Sikhism

Boston Police and Sikh American Community Achieve Landmark Partnership

December 11, 2007

Source: SALDEF

http://www.saldef.org/content.aspx?a=1814

Washington, D.C. - December 11, 2007: The Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF), the nation’s oldest and largest Sikh American civil rights organization, concluded a highly successful year-long campaign to train the entire Boston Police Department (BPD) on Sikh religious practices. The over 3,000 BPD officers join the 95,000 trained by SALDEF across the nation.

Historic Indo-Canadian Rally Stops Paralysed Sikh's Deportation

December 11, 2007

Author: Gurmukh Singh

Source: EarthTimes.org

http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/156526.html

In their biggest anti-government rally since the Komagata Maru incident of 1914, thousands of Indo-Canadians forced authorities to stop the deportation of a paralysed Sikh.

Laibar Singh, a failed refugee claimant who had entered Canada on a forged passport in 2003 and become paralysed last year, was ordered last week to be deported Monday at 2....

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Sikh Leader Elected to Parliament of World Religions

December 9, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: India Post

http://indiapost.com/article/usnews/1546/

The Chair of the Interfaith Committee of the World Sikh Council - America Region (WSC-AR), Dr. Tarunjit Singh, has been elected as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Council for a Parliament of the World's Religions (CPWR).

Rev. Dirk Ficca, Executive Director of CPWR, in a letter dated Nov 21, stated, "Now more than ever, the world needs the wisdom and energy of...

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Sikhs to get Prayer Room at JFK Airport

December 6, 2007

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Indians_Abroad/Sikhs_to_get_prayer_room_at_JFK_airport/articleshow/2601790.cms

NEW YORK: Sikhs are set to get prayer facilities at John F Kennedy airport here. At a meeting convened last week for the community by New York City assemblyman Rory Lancman, the Port Authority agreed that there was a need for a prayer room for Sikh travellers.

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Sikh Students Allowed to Carry Kirpan to Schools in Australia

December 6, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Indians_Abroad/Sikh_students_allowed_to_carry_kirpan_to_schools_in_Australia/articleshow/2599452.cms

Sikh students would be allowed to carry kirpans or small daggers to school following a recommendation by a parliamentary committee in Australia's Victoria state but the move has outraged...

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Johor Buzz: A Flurry of Activities at Sikhs' New Centre

December 4, 2007

Author: Dean Dinesh

Source: The New Straights Times Online

http://www.nst.com.my/Current_News/NST/Tuesday/Features/2100018/Article/indexF_html

Sikhs in Johor have a new centre with the opening of the Johor Sikh Naujawan Sabha Malaysia in Jalan Pertawai in Taman Johor recently.

The association will use the new centre to expand its ladies wing, the global Sikh movement and its youth movement.

The...

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SMS Joke Offends Sikhs, Demand Apology from Anil Ambani

December 3, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Economic Times

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/ET_Cetera/SMS_joke_offends_Sikhs_seek_apology_Ambani/articleshow/2592672.cms

People belonging to the Sikh community in Meerut staged violent protests on Monday after taking serious offence to a joke circulated on a mobile network, and has demanded apology from the chief of the Reliance Communications, Anil...

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Hate-Crime Charge Filed in Attack on Sikh Cab Driver

November 28, 2007

Author: Jennifer Sullivan

Source: The Seattle Times

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2004039097_webcabdriver27.html

As a Sikh, Sukhvir Singh says he has encountered racial harassment before, but he never feared it could lead to his death.

But on Saturday, police say, the Orange Cab driver withstood a violent attack from a drunken passenger who punched him, bit off a piece of his scalp, called Singh...

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Sikh Leaders Meet Pakistani Prime Minister

November 27, 2007

Author: Ravinder Singh Robin

Source: Thaindian News

http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal/india-news/sikh-leaders-meet-pakistani-prime-minister_1006869.html

Sikh leaders of various countries on Tuesday met Pakistan’s caretaker Prime Minister Muhammad Mian Soomro in Islamabad and urged him to set up a visa centre in Amritsar. They also asked for providing a corridor for Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib,...

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Furore over Punjabi's Death in Canada

November 26, 2007

Author: Gur Kirpal Singh Ashk

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Indians_Abroad/Furore_over_Punjabis_death_in_Canada/articleshow/2570521.cms

The death of Harnek Singh Sidhu (52) last Monday at the Brampton Civic Hospital (BCH) in Brampton (Canada) due to the alleged negligence on part of the hospital staff has got the south Asian community, especially the Punjabis,...

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Sikh Suffers Brutal Hate Attack in Seattle

November 26, 2007

Source: Sikh Coalition

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

(Seattle, WA) November 26, 2007 - A Sikh cab driver was brutally assaulted by a passenger on Saturday, the night of Gurpurab. Sukhvir Singh's attacker threatened to kill him, calling him a "terrorist" as he punched and bit him, pulling locks of hair from his head. The Sikh Coalition calls on the King's County Prosecuting Attorney's Office to prosecute the incident as a hate...

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Sikh Procession in Pak Shelved Due to Terror Threat

November 25, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/World/Pakistan/Sikh_procession_in_Pak_shelved_due_to_terror_threat/articleshow/2570142.cms

A traditional Sikh procession in Pakistan was shelved after intelligence reports said that terrorists planed to attack the gathering, including over 4,000 pilgrims from India.

The traditional...

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London Mayor Visits Sikh Gurudwara Sri Harmander Sahib

November 24, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Sikh Sangat News

http://www.sikhsangat.org/news/publish/asia/London_mayor_visits_Sikh_Gurudwara_Sri_Harmander_Sahib_1123077.shtml

Mayor of London Kenneth Robert Livingstone arrived in the holy city of Amritsar and paid obeisance in the sanctum of Sikh shrine, the Golden Temple.

London mayor visits Golden Temple: “In my childhood, pictures of the...

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