Sikhism

At the National Cathedral, an Interfaith Event Calls for the End of Hunger

June 7, 2005

Source: National Council of Churches News Service

http://www.ncccusa.org/news/050608EndHunger.html

On June 7, 2005 the National Council of Churches News Service reported, "With fervor and conviction, religious leaders from Jewish, Catholic, Orthodox, Protestant, Muslim, Sikh and Buddhist traditions, urged more than 1,000 participants in yesterday’s first Interfaith Convocation on Hunger at the Washington National Cathedral to advocate for the end of hunger in the...

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Sikh Student Assaulted at Richmond Hill High School

June 7, 2005

Source: Sikh News Service

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_85.shtml

On June 7, 2005 the Sikh News Service reported, "Davinder Singh, a 15-year-old student of Bayside High School, was assaulted, called a 'terrorist' and had threats to kill made against him and his family by a classmate's father on school grounds on June 1. Davinder Singh continues to face the trauma as his request to be moved to another class is not met by the school and the perpetrator has not...

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Update: Sikh Community Says Teen Who Staged Attack Should Be Charged

June 6, 2005

Source: The Vancouver Sun

http://www.canada.com/vancouver/vancouversun/news/story.html?id=fa133599-c33e-4fc7-b84a-0159be5fb696

On June 6, 2005 The Vancouver Sun reported, "Members of the Lower Mainland Sikh community are calling for charges to be laid against a 17-year-old Sikh youth who made up a story that he was attacked by five thugs who beat him up and cut off his hair. But one immigration expert says criminal...

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Update: Young Sikh in British Columbia Faked Attack

June 6, 2005

Source: Indolink

http://www.indolink.com/displayArticleS.php?id=060605112741

On June 6, 2005 Indolink reported, "The Canadian police in Richmond, British Columbia, has called off an ongoing hate-crime investigation after a 17-year old Indo-Canadian youth admitted to lying about the incident. On May 26 a Sikh teenager told police that he was attacked by five males whom he described as being Caucasian, in their early twenties. He claimed that they made racial...

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International Forum to Highlight Struggles of Sikhs in Europe and Beyond

June 5, 2005

Source: The Panthic Weekly

http://www.panthic.org/news/126/ARTICLE/1390/2005-06-05.html?sid=b3c96658f6e9f0ffde16e9cd831af611

On June 5, 2005 The Panthic Weekly reported, "In a bid to end the growing religious intolerance in European countries and other regions, the Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) will be addressing problems faced by Sikhs at an international meet in Spain this month.

Akali leader and MP Simranjit...

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Terrorism on the Rise in Punjab

June 3, 2005

Source: Hindustan Times

Wire Service: IANS

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1386312,000900010001.htm

On June 3, 2005 the Indo-Asian News Service reported, "The first week of June every year is a troublesome month for some people in Punjab. This time it is no different and the ghost of Sikh militancy has come to haunt the state again this week. The decision by the Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee - the religious...

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Sikh Hopes Raised on Turban Issue with New Prime Minister

June 2, 2005

Source: The Hindu

http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus/001200506021627.htm

On June 2, 2005 The Hindu reported, "The National Commission for Minorities (NCM) has congratulated Mr. Dominique de Villepin on his appointment as France's new Prime Minister, recalling his promise as Foreign Minister last year over the Sikh turban issue in his country.

During his Indian visit in February last year, Mr Villepin, flanked by NCM chief Tarlochan Singh, Shiromani...

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Software Developed on Guru Granth Sahib

June 2, 2005

Source: The Tribune

http://www.tribuneindia.com/2005/20050602/aplus.htm#6

On June 2, 2005 The Tribune reported, "For devout [Sikhs], the first software on Guru Granth Sahib prepared by Bhai Baljinder Singh may come as a boon, powered as it is by a search engine. Using this software one can familiarise oneself with Gurbani using Isher Micro Media, which is a powerful search tool with utilities, to find a word or a line in Guru Granth Sahib and varaans and kabits (Bhai...

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Sikh Teen’s Hair Cut Off in Hate Crime

June 1, 2005

Source: Vancouver Sun

http://www.canada.com/vancouver/vancouversun/news/westcoastnews/story.html?id=a20a4ddf-fac7-494c-b5ae-475101cad64c

On June 1, 2005 the Vancouver Sun reported, "Richmond police and Sikh leaders are asking for public calm in the wake of a violent and racially motivated attack on a 17-year-old Indo-Canadian youth last week in a school park. According to police, the victim was jumped and...

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Congress Lauds Sikhs in Armed Forces

May 27, 2005

Source: Sikh News Network

http://www.sikhnet.com/Sikhnet/news.nsf/TodaysNewsHTML/BD7919D6600C428D87257012006E85C8!OpenDocument

On May 27, 2005 the Sikh News Network reported, "a US Congressman has moved an amendment into the Defence Authorisation bill which lauds the diversity in the American armed forces and acknowledges the contribution of the Sikh community to the military. The amendment, moved by Congressman Joseph...

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Sikh Temple in Springfield Soon to Reopen

May 26, 2005

Source: Burlington County Times

http://www.phillyburbs.com/pb-dyn/news/112-05262005-494479.html

On May 26, 2005 the Burlington County Times reported, "a Sikh temple in Springfield where a massive brawl broke out last month could reopen as early as next week if two factions seeking control of temple leadership agree to share the building, a court-appointed attorney said yesterday. Superior Court Judge Ronald E. Bookbinder ordered the Gurdwara Khalsa Darbar...

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Controversial Film Pulled Following Protests, Bombings

May 23, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/4573619.stm

On May 23, 2005 BBC News reported, "The Bollywood film which has so angered some Sikhs and been the focus of bomb attacks in Delhi was last week hastily withdrawn from cinemas in India's Sikh majority state of Punjab after protests. A section of the Sikh community says the film's title and some of its content denigrates their faith. The film is called Jo Bole So Nihal, which is part of a Sikh slogan (...

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Bombings Rock Theaters Showing Disputed Bollywood Film

May 23, 2005

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/india/story/0,12559,1490202,00.html

On May 23, 2005 The Guardian reported, "Dozens of people were injured and and at least one person reported killed yesterday after bombs exploded in two packed cinema halls showing a controversial Bollywood movie in the Indian capital. The central government put New Delhi on high alert and all the city's cinemas were evacuated as a precautionary measure. The two cinemas were...

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Editorial: Delhi Theatre Bombings Were "Blasts of Intolerance"

May 23, 2005

Source: The Times of India

http://www1.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1119269.cms

On May 23, 2005 The Times of India ran an editorial that stated, " The blasts at two movie theatres in Delhi were an attack on freedom of expression and tolerance...The film became controversial ever since the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) voiced concerns about it... The SGPC is not alone in its attempts to silence anything that is at odds with its...

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