Sikhism

British MPs Call for Protection of Sikh Community from Hate Crimes

August 25, 2005

Source: SikhSangat.org/icBirmingham

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_332.shtml

On August 25, 2005 icBirmingham reported, "Police must protect Sikhs from any reprisals following the terrorist attacks on London, a Midland MP has warned.

Rob Marris (Lab Wolverhampton South West) said Sikhs could be targeted following recent events.

Sikh Gurdwaras, or temples, have already been vandalised by people attacking Muslims, who do not understand the...

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Sikh Truck Drivers Fight Hardhat Rule

August 25, 2005

Source: CBC News

http://www.cbc.ca/story/canada/national/2005/08/25/Turban_dispute_2005_08_25.html

On August 25, 2005 CBC News reported, "Sikh truck drivers will file a human rights complaint Thursday against a rule that requires them to wear hardhats instead of turbans. They are fighting a requirement that prevents them from driving into CP Rail's two Toronto terminals without protective headwear. CP Rail said it is enforcing the hardhat...

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Sikh Community Outgrows Anderson Facility

August 23, 2005

Source: SikhSangat.org

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_316.shtml

On August 23, 2005 the SikhSangat.org reported, "The Sikh community [of Anderson] is outgrowing its house of worship -- a modified 3-bedroom home -- and hopes to build a larger temple on land just behind it. Sikh Temple Redding will go before the Anderson Planning Commission on Monday. Its members seek a use permit to build a 12,000-square-foot temple... In 2002, the city's planning...

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Sikh Candidate Contesting in Local Election for First Time Since Partition

August 22, 2005

Source: The Times of India

Wire Service: PTI

http://www1.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1207055.cms

On August 22, 2005 the Press Trust of India reported, "For the first time since Partition, a Sikh candidate is contesting elections for the post of councillor from Pakistan's provincal metropolis of Lahore. Sardar Attar Singh, a cloth merchant, who is contesting the election on a minority seat from Delhi Gate area of...

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Political Speech at Ahmedabad Gurdwara Upsets Some

August 22, 2005

Source: The Indian Express

http://www.indianexpress.com/full_story.php?content_id=76757

On August 22, 2005 The Indian Express reported, "NDA convenor George Fernandes today appealed to the Sikh community to mount pressure on the Central government to seek justice for those killed in the 1984 riots. He, however, upset some members of the community who did not like the idea that the premises of a gurudwara was being used for a political speech. The former Defence...

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Sikh Man Attacked, Assailants Ripped Off His Turban

August 21, 2005

Source: The Panthic Weekly

http://www.panthic.org/news/124/ARTICLE/1690/2005-08-21.html?sid=637227fce5c20ccb124b985e0ff2ec2f

On August 21, 2005 The Panthic Weekly reported, "A Sikh man was physically attacked by two racist thugs who ripped of his turban. The 33 year old Sikh man was walking on Rushden High Street with his brother and father on Sunday night when he was physically assaulted.

Northants police said...

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Vandals Commit Hate Crime at London Gurdwara

August 21, 2005

Source: The Panthic Weekly

http://www.panthic.org/news/124/ARTICLE/1689/2005-08-21.html?sid=637227fce5c20ccb124b985e0ff2ec2f

On August 21, 2005 The Panthic Weekly reported, "Singh Sabha Gurdwara sangat in East London, Seven Kings, arrived at the gurdwara premises on Tuesday at 7.30 in the morning to find slabs of bacon scattered around the front of the sacred place of worship.

It is highly likely that this was a...

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Committee for Meeting the Needs of 1984 Riot Victims Convenes

August 19, 2005

Source: Hindustan Times

Wire Service: PTI

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1466593,0008.htm

On August 19, 2005 the Press Trust of India reported, "Within a week of its formation, a Committee constituted to provide employment and livelihood to the anti-Sikh riot victims of 1984 held its first meeting in New Delhi on Friday. The meeting, chaired by Secretary (Home Ministry) D K Sankaran, was attended by the representatives of...

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Issue of Sikh Women Performing Kirtan to be Taken Up Again

August 18, 2005

Source: SikhSangat

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_311.shtml

On August 18, 2005 SikhSangat reported, "Despite a lot of pressure, the Sikh clergy today refused to toe the line of the SGPC for giving a final nod to baptised Sikh women for performing kirtan in the sanctum sanctorum of Harmandar Sahib. It is learnt that Bibi Jagir Kaur, SGPC President, personally spoke to Giani Joginder Singh Vedanti, Jathedar, Akal Takht for constituting a committee for a code...

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US Sikhs Appreciate Prime Minister’s Apology, Want Prosecutions

August 16, 2005

Source: Hindustan Times

Wire Service: PTI

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1463459,00050001.htm

On August 16, 2005 the Press Trust of India reported, Sikhs in the United States have 'appreciated' Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's apology over the 1984 riots while demanding action against the guilty. 'We appreciate that the Prime Minister of India has apologised to the Sikh community as well as to the whole nation' for the...

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Bill Gives Hindu, Jain, Sikh, Buddhist Women Equal Property Rights in India

August 16, 2005

Source: Sify News

Wire Service: PTI

http://sify.com/news/othernews/fullstory.php?id=13918853

On August 16, 2005 the Press Trust of India reported, "A landmark legislation aimed at giving Hindu, Buddhist, Jain or Sikh women equal rights in inheritance of property was passed by the Rajya Sabha today. The Hindu Succession (Amendment) Bill, 2004, moved by Law Minister H R Bhardwaj, proposes to remove the discrimination contained in...

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Chicago Police Department Diversity Videos Educate Officers on Non-Christian Faiths (2005)

After the terror attacks of 9/11 there was an alarming number of incidents of violence across the United States against people who were perceived to be Muslim. In Chicago, Police Chief Terry Hillard held a multi-cultural forum to hear feedback from people of all religions on post-9/11 backlash. At these forums he learned that his officers were often ignorant about non-Christian faiths and were sometimes rude to people from these communities. Using a grant from the Justice Department and guidance from lay leaders and clergy in each religious community, the police department created a series...

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Interfaith Dialogue Held in Delhi

August 15, 2005

Source: Hindu Press International / Cihan News Agency

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2005/8/16.shtml#3

On August 15, 2005 the Cihan News Agency reported, "A symposium titled, 'Peace, tolerance and harmony among world religions,' was held in New Delhi Sunday by the 'Inter Faith Harmony Platform,' which was established by Indian Muslims. Many representatives from different religions participated in the symposium that was held for the first time in India. Indian deputy...

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