Sikhism

Sikh Leader Calls for Legislation Protecting Sikh Religious Symbols in Schools

August 13, 2006

Source: Sikh Sangat News/Punjab Newsline

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_1258.shtml

On August 13, 2006 Punjab Newsline reported, "Takht Sri Kesgarh Sahib Jathedar Giani Tarlochan Singh has demanded that the government must bring out legislation to stop the education institutions from banning the wearing of religious symbols so crucial to Sikhs in these schools. While talking to media persons at Gurudwara Singh Sabha here Giani Tarlochan Singh said there was...

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Christian School Forbids Sikh Students from Wearing Bracelet

August 12, 2006

Source: Punjab Newsline Network

http://www.punjabnewsline.com/content/view/1194/38/

On August 12, 2006 Punjab Newsline Network reported, "A day after principal of a christian school here tenderes apology from Sikh community for not allowing students to wear turban, another christian school of Hoshiarpur district has quoted another controversy over instructions to Sikh students by the principal not to wear the religious symbol 'kara' (bangle). The matter regarding...

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British Organization Sponsors Sikh Army Camp

August 12, 2006

Source: Asian Image

http://www.asianimage.co.uk/student/display.var.876337.0.sikh_camp_success.php

On August 12, 2006 Asian Image reported, "Twenty soldiers from across the country joined the 10th annual Sikh camp in North Wales. The camp, organised by the British Organization of Sikh Students (BOSS) attracted over 300 participants from London, Newport, Milton Keynes, Coventry, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds and as far as New Zealand and...

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Bus Route from San Francisco Extended to Fremont Sikh Temple

August 11, 2006

Source: The Argus

http://www.insidebayarea.com/argus/localnews/ci_4166754

On August 11, 2006 The Argus reported, "AC Transit's bustling No. 97 line, which heads from the Bay Fair BART station down Hesperian Boulevard through Hayward to the Union City BART station, will be expanded so that it picks up every 15 minutes instead of every 20 minutes, officials said this week. The line also will be extended to the Sikh temple in Fremont. Divito said Union City passengers...

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Kirpan Case at Harvard Indicates Need for School Policies

August 11, 2006

Source: The Harvard Crimson

http://www.thecrimson.com/article.aspx?ref=514086

On August 11, 2006 The Harvard Crimson reported, "A Sikh student at the Harvard Summer School who carries a kirpan�a sword worn sheathed and under clothing by baptized Sikhs as an article of faith�had his kirpan taken away from him in mid-July by Harvard administrators, though pressure from a Sikh advocacy group caused Harvard to return the kirpan soon afterwards.

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Coast Guard to Allow Religious Head Covers That Fit Under Hat or Helmets

August 10, 2006

Source: The Buffalo News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.buffalonews.com/editorial/20060810/3042117.asp

On August 10, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "The Coast Guard is changing its regulations to allow religious head coverings - but certain headware, such as Sikh turbans, would still be excluded. That's because the head coverings will have to fit under a uniform hat or helmet. 'We should respect people's religious values. . . ....

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American Sikh Woman Sings Message of Peace Around the World

August 10, 2006

Source: The Union

http://www.theunion.com/article/20060810/NEWS/108100130

On August 10, 2006 The Union reported, "In the cool shadows of the trees in the garden of St. Joseph's Cultural Center in Grass Valley, Snatam Kaur looked more like an angel than a singer on a world tour. Dressed in immaculate white, the 34-year-old American Sikh performer spoke of God, peace and music in a young, soothing voice. The lush lawn - with overgrown hedges, foliage bent with...

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Pakistan Releases Afghan Sikh Journalist Arrested at Border

August 9, 2006

Source: TeleguPortal.net

Wire Service: IANS

http://www.teluguportal.net/modules/news/article.php?storyid=9904

On August 9, 2006 the Indo-Asian News Service reported, "Pakistan has released an Afghan Sikh journalist who was arreste on the Pakistan-Afghan border and tortured on charges of being an Indian national and also apologised over the 'mistreatment.' Spokesperson of the Radio and Television of Afghanistan, Anwar...

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Sikh Flagpole Raised at Mississauga Gurdwara

August 9, 2006

Source: The Brampton News

http://www.thebramptonnews.com/articles/543/1/135-foot-Sikh-flagpole-raised-in-Mississauga/Page1.html

On August 9, 2006 The Brampton News reported, "On Saturday, August 5, 2006 the Ontario Khalsa Darbar, also known as the Dixie Gurdwara, located in Mississauga, held a ceremony to raise a 135-foot freestanding hydraulic pole bearing the Sikh flag (Nishan Sahib). 'Our dream since 1995 has come...

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Women's Exam Room in Delta Hospital Dedicated to Mother of Sikhism

August 9, 2006

Source: The Now

http://www.thenownewspaper.com/issues06/082106/community.html

On August 9, 2006 The Now reported, "The women's examination room at the Delta Hospital has been dedicated to the Mother of Sikhism. Mata Gujri was the mother of Guru Gobind Singh, the 10th and the last living master of the Sikhs. Since he gave the Sikhs a distinct identity, Mata Gujri is revered by the entire community. Her husband, Tegh Bahadur, was the ninth Guru of the Sikhs....

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Sikhs Want Permission to Scatter Ashes of the Dead in River

August 8, 2006

Source: The Times of India

Wire Service: IANS

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1874310.cms

On August 8, 2006 the Indo-Asian News Service reported, "Sikh campaigners in Britain have applied for a licence to allow them scatter ashes of their dead in the river Ribble as the ritual is an important part of their funeral ceremony. A report in the Mirror newspaper quoted one of the campaigners, Charanjit Singh Heera, as...

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Harvard Student Allowed to Wear Kirpan

August 8, 2006

Source: 999 Today

http://www.999today.com/society/news/story/3494.html

On August 8, 2006 999 Today reported, "Harvard University has returned a Sikh student's kirpan (sword) as a result of the Sikh Coalition's intervention.

The student, Navdeep Singh, had voluntarily given his kirpan to a university administrator who requested that the administration be able to keep it while the university determined whether he would able to wear it on campus.

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Sikh Coalition Offers Assistance in Illinois Court Turban Case

August 7, 2006

Source: Sikh Coalition

http://www.sikhcoalition.org/advisories/turban_aug06.htm

On August 7, 2006 the Sikh Coalition reported, "Inderveer and Manjit Singh arrived at the Will County courthouse in on March 17, 2006 to pay a traffic ticket. Inderveer Singh had received the ticket. His father, Manjit Singh, accompanied him. As father and son were about to pass through the court’s metal detector, a security guard said that they would have to take off their...

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As Part of Growing Trend, Sikh "Terrorism" Detainee Chooses Deportation

August 7, 2006

Source: NCM

http://news.ncmonline.com/news/view_article.html?article_id=07b6be56cd5439ea38f077581fdfe196

On August 7, 2006 New California Media reported, "On April 30, U.S. agents removed human rights lawyer and prominent Sikh nationalist Harpal Singh Cheema from his Yuba County jail cell, told him to change into the musty old clothes he'd been wearing when he was taken into custody in 1997, and transported him, turban-less and...

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