over and over again: Who are the 'kafirs' — 'infidels' — condemned in the Qur'an? Are they Christians, Jews, Hindus, Buddhists,...

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Hindus, Sikhs Demand Funeral Pyres in Britain

January 11, 2006

Source: Yahoo! News

Wire Service: IANS

http://in.news.yahoo.com/060111/43/61y6q.html

On January 11, 2006 the Indo-Asian News Service reported, "An organisation here plans to petition the European Court of Human Rights to ensure that dead bodies of Hindus and Sikhs are cremated on traditional funeral pyres instead of in electric crematoriums. Britain has a large minority of Hindus and Sikhs, but arrangements for the deceased within the...

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114 Grenades Found at Golden Temple

January 10, 2006

Source: The Washington Times

http://www.washtimes.com/upi/20060110-054432-3429r.htm

On January 10, 2006 The Washington Times reported, "A Sikh pilgrim found at least 114 grenades at northern India's Golden Temple, the most revered Sikh shrine. However, authorities do not view the grenades as a danger because they are rusting and old, the BBC reported Tuesday. 'This is not being viewed seriously, because all the recovered grenades are old and unusable,'...

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Update: Family Reunited to Mourn Death of Sikh Cab Driver

January 8, 2006

Source: Newsday

http://www.nynewsday.com/news/local/manhattan/nyc-fune0108,0,2802078.story?coll=nyc-topheadlines-left

On January 8, 2006 Newsday reported, "Jaswinder Singh, 15, and his brother Kabal, 17, stared down at the face of their father Saturday as he lay in his coffin, a red turban on his head, rose petals on his chest. Tears streaked the boys' cheeks. It was the first time they had seen their father in 10 years...

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Tory Politicians Campaign for Sikh Votes

January 8, 2006

Source: The Mississauga News

http://www.mississauganews.com/mi/news/story/3251665p-3765460c.html

On January 8, 2006 The Mississauga News reported, "Local Tory candidates visited a Sikh temple in Mississauga today in an attempt to win votes from a community that has traditionally voted Liberal. Conservative candidates Bob Dechert (Mississauga-Erindale) and Raminder Gill (Mississauga-Streetsville) were joined by Tory immigration critic Diane Ablonczy this...

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Editorial: “Teaching Religion in Schools: A More Intelligent Course”

January 8, 2006

Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/editorial/13573410.htm

On January 8, 2006 The Philadelphia Inquirer ran an editorial stating, "The 'intelligent design' trial, which concluded with a resounding anti-ID ruling, has exposed a surprising, yawning gap in American education. There's a workable solution - but, alas, you won't be seeing it anytime soon. Problem is, there's no place to put ID in our present public school...

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Sikhs Celebrate Guru Gobind Singh’s Birth Anniversary

January 6, 2006

Source: SikhNet

http://www.sikhnet.com/Sikhnet/news.nsf/RecentNewsHTML/BC036DC5FF9655D4872570EE0068FEE8!OpenDocument

On January 6, 2006 SikhNet reported, "Sikhs across India spent Thursday thronging shrines to pay their respects to their 10th spiritual leader, Guru Gobind Singh, on his 339th birth anniversary. In Amritsar, Sikhs from all walks of life thronged the Golden Temple Complex to offer their homage on the...

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