Sikhism

CA’s Lt. Governor Helps Mark 400th Anniversary of the Guru Granth Sahib  

September 16, 2004

Source: Appeal-Democrat

http://www.appeal-democrat.com/articles/2004/09/16/news/top_story/news1.prt

On September 16, 2004 Appeal-Democrat reported, "members of the Sikh faith traveled to Sacramento on Wednesday from as close as Yuba City and as far away as India to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the placement of Sikhism's most sacred book in the Golden Temple in Amritsar, India. About 200 Sikhs, most wearing their traditional turbans,...

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Sikhs and Muslims Engage Educators Over Religious Awareness in Fremont, CA

September 15, 2004

Source: Argus

http://www.theargusonline.com/Stories/0,1413,83~1971~2402535,00.html

On September 15, 2004 The Argus reported that, "advocates explain common misconceptions of respective religions to Fremont teachers. With an increase in the number of Muslim immigrants whose children wear scarves to school and pray between classes, along with the stereotypes stemming from the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, harassment [has become] prevalent... [Maha]...

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Exhibit of Religious Leaders' Portraits Puts a Face on Religious Diversity

September 15, 2004

Source: The Scotsman

http://news.scotsman.com/features.cfm?id=1085912004

On September 15, 2004 The Scotsman ran an article consisting of short features on several of the religious leaders photographed in Luke Watson's exhibition, "Keeping Faith," in Edinburgh. The exhibit portrays Scotland's religious diversity. For The Scotsman, reporter Sandra Dick profiled members of the Orthodox Christian, Sikh, Quaker, and Wiccan faiths.

Turbaned Students Kept Out of School, Sikhs Angered at Govt's Unkept Promise

September 14, 2004

Source: Yale Global/Outlook India

http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/display.article?id=4510

On September 14, 2004 Outlook India reported, "At the gate of this school, you'll find three Sikh lads standing all day long, staging a satyagraha against the Law of Secularism (la loi sur la laicite) which prohibits state-funded educational institutions from admitting students displaying religious symbols�scarves, turbans and the like. The new law came into force on September 2, the...

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French Ambassador to India: Turban Issue Will Be Resolved Soon

September 14, 2004

Source: Sify News

http://sify.com/news/international/fullstory.php?id=13566766

On September 14, 2004 Sify News reported, "France will soon resolve the issue of wearing of turbans by Sikh children studying in French schools, an Indo-French forum has been assured. This was conveyed to Ashwani Kumar, MP and President of Indo-French Parliamentary Friendship Group, by the French Ambassador in India Dominique Girard, the Rajya Sabha member said in a statement. The...

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Sikh Students Barred from School for Refusing to Remove Turbans

September 7, 2004

Source: Beliefnet.com

Wire Service: AP

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/152/story_15229_1.html

On September 7, 2004 the Associated Press reported, "France's tiny Sikh community says it has fallen victim to a new law banning religious symbols from schools, with at least five Sikh students barred from classrooms for refusing to remove their turbans. At one Paris region high school, teachers had refused to let three Sikhs wearing turbans get...

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U.S. Postal Service Releases Sikh Stamp

September 6, 2004

Source: The New York Times

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/841200.cms

On September 6, 2004 The New York Times reported, "The United States Postal Service, for the first time in the history of America, has issued a Sikh theme postal stamp in the country with a picture of Golden Temple to commemorate the 400th anniversary of compilation and first installation of Sri Guru Granth Sahib in the Golden Temple informed S P Singh, vice chancellor of the...

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Sikhs Celebrate Sacred Scripture With Parade in Chicago

September 5, 2004

Source: The Chicago Daily Herald

http://www.dailyherald.com/search/main_story.asp?intid=3823524

On September 5, 2004 The Chicago Daily Herald reported, "hundreds of Sikhs marched down the streets of Palatine Saturday, amid floats and much pageantry as they celebrated the 400th anniversary of their faith's holy scripture.The parade kicked off a weekend filled with worship, contemplation and celebration at the Sikh Religious Society, 1280 Winnetka St. in...

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400 Years of Sri Guru Granth Sahib

September 5, 2004

Source: The Tribune

http://www.tribuneindia.com/2004/20040905/spectrum/main1.htm

On September 5, 2004 The Tribune reported, "The Guru Granth Sahib is indeed unique in its thought, literary expression and the message it continues to communicate centuries after it was written. Exalted thought needs to be transported on the vehicle of language to reach the masses. Poetic expression lifts prose to a higher plane. When verse and music meld, their beauty and...

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Alleged Abuse of Sikh Truck Driver by Oregon State Police Officer

September 4, 2004

Source: Appeal-Democrat

http://www.appeal-democrat.com/articles/2004/09/04/news/local_news/news3.txt

On September 4, 2004 Appeal-Democrat reported, "Some members of the Yuba-Sutter Sikh community are outraged over an alleged racial profiling and beating of a Yuba City Sikh truck driver by an Oregon State Police officer Wednesday. Gurpal Singh Gill, 44, said he was driving a truckload of produce from Stockton to Tacoma, Wash., when he was pulled...

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Canadian Political Leader Urges French to Allow Turbans in Schools

September 3, 2004

Source: INDOlink/NNN

http://www.indolink.com/displayArticleS.php?id=090304045626

On September 3, 2004 INDOlink/NNN reported, "The French government’s controversial ban on symbolic religious headscarfs in schools that came into force a couple of days ago, has come into sharp attack from several quarters, including Sikhs and Islamic leaders. One of them is Gurbax Singh Malhi, parliamentary secretary to the Canadian labour minister, who believes the French...

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Profile of Sikh Journalist Valarie Kaur and Her Documentary Film "Divided We Fall: Americans in the Aftermath"

September 3, 2004

Source: Tolerance In The News/ The Wire

http://www.tolerance.org/news/article_tol.jsp?id=1062

On September 3, 2004 Tolerance In The News/ The Wire reported, "Valarie Kaur was a junior at Stanford University the day of the 9.11 attacks. Four days later Balbir Singh Sodhi, a Sikh immigrant from India, was murdered in front of his gas station in Mesa, Ariz., by a man who claimed he was taking revenge. Although the two didn't know one another, Kaur and Sodhi's stories...

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