Sikhism

Indian Communities Celebrate Major Festivals: Diwali, Ramadan, Eid

November 10, 2004

Source: canada.com/Vancouver Sun

http://www.canada.com/vancouver/story.html?id=7851a46e-b869-49d7-a0a0-38e297856a7a

On November 10, 2004 the Vancouver Sun reported, "Imagine Halloween, Christmas and New Year's Eve rolled into one and you have an idea of the importance of this weekend for British Columbia's 210,000-strong Indo-Canadian community. For children of all ages, Friday brings Diwali... The festivities continue through Saturday...

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Sikh Students Take School Authorities to Court Over Turban Ban

November 6, 2004

Source: Frontline

http://www.hinduonnet.com/fline/fl2123/stories/20041119001605200.htm

On November 6, 2004 Frontline reported, "[T]hree Sikh students attending the Louise Michel school in the Paris suburb of Bobigny took their school authorities to court. Since classes re-convened last September, the three boys, guilty of contravening the new law banning the wearing of conspicuous or 'ostensible' religious symbols in state-run schools, had been confined...

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In Cleveland, Talk of Peace and Tolerance

November 6, 2004

Source: The Cleveland Jewish News

http://www.clevelandjewishnews.com/articles/2004/11/04/news/local/event1105.txt

On November 6, 2004 The Cleveland Jewish News reported, "about 75 people of differing religions and ethnicities joined the Islamic Discussion Group of Cleveland State University for an iftar dinner concluding a day of fasting during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Three experts on the Abrahamic faiths - Islam, Christianity and...

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Repercussions of 1984 Sikh Massacre Continue

November 1, 2004

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/907108.cms

On November 1, 2004 The Times of India reported, " If turbans have become the ubiquitous symbol of the Sikhs, the gurdwaras are the touchstones of its faith. When Indira Gandhi fell to the bullets of her Sikh security guards, however, they became red flags to hordes of enraged rioters. For the first time in the history of free India, places of worship became the target of mob...

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Human Rights Watch Urges Govt to Investigate Mass Killings of Sikhs in 1984

October 31, 2004

Source: INDOlink.com/NNN

http://www.indolink.com/displayArticleS.php?id=103104120125

On October 31, 2004 INDOlink.com/NNN reported, "The Human Rights (HRW) Watch has urged the Congress-led Indian government of Manmohan Singh to launch fresh investigations into the mass killings of Sikhs some 20 years ago, and make a public commitment to prosecute those involved. The killings of Sikhs were followed in the wake of the assassination of then Premier Indira Gandhi...

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Governor of NM Declares “Yogi Bhajan Memorial Day”

October 23, 2004

Source: Sikhnet

http://www.sikhnet.com/s/YBMemorialDay

On October 23, 2004 Sikhnet reported, "in an official state proclamation, New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson declared October 23, 2004, as 'Yogi Bhajan Memorial Day.' Richardson announced the proclamation in front of thousands attending the memorial service for the Sikh leader who passed away on October 6 at age 75. After a private meeting with Bibi Inderjit Kaur, the widow of the holy man, Richardson addressed an international...

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Government Relentless in Enforcement of Religious Symbols Ban

October 22, 2004

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/10/22/international/europe/22france.html

On October 22, 2004 The New York Times reported, "To enforce its new law banning religious symbols from public schools, the Ministry of National Education has decided to get tough. This week it held formal disciplinary hearings and began expelling students who violated the law. The goal was to get rid of those defined as hopeless cases before the 10-day All...

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British Sikh's Success Story

October 16, 2004

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/887430.cms

On October 16, 2004 The Times of India reported, "They don’t have to wear helmets to ride motorcycles, the military uniform has been altered to accommodate the five Ks, they have 200 gurdwaras for spiritual solace, the biggest Baisakhi celebrations are organised in a city here. Surprised you may be, because we are not talking about Jalandhar, Amristar or Ludhiana....

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