Sikhism

Five Men Convicted of Beating Up Sikh Man in Queens

December 23, 2005

Source: Rediff

http://in.rediff.com/news/2005/dec/23sikh.htm

On December 23, 2005 Rediff reported, "Five men were sentenced to jail for terms ranging from five days to two years for the harassment and brutal beating of a Sikh man in New York in July 2004.

The men were convicted on Thursday of attacking Rajinder Singh Khalsa, 50, outside a restaurant in New York's Queens borough... Salvatore Maceli was sentenced to two years in prison and two years of post-parole...

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“Meet the Sikhs” Video Documents Sikh Community of Northern California

December 22, 2005

Source: Sikh News Network

http://www.sikhnn.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=416&mode=thread&order=0&thold=0

On December 22, 2005 the Sikh News Network reported, "‘Meet The Sikhs’ is a short video produced by PBS (Public Broadcasting System). The video is an introduction to the Sikh community of Northern California. David Hosley, the producer of the video and General Manager of KVIE (...

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Verdict in Sikh Beating Case Shows Complications with US Hate Crime Law

December 17, 2005

Source: Sikh News Sentinel/Newsday

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_681.shtml

On December 17, 2005 Newsday reported, "It was a verbal altercation that turned physical - an ugly attack by five white men on a pair of Sikhs outside a Queens restaurant last year. The attackers made taunts about the men's turbans, and left one of them unconscious with multiple facial fractures. But a Queens judge ruled earlier this month that while bias played a role, the entire...

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Brampton Area South Asians Raise $2.3 Million for Hospital, Emergency Wing Named After Guru Nanak

December 16, 2005

Source: The Brampton Guardian

http://www.northpeel.com/br/business/story/3221269p-3729606c.html

On December 16, 2005 The Brampton Guardian reported, "A recent fundraising effort over the airwaves led to a flood of donations for the William Osler Health Centre. In seven days, Brampton's South Asian community raised $2.3 million for the hospital, nearly $1 million of it in the first 90 minutes alone. 'It truly was a tremendous outpouring of generosity from...

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Bay Area Teacher Credited with Building Bridges Between Sikh Community and High School

December 14, 2005

Source: The Daily Review

http://www.insidebayarea.com/dailyreview/localnews/ci_3307882

On December 14, 2005 The Daily Review reported, "When two boys at James Logan High School fought on campus this fall, Principal Don Montoya asked a teacher to call the students' parents in for a meeting. Then he asked the teacher to interpret. Harpaul Singh Rana made the call and sat in on the meeting, switching between Punjabi and English to explain to the boys' parents...

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Fresno Sikhs Celebrate Their Punjabi Heritage

December 12, 2005

Source: Sikh News Network/The Fresno Bee

http://www.sikhnet.com/Sikhnet/news.nsf/RecentNewsHTML/F3A51EB606D683D2872570D500675BC5!OpenDocument

On December 12, 2005 the The Fresno Bee reported, "Young and old members of the Sikh community celebrated the Punjabi language through poetry and singing at Sunday's fifth annual cultural mela [a Sanskrit word for a get-together] in Kerman. Many of them stopped by to show off their...

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Sikhs Host Worldwide Day to Protest the Death Penalty

December 12, 2005

Source: SikhSangat.com

http://www.sikhsangat.com/index.php?showtopic=15870

On December 12, 2005 SikhSangat.com reported, "A Worldwide Day of Protest is being organised for 17 January 2006. Sikhs in cities around the world from London, to Paris, to Toronto and to New York are aiming on 17 January to show their opposition to the death penalty and call for the release of all Sikh political prisoners held in jails in India. Candles will be lit in prominent places in cities...

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Detroit Kirpan Controversy Highlights Tensions Between City Ordinances and Religious Freedoms

December 12, 2005

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20051212/METRO/512120336/1003

On December 12, 2005 The Detroit News reported, "The arrest of a Wayne State University student has sparked conflict between upholding the city's knife ordinance and protecting religious freedoms. Senior Sukhpreet Singh Garcha, 23, was arrested on campus in August on suspicion of carrying a 10-inch knife on his hip and was charged with...

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Sikh Prisoner Denied Religious Rights

December 10, 2005

Source: Daily Times

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2005%5C12%5C10%5Cstory_10-12-2005_pg4_9

On December 10, 2005 the Daily Times reported, "Forbidden to wear his underwear, a Sikh prisoner in New York has not been eating for six months. Long underwear called Kacchera is worn by devout Sikhs to reinforce their vow of abstinence. Navdeep Singh, who began serving a five-year sentence at Fishkill Correctional Facilities on...

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First UK Sikh Councillor Awarded High Civilian Honor

December 10, 2005

Source: Hindustan Times

Wire Service: IANS

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/5967_1569780,001600060001.htm

On December 10, 2005 the Indo-Asian News Service reported, "Gurudeo Saluja, who became Scotland's first Sikh councillor in 1999, has been conferred one of Britain's highest civilian awards, the Order of the British Empire (OBE). Saluja, a resident of Aberdeenshire, has been councillor for the Echt ward since 1999 and...

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