Sikhism

Army Joins In Sikh Celebrations

April 19, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/derbyshire/8006981.stm

Thousands of people have been taking part in a celebration in Derby marking one of the most important dates in the Sikh calendar.

Vaisakhi (Baisakhi) marks Sikh New Year and the founding of the Sikh community, known as the Khalsa.

The army joined hundreds of Sikhs in a procession through Derby on Sunday.
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New Place Of Worship for Sikh Community

April 18, 2009

Author: David Kessen

Source: The Star

http://www.thestar.co.uk/doncaster/New-place-of-worship-for.5183209.jp

Doncaster's newest landmark is open - and it brings a flavour of the east to the town centre.

Hundreds of Sikhs gathered to mark the opening of their new temple building, the Sri Guru Kalgidhar Gurdwara, on Catherine Street.

The building, complete with an Asian-style dome, is now open to their community...

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Sikh Parade Will Celebrate Brotherhood

April 18, 2009

Author: Jennie Rodriguez

Source: Recordnet.com

http://www.recordnet.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090418/A_LIFE/904180314

Head priest Gyani Jaswinder Singh, who leads the Golden Temple in Punjab, India, is the expected special guest at Stockton's 11th annual Sikh Parade. And members of Stockton's Sikh Temple, the group's oldest sanctuary in North America, invite the public to partake in the Sunday celebration.

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Sikhs Want U.S. Army to Waive Dress And Appearance Regulations

April 15, 2009

Author: Kevin Baron

Source: SALDEF/Stars and Stripes

http://www.saldef.org/content.aspx?&a=3711&z=4&title=

Seeing “Integrate the U.S. Army” on a protest sign recalls the civil rights struggles of African-Americans in the mid-20th Century. But on Tuesday, under a cold wet spring sky, more than a dozen Americans of a different minority, the Sikh faith, stood in front of the iconic Iwo Jima memorial to World War II with one simple request...

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Sikhs Ask to Serve In US Army, Despite Rules On Attire

April 14, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Religion News Service

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2009/4/14.shtml#2

Two Sikh men say they want to report for active duty in July even as they refuse to comply with the Army's demands to cut their unshorn beards and hair and remove their turbans. "I am willing to lay down my life for America," said 2nd Lt. Tejdeep Singh Rattan, one of the men who filed a complaint, on Tuesday. "In return, I ask only that my country...

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Sikh Community's Contribution Is Significant, Says Najib

April 14, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BERNAMA

http://www.bernama.com/bernama/v5/newsgeneral.php?id=403971

The Malaysian Sikh community's contribution to the history and development of the country is very important and significant, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

Najib said that although the Sikh community was relatively small, in the region of 100,000 people, they had served the country well.

He said they had served as...

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Healthcare Facility Settles Lawsuit Over Shaving Of Elderly Sikh Man

April 14, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: SikhNet

http://www.sikhnet.com/news/healthcare-facility-settles-lawsuit-over-shaving-elderly-sikh-man

Westchester County Healthcare settled a case where an elderly Sikh man, Pyara Singh Sahansra, was negligently shaved by staff while he was in long-term care. United Sikhs and law-firm Storzer and Greene, LLC secured a settlement including $20,000 in compensation for Pyara Singh...

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Major Sikh Celebration In B.C. Brings Crowds, Controversy

April 11, 2009

Author: Lena Sin

Source: Canwest News Service

http://www.theprovince.com/Life/Major+Sikh+celebration+brings+crowds+controversy/1488661/story.html

More than 100,000 revellers gathered in Vancouver and in suburban Surrey Saturday to celebrate Vaisakhi, a celebration of the birth of Sikhism.

The morning drizzle did little to dampen spirits as colourfully-dressed people from all faiths and...

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Sikhs Protest Against Knife Rules

April 8, 2009

Author: Dil Neiyyar

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/7989108.stm

Sikhs say they are not being allowed to wear a kirpan - or ceremonial knife - in public places even though the law says they can.

Some have been refused entry to amusement parks and even government buildings because of fears the blade poses a security or safety threat.

The confusion has prompted the Department of Communities and Local Government to...

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Cross Hills Students Learn About Sikh Culture

April 2, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: SikhNet

http://www.sikhnet.com/news/cross-hills-students-learn-about-sikh-culture

Younger pupils at South Craven School, in Cross Hills, were given first-hand experience of Sikhism.

Roop Singh, who is based in Leeds, spoke to year seven pupils.

Head of religious education Gill Baker said: “Arriving in full Sikh costume, Roop made a colourful entry, before giving a very...

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CA Kirpan Education Bill Passes First Hurdle

April 2, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Sikh Coalition

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

A unanimous vote on Tuesday brings a proposed Kirpan Education Bill one step closer to mandating training for California law enforcement officers. It will now move on to the next step of the legislative process before becoming a law. This good news comes just days before we celebrate the 310th anniversary of Vaisakhi - the...

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Sikh Article Of Faith At Issue In Former IRS Agent’s Employment Discrimination Lawsuit

March 25, 2009

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