Sikhism

Sikh American Veteran Assaulted by Police Officer in Illinois

April 11, 2007

Source: Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund Press Release

http://www.saldef.org/content.aspx?a=1682

Washington D.C., April 11, 2007 -- The Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF), the oldest Sikh American civil rights and advocacy organization in the country, today called upon the Joliet Police Department to investigate the actions of one of its officers when patrolling a local neighborhood.

On Friday March 30, 2007 at around 3:00pm, Mr. Kuldip...

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Bakersfield Sikh Temple

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 11 April 2007.

Phone: 661-397-8651

Sikh Community in Bedford Gets New Gurdwara

April 10, 2007

Source: Sikh News Network

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/69BE3BD1FBBA47B8872572BA00626C02

Tuesday, 10 April 2007 - LONDON: The Sikh community in Bedford has got a new worship place, a spanking new gurdwara, the first to be built in the traditional Sikh style in Britain.

The 4-million-pound gurdwara was the only project to be awarded any money by the Millennium Commission - an independent body established in 1993...

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Sikhs Take to L.A. Streets on Holy Day

April 9, 2007

Author: Jia-Rui Chong

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-hatecrimes9apr09,1,268076.story

With gold- and orange-fringed parade floats and the sound of harmoniums playing traditional hymns, more than 10,000 members of the Sikh community paraded through downtown Los Angeles on Sunday.

Many participants wore traditional Sikh turbans as they celebrated Baisakhi, a harvest holiday that...

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Sikh Community Brings in New Year

April 9, 2007

Author: Rachel Ensign

Source: The Cornell Daily Sun

http://cornellsun.com/node/22713

On Saturday, more than 75 people gathered together in Barton hall to celebrate the Sikh holiday of Vaisakhi with a moon bounce, a D.J. and samosas, a popular South Asian pastry.

The event was run by the Cornell United Sikh Students Association. Sikhism is the fifth largest organized religion in the world with 23 million adherents worldwide. The religion originated in northern...

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Three Men Who Killed Sikhs Jailed for Life

April 8, 2007

Source: Gulf News

Wire Service: Reuters

http://archive.gulfnews.com/articles/07/03/30/10114611.html

New Delhi: A court sentenced three men to life in prison yesterday for murdering a Sikh constable, his son and son-in-law during the 1984 anti-Sikh riots sparked by the assassination of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.

Nearly 3,000 people, mostly Sikhs, were killed in the riots in New Delhi in retaliation against Gandhi's murder by...

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Sikhs Honor Rebirth, Renewal in Los Angeles on Their Holiday

April 8, 2007

Author: Eric Leach

Source: Los Angeles Daily News

http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_5624628

More than 10,000 people celebrated the Sikh religious holiday of Baisakhi Sunday and denounced a series of hate crimes against the sect following the 9-11 terrorist attacks.

Sikhs shared food, music and art in the Los Angeles Convention Center and later paraded through the streets of downtown, singing prayers as they marched behind a dozen colorful floats....

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New Sikh Landmark Gurdwara Opens

April 7, 2007

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/beds/bucks/herts/6530701.stm

One of the largest Sikh temples in Britain is officially opening in Bedfordshire on Saturday.

The new Guru Nanak Gurdwara Building, on Ford End Road in Queens Park, Bedford, will become the centre of the Sikh community in the area.

On Saturday a ceremony will celebrate the completion of this landmark building and will involve taking the Sikh holy...

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Valarie Kaur's Search for America After 9/11

April 3, 2007

Author: Roseanne Pereira

Source: Minnesota Public Radio

http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2007/04/03/sikhfilm/

St. Paul, Minn. -- In September 2001, Valarie Kaur was a 20-year-old college junior, studying religion and international affairs. She planned to go to India to interview people about religious conflict.

Then, like millions of others, she saw the T.V. images of the world trade towers falling again and again...

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Minn. Premiere of Documentary About Post-9/11 Hate Crimes at Macalester

April 3, 2007

Source: Macalester News

http://www.macalester.edu/whatshappening/press/2007/033007.html

St. Paul, Minn. - Macalester College will host the Minnesota premiere of Divided We Fall: Americans in the Aftermath, the first feature-length documentary film to analyze the aftermath of 9/11 on South Asian and Arab Americans, at 7:30 p.m., April 3, in the Campus Center’s John B. Davis Lecture Hall.

The film documents hate crimes against Sikhs, Muslims and...

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