Sikhism

Sikh Youth Camp in Fremont Provides Youngsters Connection to Culture

July 29, 2006

Source: The Argus

http://www.insidebayarea.com/argus/ci_4111201

On July 29, 2006 The Argus reported, "Karandeep Singh Sasan stood outside the Gurdwara Sahib of Fremont in traditional garb: a blue robe and turban, an iron bracelet and a sword. 'What's up,' the energetic young Sikh said to a visitor. Then, he explained: 'I always say, "What's up" when somebody new comes to the gurdwara. I want to make friends with everyone who comes here.' Multiethnic societies stress...

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Sikh Play Protestor Loses Court Appeal

July 28, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/west_midlands/5223638.stm

On July 28, 2006 BBC News reported, "The use of anti-social behaviour laws to break up a protest by Sikhs against a controversial play worked well, the Court of Appeal has ruled. Pritpal Singh, of Coventry, brought a legal challenge after he was arrested for failing to leave a protest against Behzti at Birmingham Repertory Theatre. His lawyers said a 'lawful protest' should not be...

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Sikh Martial Art Becoming Popular in the West

July 27, 2006

Source: Sikh Sangat

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_1210.shtml

On July 27, 2006 Sikh Sangat reported, "The traditional Sikh martial art of `Gakta' is finding many takers in U.S.A., U.K., France and Germany where it is being taught as a science of combat for self-defence. So much is its popularity that last year, 60 Sikh men, women and children performed `Gatka' at the American Independence Day parade in Washington D.C. Teams from across Britain took part in...

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British Columbia Sikhs Fear Renewed Violence in Temple Elections

July 24, 2006

Source: The Vancouver Sun

http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/westcoastnews/story.html?id=edd56891-0e34-41e2-a4d8-30fa0a81e179

On July 24, 2006 The Vancouver Sun reported, "Sikh moderate leaders say they are concerned about a possible return to the violence of the late 1990s after one of their supporters was attacked at a New Westminster temple Friday night. Khushpal Singh Gill was taken to Royal Columbian...

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Update: Sikhs at South Salem Gurdwara Claim Hate Crime was an Act of Terrorism

July 24, 2006

Source: Salem-News

http://www.salem-news.com/articles/july242006/temple_update_72406.php

On July 24, 2006 Salem-News reported, "People who worship at the Dashmesh Darbar Sikh Temple on Oakhill Ave SE in South Salem say the violent and destructive acts committed against their building over the weekend amounts to more than a hate crime, they say it was an act of terrorism.

The desecration of the former Lutheran church is definetely not the...

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Fremont Gurdwara Invites Public to Summer School Graduation Ceremony

July 24, 2006

Source: The Argus

http://www.insidebayarea.com/argus/localnews/ci_4087811

On July 24, 2006 The Argus reported, "The public is invited to Fremont's Sikh Temple on Friday to recognize students who completed the temple's summer school program and to learn more about the program. More than 270 students, from kindergartners through 12th-graders, enrolled in summer school this year, only the second time the program has been offered. Subjects that were offered ranged...

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Update: Sikhs at South Salem Gurdwara Claim Hate Crime was an Act of Terrorism

July 24, 2006

Source: Salem-News

http://www.salem-news.com/articles/july242006/temple_update_72406.php

On July 24, 2006 Salem-News reported, "People who worship at the Dashmesh Darbar Sikh Temple on Oakhill Ave SE in South Salem say the violent and destructive acts committed against their building over the weekend amounts to more than a hate crime, they say it was an act of terrorism.

The desecration of the former Lutheran church is definetely not the...

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Sikh Honored as an Outstanding Asian American Businessman

July 24, 2006

Source: Sikh Sangat

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_1200.shtml

On July 24, 2006 the Sikh Sangat reported, "The Asian American Business Development Center (AABDC) recently honored Navneet Singh Narula, a Senior Management Consultant with Accenture LLP, as the 'Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business.' The Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business is the nation's most prestigious Asian American Business award program that highlights the contributions and...

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Sikh Religious Flag Burned by Vandals at South Salem Gurdwara

July 23, 2006

Source: Statesman Journal

http://www.statesmanjournal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060723/NEWS/607230316/1001

On July 23, 2006 Statesman Journal reported, "A flagpole at the Dasmesh Darbar Sikh Temple in South Salem was uprooted and the flag was burned Saturday morning in what temple members called a hate crime. Members found the remains of the flag about 6 a.m. The 4-foot-tall flag had a Khanda, the primary symbol of the Sikh...

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Punjab Government to Take Action Against Illegal Publication of Guru Granth Sahib

July 23, 2006

Source: Tribune News Service

http://www.tribuneindia.com/2006/20060724/punjab1.htm#6

On July 23, 2006 the Tribune News Service reported, "Keeping in mind the sentiments of the Sikh community, the Punjab Government has decided that it will ask the Central Government to provide for a law to take action against a person who tries to publish the holy Guru Granth Sahib on his own accord or tries to conduct the 'Parkash' of the Guru Granth Sahib at an unauthorised place...

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Government Announces Rehabilitation Plan for Victims of 1984 Anti-Sikh Riots

July 22, 2006

Source: Hindustan Times

Wire Service: PTI

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1750574,000900010004.htm

On July 22, 2006 the Press Trust of India reported, "Uttar Pradesh government has announced a rehabilitation package for the victims of 1984 Sikh riots in the light of the recommendations of the Nanavati Commission. Ex-gratia relief would be distributed among the riot victims under the package, official sources said on...

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Sikh Ameican Legal Defense Education Fund Applauds Passage of Voting Rights Act

July 21, 2006

Source: Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund

http://www.saldef.org/content.aspx?&a=1507&z=1&title=SALDEF%20Applauds%20Swift%20Congressional%20Passage%20of%20the%20Voting%20Rights%20Act

On July 21, 2006 the Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund reported, "The Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF), the nation’s oldest Sikh American Civil...

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Schools Struggle to Accommodate Religious Holidays

July 21, 2006

Source: USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/news/religion/2006-07-21-schools-holidays_x.htm

On July 21, 2006 USA Today reported, "Sikh, Muslim, Buddhist, Jewish, Hindu, and Christian � each faith has its holy days. Schools across the country are asking how to respect them all.

Consider the University at Albany, which canceled classes on major Muslim holidays. Faculty wanted the move out of concern for Muslim students after the Sept. 11...

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