Sikhism

Sikh Youth Killed After Festival Celebration

March 28, 2005

Source: Hindustan Times

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1297676,00050001.htm

On March 28, 2005 the Hindustan Times reported, "a young Sikh has been stabbed to death and two others injured in the heart of Washington DC after a late night party to celebrate the annual ‘Bhangra blowout’ festival. Ranjit Singh, 20, was knifed on Pennsylvania Avenue, just five blocks from the White House, in the early hours of Sunday. The other two, who tried to...

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Many Canadian Sikhs Said to Know Perpetrators of Airline Bombing

March 23, 2005

Source: The Times of India

http://www1.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/msid-1059458,curpg-1.cms

On March 23, 2005 The Times of India reported, "Many Canadian Sikhs know who planted a bomb on Air-India's Kanishka aircraft 20 years ago, killing 329 people, but refuse to come forward for fear of terror reprisals, a Sikh community spokesman claimed. The admission follows last week's acquittal of two Sikhs accused of plotting the world's...

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Richmond Hill Awaits New Gurdwara

March 22, 2005

Source: Newsday

http://www.newsday.com/mynews/ny-nynabe224186409mar22,0,5500192.story

On March 22, 2005 Newsday reported, "despite some petty vandalism, the construction of a Sikh temple in Richmond Hill continues with enthusiasm. Sikhs in the community are rebuilding a temple, known as a gurdwara, at 118th Street in Richmond Hill to replace one that burned down on the same site three years ago because of a gas leak. Recently, the temporary Sikh...

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Sikh Security Company Offers Model for Multicultural Awareness

March 17, 2005

Source: Voice of America Press Release

http://www.voanews.com/english/AmericanLife/2005-03-17-voa30.cfm

On March 17, 2005 a Voice of America Press Release reported, "the village of Espanola, New Mexico carries on its rich Hispanic traditions that began when Spaniards first settled in the small mountain town in 1598. But today's Espanola is also home to a Sikh community that founded one of the largest and fastest growing security companies in the United...

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Two Sikhs Acquitted in Trail over Air India Bombing

March 16, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/4353555.stm

On March 16, 2005 BBC News reported, "A Canadian judge has found two Canadian Sikhs not guilty over the bombing of an Air India jet almost 20 years ago. Flight 182 blew up in mid-air over the Atlantic Ocean off the Irish coast in 1985 while it was travelling from Canada to India, killing 329 people. The judge said the prosecution, which alleged the men were seeking to punish India for its...

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Sikh Student Regains Right to Wear Kirpan to School

March 16, 2005

Source: UNITED SIKHS Press Release

http://www.unitedsikhs.org/PressReleases/PRSRLS-16-03-2005-00.htm

On March 16, 2005 United Sikhs Press Release reported, "UNITED SIKHS Helps New York Sikh Student Regain Right to Wear his Kirpan to School Westchester County, New York—Despite 15 year old Amandeep Singh's exemplary academic and disciplinary records, he was suspended from his New York state Greenburgh Central School last month when the Kirpan he has been...

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Tensions Between Sikhs and Hindus Faring Well 20 Years After Uprisings

March 16, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/3733271.stm

On March 16, 2005 BBC News reported, "Times change. The verdict in Canada following the destruction of an Air India jumbo jet over the Atlantic in 1985 is a reminder of the extent of Sikh militancy in India at the time. Several thousand people died in nearly 10 years of militancy - and India's Sikhs effectively became alienated from mainstream society. In a series of events that that...

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Transit Authority's Crackdown on Headgear Not Consistent

March 15, 2005

Source: New York Daily News

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/local/story/289986p-248265c.html

On March 15, 2005 the New York Daily News reported, "the Transit Authority may be cracking down on workers wearing turbans, but the agency is ignoring secular headgear - everything from Russian-style winter hats to Mets caps to do-rags, a federal survey has found. Conducting surveillance at subway stations, bus stops and terminals, the Justice Department, which has...

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Statue at Sikh Monument Vandalized With Swastikas

March 12, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/norfolk/4342973.stm

On March 12, 2005 BBC News reported, "Racists are believed to have vandalised a statue of a Sikh monarch, covering it with paint and Nazi swastika symbols. The statue of Maharajah Duleep Singh riding a horse, which stands in his adopted town of Thetford, Norfolk, was attacked early on Friday morning. Duleep Singh (1838-1893), the last native ruler of the Punjab in India, lived in the nearby...

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Sikhs Thrive Alongside Buddhists

March 10, 2005

Source: Hindustan Times

Wire Service: AP

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1273626,00470002.htm

On March 10, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "[Winding] past shops selling exotic spices and brilliant fabrics, the path leads to the temple of Siri Guru Singh Sabha, one of the biggest Sikh temples outside India and a thriving symbol of this Southeast Asian country's multiculturalism. Buddhism is the predominant religion in '...

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Controversial Sikh Play Honored with Blackburn Prize

March 8, 2005

Source: Houston Chronicle

http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/features/3072819

On March 8, 2005 the Houston Chronicle reported, "Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti, a London-born Sikh of Indian parentage, has won this year's Susan Smith Blackburn Prize for her controversial play Behzti (Dishonour) � whose world-premiere run at England's Birmingham Repertory Theatre was cut short in December after violent protests by members of the Sikh community.

Awarded...

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Sikh Community Recognized in Hospital Naming

March 7, 2005

Source: CNW

http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/March2005/07/c1793.html

On March 7, 2005 CNW reported, "William Osler Health Centre (WOHC) has announced that the Emergency Department at the new Brampton Hospital campus scheduled to open in 2007 will be named the 'Guru Nanak Emergency Services Department.' 'The Board of Directors of the hospital recognize the size, scope and contributions to our society by the Canadian Sikh community living and...

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Sikhs' Golden Temple Renamed

March 7, 2005

Source: The Times of India/Press Trust of India

http://www1.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1040018.cms

On March 7, 2005 the Press Trust of India reported, "The Sikhs' holiest shrine will henceforth be referred to not as the popular description Golden Temple but as Harimandar Sahib. 'Golden Temple is a British name and will no more be acceptable to SGPC,' SGPC chief Bibi Jagir Kaur said. She said the SGPC was issuing circulars and letters to...

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Sikhs Organizations to Open School in Response to Religious Symbols Ban

March 5, 2005

Source: Hindustan Times/Press Trust of India

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1267754,000600010001.htm

On March 5, 2005 the Press Trust of India reported, "Faced with a ban on turbans in schools, various Sikh organisations in France have decided to open a school there, so that education of their children does not suffer.

The foundation stone of the school was laid recently at Bondy in France by Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC...

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