Sikhism

Update: Sikh Who Fabricated Hate Crime Will Not Be Charged

June 15, 2005

Source: The Globe and Mail

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/ArticleNews/TPStory/LAC/20050609/BCTEEN09/TPSports/Other

On June 15, 2005 The Globe and Mail reported, "The 17-year-old Sikh who fabricated a story that he was attacked by five Caucasian men won't be charged, a spokesman for the Richmond RCMP said yesterday. Instead, the young man will meet with his parents, the RCMP and Sikh community members to talk about the...

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Sikhs Among Those Concerned About New Political Asylum Law

June 15, 2005

Source: East Bay Express

http://www.eastbayexpress.com/issues/2005-06-15/news/feature.html

On June 15, 2005 the East Bay Express reported, "Last month, President Bush signed into law the Real ID Act of 2005, which makes it tougher for torture victims to gain asylum in the United States. Republicans have championed the law as a new weapon in the war on terror, but immigration lawyers and human-rights groups view it as a misguided assault on the United...

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"Cold War" Among Religious Groups Said to be Ending As Groups Try to Find Common Ground

June 15, 2005

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/06/14/AR2005061401531.html

On June 15, 2005 The Washington Post reported, "After a year in which religion played a polarizing role in U.S. politics, many religious leaders are eager to demonstrate that faith can be a uniter, not just a divider. The buzzwords today in pulpits and seminaries are crossover, convergence, common cause and shared values....

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Punjabi-American Festival in Yuba City Gathers Large Crowd

June 13, 2005

Source: Sikh News Network

http://www.sikhnet.com/Sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/3A7ED86CAD8BC7028725701F006CFDCF!OpenDocument

On June 13, 2005 the Sikh News Network reported, "The 11th annual festival organized by Punjabi American Heritage Society (Nonprofit) Yuba City on May 29, 2005 successfully concluded at the Yuba Sutter fairgrounds. An enormous turnout of spectators of all ages and ethnic backgrounds made it clear that...

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Update: French Turban Issue Raised by Interfaith Leader at Religions for Peace Gathering

June 12, 2005

Source: The Panthic Weekly

http://www.panthic.org/news/124/ARTICLE/1410/2005-06-12.html?sid=1f24d613618b35a29ab48d7a4506b1f7

On June 12, 2005 The Panthic Weekly reported, "According to a press release by the United Sikhs, a delegation of French Sikhs led by Jesbeer Kaur, a multifaith director of the organisation, raised the profile of the Turban issue at an international UNESCO conference on Religions for Peace on June 1,...

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British Hindus Urged to Protest, Boycott France Over Shoes with Image of Lord Rama

June 9, 2005

Source: The Hindu

Wire Service: PTI

http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus/001200506091010.htm

On June 9, 2005 the Press Trust of India reported, "Indignant at a French manufacturer's refusal to remove a deity from its designer shoes Hindu organisations in the UK, asked all devotees worldwide on Wednesday to boycott all French-made goods and participate en-masse in a protest rally outside the French embassy here on June 12. The move...

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Religious Hatred Bill Reintroduced

June 9, 2005

Source: 4NI

http://www.4ni.co.uk/nationalnews.asp?id=41389

On June 9, 2005 4NI reported, "The government has published a bill aimed at protecting individuals from religious hatred. The Racial and Religious Hatred Bill, which is being reintroduced to Parliament today, would protect members of all faiths from incited hatred. The Bill would create a new offence of Incitement to Religious Hatred, which would carry a maximum penalty of seven years in jail. The government says...

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At the National Cathedral, an Interfaith Event Calls for the End of Hunger

June 7, 2005

Source: National Council of Churches News Service

http://www.ncccusa.org/news/050608EndHunger.html

On June 7, 2005 the National Council of Churches News Service reported, "With fervor and conviction, religious leaders from Jewish, Catholic, Orthodox, Protestant, Muslim, Sikh and Buddhist traditions, urged more than 1,000 participants in yesterday’s first Interfaith Convocation on Hunger at the Washington National Cathedral to advocate for the end of hunger in the...

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Sikh Student Assaulted at Richmond Hill High School

June 7, 2005

Source: Sikh News Service

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_85.shtml

On June 7, 2005 the Sikh News Service reported, "Davinder Singh, a 15-year-old student of Bayside High School, was assaulted, called a 'terrorist' and had threats to kill made against him and his family by a classmate's father on school grounds on June 1. Davinder Singh continues to face the trauma as his request to be moved to another class is not met by the school and the perpetrator has not...

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Update: Sikh Community Says Teen Who Staged Attack Should Be Charged

June 6, 2005

Source: The Vancouver Sun

http://www.canada.com/vancouver/vancouversun/news/story.html?id=fa133599-c33e-4fc7-b84a-0159be5fb696

On June 6, 2005 The Vancouver Sun reported, "Members of the Lower Mainland Sikh community are calling for charges to be laid against a 17-year-old Sikh youth who made up a story that he was attacked by five thugs who beat him up and cut off his hair. But one immigration expert says criminal...

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Update: Young Sikh in British Columbia Faked Attack

June 6, 2005

Source: Indolink

http://www.indolink.com/displayArticleS.php?id=060605112741

On June 6, 2005 Indolink reported, "The Canadian police in Richmond, British Columbia, has called off an ongoing hate-crime investigation after a 17-year old Indo-Canadian youth admitted to lying about the incident. On May 26 a Sikh teenager told police that he was attacked by five males whom he described as being Caucasian, in their early twenties. He claimed that they made racial...

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International Forum to Highlight Struggles of Sikhs in Europe and Beyond

June 5, 2005

Source: The Panthic Weekly

http://www.panthic.org/news/126/ARTICLE/1390/2005-06-05.html?sid=b3c96658f6e9f0ffde16e9cd831af611

On June 5, 2005 The Panthic Weekly reported, "In a bid to end the growing religious intolerance in European countries and other regions, the Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) will be addressing problems faced by Sikhs at an international meet in Spain this month.

Akali leader and MP Simranjit...

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Terrorism on the Rise in Punjab

June 3, 2005

Source: Hindustan Times

Wire Service: IANS

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1386312,000900010001.htm

On June 3, 2005 the Indo-Asian News Service reported, "The first week of June every year is a troublesome month for some people in Punjab. This time it is no different and the ghost of Sikh militancy has come to haunt the state again this week. The decision by the Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee - the religious...

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Sikh Hopes Raised on Turban Issue with New Prime Minister

June 2, 2005

Source: The Hindu

http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus/001200506021627.htm

On June 2, 2005 The Hindu reported, "The National Commission for Minorities (NCM) has congratulated Mr. Dominique de Villepin on his appointment as France's new Prime Minister, recalling his promise as Foreign Minister last year over the Sikh turban issue in his country.

During his Indian visit in February last year, Mr Villepin, flanked by NCM chief Tarlochan Singh, Shiromani...

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Software Developed on Guru Granth Sahib

June 2, 2005

Source: The Tribune

http://www.tribuneindia.com/2005/20050602/aplus.htm#6

On June 2, 2005 The Tribune reported, "For devout [Sikhs], the first software on Guru Granth Sahib prepared by Bhai Baljinder Singh may come as a boon, powered as it is by a search engine. Using this software one can familiarise oneself with Gurbani using Isher Micro Media, which is a powerful search tool with utilities, to find a word or a line in Guru Granth Sahib and varaans and kabits (Bhai...

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