Sikhism

Sikh Candidate Contesting in Local Election for First Time Since Partition

August 22, 2005

Source: The Times of India

Wire Service: PTI

http://www1.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1207055.cms

On August 22, 2005 the Press Trust of India reported, "For the first time since Partition, a Sikh candidate is contesting elections for the post of councillor from Pakistan's provincal metropolis of Lahore. Sardar Attar Singh, a cloth merchant, who is contesting the election on a minority seat from Delhi Gate area of...

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Sikh Man Attacked, Assailants Ripped Off His Turban

August 21, 2005

Source: The Panthic Weekly

http://www.panthic.org/news/124/ARTICLE/1690/2005-08-21.html?sid=637227fce5c20ccb124b985e0ff2ec2f

On August 21, 2005 The Panthic Weekly reported, "A Sikh man was physically attacked by two racist thugs who ripped of his turban. The 33 year old Sikh man was walking on Rushden High Street with his brother and father on Sunday night when he was physically assaulted.

Northants police said...

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Vandals Commit Hate Crime at London Gurdwara

August 21, 2005

Source: The Panthic Weekly

http://www.panthic.org/news/124/ARTICLE/1689/2005-08-21.html?sid=637227fce5c20ccb124b985e0ff2ec2f

On August 21, 2005 The Panthic Weekly reported, "Singh Sabha Gurdwara sangat in East London, Seven Kings, arrived at the gurdwara premises on Tuesday at 7.30 in the morning to find slabs of bacon scattered around the front of the sacred place of worship.

It is highly likely that this was a...

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Committee for Meeting the Needs of 1984 Riot Victims Convenes

August 19, 2005

Source: Hindustan Times

Wire Service: PTI

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1466593,0008.htm

On August 19, 2005 the Press Trust of India reported, "Within a week of its formation, a Committee constituted to provide employment and livelihood to the anti-Sikh riot victims of 1984 held its first meeting in New Delhi on Friday. The meeting, chaired by Secretary (Home Ministry) D K Sankaran, was attended by the representatives of...

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Issue of Sikh Women Performing Kirtan to be Taken Up Again

August 18, 2005

Source: SikhSangat

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_311.shtml

On August 18, 2005 SikhSangat reported, "Despite a lot of pressure, the Sikh clergy today refused to toe the line of the SGPC for giving a final nod to baptised Sikh women for performing kirtan in the sanctum sanctorum of Harmandar Sahib. It is learnt that Bibi Jagir Kaur, SGPC President, personally spoke to Giani Joginder Singh Vedanti, Jathedar, Akal Takht for constituting a committee for a code...

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Bill Gives Hindu, Jain, Sikh, Buddhist Women Equal Property Rights in India

August 16, 2005

Source: Sify News

Wire Service: PTI

http://sify.com/news/othernews/fullstory.php?id=13918853

On August 16, 2005 the Press Trust of India reported, "A landmark legislation aimed at giving Hindu, Buddhist, Jain or Sikh women equal rights in inheritance of property was passed by the Rajya Sabha today. The Hindu Succession (Amendment) Bill, 2004, moved by Law Minister H R Bhardwaj, proposes to remove the discrimination contained in...

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US Sikhs Appreciate Prime Minister’s Apology, Want Prosecutions

August 16, 2005

Source: Hindustan Times

Wire Service: PTI

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1463459,00050001.htm

On August 16, 2005 the Press Trust of India reported, Sikhs in the United States have 'appreciated' Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's apology over the 1984 riots while demanding action against the guilty. 'We appreciate that the Prime Minister of India has apologised to the Sikh community as well as to the whole nation' for the...

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Interfaith Dialogue Held in Delhi

August 15, 2005

Source: Hindu Press International / Cihan News Agency

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2005/8/16.shtml#3

On August 15, 2005 the Cihan News Agency reported, "A symposium titled, 'Peace, tolerance and harmony among world religions,' was held in New Delhi Sunday by the 'Inter Faith Harmony Platform,' which was established by Indian Muslims. Many representatives from different religions participated in the symposium that was held for the first time in India. Indian deputy...

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Sikh Man Mistreated by London Bus Driver

August 14, 2005

Source: The Panthic Weekly

http://www.panthic.org/news/124/ARTICLE/1672/2005-08-14.html?sid=c6c687a9b47706248509614a7ad517d8

On August 14, 2005 The Panthic Weekly reported, "On Wednesday a Sikh man traveling to work from North London to central London was subject to verbal abuse and threatening behavior from a bus driver. The incident occurred at 9.40am when Mr. Singh was on his way to work on the bus when in Highgate the...

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Sikhs Reject Prime Minister’s Apology

August 13, 2005

Source: Bahrain Tribune

http://www.bahraintribune.com/ArticleDetail.asp?CategoryId=3&ArticleId=79441

On August 13, 2005 the Bahrain Tribune reported, "Victims of India’s 1984 anti-Sikh riots rejected yesterday apologies from Premier Manmohan Singh and vowed to intensify demands for the prosecution of politicians blamed for the massacre that claimed 4,000 lives. On Thursday, Singh, the country’s first Sikh prime minister, apologised...

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Press Release: Captain Yee to Speak at Minneapolis Forum on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

August 12, 2005

Source: Asian American Press

http://www.aapress.com/archive/2005/webaug12/c-townhall.htm

On August 12, 2005 the Asian American Press issued a press release announcing the upcoming Asian American Journalists Association’s National Conference. "The August 18 town hall meeting will allow community members, leaders and journalists to examine the relationship between Asian American and Pacific Islanders, justice and the media. An esteemed panel will explore...

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Controversial Sikh Stamp Withdrawn from Indian Post Offices

August 11, 2005

Source: The Tribune

http://www.tribuneindia.com/2005/20050812/punjab1.htm

On August 11, 2005 The Tribune reported, "The commemorative stamp to be released to celebrate 400 years of the installation of Guru Granth Sahib has been withdrawn from all head post offices by the Department of Posts across the country. However, the stamps had been sold out without its formal release at some post offices of the southern states. Bibi Jagir Kaur, while talking to this...

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Sikh Family in Lincoln Targeted by Vandals

August 11, 2005

Source: Sikh Sangat / Lincoln Journal Star

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_284.shtml

On August 11, 2005 the Lincoln Journal Star reported, "As Narinder Bajwa was leaving for work Monday morning, he noticed that the tires on his son's car were flat. Later, his wife checked the tires on the car, parked in the driveway. She discovered that they had been slashed with a knife and that someone had scrawled 'Damn Taliban' and other hate messages on the car and...

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Victims of ’84 Riots Claim Government Relief Too Little, Too Late

August 11, 2005

Source: The India Tribune

http://www.tribuneindia.com/2005/20050812/punjab1.htm

On August 11, 2005 The India Tribune reported, "Various relief and rehabilitation measures taken by the Punjab Government for over 27000 Sikh families who came to the state following the anti-Sikh riots have got caught in the quagmire of changing political leadership. While some of the relief schemes announced by the then Chief Minister Surjit Singh Barnala, immediately following the...

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Indian Supreme Court Says Sikhs, Jains Part of Broader Hindu Religion

August 10, 2005

Source: The Tribune

http://www.tribuneindia.com/2005/20050811/nation.htm

On August 10, 2005 The Tribune reported, "In a significant ruling defining the status of communities like Sikhs and Jains within the Constitutional frame work, the Supreme Court has declined to treat them as separate minority communities from the broad Hindu religion, saying encouraging such tendencies would pose [a] serious jolt to secularism and democracy in the country... The court said in...

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