Sikhism

Sikh Americans Live in the Shadow of September 11

September 16, 2005

Source: East Valley Tribune

http://www.eastvalleytribune.com/index.php?sty=48149

On September 16, 2005 the East Valley Tribune reported, "Balbir Singh Sodhi, a turbaned Sikh from India, was gunned down a week earlier while planting flowers outside his Mesa convenience store. He was the first person killed nationwide in a post-Sept. 11 hate crime... Four years later, however, Sikhs as well as Muslim and Arab Americans, still face regular discrimination in the Valley and...

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Guru Granth Sahib to be Carried on Longest Procession Since Partition

September 15, 2005

Source: SikhNet

http://www.sikhnet.com/Sikhnet/news.nsf/TodaysNewsHTML/FFC9E5300B7939D38725707E006037D6!OpenDocument

On September 15, 2005 SikhNet reported, "A history of sorts will be scripted when Guru Granth Sahib will be carried in a gold palanquin from New Delhi to Nankana Sahib in Pakistan by covering more than 700 km, the longest religious procession after the Partition. The palanquin is being prepared with more...

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Opinion: Concern Over Turbans Shows Lack of Education

September 15, 2005

Source: SikhNet

http://www.sikhnet.com/Sikhnet/news.nsf/TodaysNewsHTML/90963F414BB89B1D8725707E005F0136!OpenDocument

On September 15, 2005 SikhNet posted an opinion piece by A. Kaur, from the Guru Nanak Sikh Society in Belguim, in response to the turban issue recently raised in that country. Kaur writes, "It is indeed very surprising to see that in an advanced and modern country like Belgium, students are denied proper...

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Many Sikhs Insulted by Government's Offer of Compensation to 1984 Riot Victims

September 14, 2005

Source: The Peninsula

Wire Service: IANS

http://www.thepeninsulaqatar.com/Display_news.asp?section=World_News&subsection=India&month=September2005&file=World_News200509149832.xml

On September 14, 2005 the Indo-Asian News Service reported, "A day after the Delhi government’s announcement of Rs125,000 as compensation, victims of the 1984 anti-Sikh...

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Anthropology Professor Starts Research Project on Sikh Philanthropy

September 13, 2005

Source: SikhSangat.org / Tribune News Services

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_408.shtml

On September 13, 2005 Tribune News Services reported, "Sikhs settled in the US have been extending material and other help to Katrina-hit residents of New Orleans... It is not the first time that Sikhs are doing so. During tsunami and earlier during the earthquake in Gujarat, Sikhs had organized community kitchens for weeks to provide food to the displaced. And now Sikhs...

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Sikhs Feel Let Down by Government in Response to Bombing Backlash

September 12, 2005

Source: The Tribune

http://www.tribuneindia.com/2005/20050913/world.htm#5

On September 12, 2005 The Tribune reported, "Sikhs feel 'let down' by British Government’s failure to tackle race crimes and discrimination, not just at home but elsewhere in Europe, the Sikh Federation said yesterday. In a statement at the start of the national Sikh convention in Wolverhampton, it urged London to use its turn at the rotating EU presidency to defend the Sikh identity in...

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Sikhs Host First Deewan After Hurricane Katrina

September 12, 2005

Source: SikhNet News / United Sikhs

http://www.sikhnet.com/Sikhnet/news.nsf/RecentNewsHTML/096EFA3E6D3B741D8725707C0064A1A3!OpenDocument

On September 12, 2005 the United Sikhs reported, "The Sikh community of New Orleans gathered at the Gurudwara President Sumir Kaur's house, where the undamaged Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji (the Sikh holy scriptures) has been placed after being retrieved from the hurricane-damaged Gurudwara...

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Yuba City Punjabis, Sikhs Raise Funds for Victims of Katrina

September 12, 2005

Source: SikhNet News

http://www.sikhnet.com/Sikhnet/news.nsf/TodaysNewsHTML/35B6FECD8498D9428725707A007C76A3!OpenDocument

On September 12, 2005 SikhNet News reported, "[A] fundraising event [in Yuba City, California] organized by [the] Punjabi American Heritage Society (PAHS) raised $21000 and more donations are still coming. All proceeds from this event will be given to [the] local Chapter of [the] American Red Cross. [A...

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School Teachers Learn About Sikhism Through Documentary Film "Dastaar"

September 12, 2005

Source: Sikh News Network

http://www.sikhnn.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=377&mode=thread&order=0&thold=0

On September 12, 2005 the Sikh News Network reported, "On July 31, volunteers and staff from the Sikh Coalition and Kevin Lee, director of the movie ‘Dastaar,’ took fifteen schoolteachers to the gurdwara in Richmond Hill, Queens, New York. After guiding the teachers through the...

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Sikhs Appeal to Government: Tackle Hate Crimes Against "Most Visible Ethnic Minority"

September 12, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/4234634.stm

On September 12, 2005 BBC News reported, "The UK government needs to do more to protect Sikhs from race hate after the London bombings and 2001 attacks in the US, the Sikh Federation has said. The political party said ministers had 'not adequately acknowledged and tackled race-hate crimes against Sikhs and their religious institutions.'

Its comments came at the National Sikh Convention in...

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Two Sikhs Refused Admittance to Schools Because of Turbans

September 10, 2005

Source: The Indian Express

Wire Service: Reuters

http://www.expressindia.com/fullstory.php?newsid=54359

On September 10, 2005 Reuters reported, "Two Sikh boys have fallen foul of France's ban on religious clothing in state schools this year, with one excluded because of his turban and another forced to wear a small cloth instead, a Sikh activist said on Friday. Gurinder Singh, 17, was barred from class in a Paris suburb because he...

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