Sikhism

Anglo-Sikh Heritage Trail to Develop Joint Venture with 24 Hour Museum

February 11, 2005

Source: 24 Hour Museum

http://www.24hourmuseum.org.uk/nwh_gfx_en/ART26195.html

On February 11, 2005 24 Hour Museum reported, "The 24 Hour Museum and the Anglo Sikh Heritage Trail announced...a partnership to develop and publish 5 Sikh Heritage web trails in English with Punjabi translations. The trails, which highlight collections and locations relating to Sikh Heritage in the UK, will be published on both websites. They are closely based on the resources and...

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Commission for Minorities Urges Report on Anti-Sikh Riots Made Public

February 10, 2005

Source: The Tribune

http://www.tribuneindia.com/2005/20050211/main6.htm

On February 10, 2005 The Tribune reported, "The National Commission for Minorities (NCM), besides several Sikh leaders, today urged the government to make the report of the Justice Nanavati Commission on the 1984 anti-Sikh riots public. Voicing suspicion over contents of the report, 'leaked' to a TV channel, and its submission after the Haryana poll, they expressed fear that the Congress-led...

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Update: Commission Chairman Submits Reports on 1984 Anti-Sikh Riots

February 9, 2005

Source: Express India

http://www.expressindia.com/fullstory.php?newsid=41766

On February 9, 2005 Express India reported, "More than 20 years after an estimated 3,000 people were killed in anti-Sikh riots in the national capital, a commission of inquiry today submitted a 185-page report to the government containing findings on whether any political party had organised the riots. Justice G T Nanavati, a retired judge of the Supreme Court, submitted the two-volume...

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New Film, "The Sikh Next Door" Educates About Difference

February 4, 2005

Source: News-Record

http://www.news-record.com/news/local/gso/sikh_020405_hp.htm

On February 4, 2005 the News-Record reported, "Jasbir Singh with his daughter Gulnaar Kaur, a ninth-grader at Greensboro Day School, are teaching students about the Sikh religion. Greensboro Day School officials produced a curriculum to accompany a new educational film called 'The Sikh Next Door.' Singh, a Greensboro Day parent who worked on the project, asked the school to...

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Guru Nanak’s Birthday Restored to Holiday List in Gujarat

February 3, 2005

Source: The Tribune

http://www.tribuneindia.com/2005/20050204/punjab1.htm#4

On February 3, 2005 The Tribune reported, "Excitement gripped prominent Sikh leaders and other members of the community after the news of the Gujarat Government’s decision to restore holiday on Gurpurab reached here. The holiday was restored in less than a week after a report regarding its cancellation and demand for restoration was carried in these columns. For celebrating the...

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First Indian-American Congressman Honored by US Cabinet

February 2, 2005

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1008850.cms

On February 2, 2005 The Times of India reported, "the US House of Representatives has unanimously passed a bill to honour Dalip Singh Saund, the first Indian-American member of the US Congress. The House yesterday voted 410-0 in favour of the 'Dalip Singh Saund Post Office Building Designation' bill, which now heads to the Senate for consideration. The bill, which was tabled to...

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Panel Likely to Submit Report on 1984 Anti-Sikh Riots Next Week

January 30, 2005

Source: Hindustan Times/Press Trust of India

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1220723,00080001.htm

On January 30, 2005 Press Trust of India reported, "The one-man Nanavati Commission, which is probing the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, is likely to submit its report next week. The report is likely to be submitted by Justice GT Nanavati, a retired judge of the Supreme Court who heads the Commission, to Home Minister Shivraj Patil on his return from the Northeast on...

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Internet Site Selling Underwear with Sikh Symbol Pulls Item

January 28, 2005

Source: Hindustan Times

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1217930,00050001.htm

On January 28, 2005 the Hindustan Times reported, "a women's undergarment bearing a Sikh religious symbol and put up for sale on a website has been taken off after strong protests from several Sikh organisations. CafePress.com, a business-to- customer Internet firm, had displayed the innerwear with the Sikh holy symbol of 'Khanda' printed on the front. It was put up for sale by...

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Sikh Gurdwara Graces Skyline with Balance of Old and New Worlds

January 28, 2005

Source: Sikh Network News

http://www.sikhnet.com/Sikhnet/news.nsf/RecentNewsHTML/1ADB1C6A5B5706EF87256F930068C906!OpenDocument

On January 28, 2005 Sikh Network News reported, "the new Sikh temple in San Jose's [CA] Evergreen foothills, which opened in August, proves the powerful influence of memory and tradition shaping local architecture. The gurdwara sits foursquare on a rise with a spectacular view of the valley, one...

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Sikh Converts in Canada Bridge with Immigrant Sikhs, Forge New Path

January 26, 2005

Source: The Vancouver Courier

http://www.vancourier.com/issues05/014205/news/014205nn1.html

On January 26, 2005 The Vancouver Courier reported, "With 135,000 Punjabi Sikhs living in the Lower Mainland-almost half of the total number of Sikhs in Canada-Sikhism is a well-established B.C. institution. In comparison, Vancouver's Sikh convert community-known interchangeably as White, Caucasian or American Sikhs-number only a few hundred. They are also an almost...

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U.S. Indian Immigrants Unite to Aid Tsunami Relief

January 25, 2005

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2005/0125/p03s01-ussc.html

On January 25, 2005 The Christian Science Monitor reported, "Here [gathered in a Sunnyvale, CA Hindu temple] are Punjabis and Gujaratis, Tamils and Bengalis, and the only sound is the high waver of traditional Indian singing nearby. So often divided by ties to two dozen states, more than 10 languages, and a kaleidoscope of faiths, Indian immigrants are finding unity in a time of...

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Chicago Police Videos Educate Force About Religious Faiths and Practices

January 23, 2005

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/01/23/national/23video.html

On January 23, 2005 The New York Times reported, "many men of the Sikh faith wear a small sword under their clothing. Orthodox Jews often refuse to move illegally parked cars on Saturdays. Outsiders may photograph statues in Buddhist temples, but not in Hindu ones. These are some of the insights in a series of videos the Chicago Police Department uses to train its officers in dealing...

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Sikhs Protest Over Landlord Dispute

January 21, 2005

Source: Karachi News

http://jang.com.pk/thenews/jan2005-daily/21-01-2005/metro/k7.htm

On January 21, 2005 the Karachi News reported, "Some 20 Sikh families, residents of Adam Khan Goth near Gulshan-e-Maymar, Karachi, on Thursday held a protest demonstration at the Karachi Press Club against atrocities by a local landlord and closure of their place of worship, Gurdawara Guru Nanak. Carrying banners and placards inscribed with slogans against the local...

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