Sikhism

Sikh Man Mistreated by London Bus Driver

August 14, 2005

Source: The Panthic Weekly

http://www.panthic.org/news/124/ARTICLE/1672/2005-08-14.html?sid=c6c687a9b47706248509614a7ad517d8

On August 14, 2005 The Panthic Weekly reported, "On Wednesday a Sikh man traveling to work from North London to central London was subject to verbal abuse and threatening behavior from a bus driver. The incident occurred at 9.40am when Mr. Singh was on his way to work on the bus when in Highgate the...

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Sikhs Reject Prime Minister’s Apology

August 13, 2005

Source: Bahrain Tribune

http://www.bahraintribune.com/ArticleDetail.asp?CategoryId=3&ArticleId=79441

On August 13, 2005 the Bahrain Tribune reported, "Victims of India’s 1984 anti-Sikh riots rejected yesterday apologies from Premier Manmohan Singh and vowed to intensify demands for the prosecution of politicians blamed for the massacre that claimed 4,000 lives. On Thursday, Singh, the country’s first Sikh prime minister, apologised...

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Press Release: Captain Yee to Speak at Minneapolis Forum on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

August 12, 2005

Source: Asian American Press

http://www.aapress.com/archive/2005/webaug12/c-townhall.htm

On August 12, 2005 the Asian American Press issued a press release announcing the upcoming Asian American Journalists Association’s National Conference. "The August 18 town hall meeting will allow community members, leaders and journalists to examine the relationship between Asian American and Pacific Islanders, justice and the media. An esteemed panel will explore...

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Victims of ’84 Riots Claim Government Relief Too Little, Too Late

August 11, 2005

Source: The India Tribune

http://www.tribuneindia.com/2005/20050812/punjab1.htm

On August 11, 2005 The India Tribune reported, "Various relief and rehabilitation measures taken by the Punjab Government for over 27000 Sikh families who came to the state following the anti-Sikh riots have got caught in the quagmire of changing political leadership. While some of the relief schemes announced by the then Chief Minister Surjit Singh Barnala, immediately following the...

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Controversial Sikh Stamp Withdrawn from Indian Post Offices

August 11, 2005

Source: The Tribune

http://www.tribuneindia.com/2005/20050812/punjab1.htm

On August 11, 2005 The Tribune reported, "The commemorative stamp to be released to celebrate 400 years of the installation of Guru Granth Sahib has been withdrawn from all head post offices by the Department of Posts across the country. However, the stamps had been sold out without its formal release at some post offices of the southern states. Bibi Jagir Kaur, while talking to this...

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Sikh Family in Lincoln Targeted by Vandals

August 11, 2005

Source: Sikh Sangat / Lincoln Journal Star

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_284.shtml

On August 11, 2005 the Lincoln Journal Star reported, "As Narinder Bajwa was leaving for work Monday morning, he noticed that the tires on his son's car were flat. Later, his wife checked the tires on the car, parked in the driveway. She discovered that they had been slashed with a knife and that someone had scrawled 'Damn Taliban' and other hate messages on the car and...

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Indian Supreme Court Says Sikhs, Jains Part of Broader Hindu Religion

August 10, 2005

Source: The Tribune

http://www.tribuneindia.com/2005/20050811/nation.htm

On August 10, 2005 The Tribune reported, "In a significant ruling defining the status of communities like Sikhs and Jains within the Constitutional frame work, the Supreme Court has declined to treat them as separate minority communities from the broad Hindu religion, saying encouraging such tendencies would pose [a] serious jolt to secularism and democracy in the country... The court said in...

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Women Permitted to Take Part in Two Sikh Rituals in Golden Temple

August 8, 2005

Source: Outlook India

Wire Service: PTI

http://www.outlookindia.com/pti_news.asp?id=315774

On August 8, 2005 the Press Trust of India reported, "In a path breaking move in the Sikh religion, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbhandhak Committee today allowed women to perform religious service in the sanctum sanctorum of the Golden Temple and threw open to them participation in another ritual hitherto reserved for men. 'Dharam Salahkaar Board' at a...

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National Commission on Minorities Urged by VHP to Declare Sikhism a Separate Faith

August 7, 2005

Source: The Tribune

http://www.tribuneindia.com/2005/20050808/punjab1.htm#14

On August 7, 2005 The Tribune reported, "The Chairman of the National Commission for Minorities and MP, Mr. Tarlochan Singh, in a letter to Mr. Ashok Singhal, working president of the Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP), has urged to give a categorical statement that Sikhism is a separate religion and has a distinct identity. Mr. Tarlochan Singh, in the letter released to ‘The Tribune...

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Update: French Government Allows Sikh Students to Wear Under-Turbans

August 7, 2005

Source: The Panthic Weekly

http://www.panthic.org/news/124/ARTICLE/1650/2005-08-07.html?

On August 7, 2005 The Panthic Weekly reported, "The French Government has taken the positive step in allowing Sikh students to wear ‘patkas’ (under-turbans) while at school. It is being reported that this is due to certain behind-the-scenes intervention by the Government of India, along with the efforts of the Sikh community in France and in the European Union...

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Faith Groups Oppose Compulsory ID Cards

August 7, 2005

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/religion/Story/0,2763,1544226,00.html

On August 7, 2005 The Guardian reported, "Mounting concerns over the government's plans to introduce compulsory ID cards were given fresh impetus yesterday after it emerged that Britain's major religions oppose the scheme. A previously unpublicised report, produced by the Faith Community Consultation (FCC) consortium, which comprises representatives from the country's...

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London Police Met Hosts Meeting with Youth to Discuss Issues Since London Bombings

August 7, 2005

Source: The Panthic Weekly

http://www.panthic.org/news/124/ARTICLE/1652/2005-08-07.html?sid=bc7e225be6c5c1faa3c84d6d791717d6

On August 7, 2005 The Panthic Weekly reported, "The London Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Tarique Ghaffur chaired meeting to discuss issues faced by the youth of various communities. The police was interested in discussing how the communities felt, the issues and solutions. The police also...

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Sikh Wins Rights to Wear Patka to City Pool

August 7, 2005

Source: The Panthic Weekly

http://www.panthic.org/news/123/ARTICLE/1636/2005-08-07.html?sid=bc7e225be6c5c1faa3c84d6d791717d6

On August 7, 2005 The Panthic Weekly reported, "Ramdas Singh Khalsa, a young Sikh, who was denied entry to the local Van Cortland Park swimming pool on Friday July 22nd has won his rights to wear his patka (a small turban) in the City Pool. He was told that if he wanted to use the pool he had to wear...

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Post 9-11 Workplace Discrimination Claims Continue

August 7, 2005

Source: Salt Lake Tribune / USA Today

http://www.sltrib.com/business/ci_2922645

On August 7, 2005 USA Today reported, "Nearly four years after the terrorist attacks, Muslim, South Asian and Arab-American employees continue to report discrimination on the job. Compared with the first two years after the Sept. 11 attacks, the number of employees saying they have been discriminated against as a form of backlash because of the attacks has declined. But charges continue to come in...

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