Sikhism

Sikhs Threaten Protest if Board Fails to Ban Controversial Film

May 8, 2005

Source: The Tribune

http://www.tribuneindia.com/2005/20050509/main6.htm

On May 8, 2005 The Tribune reported, "In a communication to Sharmila Tagore, Chairperson, Central Board of Film Certification, Sikh organisations have threatened to launch a series of protests if the board failed to impose blanket ban on the controversial film, 'Jo Bole So Nihal,' proposed to be released on May 13 . Taking up cudgels against the producer and functionaries of the Censor Board, Prof...

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Sikh Among Those at White House National Day of Prayer

May 8, 2005

Source: The Panthic Weekly

http://www.panthic.org/news/123/ARTICLE/1303/2005-05-08.html?sid=d5c732f9ba64d69f36a37ea5d4c4f05a

On May 8, 2005 The Panthic Weekly reported, "the National Day of Prayer, an event eastablished in 1952 by an Act of the United States Congress, is held every year at the White House. Every US president in the last fifty years has hosted the event with religious leaders. This year's prayer day was...

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Government to Issue Commemorative Stamp of Guru Granth Sahib

May 6, 2005

Source: The Tribune

http://www.tribuneindia.com/2005/20050507/punjab1.htm#17

On May 6, 2005 The Tribune reported, "The Government of India would issue a commemorative postage stamp to mark the 400 years of the installation of Guru Granth Sahib. In a press note issued by the SGPC here today, it was stated that the stamp was likely to be issued on the martyrdom anniversary of Guru Arjan Dev on June 16 here. The Director of Postal Services, Punjab Circle, Ms...

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1984 Anti-Sikh Riots Issue Surfaces in Elections

May 4, 2005

Source: The Hindu

http://www.hindu.com/2005/05/04/stories/2005050407401400.htm

On May 4, 2005 The Hindu reported, "The 1984 anti-Sikh riots in India have emerged as a significant issue in Britain's general election campaign. Sikh voters are seeking a commitment from candidates that, if elected, they will help the victims get justice from the Indian Government.

There is widespread anger among the country's 7,00,000-strong Sikhs that more than 20 years...

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Update: Acquittals of Sikh Separatists Will Not be Appealed in Air India Bomb Case

May 3, 2005

Source: Yahoo! News

Wire Service: Reuters

http://dailynews.yahoo.com/s/nm/20050504/india_nm/india_201334

On May 3, 2005 Reuters reported, "Canadian prosecutors will not appeal the acquittal of two Sikh separatists charged with the 1985 Air India bombings, relatives of the 331 victims were told on Tuesday. Authorities notified the relatives ahead of a news conference in Vancouver on Wednesday during which they will announce the...

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Battle Over Kirpan Rages for Sikh Youth

April 30, 2005

Source: Hindustan Times

Wire Service: PTI

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/5967_1343020,00160006.htm

On April 30, 2005 the Press Trust of India reported, "A young Sikh in Denmark, who was once paid by authorities there to give lessons on Sikh culture and history to school students in the country, today finds himself fighting the court battles for refusing to part with his Kirpan, a religious symbol sacrosanct for all baptised...

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Tour in France to Highlight Sikh Contributions During WWI

April 27, 2005

Source: The Times of India

http://www1.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1089603.cms

On April 27, 2005 The Times of India reported, "Call it following the heritage trail or the Lion's. On Saturday, 45 Sikhs will leave from England for France for 'a truly Sikh experience.' A day-long battlefield tour, first of its kind, will take them to the Battlefields of Neuve Chapelle and Ypres where the Sikh Regiment was to play a crucial role during WWI in 1915...

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Sikhs to Lobby Against Paris Olympic Bid

April 24, 2005

Source: The Panthic Weekly

http://www.panthic.org/news/124/ARTICLE/1271/2005-04-24.html

On April 24, 2005 The Panthic Weekly reported, "In July this year the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will be voting to decide which city will host the 2012 Olympic games. The Sikh Federation in association with the National Council of Gurdwaras and various UK Sikh Organisations has said it will be writing to the 120+ IOC members voting, with regards to the French Law...

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Sikh Student Group at Rutgers University Dispels Stereotypes

April 24, 2005

Source: Sikh News Network

http://www.sikhnet.com/Sikhnet/news.nsf/TodaysNewsHTML/B53AF7B6457D7FF587256FEE006738C2!OpenDocument

On April 24, 2005 the Sikh News Network reported, "after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, America is said to have united more than ever. But this thought excludes the crude reality that the Rutgers Sikh Club is desperately trying to escape - that of stereotypes. Club President Divnain Malik said...

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Sikh Student Fined for Carrying Kirpan

April 24, 2005

Source: The Tribune

http://www.tribuneindia.com/2005/20050425/punjab1.htm#6

On April 24, 2005 The Tribune reported, "A Danish Court has imposed a fine of 3000 kroners on Ripudaman Singh, a student, of the Aahrus University, Denmark for wearing a ‘kirpan’. Ripudaman Singh hails from Jalandhar. Before his entry into the US Embassy in Copenhagen for the purpose of seeking a visa, Ripudaman Singh handed over his 'kirpan' and mobile phone to the security...

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Sikh Schoolboys Lose Turban Case

April 19, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/4461905.stm

On April 19, 2005 BBC News reported, "A French court has upheld a school's decision to expel three Sikh boys for wearing turbans to school. The tribunal said the boys' continued wearing of an under-turban made them 'immediately recognisable as Sikhs.' Under a law passed amid protests in March 2004, French students are barred from wearing conspicuous religious symbols at school. The boys' lawyers said they would...

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Hindus, Sikhs Request Lahore-Karachi Rail Service

April 18, 2005

Source: Onlypunjab.com/ANI

http://onlypunjab.com/fullstory2k5-insight-news-status-21-newsID-1951.html

On April 18, 2005 Asian News International reported, "Sikhs and Hindus from Pakistan's Sindh province have asked Pakistan Railways to launch an express train service between Karachi and Lahore via Khanewal, Shorkot and Nankana Sahib. Sikhs and Hindus have said that just like Pakistan Railways was running a train 'Baba Farid Express' between...

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