Sikhism

Sikh Dignitary Blesses Opening of Railyard

September 23, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The India Post

http://indiapost.com/article/communitypost/3963/

On Saturday September 13, Sardarni Guru Amrit Kaur, the Siri Sikdar Sahiba of Sikh Dharma International, took part in an Interfaith blessing during the opening of the Santa Fe Railyard in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Guru Amrit Kaur serves as the Chief Spiritual Minister for Sikh Dharma International.

She was joined by spiritual representatives from other...

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Dallas County Changes Policy to Settle Turban Case

September 17, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/tx/6007444.html

Dallas County has revised its security screening procedures to settle a lawsuit filed on behalf of a Sikh man who was ordered out of a courtroom for refusing to remove his turban, a civil rights group said Wednesday.

The new policy revealed by the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Texas calls for security personnel at all...

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9/11 Wrought Violence of Another Kind

September 16, 2008

Author: Terry Collins

Source: Star Tribune

http://www.startribune.com/local/stpaul/28434334.html?elr=KArksi8cyaiUjc7YUiD3aPc:_Yyc:aUU

Valarie Kaur was only 20 when she set out on a cross-country trek to gather stories inspired by hate crimes and violence against Sikh Americans following the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

Seven years later, her story is being watched and discussed around the country.
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Sparkling New and Improved Sikh Center

September 16, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: India Post

http://indiapost.com/article/communitypost/3901/

This past weekend a three-day celebration marked the inaugural debut of the newly remodeled Sikh Center of Santa Ana. The Center opened its' doors more than 15 years ago and has continued to prove itself as a strong and meaningful community force.

The Sikh Center is in the process of a massive expansion and beautification process. Marble floors, etched...

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Attack on Sikh Students Prompts New York School to Bring in Anti-Bullying Rules

September 15, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The South Asian Link

http://www.thelinkpaper.ca/index.php?subaction=showfull&id=1221502127&archive=&start_from=&ucat=2&cat=2

New York now has rules and regulations, prompted partly by attacks on Sikh students, to combat bullying in schools based on bias and prejudices.

“Simply put, there is just no place for prejudice or hate or bullying in our schools,...

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First for New Zealand; Sikh Police Officer Dons Turban on Duty

September 13, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Hindu

http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus/000200809131866.htm

An India-born Sikh police officer has become the first in New Zealand to don a turban while on duty, breaking away from the tradition of the force.

Constable Jagmohan Malhi of the Nelson city in central New Zealand fulfilled his late father's dream by wearing a turban on duty, recently adopted by the police as part of the uniform.
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Sikh Civil Rights Office Opens in Fremont

September 13, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: KCBS

http://www.kcbs.com/pages/2961268.php?

A Sikh civil rights office has opened its doors in Fremont, home to the largest Sikh population in the United States.

Neha Singh, Western Regional Director of the Sikh Coalition, says there's been a great need for such an organization to protect the rights of Sikhs.

"After 9-11, Sikhs were one of the first communities to very actively face violent backlash as a result of...

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US Sikh Body Campaigns for Prisoners to Keep Hair

September 12, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Sindh Today

http://www.sindhtoday.net/world/20126.htm

A Sikh body is mobilising opinion against forcing prisoners of the community to cut their hair following the case of Florida prison authorities forcibly cutting the hair of a Sikh inmate, Jagmohan Singh Ahuja.

United Sikhs, a US-based advocacy group, which termed the July incident involving Ahuja as ‘gross violation’ of religious rights, has started a...

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Australian College Apologizes to Expelled Sikh

September 12, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Panthic Weekly News Bureau

http://www.panthic.org/news/121/ARTICLE/4373/2008-09-12.html

Following an ongoing court case, a Sikh family based in Brisbane, that had moved the court after its ward was expelled from school, has finally found justice nearly three years later. The court case was registered when the Ormiston College refused to enroll a Sikh student adorning a turban and unshorn long hair, which are the...

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Sikh MIC Leader Daljit Singh Sworn as Senator in Malaysia

September 10, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: World Sikh News

http://worldsikhnews.com/10%20September%202008/Sikh%20MIC%20leader%20Daljit%20Singh%20sworn%20as%20Senator%20in%20Malaysia.htm

Daljit Singh Dalliwal, president of the Punjabi Business Chamber was today sworn-in as a senator by Dewan Negara President Tan Sri Dr Abdul Hamid Pawanteh.

48 year old Daljit Singh holds a a...

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US Ashamed Over Killing of Sikhs in Hate Crime in America: US Embassy

September 10, 2008

Author: Ravinder Singh Robin

Source: Thaindian News

http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal/india-news/us-ashamed-over-killing-of-sikhs-in-hate-crime-in-america-us-embassy_10094517.html

Public Diplomacy Officer from US Embassy Lisa Swenarski said on Wednesday that US is ashamed over the killing of the Sikhs in America post September 11 due to hate crime.

We feel great...

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El Sobrante Sikh Temple Expansion Plans Progress, But Neighbors Still Concerned

September 7, 2008

Author: Tom Lochner

Source: West County Times

http://www.contracostatimes.com/ci_10407065?nclick_check=1

After almost a decade of fine-tuning, a plan to expand El Sobrante's Sikh temple to about four times its present size is ready — or almost — to go before the Contra Costa County Planning Commission. But some neighbors seem no more ready to accept the plan than they were when temple leaders first floated it nine years ago.
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