Sikhism

Update: Sikh Subway Driver Reassigned After Refusing to Remove Turban

June 7, 2004

Source: New York Newsday

http://www.nynewsday.com/news/local/transportation/nyc-sikh0607,0,6502198.story?coll=nyc-manheadlines-trans

On June 7, 2004 New York Newsday reported, " A Sikh subway operator recently reassigned after refusing to remove his turban began work yesterday at a train yard. 'It seems like I'm second class,' said Kevin Harrington, a former No. 4 train driver who was told by a supervisor earlier...

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British Sikhs Remember 1984 Attack on Golden Temple

June 6, 2004

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/3780105.stm

On June 6, 2004 the BBC News reported, "Sikhs from across the UK have gathered to mark the 20th anniversary of the storming of their holiest shrine. Communities and temples congregations met in central London to remember the Indian Army's storming of the Golden Temple of Amritsar. The temple, which lies at the centre of the faith, was the scene of fierce fighting in 1984 as India's government sought to destroy...

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Sikh Leader Honored With South Asian Heritage Award

June 4, 2004

Source: Newsday

http://www.newsday.com/mynews/ny-qprofile3832588jun04,0,1101347.story

On June 4, 2004 Newsday reported that Harbachan Singh, the Chairman of the Sikh American Friendship Foundation, was honored by New York City Comptroller William Thompson's office on May 19 with a 2004 South Asian Heritage Award for service to his community. A native of Malaysia, Singh is 65. He said that his focus is "to help South Asians, new Americans, Sikhs, in...

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Religious Groups Protest Proposed Amendment Banning Gay Marriage

June 4, 2004

Source: The Sun Herald

Wire Service: AP

http://www.sunherald.com/mld/sunherald/news/nation/8841405.htm

On June 4, 2004 the Associated Press reported, "A grouping of Christian, Jewish and Sikh organizations is urging Congress to reject a proposed constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex marriage. Twenty-six organizations, ranging from the 2.3-million-member Episcopal Church, USA, to the 60,000 represented by the...

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Sikhs Gather for Song of the Soul Weekend

May 30, 2004

Source: Sikhnet

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

On May 30, 2004 Sikhnet reported, "Sikh Dharma International is pleased to announce the second annual Japji Sahib – Song of the Soul weekend to be held in Espanola, New Mexico from June 13th to June 16th, 2004. Japji Sahib is a song composed by the first Guru of the Sikhs, Guru Nanak. It offers a message of universality, peace and wisdom for all of humanity... This four-day workshop will bring together over twenty teachers...

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Religious Leaders Praise Sonia Gandhi's Leadership

May 28, 2004

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/cms.dll/articleshow?msid=704273

On May 28, 2004 The Times of India reported, "Leading the nationwide prayer meeting for the success of the tenure of Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh, All India Religious Leaders Association (AIRLA) president Moulana Peerzada Syed Shabbir Naqshbandi hailed the Nehru-Gandhi family as a symbol of 'secularism and sacrifice' in the nation. A five-member delegation...

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Singh's Appointment as PM Will Bring Global Media Attention to Sikhism

May 28, 2004

Source: Independent Press Association-NY

http://www.indypressny.org/article.php3?ArticleID=1457

On May 28, 2004 the Independent Press Association-NY ran an Indian Express article that reported, "For the Sikh community, the joy of Baisakhi (the Sikh New Year) has doubled with the appointment of Manmohan Singh as Prime Minister of India. Accompanying the traditional beats of the dhol and speeches at the Indian Consulate, loud whoops of joy and thundering...

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Boston Sikh Student Barred from Club

May 26, 2004

Source: The Harvard Crimson

http://www.thecrimson.com/article.aspx?ref=502704

On May 26, 2004 The Harvard Crimson reported, "A Boston University (B.U.) student who was denied access to the dance club at the Hong Kong restaurant last week for wearing a religious head covering is attempting to make the Kong reverse what he calls its discriminatory no-hats policy. Deeptej Singh, a first-year medical student at B.U. who is a Sikh, said that when he tried to enter the club on...

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Sikh Political Involvement Spans Liberal and Conservative Parties

May 25, 2004

Source: Globe and Mail

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/ArticleNews/TPStory/LAC/20040525/ELECSIKH25/TPNational/Canada

On May 25, 2004 the Globe and Mail reported, "The growing influence of the Sikh community on Canadian politics has been deliciously evident at nomination meetings and candidates' events from Mississauga to Hamilton. Where once the backroom tables held pizza and pop for volunteers, this year they have...

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Sikhs Commend Settlement of Headscarf Case in OK

May 21, 2004

Source: Sikh Mediawatch and Resource Task Force

http://www.sikhmediawatch.org/press/pressdetail.asp?pressid=70

On May 21, 2004 Sikh Mediawatch and Resource Task Force welcomed the announcement this week that a Muslim girls’ right to wear a headscarf at an Oklahoma school was upheld. "On Wednesday, May 19, The Department of Justice (DOJ), which filed a lawsuit on behalf of the sixth-grade student in March, announced the settlement revising the student...

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Sikhs to Meet With German Government Over Turban Issue

May 20, 2004

Source: SikhNet.com

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

On May 20, 2004 SikhNet.com reported, "German Sikh leaders will seek meetings with the German President, Prime Minister and other political and social leaders to explain the significance of the Turban in the wake of moves in several States in Germany to ban the wearing of religious signs and clothing. In March, the Berlin city-state passed a law banning the wearing of muslim headscarves, the Sikh Turban , Jewish...

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