Sikhism

US Sikhs Pay Respect to Pope John Paul II

April 4, 2005

Source: Sikh News Network

http://www.sikhnet.com/Sikhnet/news.nsf/TodaysNewsHTML/65F90F7DB3CF669D87256FDA00639193!OpenDocument

On April 4, 2005 the Sikh News Network reported, "The World Sikh Council - America Region (WSC-AR), on behalf of the United States Sikh community, expresses it condolences on the death of Pope John Paul II. The Pope dedicated his life to promoting peace with justice, and increased inter-religious...

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Harvest Parade to be Largest Sikh Event in New England History

April 3, 2005

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2005/04/03/parade_to_honor_sikh_holiday/

On April 3, 2005 The Boston Globe reported, "with swords gleaming and music booming, followers of Sikhism will parade down Route 109 next Sunday to celebrate one of the Indian religion's major holidays. The procession from Milford through Medway to Millis will commemorate the Sikh holy day of Baisakhi and will involve hundreds of...

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After Suspension, Sikh Student Allowed to Wear Kirpan

April 1, 2005

Source: Independent Press Association

http://www.indypressny.org/article.php3?ArticleID=2010

On April 1, 2005 the Independent Press Association reported, "the suspension record of a 15-year-old Sikh student who wore a small ceremonial knife to school has been revoked and authorities have allowed him to wear a smaller version of the sacred symbol, reported The Journal News. Ninth-grade honors student Amandeep Singh of Hartsdale, New York, had been wearing a kirpan...

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Radio Station Ordered to Apologize for Remarks About Sikhs

March 31, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/4396535.stm

On March 31, 2005 BBC News reported, "A Canadian radio station has been censured for broadcasting "abusive" remarks about the Sikh community.

Psychiatrist Pierre Mailloux, host of the Doc Mailloux phone-in show on Montreal's CKAC-AM station, had referred to Sikhs as a 'gang of bozos.'

The Canadian Broadcast Standards Council (CBSC) was responding to a listener who complained it was '...

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World Sikh Body Admonishes Canadian MPs to Block Gay Marriage

March 29, 2005

Source: CBC News

http://www.cbc.ca/story/canada/national/2005/03/28/sikhguy-050328.html

On March 29, 2005 CBC News reported, "The world's highest Sikh authority has admonished Sikh-Canadian MPs to block the gay marriage bill in Parliament, warning it is against Sikh code and 'the laws of nature.' Giani Joginder Singh Vedanti, the highest Sikh authority, said he personally reminded six visiting Sikh-Canadian MPs of their religious duties...

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Sikh Youth Killed After Festival Celebration

March 28, 2005

Source: Hindustan Times

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1297676,00050001.htm

On March 28, 2005 the Hindustan Times reported, "a young Sikh has been stabbed to death and two others injured in the heart of Washington DC after a late night party to celebrate the annual ‘Bhangra blowout’ festival. Ranjit Singh, 20, was knifed on Pennsylvania Avenue, just five blocks from the White House, in the early hours of Sunday. The other two, who tried to...

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Many Canadian Sikhs Said to Know Perpetrators of Airline Bombing

March 23, 2005

Source: The Times of India

http://www1.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/msid-1059458,curpg-1.cms

On March 23, 2005 The Times of India reported, "Many Canadian Sikhs know who planted a bomb on Air-India's Kanishka aircraft 20 years ago, killing 329 people, but refuse to come forward for fear of terror reprisals, a Sikh community spokesman claimed. The admission follows last week's acquittal of two Sikhs accused of plotting the world's...

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Richmond Hill Awaits New Gurdwara

March 22, 2005

Source: Newsday

http://www.newsday.com/mynews/ny-nynabe224186409mar22,0,5500192.story

On March 22, 2005 Newsday reported, "despite some petty vandalism, the construction of a Sikh temple in Richmond Hill continues with enthusiasm. Sikhs in the community are rebuilding a temple, known as a gurdwara, at 118th Street in Richmond Hill to replace one that burned down on the same site three years ago because of a gas leak. Recently, the temporary Sikh...

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Sikh Security Company Offers Model for Multicultural Awareness

March 17, 2005

Source: Voice of America Press Release

http://www.voanews.com/english/AmericanLife/2005-03-17-voa30.cfm

On March 17, 2005 a Voice of America Press Release reported, "the village of Espanola, New Mexico carries on its rich Hispanic traditions that began when Spaniards first settled in the small mountain town in 1598. But today's Espanola is also home to a Sikh community that founded one of the largest and fastest growing security companies in the United...

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Tensions Between Sikhs and Hindus Faring Well 20 Years After Uprisings

March 16, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/3733271.stm

On March 16, 2005 BBC News reported, "Times change. The verdict in Canada following the destruction of an Air India jumbo jet over the Atlantic in 1985 is a reminder of the extent of Sikh militancy in India at the time. Several thousand people died in nearly 10 years of militancy - and India's Sikhs effectively became alienated from mainstream society. In a series of events that that...

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Two Sikhs Acquitted in Trail over Air India Bombing

March 16, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/4353555.stm

On March 16, 2005 BBC News reported, "A Canadian judge has found two Canadian Sikhs not guilty over the bombing of an Air India jet almost 20 years ago. Flight 182 blew up in mid-air over the Atlantic Ocean off the Irish coast in 1985 while it was travelling from Canada to India, killing 329 people. The judge said the prosecution, which alleged the men were seeking to punish India for its...

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Sikh Student Regains Right to Wear Kirpan to School

March 16, 2005

Source: UNITED SIKHS Press Release

http://www.unitedsikhs.org/PressReleases/PRSRLS-16-03-2005-00.htm

On March 16, 2005 United Sikhs Press Release reported, "UNITED SIKHS Helps New York Sikh Student Regain Right to Wear his Kirpan to School Westchester County, New York—Despite 15 year old Amandeep Singh's exemplary academic and disciplinary records, he was suspended from his New York state Greenburgh Central School last month when the Kirpan he has been...

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Transit Authority's Crackdown on Headgear Not Consistent

March 15, 2005

Source: New York Daily News

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/local/story/289986p-248265c.html

On March 15, 2005 the New York Daily News reported, "the Transit Authority may be cracking down on workers wearing turbans, but the agency is ignoring secular headgear - everything from Russian-style winter hats to Mets caps to do-rags, a federal survey has found. Conducting surveillance at subway stations, bus stops and terminals, the Justice Department, which has...

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Statue at Sikh Monument Vandalized With Swastikas

March 12, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/norfolk/4342973.stm

On March 12, 2005 BBC News reported, "Racists are believed to have vandalised a statue of a Sikh monarch, covering it with paint and Nazi swastika symbols. The statue of Maharajah Duleep Singh riding a horse, which stands in his adopted town of Thetford, Norfolk, was attacked early on Friday morning. Duleep Singh (1838-1893), the last native ruler of the Punjab in India, lived in the nearby...

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