Sikhism

UNITED SIKHS Launches Malaysian Flood Relief Programme

December 26, 2006

Author: Meerat Kaur

Source: Sikh News Network

http://www.sikhnet.com/Sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/19693FD5817C35D3872572500074C25D!OpenDocument

Muar, Malaysia: Floods, caused by torrential rains, swept hundreds of villages and towns in Southern Peninsular Malaysia last Thursday, taking at least 9 lives, causing the evacuation of more than 100,000 people, destroying crops and cutting off roads, power lines...

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Sikh Boy Admits his Attack was a Lie

December 24, 2006

Author: Lorna Martin

Source: The Observer

http://observer.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,,1978539,00.html

A Sikh schoolboy, who prompted an inter-faith vigil to promote peace, respect and tolerance after claiming his hair was chopped off by racist thugs, invented the story.

The 15-year-old, in tears, gave a graphic description of a vicious verbal and physical attack by four white males who struck as he walked near his home in...

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Indo-Canadians Celebrate Khalsa Diwan Society Centenary

December 19, 2006

Author: Francis C. Assisi

Source: IndoLink

http://www.indolink.com/displayArticleS.php?id=121606110340

Canadian Sikhs are celebrating the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the pioneer Sikh institution Khalsa Diwan Society, on December 15-25, at the Gurdwara Sahib Sukh Sagar in Vancouver, British Columbia.

The Society was formed in order to fight for justice and fairness for people of Indian heritage living in Canada in the...

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Sikh Boy’s Hair Forcibly Cut, 3 Booked

December 14, 2006

Source: Sikh Sanget

http://www.sikhsangat.org/ssn/publish/Eastern_News_12/Sikh_Boy_s_Hair_Forcibly_Cut_3_Booked.shtml

Three motorcycle-borne miscreants cut off the hair of a Sikh teenager in the Baghapurana town of this district leading to tension in the area.

Sukhjit Singh, 15, employed at a cloth merchant shop stated that the trio had waylaid him while he was on his way to have tea at his employer's house and forcibly...

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Sikh Teenager's Hair Chopped Off in Punjab

December 14, 2006

Source: Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/NEWS/India/Sikh_teenagers_hair_chopped_off_in_Punjab/articleshow/812595.cms

MOGA: Three persons allegedly cut off the hair of a Sikh teenager in the Baghapurana town of this district leading to tension in the area.

Sukhajit Singh, 15, employed at a cloth merchant shop alleged that the trio had waylaid him while he was on his way to have tea at his...

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Sikhs in X-Mas Parade in Bakersfield, CA

December 8, 2006

Source: Sikh News Network

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/0E6ED04CF73ABDFF8725723E00677B64

Sikhs of Bakersfield gathered together and participated in an annual Christmas parade in Bakersfield, California. The parade is a yearly event and this is the second time Sikhs have shown the spirit of happiness, universal brotherhood and one God with fellow Americans. The float displayed a Nishan Sahib, American national flags, and...

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Indo-Canadians Term New Housing Law 'Racist'

December 7, 2006

Source: IndianMuslims.info

http://www.indianmuslims.info/news/2006/december/07/international/indo_canadians_term_new_housing_law_racist.html

Vancouver--The Indo-Canadian community in British Columbia's Surrey city is upset over a new housing bylaw that seeks to limit the size of homes claiming it as a racial move.

The Surrey council wants to limit the size of homes in St. Helen's Park, one of the Lower...

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Multiracial Young Singaporeans off to Punjab to Help Under-Privileged Children

December 6, 2006

Source: Channel New Asia

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/245663/1/.html

SINGAPORE: A multiracial group of young Singaporeans has found a useful way to spend the school holidays.

The 19-member group will be heading to Punjab in North India to help the needy children there.

Young Singaporeans from the Chinese, Malay, Indian and Sikh community make up the team.

They will be lending hands to...

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Sikh Denied Entry Over Turban: Restaurant Apologizes

December 5, 2006

Source: Sikh Sangat News/SALDEF

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_1567.shtml

On December 1, the Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF) received a formal apology from the Richbrau Brewing Co. restaurant in Richmond, VA for denying Mr. Hansdip Singh Bindra entry to the restaurant with his turban.

On November 24, 2006, Mr. Bindra, a member of the Sikh faith, sought entry to the popular restaurant in Richmond with members of his extended family...

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