Sikhism

Sikh Coalition Works with Civil Rights Groups to Pass Hate Crimes Bill

December 14, 2004

Source: Sikhnet News

http://www.sikhnet.com/Sikhnet/news.nsf/TodaysNewsHTML/C5C14AAD9CBAFCF287256F66007C7837!OpenDocument

On December 14, 2004 Sikhnet News reported, "the hate crimes bill which has been in the works since post-9/11 may still be passed by Congress as Sikh organizations continue to work with other civil rights groups to encourage its passage. Preetmohan Singh, SALDEF National Director, told SikhNN that...

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Initial Designs for Country's Second Sikh Primary School Given Go-Ahead

December 10, 2004

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/berkshire/4086273.stm

On December 10, 2004 the BBC News reported, "Initial designs for the second Sikh primary school in England have been given the go-ahead. Planners at Slough Borough Council backed the application for the £8m school in the Berkshire town. Members of the Sikh School Trust now hope the school will be able to start taking admissions by 2006. Last year, the council threw out the scheme but...

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Landmark Sikh Gurdwara to Open in IN

December 9, 2004

Source: Indianapolis Star News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.indystar.com/articles/8/200184-2058-127.html

On December 9, 2004 the Associated Press reported, "members of a Sikh congregation who have worshipped for a decade in an old farmhouse are preparing to move their services to a spacious, five-domed temple that took more than five years to build. In April, the Sikh Religious Society of Northwest Indiana intends to move from the...

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Attack on Sikh Gas Station in VA

November 28, 2004

Source: Hindustan Times

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1126465,00050001.htm

On November 28, 2004 Hindustan Times reported, "in yet another racial attack on the members of the US Sikh community who are misunderstood for Muslims, a gas station owned by two Sikhs at Chesterfield in Virginia has been set on fire and vandalized. According to the Sikh Coalition which monitors race-related issues in the US, the attackers put the gas station on fire on Wednesday...

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Sikh Pilgrims Arriving in Pakistan for Celebration of Sikhism's Founder

November 21, 2004

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/4029865.stm

On November 21, 2004 the BBC News reported, "Thousands of Sikh pilgrims are arriving in Pakistan for celebrations marking the anniversary of the religion's founder, Baba Guru Nanak. Organisers say they are preparing for the arrival of up to 17,000 pilgrims from around the world, 5,000 of them from India. They say the recent thaw in relations between India and Pakistan has boosted pilgrim numbers....

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Sikhs Urged Wear Kesris Every Thursday to Raise Awareness

November 18, 2004

Source: OnlyPunjab.com

http://www.onlypunjab.com/latest/fullstory-newsID-3750.html

On November 18, 2004 OnlyPunjab.com reported, "The French Sikh delegation visiting India and the Sikh Nation Organisation (SNO), in a joint appeal, have urged the Sikhs of the world to wear kesri headgear on every Thursday and Gurpurabs 'to build an effective global movement to focus international attention on unique Sikh identity, facing serious crisis in France and some other...

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Sikh Temple Gets OK for Expansion After Nine-Year Dispute

November 17, 2004

Source: icCoventry.com

http://iccoventry.icnetwork.co.uk/0100news/0100localnews/tm_objectid=14882102%26method=full%26siteid=50003%26headline=compromise%2dends%2dtemple%2dwrangle-name_page.html

On November 17, 2004 icCoventry.com reported, "Trustees of a Sikh temple in Coventry are looking forward to a new era of harmony after a planning row over the...

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Attacks on Sikhs Have Become "Fashionable" Since 9/11, Says Sikh Community Leader

November 16, 2004

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/4017161.stm

On November 16, 2004 the BBC News reported, "Racial assaults on Britain's Sikh community have become 'fashionable' since the 11th September attacks, a Sikh community leader has told MPs. Jagdeesh Singh of the Sikh Community Action Network said 9/11 had opened up a new form of vocal and physical racism against Sikhs and other ethnic groups. The British government had done 'next to nothing' to protect...

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