Sikhism

Sikh Coalition Meets with Chancellor Joel Klein

July 16, 2007

Source: Discrimination and National Security Initiative

http://korematsu.blogspot.com/

(New York, NY) July 16, 2007 – The Sikh Coalition met with Chancellor Joel Klein today to discuss ways to make schools safe for Sikh children. As head of New York City’s Department of Education, the largest school system in the United States, Klein expressed his concern about bias incidents in schools and pledged to work with the Sikh Coalition on an ongoing basis.

Today’s meeting...

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Sikhs in California Want Textbook Changed

July 13, 2007

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Indians_Overseas/Sikhs_in_California_want_textbook_changed/articleshow/2200861.cms

NEW YORK: Sikh leaders in California are unhappy that a seventh grade history book has been published without a photo of Guru Nanak, the founder of their religion.

The California State Board of Education declined to act on Thursday on new complaints from the...

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Sikh Protestors Clash with Police, 25 Hurt

July 12, 2007

Source: The Statesman / Press Trust of india

http://www.thestatesman.net/page.arcview.php?clid=2&id=189501&usrsess=1

Over 25 people, including six policemen, were injured when Sikh activists demanding removal of the ‘Ek Onkar’ symbol from the facade of a Dera Sacha Sauda branch here clashed with police today. The Sikh activists, several armed with swords, reached the branch at Hussainiwala road to prevent Dera followers from holding a **...

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Go-Kart Operator Compensates Sikh in Turban-Helmet Dispute

July 8, 2007

Author: Dakshana Bascaramurty

Source: CanWest News Service

http://www.canada.com/cityguides/toronto/story.html?id=4417b334-eb24-4f75-a90f-1be8bdfee938&k=38026

A major amusement park in suburban Toronto has paid compensation to a Sikh man after he complained he was discriminated against for refusing to take off his turban and wear a helmet to drive a go-kart.

Paramount Canada’s Wonderland...

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SALDEF Urges Sikh American Community to be Vigilant Against Hate Crimes During 4th July Holiday

July 5, 2007

Author: Rajbir Singh Datta

Source: CivilRights.org

http://www.civilrights.org/remote-page.jsp?itemID=31022735

Washington D.C. – July 5, 2007: The Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF), the nation's oldest Sikh civil rights and advocacy organization, urges the entire Sikh American community to be vigilant against possible bias motivated incidents during the July 4th holiday week.

During the course of the past...

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Sikh Teenager's Book Seeks to Explain his Faith

July 5, 2007

Author: Blair Anthony Robertson

Source: The Sacramento Bee

http://www.sacbee.com/101/story/257285.html

It wasn't long after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks that Sikhs living in the United States realized something was terribly amiss. They had a big bull's-eye across their chests, or at least it felt that way.

Sikh men were wearing turbans -- so of course, they must be anti-American terrorists. That case of mistaken identity has been well documented...

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Hillary Attends Launch of Directory of US Gurdwaras

July 4, 2007

Author: JS Bedi

Source: IndiaPost.com

http://indiapost.com/article/communitypost/588/

Anaheim Hills, CA: The So Cal Sikh sangat officially launched the 2007 Directory of Gurdwaras in USA. Gurbaksh Singh Bhasin, Ken Singh and Jagjit Singh Bains officially released the directory on behalf of the community. This was done at a breakfast reception at the home of Priti and Dr Anil Shah. The launching took place in the presence of leading luminaries including...

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A Good Dream Comes True

July 2, 2007

Author: Don Mayhew

Source: The Fresno Bee

http://www.fresnobee.com/263/story/74997.html

KERMAN -- Sandeep Sidhu of Kerman was all smiles Sunday afternoon at the new Sikh temple where her family will worship.

The mother of three, a nurse at Kaiser Permanente in Fresno, stood in the shade next to the stroller where her year-old daughter, Amreet, sat quietly. Sidhu's 8-year-old daughter, Simarta, peered up from a mat nearby, as her 5-year-old...

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