Sikhism

CA Post Office to be Named After Sikh Congressman

February 17, 2005

Source: India Express Bureau

http://www.indiaexpress.com/news/world/20050211-0.html

On February 17, 2005 the India Express Bureau reported, "America's House of Representatives has voted to honor first Asian American member of the US Congress, Mr Dalip Singh Saund, by naming a California post office after the late Sikh leader. Mr Saund, originally from India, served as Congressman from 1956 to 1962. Congressmen Darrell Issa and Bobby Jindal sponsored the bill which...

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Sikhs Mounting Organized Protest to Turban Issue in France

February 16, 2005

Source: The Tribune

http://www.tribuneindia.com/2005/20050217/punjab1.htm#2

On February 16, 2005 The Tribune reported, "The Sikh Nation Organisation (SNO) today said the decision of a French court which ruled that no violation of human rights had taken place by asking a French Sikh to remove his turban to be photographed for obtaining his driving licence, was a 'blot on the fair image of the French system of justice.' In a statement here, SNO president Dr Manjit...

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Sikhs in France Calling Upon India to Aid in Religious Symbol Ban

February 15, 2005

Source: Hindustan Times

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/5983_1243404,00430005.htm

On February 15, 2005 the Hindustan Times reported, "Sikhs in France are still waiting for the Indian government to intervene urgently and effectively so that their children can attend schools with their turbans. A total of 256 students have been affected since the French government legislated to ban all religious headgears in government schools. Initially, the ban was directed...

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Version of Guru Granth Sahib Released in Hindi

February 14, 2005

Source: The Tribune

http://www.tribuneindia.com/2005/20050215/nation.htm#8

On February 14, 2005 The Tribune reported, "The Chief Minister, Mr Babulal Gaur, released the Hindi version of Guru Granth Sahib here, on Sunday. It has been translated by Dr Jodh Singh of Punjabi University, Patiala, and published by the Sikh Heritage Publishers, Patiala, in four volumes. Mr Gaur announced that a separate chair would be set up in the honour of Guru Granth Sahib and Guru...

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Anglo-Sikh Heritage Trail to Develop Joint Venture with 24 Hour Museum

February 11, 2005

Source: 24 Hour Museum

http://www.24hourmuseum.org.uk/nwh_gfx_en/ART26195.html

On February 11, 2005 24 Hour Museum reported, "The 24 Hour Museum and the Anglo Sikh Heritage Trail announced...a partnership to develop and publish 5 Sikh Heritage web trails in English with Punjabi translations. The trails, which highlight collections and locations relating to Sikh Heritage in the UK, will be published on both websites. They are closely based on the resources and...

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Commission for Minorities Urges Report on Anti-Sikh Riots Made Public

February 10, 2005

Source: The Tribune

http://www.tribuneindia.com/2005/20050211/main6.htm

On February 10, 2005 The Tribune reported, "The National Commission for Minorities (NCM), besides several Sikh leaders, today urged the government to make the report of the Justice Nanavati Commission on the 1984 anti-Sikh riots public. Voicing suspicion over contents of the report, 'leaked' to a TV channel, and its submission after the Haryana poll, they expressed fear that the Congress-led...

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Update: Commission Chairman Submits Reports on 1984 Anti-Sikh Riots

February 9, 2005

Source: Express India

http://www.expressindia.com/fullstory.php?newsid=41766

On February 9, 2005 Express India reported, "More than 20 years after an estimated 3,000 people were killed in anti-Sikh riots in the national capital, a commission of inquiry today submitted a 185-page report to the government containing findings on whether any political party had organised the riots. Justice G T Nanavati, a retired judge of the Supreme Court, submitted the two-volume...

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New Film, "The Sikh Next Door" Educates About Difference

February 4, 2005

Source: News-Record

http://www.news-record.com/news/local/gso/sikh_020405_hp.htm

On February 4, 2005 the News-Record reported, "Jasbir Singh with his daughter Gulnaar Kaur, a ninth-grader at Greensboro Day School, are teaching students about the Sikh religion. Greensboro Day School officials produced a curriculum to accompany a new educational film called 'The Sikh Next Door.' Singh, a Greensboro Day parent who worked on the project, asked the school to...

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Guru Nanak’s Birthday Restored to Holiday List in Gujarat

February 3, 2005

Source: The Tribune

http://www.tribuneindia.com/2005/20050204/punjab1.htm#4

On February 3, 2005 The Tribune reported, "Excitement gripped prominent Sikh leaders and other members of the community after the news of the Gujarat Government’s decision to restore holiday on Gurpurab reached here. The holiday was restored in less than a week after a report regarding its cancellation and demand for restoration was carried in these columns. For celebrating the...

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First Indian-American Congressman Honored by US Cabinet

February 2, 2005

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1008850.cms

On February 2, 2005 The Times of India reported, "the US House of Representatives has unanimously passed a bill to honour Dalip Singh Saund, the first Indian-American member of the US Congress. The House yesterday voted 410-0 in favour of the 'Dalip Singh Saund Post Office Building Designation' bill, which now heads to the Senate for consideration. The bill, which was tabled to...

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Panel Likely to Submit Report on 1984 Anti-Sikh Riots Next Week

January 30, 2005

Source: Hindustan Times/Press Trust of India

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1220723,00080001.htm

On January 30, 2005 Press Trust of India reported, "The one-man Nanavati Commission, which is probing the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, is likely to submit its report next week. The report is likely to be submitted by Justice GT Nanavati, a retired judge of the Supreme Court who heads the Commission, to Home Minister Shivraj Patil on his return from the Northeast on...

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Sikh Gurdwara Graces Skyline with Balance of Old and New Worlds

January 28, 2005

Source: Sikh Network News

http://www.sikhnet.com/Sikhnet/news.nsf/RecentNewsHTML/1ADB1C6A5B5706EF87256F930068C906!OpenDocument

On January 28, 2005 Sikh Network News reported, "the new Sikh temple in San Jose's [CA] Evergreen foothills, which opened in August, proves the powerful influence of memory and tradition shaping local architecture. The gurdwara sits foursquare on a rise with a spectacular view of the valley, one...

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Internet Site Selling Underwear with Sikh Symbol Pulls Item

January 28, 2005

Source: Hindustan Times

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1217930,00050001.htm

On January 28, 2005 the Hindustan Times reported, "a women's undergarment bearing a Sikh religious symbol and put up for sale on a website has been taken off after strong protests from several Sikh organisations. CafePress.com, a business-to- customer Internet firm, had displayed the innerwear with the Sikh holy symbol of 'Khanda' printed on the front. It was put up for sale by...

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