Sikhism

Stockton City Council to Consider Landmark Status for 90-Year-Old Gurdwara

April 1, 2004

Source: The Modesto Bee

http://www.modbee.com/local/story/8372722p-9193813c.html

On April 1, 2004 The Modesto Bee ran an Associated Press, "The Stockton Sikh Temple -- the first in the nation -- has been a gathering place for California's Sikh population for 90 years. Now the city is considering recognizing the temple's role by designating it a historic landmark. The society that oversees temple functions asked the City Council to consider during a meeting...

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More Than 15,000 Expected for Sikh New Year Parade

April 1, 2004

Source: Ealing Times

http://www.ealingtimes.co.uk/news/localnews/display.var.476506.0.thousan%0Ads_expected_at_sikh_new_year_parade.php

On April 1, 2004 the Ealing Times reported, "More than 15,000 people are expected to take part in a religious parade this weekend. Members of the Sikh community across west London are expected to join thousands of people in a procession to mark the Sikh new year festival of...

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93-Year-Old Sikh Runner Gets Endorsement Deal With Adidas Sportswear

March 30, 2004

Source: Evening Standard

http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/lifeandstyle/fashion/articles/9978399?source=Evening%20Standard

On March 30, 2004 the Evening Standard reported, "First they recruited David Beckham. Then they got England rugby hero Jonny Wilkinson in on the act. Now sportswear firm adidas has unveiled a world-beating marathon runner as its new sporting idol. But Fauja Singh is no designer label heartthrob. He is a 93-year-...

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Brotherhood-Sisterhood Brunch Celebrates Religious Diversity in Teaneck, N.J.

March 29, 2004

Source: The Miami Herald

http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/8307642.htm

On March 29, 2004 The Miami Herald ran an article from The Record that reported, "About 600 people gathered Sunday afternoon for the 18th annual Interfaith Brotherhood-Sisterhood Brunch to recognize and embrace the diversity of people and religions found in North Jersey. The ballroom in the Marriott Glenpointe was a sea of turbans, skullcaps, saris, white collars on black shirts, and hijabs...

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Sacramento, Calif. Court Documents to be Translated into Urdu

March 25, 2004

Source: NCM

http://news.ncmonline.com/news/view_article.html?article_id=695269fd55f126fa05e9f4ee92274ac0

On March 25, 2004 NCM reported, "[Sacramento, Calif.] is considered by many as the most diverse in the United States, and now officially incorporated within this diversity is the language of Urdu, which accompanied the first South Asian people to step foot in the state of California roughly a century ago...court documents here...

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Flordia Restaurant Could Face $10,000 Fine for Refusing Entry to Turbaned Sikh

March 25, 2004

Source: Sun-Sentinel

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/southflorida/sfl-cturban25mar25,0,3998065.story?coll=sfla-home-headlines

On March 25, 2004 the Sun-Sentinel reported, "The humiliation began for spring breaker Mandeep Chahil with the words 'take it off.' He tried to explain his turban is not a hat; it's required by his Sikh religion. But staff at Max's Ocean Front at Beach Place in Fort Lauderdale...

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Hindus and Sikhs Granted Land for Cremation Grounds

March 24, 2004

Source: Institute for War and Peace Reporting

http://www.iwpr.net/index.pl?archive/arr/arr_200403_111_6_eng.txt

On March 24, 2004 the Institute for War and Peace Reporting reported, "There is good news for Afghanistan's minority Hindu and Sikh community, as it looks like they will finally have a suitable place to cremate their dead. Community leader Awtar Singh credits an IWPR report in November with helping prompt Kabul municipal leaders to provide a...

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Sikh Candidate Loses Battle for Senate Seat

March 21, 2004

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/565787.cms

On March 21, 2004 The Times of India reported, "Serial entrepreneur Chirinjeev Kathuria has lost the Illinois Republican primaries for the US Senate to millionaire-turned-teacher Jack Ryan.   Barack Obama, a state legislator and former civil rights lawyer, won the Democratic nomination on Tuesday for the Senate seat being vacated by Peter Fitzgerald.   Even as the first round...

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Sikh Takes Scotland Yard to Tribunal on Discrimination Complaint

March 18, 2004

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,3604,1171676,00.html

On March 18, 2004 The Guardian reported, "A Sikh police officer who claims that colleagues damaged his career with unsubstantiated criminal allegations and unfair disciplinary procedures is taking Scotland Yard to an employment tribunal. PC Palbinder Singh will tell the tribunal that he suffered racial discrimination because of the way the Met handled complaints against him by...

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Thousands of Sikhs to Travel to Pakistan to Celebrate Baisakhi

March 18, 2004

Source: Daily Times

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_18-3-2004_pg7_18

On March 18, 2004 the Daily Times reported, "Thousands of Sikhs from across the world will arrive in Pakistan to participate in the Baisakhi festival in April, with three thousand to come from India alone, an Evacuee Property Trust Board official told Daily Times on Wednesday. The official said the Indian and Pakistani governments had agreed that 3,000 Indian Sikhs...

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Fresno Leaders Rally to Support Vandalized Gurdwara

March 17, 2004

Source: The Fresno Bee

http://www.fresnobee.com/local/story/8290450p-9132722c.html

On March 17, 2004 The Fresno Bee reported, "Political, civic and religious leaders assured Fresno-area Sikhs at a Tuesday rally that hate crimes such as last weekend's defacing of a Fresno temple have no place in a diverse society. Contrary to graffiti scrawled at the Gurdwara Sahib temple on East Dakota Avenue warning Sikhs to go home, that it's not their country, Lt. Gov. Cruz...

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Sikh Community Reflects on Fabricated Story of Attack

March 16, 2004

Source: The Star-Ledger

http://www.nj.com/news/ledger/jersey/index.ssf?/base/news-5/1079421052175220.xml

On March 16, 2004 The Star-Ledger reported, "Like most teenagers, Simrandeep Singh and his friend wanted to 'fit in.' But at Lodi High School, the turbans covering their long dark hair made them stand out. The young Sikhs cut their hair, an act forbidden by their religion, and then concocted a story they were sure would convince their...

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Hate Graffiti on Fresno Gurdwara

March 15, 2004

Source: The Fresno Bee

http://www.fresnobee.com/local/story/8281795p-9124362c.html

On March 15, 2004 The Fresno Bee reported, "Vandals spray-painted racist graffiti on the Gurdwara Sahib temple in Fresno over the weekend.

Evidence of the crime remained Sunday as Sikhs gathered for services.

Two large blue scrawls in front of the Sikh Association of Fresno temple warned: 'Rags Go Home' and 'It's Not Your Country.'

Another message...

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BJP Seeks Support from Sikhs Outside India

March 14, 2004

Source: The Times of India

http://www1.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/559316.cms

On March 14, 2004 The Times of India reported, "The Bharatiya Janata Party [BJP] is trying to win over Sikhs living abroad, including Khalistan sympathisers and even those who have been blacklisted. Encouraged over the outcome and a favourable response following a meeting held recently between Khalistan ideologues and Rulda Singh, general secretary of the party’s...

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