Sikhism

Indian-American Sikhs Sue Employers

June 14, 2007

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/World/The_United_States/Indian-American_Sikhs_sue_employers/articleshow/2121149.cms

NEW YORK: Angry over non-payment of wages and exploitation at workplace, a group of Indian-American Sikh construction workers have filed a lawsuit against their employers in a city court.

In the complaint filed on Tuesday, the workers, all members of New...

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Sikh Coalition's 2007 Diversity Essay Competition Begins

June 14, 2007

Source: Sikh News Network

http://www.sikhnet.com/Sikhnet/news.nsf/RecentNewsHTML/CDCCC435F23B07C9872572FA005DEEE6!OpenDocument

(New York, New York) June 13, 2007 - The Sikh Coalition today announced the start of its 3rd Annual Diversity Essay Competiton. Last year's 2nd Annual Diversity Essay Competition drew over 1,700 entries from more than 30 countries around the world.

The purpose of this year's essay competition...

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Gallup Organization Removes Inaccurate Images of Sikhs; Lucky Strike Entertainment Offers Apology to Sikh American Denied Access

Lodi Sikh Temple

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Australian Panel's Nod to Kirpans in School Sparks Debate

June 11, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Indians_Overseas/Australian_panels_nod_to_kirpans_in_school_sparks_debate/articleshow/2114138.cms

SYDNEY: A multicultural commission's view that Sikh schoolchildren have the right to carry the ‘kirpan’ - the dagger that is among the five items of faith that Sikhs are supposed to...

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Sikhs Fight French Law on Turbans

June 11, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/6742341.stm

Sikhs have gone to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg to challenge a French law banning the wearing of turbans for ID documents.

The United Sikhs organisation filed a complaint on behalf of French national Shingara Mann Singh, 52, who was refused a replacement driver's licence.

By law applicants have to remove all headgear for security...

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First Sikh Traffic Warden Becomes a Curiosity

June 10, 2007

Author: Kamila Hyat

Source: Gulfnews.com

http://archive.gulfnews.com/articles/07/06/10/10131319.html

Lahore: Since he took his place on city roads just over a month ago, sub-inspector Gulab Singh has become an immediate attraction for commuters.

Motorists slow down to wave at him, and children come up to shake hands and have pictures taken.

Yet, there is nothing especially outstanding about the tall 25-year-old.
...

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SALDEF Urges Sikh Religious Leaders to Support Hate Crimes Bill

June 9, 2007

Source: SALDEF

http://www.saldef.org/content.aspx?&a=1704&z=1&title=SALDEF%20Urges%20Sikh%20Religious%20Leaders%20to%20Support%20Hate%20Crimes%20Bill

Washington D.C. – June 9, 2007: The Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF) strongly urges all Sikh Religious Leaders to sign on to an interfaith letter in support of The Matthew Shepard Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes...

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Coalition Releases "Hatred in the Hallways"

June 6, 2007

Source: The Sikh Coalition

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

(New York, New York) June 6, 2007 - Four New York City Council Members joined the Sikh Coalition today to release a first ever research report on bias against Sikh children in New York City Schools. The report, "Hatred in the Hallways: A Preliminary Report on Bias Against Sikh Students in New York City's Public Schools," presents data from over 200 surveys conducted by the...

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Report: Sikh Students Face Abuse from Classmates

June 5, 2007

Author: Joshua Rhett Miller

Source: The New York Metro

http://ny.metro.us/metro/local/article/Report_Sikh_students_face_abuse_from_classmates/8862.html

TWEED COURTHOUSE. More than three-quarters of male Sikh students in Queens said they are teased or harassed in city schools due to their identity, according to a report released yesterday.

The report revealed that 62 of 80 Sikh boys polled over...

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Man's Religious Symbol Prevents Entry

June 2, 2007

Author: Megan Reynolds

Source: Your Local Guardian

http://www.guardian-series.co.uk/misc/print.php?artid=1442851

A VICTORY for the religious faithful has been won by a Sikh man who was refused entry to passport offices while wearing the holy Kirpan.

Tarsem Singh, 27, always wears the Kirpan, a symbollic three inch dagger, as it is one of the five K's which he is required to wear as an initiated Sikh, and he was offended by the way...

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Baghdad Sikh Shrine Destroyed by Fanatics

June 1, 2007

Source: Sikh News Network

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/93B5A8D214EAB93F872572ED00612CFB

Iraq is keen to rebuild a historic Sikh shrine commemorating Guru Nanak's visit to Baghdad, which had been destroyed by 'fanatics' after the invasion of the country by US-led coalition forces, a top leader said on Friday.

Iraqi National Congress chief Ahmed Chalabi, one of Iraq's prominent leaders, who drove down through the...

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