Sikhism

Yuba City Punjabis, Sikhs Raise Funds for Victims of Katrina

September 12, 2005

Source: SikhNet News

http://www.sikhnet.com/Sikhnet/news.nsf/TodaysNewsHTML/35B6FECD8498D9428725707A007C76A3!OpenDocument

On September 12, 2005 SikhNet News reported, "[A] fundraising event [in Yuba City, California] organized by [the] Punjabi American Heritage Society (PAHS) raised $21000 and more donations are still coming. All proceeds from this event will be given to [the] local Chapter of [the] American Red Cross. [A...

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Sikhs Host First Deewan After Hurricane Katrina

September 12, 2005

Source: SikhNet News / United Sikhs

http://www.sikhnet.com/Sikhnet/news.nsf/RecentNewsHTML/096EFA3E6D3B741D8725707C0064A1A3!OpenDocument

On September 12, 2005 the United Sikhs reported, "The Sikh community of New Orleans gathered at the Gurudwara President Sumir Kaur's house, where the undamaged Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji (the Sikh holy scriptures) has been placed after being retrieved from the hurricane-damaged Gurudwara...

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Sikhs Feel Let Down by Government in Response to Bombing Backlash

September 12, 2005

Source: The Tribune

http://www.tribuneindia.com/2005/20050913/world.htm#5

On September 12, 2005 The Tribune reported, "Sikhs feel 'let down' by British Government’s failure to tackle race crimes and discrimination, not just at home but elsewhere in Europe, the Sikh Federation said yesterday. In a statement at the start of the national Sikh convention in Wolverhampton, it urged London to use its turn at the rotating EU presidency to defend the Sikh identity in...

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Two Sikhs Refused Admittance to Schools Because of Turbans

September 10, 2005

Source: The Indian Express

Wire Service: Reuters

http://www.expressindia.com/fullstory.php?newsid=54359

On September 10, 2005 Reuters reported, "Two Sikh boys have fallen foul of France's ban on religious clothing in state schools this year, with one excluded because of his turban and another forced to wear a small cloth instead, a Sikh activist said on Friday. Gurinder Singh, 17, was barred from class in a Paris suburb because he...

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Sikhs Rescue Guru Granth Sahib from Flooded New Orleans Gurdwara

September 8, 2005

Source: United Sikhs

http://www.unitedsikhs.org/PressReleases/PRSRLS-08-09-2005-00.htm

On September 8, 2005 a United Sikhs Press Release reported, "Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, the Sikh Scriptures and eternal Guru of the Sikhs, was recovered yesterday from the submerged New Orleans Gurdwara (Sikh place of worship) after a rescue operation spanning 22 hours by a team of United Sikhs volunteers led by rescue experts. The Gurdwara... was under 9-feet deep...

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Editorial: Sikh Soccer Players Deserve Apology for Turban Incident

September 7, 2005

Source: The Province

http://www.canada.com/vancouver/theprovince/news/editorial/story.html?id=e0aa1f71-909d-4311-b98e-72aef63f5609

On September 7, 2005 The Province ran an editorial on the controversy surrounding the B.C. Soccer Association's refusal to allow players on the field if they were wearing a turban. The Province editorial staff writes, "For the past several years, Indo-Canadian youths taking part in...

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Sikhs and Hindus Experience Backlash After 7/7 London Bombings

September 5, 2005

Source: The Guardian

On September 5, 2005 The Guardian reported, "If you travel on London's public-transport system you may have spotted them: stickers and T-shirts with 'Don't freak, I'm a Sikh' written across them. On the tube, they tend to be greeted with wry smiles, but they have sparked heated debate on Sikh online message boards. 'Don't wear these T-shirts[;] they're anti-Muslim,' writes one contributor. 'We should wear the T-shirts,' says another. 'We need to think of ourselves first - let the Muslims take care of themselves.'

In the weeks...

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Turbans Banned in Schools

September 4, 2005

Source: The Tribune

http://www.tribuneindia.com/2005/20050905/punjab1.htm#10

On September 4, 2005 The Tribune reported, "After imposition of a ban by France on wearing turbans in schools, Belgium too has followed suit and banned the religious symbols of the Sikhs in their educational institutes.

Agitated Belgium Sikhs of the Guru Nanak Sikh Society told The Tribune that while France enacted a law, imposing ban on religious symbols in schools, the Belgium...

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After Sikh Soccer Player Banned for Wearing Patka, Team Walks Off in Protest

September 4, 2005

Source: CANOE/CP

http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Canada/2005/09/04/1202330-cp.html

On September 4, 2005 the Canadian Press reported, "Parents and coaches of a Calgary junior soccer team are angry after a Sikh player was barred from a game for insisting on wearing his religious headscarf. Northwest United was competing in a tournament in this Vancouver suburb when a referee told 17-year-old Gurindar Durah could not wear his patka, a scarf young, religiously...

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United Sikhs Host Langar for Hurricane Victims, Request Recovery of Guru Granth Sahib

September 4, 2005

Source: United Sikhs

http://www.unitedsikhs.org/PressReleases/COMVCE-04-09-2005-00.htm

On September 4, 2005 the United Sikhs reported, "UNITED SIKHS will be providing langar, [hot meals] from the Sikh community kitchen, to displaced people at the Katrina hurricane evacuee centers in New Orleans... Whilst food has finally started to arrive for evacuees, on UNITED SIKHS' team's visit to the centers yesterday, 'We found a demand for hot meals, which we...

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