Sikhism

El Sobrante Sikhs Hold Peace March, Open to All Religions

July 21, 2006

Source: Contra Costa Times

http://www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/news/15090001.htm

On July 21, 2006 the Contra Costa Times reported, "Sikhs in the East Bay and around the world are commemorating the martyrdom of Sri Guru Arjan Dev Sahib Ji, who was tortured to death by India's Mogul rulers 400 years ago for advocating a forbidden religion. The message of unity and tolerance of the sage, revered by Sikhs as the Embodiment of Peace, is particularly...

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Sikhs from Europe, America to Get Multiple Visas for Pakistan

July 19, 2006

Source: Sikh Sangat News

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_1190.shtml

On July 19, 2006 Sikh Sangat News reported, "Pakistan Federal Religious Minister Ejaz-ul-Haq has said the government was extending all possible travel facilities to the Sikh yatree (pilgrims) and has now decided to issue multiple visa to Sikhs visiting Pakistan from Europe and America. He was addressing a reception hosted in his honour by the World Muslim-Sikh Federation's chairman...

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Oxford Man Who Tore Sikh's Turban Off Convicted of Racially Motivated Assault

July 19, 2006

Source: Oxford Mail

http://www.oxfordmail.net/display.var.839442.0.racist_attacker_tore_off_turban.php

On July 19, 2006 the Oxford Mail reported, "An alcoholic thug who tore off a Sikh man's turban in Oxford has been convicted of racially aggravated assault.

Kenneth Pollard, 56, of Speedwell Street, Oxford, denied the attack on Rattandeep Singh Ahluwalia, 26, from India, but was found guilty after a trial on Monday.

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High Court Rules Against Full Turbans for Sikhs in Prison

July 18, 2006

Source: Monsters and Critics

Wire Service: IANS

http://news.monstersandcritics.com/india/printer_1182091.php

On July 18, 2006 the Indo-Asian News Service reported, "The Punjab and Haryana High court has disallowed full-sized turbans for Sikh prisoners inside prisons, saying they would be permitted to wear only an under-turban or patka. The judgment came Monday on a petition moved by the Punjab-based Sikh Students Federation...

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Sikhs Upset Over Misrepresentation in Open-Air Cremation Issue

July 16, 2006

Source: Sikh Sangat News

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_1183.shtml

On July 16, 2006 Sikh Sangat News reported, "The Sikh Federation (UK), a leading Sikh organisation in the UK, has expressed shock at the handling and media coverage of the first open-air funeral in the UK for over 70 years. A Federation spokesman said: 'The authorities have made a major mistake in the way they have handled this matter. This type of cremation should not have been allowed. It...

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Europe's Largest Hindu Temple Holds Interfaith Memorial Service for Mumbai Victims

July 15, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/5182438.stm

On July 15, 2006 BBC News reported, "On Tuesday bomb blasts on seven trains killed nearly 180 people in Mumbai. Four days later, in a corner of the English countryside, hundreds of British Indians gathered in prayer at a memorial service. Europe's biggest Hindu Temple, Bhaktivedanta Manor, on the outskirts of Watford, invited members of eight faiths - Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Islam, Jain, Judaism, Sikhism...

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Richmond Sikh Reflects on Life Two Years After Brutal Attack

July 14, 2006

Source: Queens Tribune

http://www.queenstribune.com/news/1152868286.html

On July 14, 2006 Queens Tribune reported, "Rajinder Singh Khalsa lay on the ground praying to God as the next man’s foot exploded into his face, opening another wound. Silently, he pleaded for the punches and kicks to stop, for the pain to end. The five men beat him viciously outside of Villa Russo’s Restaurant in Richmond Hill because of the turban on his head. He suffered a nose...

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Sikhs in Court Over Protests of Behzti Play in 2004

July 14, 2006

Source: Sikh Sangat News

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_1182.shtml

On July 14, 2006 Sikh Sangat News reported, "The use of anti-social behaviour laws to break up a protest by Sikhs over a play was unlawful, the Court of Appeal has been told. Pritpal Singh, from Coventry, was arrested after failing to leave the demonstration over the play Behzti, at Birmingham Repertory Theatre, in 2004.

His lawyer said the case raised important and fundamental...

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Opinion: "We Stand in Solidarity with India" by KP Singh

July 14, 2006

Source: The Indianapolis Star

http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2006607140316

On July 14, 2006 The Indianapolis Star ran a letter to the editor from Kanwal Prakash "KP" Singh of Indianapolis. He writes, "The rail bombings in Mumbai, India are another shocking tragedy; another alarming display of inhumanity and callous disregard for human life, and especially for the innocents caught in the middle of political and ideological conflicts and...

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Canadian Sikh Raises Money to Build Eye Hospital in India

July 13, 2006

Source: Sikh Sangat News

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_1178.shtml

On July 13, 2006 Sikh Sangat News reported, "A charitable organization looking to provide the gift of sight to people in India is fundraising in Surrey for a new eye hospital. Anup Singh Jubbal, president of Canadian Eyesight International, wants to raise $500,000 to build a state of the art facility which will perform cataract surgeries, conduct eye clinics, and host education and training...

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