Sikhism

World Sikh Conference to Be Held in Syndey

July 28, 2004

Source: IndiaExpress.com

http://www.indiaexpress.com/news/world/20040728-1.html

On July 28, 2004 IndiaExpress.com reported, "The World Sikh Conference [will] be held in Sydney in September to discuss issues affecting the community and promote understanding of Sikhism. The two-day conference, including delegates from India, Canada, the United Kingdom and Malaysia, will begin on September 18. The conference will be funded by the New South Wales (NSW) Community Relation...

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Three More Men Arrested in Connection with NY Sikh Hate Crime

July 27, 2004

Source: Newsday

http://www.newsday.com/mynews/ny-nyhate273908116jul27,0,7588171.story

On July 27, 2004 Newsday reported, "Three men were arrested yesterday and charged with taking part in a brutal attack on a Sikh spiritual leader in Queens on July 11, police said. Terence Lyons, 53, of Elmont, and Victor Cosentino, 58, and Nicholas Maceli, 22, both of Valley Stream, were arrested on charges of gang assault, assault, hate crimes and aggravated...

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Sikh School Destroyed By Fire, Police Suspect Arson

July 27, 2004

Source: The Globe and Mail

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/ArticleNews/TPStory/LAC/20040727/AIR27/TPEducation/

On July 27, 2004 The Globe and Mail reported, "Vancouver police are treating as a suspected arson a three-alarm fire on the weekend at a Sikh parochial school linked to Air-India defendant Ripudaman Singh Malik. Police were looking for two men who were seen running away from the school after the fire began, police...

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LA Sheriff's Office Allows Beards and Turbans

July 26, 2004

Source: Sikhnet

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

On July 26, 2004 Sikhnet reported, "Once again Sheriff Leroy D. Baca has lead the way in the battle for equal opportunity and fair treatment for all Californians and has set an example for all of America by inviting Sikh Americans to join and serve in the Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department while maintaining their religiously mandated appearance. Tonight at 7:00pm at the Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration in the main hearing...

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Teens Receive Jail Sentences After "Ethnic Assault" of Sikh in N.C.

July 26, 2004

Source: The Herald Sun

http://www.herald-sun.com/orange/10-505025.html

On July 26, 2004 The Herald Sun reported, "Three teenagers were found guilty of ethnic intimidation and assault inflicting serious injury for attacking two UNC students after one of the teens called one of the students 'Osama.'

One of the victims, Gagandeep Bindra, an Indian Sikh... testified during the trial in Orange County District Court on Monday that Kenneth Perry passed by him in March...

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World Religions Conference Gives Focus To Violence Against Sikhs

July 24, 2004

Source: The Arizona Republic

http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/ahwatukee/articles/0724parfolo24Z6.html

On July 24, 2004 The Arizona Republic reported, "The September 2001 murder of a Sikh man in Mesa was the centerpiece of a presentation this month by Valley religious leaders at an international conference in Spain. Balbir Singh Sodhi was shot four days after the terrorist attacks on the East Coast by a man who mistook him for a...

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Indo-Canadian Community in Vancouver Struggles With Gang Violence

July 22, 2004

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A4162-2004Jul21.html?referrer=emailarticle

On July 22, 2004 The Washington Post reported, "In the past 13 years, police have reported 76 young men killed in the Vancouver area in gang-related violence. The authorities blame drug deals gone bad and local turf wars, mostly involving well-to-do young people of Indian descent. Immigrant community leaders in...

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Sikhs Involved in Increasing Gang Violence in Wash and Vancouver

July 22, 2004

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A4162-2004Jul21.html?referrer%3Demailarticle

On July 22, 2004 The Washington Post reported, "In the past 13 years, police have reported 76 young men killed in the Vancouver area in gang-related violence. The authorities blame drug deals gone bad and local turf wars, mostly involving well-to-do young people of Indian descent... 'The community is quite upset...

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Livingston CA City Council Condemns Hate Crimes Against Sikhs

July 20, 2004

Source: Merced Sun-Star

http://www.mercedsun-star.com/local/story/8873307p-9763003c.html

On July 20, 2004 Merced Sun-Star reported that, "Livingston's City Council is set to approve a resolution condemning hate crimes against Sikhs tonight. Mayor Gurpal Samra said the resolution will show support for Sikhs nationwide who have been subjected to hurtful remarks and occasional physical attacks since the terrorist attacks of 2001. He said Sikhs make up about...

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Update: Chirinjeev Singh May Run for Congress or Senate

July 20, 2004

Source: Sikh News Network

http://www.sikhnn.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=149&mode=thread&order=0&thold=0

On July 20, 2004 Sikh News Network reported, "Chirinjeev Singh has been offered a run for the US House of Representatives from the 9th Congressional District by the Cook County Republican Chair Gary Skoien. The Democratic incumbent has been plagued by a scandal involving her husband’s...

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