Sikhism

New Hindu Leader Aims to Shine a Light On a Rich Culture

October 16, 2009

Author: Zaki Cooper

Source: Times Online

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/faith/article6878351.ece

Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, an annual five-day celebration of the triumph of good over evil, starts today, and festivities in the UK are being led by Bharti Tailor. She is the new secretary general of the Hindu Forum of Britain, and thus a key figure in the UK Hindu community, which is now thought to number far more...

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Hindu Celebration Diwali Sheds Light On Goodness

October 16, 2009

Author: Annysa Johnson

Source: Journal Sentinel

http://www.jsonline.com/features/religion/64652562.html

Fireworks will brighten the night sky over the Hindu Temple in Pewaukee on Saturday night, its interior ablaze in light, as more than a thousand people gather for Diwali, the annual celebration of light over darkness, of goodness over evil.

"It's meant to arouse the light within," said Lakshmi Bharadwaj, who teaches sociology and...

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Sikhs Can Wear Kirpans to Vancouver 2010 Games Venues

October 15, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BC Local News

http://www.bclocalnews.com/breaking_news/64454892.html

Baptized Sikhs will be allowed to wear the kirpan (the ceremonial dagger that is worn as an article of religious faith) to the winter Olympics, with certain restrictions.

The RCMP announced the guidelines Thursday, saying they were developed in consultation with representatives of the Sikh community.

A written statement said the...

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Gurdwara Sahib Leamington & Warwick

October 15, 2009

Author: Rajvinder Mann

Source: SikhNet

http://www.sikhnet.com/news/gurdwara-sahib-leamington-warwick

Over 200 members of the local Sikh congregation gathered at the front of the new Gurdwara Sahib on Friday September 18th 2009 to take part in one of the most historic events not only for the local community but for the Sikh congregation scattered all over the world. At 3.00 pm representatives from local Leamington Contractors AC Lloyd,...

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Sikh Dagger Banned By Finchley School

October 13, 2009

Author: Rebecca Lowe

Source: Times Series

http://www.times-series.co.uk/news/4679126.Sikh_dagger_banned_by_Finchley_school/

A young Sikh has been removed from a Finchley school after he was banned from wearing a religious dagger.

The 14-year-old was told not to carry the 13cm kirpan blade at the Compton School, in Summers Lane, after governors ruled it was a health and safety risk.

They suggested the boy...

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Schwarzenegger Angers Sikhs By Vetoing Kirpan Bill

October 13, 2009

Author: Angela Abbamonte

Source: The Pew Forum/Religion News Service

http://pewforum.org/news/display.php?NewsID=18877

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has vetoed as "unnecessary" a bill that would require law enforcement officials to learn about Sikhs, specifically a ceremonial dagger called a kirpan considered a central article of faith.

"The veto message makes no sense to us," said Neha Singh, Western regional director of the Sikh...

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Clothing Store Denies Discrimination Against Turbaned Sikh; Admits Staff Did Not Understand Dress Policy

October 8, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Sikh Times

http://www.emgonline.co.uk/news.php?news=7634

A prominent clothing store denied they had discriminated against Amandeep Singh, a young Sikh man, when he was refused a job because of his turban and claimed that their staff had not understood their dress policy. When Amandeep applied for a job at the Kenneth Cole retail store in Westchester Mall earlier this summer, he did not expect to experience discrimination...

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Sikhs Welcome Home British Soldiers From Afghanistan

October 8, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Sikh Times

http://www.emgonline.co.uk/news.php?news=7631

Guru Nanak Gurdwara Wolverhampton welcomed the 4th Mercian Regiment to join the Sikh congregation for the Sunday service.

The 4th Mercian Regiment arrived in Wolverhampton on October 2, there were emotional scenes as the 130-strong Normandy Company from the 4th Battalion, The Mercian Regiment arrived at their headquarters in Fallings Park, Wolverhampton

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Sikh Group Seeks to Soften Transition From India to America

October 7, 2009

Author: Kyle Szymanski

Source: Spartan Daily

http://media.www.thespartandaily.com/media/storage/paper852/news/2009/10/07/News/Sikh-Group.Seeks.To.Soften.Transition.From.India.To.America-3795377.shtml

Sometimes when Sikh students come to the United States from the Punjab region of India, they initially find themselves without the means to survive,...

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Sikh Policeman Wins £10,000 Award After Turban Row

October 2, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2009/oct/02/sikh-police-turban-tribunal

A Sikh policeman ordered to remove his turban to do riot training was awarded £10,000 compensation today by an employment tribunal.

PC Gurmeal Singh, who joined Greater Manchester police in 2004, had objected to removing his turban for the course on religious grounds.

After a three...

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Coalition Legal Staff Expands As Legal Caseload Grows

October 2, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Sikh Coalition

http://www.sikhcoalition.org/advisories/GrowingLegalForce_001.htm

The Sikh Coalition is pleased to announce the hiring of its newest Staff Attorney, Sandeep "Amy" Kaur.  She is a graduate of the Washington College of Law (WCL) at American University.  Over the past several years, Amy has provided direct legal services to community-based organizations and clients...

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Sikh WPC Wins Race And Religious Discrimination Claim Against Met

September 25, 2009

Author: Fatim Kurji

Source: The Muslim News

http://www.muslimnews.co.uk/paper/index.php?article=4288

Last month, Reading Employment Tribunal heard the case of Grewal v Metropolitan Police Service, a claim brought by a Sikh female police officer who complained that a trainer at the Metropolitan Police’s training school singled her out for abuse and criticism on the grounds of her race and religion. 

Amandeep Kaur Grewal...

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