Sikhism

Valley Sikhs Partner With Police

June 18, 2010

Author: Mike North

Source: The Sacramento Bee

http://www.sacbee.com/2010/06/18/2831906/valley-sikhs-partner-with-police.html

Life changed dramatically for Sikhs living in the United States after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

Although they practice a separate religion and come from a different region than the terrorists, they were lumped together with those who carried out the attacks and discriminated...

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Minorities Tell Congress Of Racial Profiling

June 17, 2010

Author: Niraj Warikoo

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/article/20100617/NEWS06/100617097/Minorities-tell-Congress-of-racial-profiling

The stories of minorities being racially profiled in Michigan and other states were heard today at a Congressional hearing held by U.S. Rep. John Conyers of Detroit, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee.

The hearing featured testimony...

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Sikhs, Muslims Lobby Against Racial Profiling

June 16, 2010

Author: Fernando Alfonso III

Source: Beliefnet/Religion News Service

http://blog.beliefnet.com/news/2010/06/sikhs-muslims-lobby-against-ra.php

Sikh and Muslim groups are pushing Congress to pass a bill prohibiting racial profiling that's been languishing for more than nine years since the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Two groups, Muslim Advocates and the Sikh Coalition, are seeking passage of the End Racial Profiling...

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Kiwi Club’s Turban Ban, 'A Wake-Up Call' for Sikhs

June 15, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Express India/ANI

http://www.expressindia.com/latest-news/Kiwi-club-s-turban-ban----a-wake-up-call---for-Sikhs--NZSC/634118/

Auckland New Zealand’s Cosmopolitan Clubs have said that they will not criticise a Manurewa club’s decision to maintain a ban on wearing ‘turbans’ in its bar despite the New Zealand Sikh Council calling...

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Sikhs Blast 'Raghead' Comment Directed At S.C. Candidate

June 7, 2010

Author: Fernando Alfonso III

Source: Beliefnet/Religion News Service

http://blog.beliefnet.com/news/2010/06/sikhs-blast-raghead-comment-di.php

The "raghead" comment aimed at South Carolina gubernatorial candidate Nikki Haley was unfair, uncalled for and unreasonable, Sikh advocacy groups said.

"It is a very unfortunate situation," said Gurinder Singh Mann, director of the Center for Sikh and Punjab Studies at the...

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Staff Recommends Green Light for Sikh Temple

June 1, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Guelph Tribune

http://www.guelphtribune.ca/news/article/211533

City council is set to make a decision next Monday on an application for a Sikh temple on Clair Road East, with city planning staff recommending that the rezoning be approved.

Council’s monthly planning meeting at 7 p. m. June 7 at city hall will deal with the controversial application, with has faced considerable opposition from some people living...

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Traditional Sikh Serves As Army Dentist On Fort Drum

June 1, 2010

Author: Paul Steven Ghiringhelli

Source: SikhNet

http://www.sikhnet.com/news/traditional-sikh-serves-army-dentist-fort-drum

Aside from a striking physique, Capt. Tejdeep Singh Rattan is not what you would visually expect from a U.S. Army Soldier.

Rattan, a 31-year-old devotee of Sikhism, was granted special exemptions last year regarding Army Regulation 600-20 that permit him to wear a beard and a turban while in...

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Rare Collection Of Hand Written Sikh Manuscripts In Punjab Village Getting Ruined

June 1, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Sikh Sangat

http://sikhsangat.org/2010/06/rare-collection-of-hand-written-sikh-manuscripts-in-punjab-village-getting-ruined/

A rare collection of hand-written manuscripts of Hindu, Sikh and Muslim religion along with outstanding relics of European Renaissance, collected by a Sikh scholar in Punjab village are in state of gross neglect. A Sikh scholar Dalip...

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£9m Transformation for Sikh Temple In Smethwick, UK

May 29, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Global Sikh News

http://sikhsangat.org/2010/05/9m-transformation-for-sikh-temple-in-smethwick-uk/

A landmark Smethwick temple is in line for a £9 million expansion, taking over land where the town’s cinema once stood. The Guru Nanak Gurdwara in High Street is one of the oldest temples in the country, and the project will see it almost double in size, with an 800-seater dining...

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Sikh Society, Opponents, Setting Sights On Council Vote

May 28, 2010

Author: Scott Tracey

Source: Guelph Mercury

http://news.guelphmercury.com/News/article/638916

The Guelph Sikh Society, and its opponents, are both setting their sights on the next hurdle in the society’s bid to build a temple on Clair Road in the south end.

“We are very hopeful we will get the zoning on June 7,” Dr. Ravi Rai, vice-president of the society, said Friday.

City councillors will hold a planning meeting that...

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New York State Assembly Honours Sikh Outfit for Its Aid Efforts

May 26, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: DNA India

http://www.dnaindia.com/world/report_new-york-state-assembly-honours-sikh-outfit-for-its-aid-efforts_1387936

The New York state assembly and the city council have honoured a Sikh NGO for its humanitarian aid efforts in quake-hit Haiti and Chile and civil rights advocacy work.

The NGO United Sikhs was honoured before the New York state assembly by...

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Ceremony Held to Mark Thai Unrest

May 26, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/asia_pacific/10160335.stm

Monks and other religious figures have held a vigil in Bangkok a week on from the army's operation to clear the capital of anti-government protesters.

Several hundred monks led ceremonies which featured Christian, Sikh and Muslim leaders in mass prayers to bless the city.

The government says it wants to pursue reconciliation in the...

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Edmonton Sikhs Celebrate Unique Identity

May 24, 2010

Author: Jennifer Fong

Source: The Vancouver Sun/The Edmonton Journal

http://www.vancouversun.com/life/Thousands+attend+Edmonton+Sikhs+parade+Sunday/3064029/story.html

His left foot encased in a hard plastic cast, Vin Panesar walked gingerly alongside the floats leading Edmonton's Nagar Kirtan parade Sunday afternoon.

The celebration of Vaisakhi is a major holiday on the Sikh calendar and a broken...

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