Sikhism

Repercussions of 1984 Sikh Massacre Continue

November 1, 2004

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/907108.cms

On November 1, 2004 The Times of India reported, " If turbans have become the ubiquitous symbol of the Sikhs, the gurdwaras are the touchstones of its faith. When Indira Gandhi fell to the bullets of her Sikh security guards, however, they became red flags to hordes of enraged rioters. For the first time in the history of free India, places of worship became the target of mob...

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Human Rights Watch Urges Govt to Investigate Mass Killings of Sikhs in 1984

October 31, 2004

Source: INDOlink.com/NNN

http://www.indolink.com/displayArticleS.php?id=103104120125

On October 31, 2004 INDOlink.com/NNN reported, "The Human Rights (HRW) Watch has urged the Congress-led Indian government of Manmohan Singh to launch fresh investigations into the mass killings of Sikhs some 20 years ago, and make a public commitment to prosecute those involved. The killings of Sikhs were followed in the wake of the assassination of then Premier Indira Gandhi...

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Governor of NM Declares “Yogi Bhajan Memorial Day”

October 23, 2004

Source: Sikhnet

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

On October 23, 2004 Sikhnet reported, "in an official state proclamation, New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson declared October 23, 2004, as 'Yogi Bhajan Memorial Day.' Richardson announced the proclamation in front of thousands attending the memorial service for the Sikh leader who passed away on October 6 at age 75. After a private meeting with Bibi Inderjit Kaur, the widow of the holy man, Richardson addressed an international...

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Government Relentless in Enforcement of Religious Symbols Ban

October 22, 2004

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/10/22/international/europe/22france.html

On October 22, 2004 The New York Times reported, "To enforce its new law banning religious symbols from public schools, the Ministry of National Education has decided to get tough. This week it held formal disciplinary hearings and began expelling students who violated the law. The goal was to get rid of those defined as hopeless cases before the 10-day All...

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Queen Shows Support for Sikh Community, Visits Gurdwara

October 16, 2004

Source: The Telegraph

http://www.telegraphindia.com/1041017/asp/frontpage/story_3894058.asp

On October 16, 2004 The Telegraph reported, "The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh yesterday showed their support for Britain’s Sikh community by paying a respectful and dignified visit to a gurdwara in Hounslow, west London. In Britain, unlike America, there is little danger of Sikhs being mistaken for bearded followers of Osama bin Laden but the Queen...

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British Sikh's Success Story

October 16, 2004

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/887430.cms

On October 16, 2004 The Times of India reported, "They don’t have to wear helmets to ride motorcycles, the military uniform has been altered to accommodate the five Ks, they have 200 gurdwaras for spiritual solace, the biggest Baisakhi celebrations are organised in a city here. Surprised you may be, because we are not talking about Jalandhar, Amristar or Ludhiana....

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British High Commissioner Praises Sikh's Contributions to Society

October 14, 2004

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/885637.cms

On October 14, 2004 The Times of India reported, "British High Commissioner to India, Michael Arthur, on Thursday lauded Britain's 400,000-strong Sikh community, describing it as pioneers who forced debate on forging the new multi-cultural society in his country. 'Because Sikhs have such strong commitments to their cultural and religious identity, British society has had to...

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Number of Sikh Women Declining

October 13, 2004

Source: Beliefnet.com

Wire Service: UPI

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/154/story_15421_1.html

On October 13, 2004 United Press International reported, "India's National Minorities Commission has set up a panel of demographers to study the recent results of a census reports that says the population of Sikh women is declining. The panel will hold talks with religious leaders to find ways to restore the gender imbalance, NCM chairman...

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Flags at Half Staff in Remembrance of Yogi Bhajan

October 9, 2004

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/10/09/national/09bhajan.html

On October 9, 2004 The New York Times reported, "Yogi Bhajan, a former customs inspector at the Delhi airport who became both the spiritual leader to Americans following his version of the ancient Sikh religion and a highly successful entrepreneur, died Wednesday at his home in Española, N.M. He was 75... In New Mexico, he was important not least as a substantial contributor to both...

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