Sikhism

Sikhs Find a Home in Eugene

January 5, 2006

Source: Eugene Weekly

http://www.eugeneweekly.com/2006/01/05/feature.html

On January 5, 2006 the Eugene Weekly reported, "Eugene has become a center of sorts for the Sikh religion, with members coming from near and far to work, attend school, raise families and build a community based on a tradition of tolerance and devotion. The Sikh religion came to Eugene in 1970 when Dr. Sat Kirpal Singh Khalsa and his wife moved to the community to teach yoga. Thirty-five years...

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Bakersfield Sikhs Urge Police to Take Action Over Hate Crime at Gurdwara

December 30, 2005

Source: KGET-TV

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10654242/

On December 30, 2005 KGET-TV reported, "Local Sikhs insist that two pig heads found outside their temple last week was a hate crime and they want police to take action. But Bakersfield Police say intent must be proven, which has so far not been established... Police officials said two adults admitted accidentally dropping the pig heads from a bag instead of properly disposing of them, while off-roading.

According to...

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Sikh Taxi Driver Shot Dead in Richmond

December 27, 2005

Source: Contra Costa Times

http://www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/news/13492638.htm

On December 27, 2005 the Contra Costa Times reported, "Gurpartap Singh was well-aware of the dangers of the taxi driver's profession, especially in some sections of West Contra Costa that he served. 'There are too many people who carry guns and knives,' Singh told the Times in January 1999 after the shooting death of another cab driver, Munther Salman, in North Richmond...

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Five Men Convicted of Beating Up Sikh Man in Queens

December 23, 2005

Source: Rediff

http://in.rediff.com/news/2005/dec/23sikh.htm

On December 23, 2005 Rediff reported, "Five men were sentenced to jail for terms ranging from five days to two years for the harassment and brutal beating of a Sikh man in New York in July 2004.

The men were convicted on Thursday of attacking Rajinder Singh Khalsa, 50, outside a restaurant in New York's Queens borough... Salvatore Maceli was sentenced to two years in prison and two years of post-parole...

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“Meet the Sikhs” Video Documents Sikh Community of Northern California

December 22, 2005

Source: Sikh News Network

http://www.sikhnn.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=416&mode=thread&order=0&thold=0

On December 22, 2005 the Sikh News Network reported, "‘Meet The Sikhs’ is a short video produced by PBS (Public Broadcasting System). The video is an introduction to the Sikh community of Northern California. David Hosley, the producer of the video and General Manager of KVIE (...

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Verdict in Sikh Beating Case Shows Complications with US Hate Crime Law

December 17, 2005

Source: Sikh News Sentinel/Newsday

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_681.shtml

On December 17, 2005 Newsday reported, "It was a verbal altercation that turned physical - an ugly attack by five white men on a pair of Sikhs outside a Queens restaurant last year. The attackers made taunts about the men's turbans, and left one of them unconscious with multiple facial fractures. But a Queens judge ruled earlier this month that while bias played a role, the entire...

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Brampton Area South Asians Raise $2.3 Million for Hospital, Emergency Wing Named After Guru Nanak

December 16, 2005

Source: The Brampton Guardian

http://www.northpeel.com/br/business/story/3221269p-3729606c.html

On December 16, 2005 The Brampton Guardian reported, "A recent fundraising effort over the airwaves led to a flood of donations for the William Osler Health Centre. In seven days, Brampton's South Asian community raised $2.3 million for the hospital, nearly $1 million of it in the first 90 minutes alone. 'It truly was a tremendous outpouring of generosity from...

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Bay Area Teacher Credited with Building Bridges Between Sikh Community and High School

December 14, 2005

Source: The Daily Review

http://www.insidebayarea.com/dailyreview/localnews/ci_3307882

On December 14, 2005 The Daily Review reported, "When two boys at James Logan High School fought on campus this fall, Principal Don Montoya asked a teacher to call the students' parents in for a meeting. Then he asked the teacher to interpret. Harpaul Singh Rana made the call and sat in on the meeting, switching between Punjabi and English to explain to the boys' parents...

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