Sikhism

Political Leaders Join Festivities at Sikh American Heritage Dinner

May 22, 2005

Source: Sikh Sangat News

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_49.shtml

On May 22, 2005 Sikh Sangat News reported, "[Senator Hillary Rodham] received a standing ovation and thunderous applause from the Sikh Americans who had gathered in the Senate side of the Capitol Hill recently for the Sikh American Heritage Dinner Event in Washington, DC. The Sikh Council on Religion and Education (SCORE), based in the national's capital organized this event. Republican Senator...

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Landmark Settlement Made for Sikh Victims of 1984 Riots

May 22, 2005

Source: The Indian Express

http://www.expressindia.com/fullstory.php?newsid=47175

On May 22, 2005 The Indian Express reported, "Holding the state liable for its failure to protect the life and liberty of citizens, the Delhi high court has directed the Centre to pay a compensation of Rs 1.23 lakh each to all those who suffered injuries during the anti-Sikh riots following the assassination of the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi here in 1984. 'It is the bounden duty...

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Sikh Inmate Sues Over Right to Wear Turban

May 20, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/4565281.stm

On May 20, 2005 BBC News reported, "a Sikh prison inmate is suing a county in California for violating his religious rights by refusing to allow him to wear a turban. Harpal Singh Cheema, a Sikh activist and human rights lawyer, has been held in jail since 1997 awaiting a decision on his asylum application. The American Civil Liberties Union, which is backing the case, says Mr Cheema feels 'debased and...

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Some Express Reservations as Religious Hatred Bill Returns

May 20, 2005

Source: The Church of England Newspaper

http://www.churchnewspaper.com/news.php?read=on&number_key=5769&title=Anger%20as%20religious%20hatred%20bill%20returns

On May 20, 2005 The Church of England Newspaper reported, "Religious groups have spoken out fiercely against the reintroduction of the Incitement to Religious Hatred Bill, the plans of which were outlined in the Queen’s Speech this week....

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Indian PM Urged to Take Up Denmark Student Kirpan Controversy

May 18, 2005

Source: Sikhnet.com/Tribune India

http://www.sikhnet.com/Sikhnet/news.nsf/SikhNetHPNewsHTML/F0334C265CD2E0DE87257004006D36A5?OpenDocument

On May 18, 2005 Tribune India reported, "A socio-academic and cultural organisation here has urged the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to take up the case of Ripudaman Singh, a Sikh student in Denmark, who has been declared guilty of carrying a six-inch kirpan by a local court there...

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Sikhs Take Protests to the Streets Over Controversial Film

May 15, 2005

Source: The Indian Express

http://cities.expressindia.com/fullstory.php?newsid=129506

On May 15, 2005 The Indian Express reported, "Opposition to the controversial film ‘Jo Bole So Nihal’ by the Sikh community spilt on to the roads here on Sunday as Sikh organisations took out a protest march, the first in Chandigarh since the film enraged the community with its alleged wrong portrayal of Sikhism. The protests took place when a crucial meeting of...

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Sikhs Campaign Against Religious Symbols Ban

May 15, 2005

Source: The Panthic Weekly

http://www.panthic.org/news/124/ARTICLE/1329/2005-05-15.html

On May 15, 2005 The Panthic Weekly reported, "The Sikh Community continues to campaign against the French law banning Sikh students in government schools from wearing turbans. The campaign is being spearheaded by United Sikhs, an organization which has offices in Amritsar, London and New York.

In their latest move, Sikhs from European countries are scheduled to...

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Update: Punjabi Sikhs Demonstrate Against Bollywood Film

May 14, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/4547139.stm

On May 14, 2005 BBC News reported, "Groups of Sikhs in the north Indian state of Punjab have staged protests against the exhibition of a new Bollywood film. They say the film Jo Bole So Nihaal (which is a Sikh battle cry) denigrates their religion. Protesters shouted slogans and stoned cinema halls in several towns across the state. Police have arrested several people and charged them with rioting...

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Calgary Sikhs Raise Money for Children's Hospital

May 12, 2005

Source: Calgary Herald

http://www.canada.com/calgary/calgaryherald/news/story.html?id=abf9f88b-09d3-4fb1-81a8-1f1b5f9d7d98

On May 12, 2005 the Calgary Herald reported, "The idea was spawned less than a year ago from within Calgary's tightly-knit Sikh community. Members of that community had wondered how they could honour Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji -- the founder of the Sikh faith. The love of God and the love of his fellow...

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Congress Celebrates Life of Sikh Leader at Special Reception

May 11, 2005

Source: Sikh News Network

http://www.sikhnet.com/s/CongressCelebratesSSS

On May 11, 2005 the Sikh News Network reported, "the late Siri Singh Sahib Bhai Sahib Harbhajan Singh Khalsa Yogiji, also known as Yogi Bhajan, was honored today at a special reception at the US Capitol in Washington DC. It commemorated last month’s unanimous passage of a bipartisan Congressional Resolution honoring his life and influence. US Senators and Representatives, members of the US...

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Donation by Sikh Community Saves Fremont Soccer Program

May 10, 2005

Source: The Argus

http://www.insidebayarea.com/argus/localnews/ci_2724602

On May 10, 2005 The Argus reported, "for each of the past eight seasons, the Fremont Healthy Start youth-advocacy program has allowed 100 or so underprivileged Fremont kids to play organized, competitive soccer for free. But, because of dwindling donations, it looked as though there would be no such privileges for those low-income kids this fall. That is when Fremont's Sikh community came...

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Sikh Among Those at White House National Day of Prayer

May 8, 2005

Source: The Panthic Weekly

http://www.panthic.org/news/123/ARTICLE/1303/2005-05-08.html?sid=d5c732f9ba64d69f36a37ea5d4c4f05a

On May 8, 2005 The Panthic Weekly reported, "the National Day of Prayer, an event eastablished in 1952 by an Act of the United States Congress, is held every year at the White House. Every US president in the last fifty years has hosted the event with religious leaders. This year's prayer day was...

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Sikhs Threaten Protest if Board Fails to Ban Controversial Film

May 8, 2005

Source: The Tribune

http://www.tribuneindia.com/2005/20050509/main6.htm

On May 8, 2005 The Tribune reported, "In a communication to Sharmila Tagore, Chairperson, Central Board of Film Certification, Sikh organisations have threatened to launch a series of protests if the board failed to impose blanket ban on the controversial film, 'Jo Bole So Nihal,' proposed to be released on May 13 . Taking up cudgels against the producer and functionaries of the Censor Board, Prof...

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