Sikhism

Profile of a Sikh in Galway, Scotland

October 7, 2004

Source: Galway Advertiser

http://www.galwayadvertiser.ie/dws/story.tpl?inc=2004/10/07/news/51355.html

On October 7, 2004 Galway Advertiser reported, "Sikhism is a religion practised by some 22.5 million people worldwide, but while the image of the Sikh man with long hair tied up and wearing a turban is famous, what is the religion about? One local Sikh businessman in Galway provides the answers. Ravinder Gill is a Sikh who has been living in...

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Kirpan Case Goes to Supreme Court

October 7, 2004

Source: CBC

http://montreal.cbc.ca/regional/servlet/View?filename=qc_kirpan20041007

On October 7, 2004 CBC reported, " Gurbaj Singh Multani's right to wear a kirpan to school is going to the Supreme Court of Canada. The Quebec Court of Appeal ruled earlier this year that Multani's religious rights had to give way to school safety. The case dates back three years when Multani was in grade seven at l'Ecole Sainte-Catherine-Laboure. Multani is an...

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Young Sikh Makes Impact in Politics and Election 2004

October 6, 2004

Source: The Daily Northwestern

http://www.dailynorthwestern.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2004/10/06/4163804a62fc9

On October 6, 2004 The Daily Northwestern reported, "Northwestern alumnus Ravi Singh first became interested in politics when he was kicked out of military school as a teenager for refusing to remove his turban, a symbol of his religion. Almost 20 years later, Singh, 31, is co-founder and CEO of Election Mall Technologies, an online...

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Sikh Cartoonist Tackles Issues Pertinent to the Community

October 3, 2004

Source: Tolerance.org

http://www.tolerance.org/news/article_tol.jsp?id=872

On October 3, 2004 Tolerance.org reported, "[I]n a world of intolerance, [Vishavjit] Singh's 'little sketches' are... vital. Consider a few: A panel designed as an eye chart opens with the line, 'I am not what you think I am'; The Statue of Liberty holds a document saying, 'Who are the Sikhs?' while a thought bubble reviews 100 years of Sikh history in America; And a long series of Google...

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Disputing Members of OH Gurdwara Fast in Protest

October 2, 2004

Source: The Plain Dealer

http://www.cleveland.com/news/plaindealer/index.ssf?/base/cuyahoga/109670961269311.xml

On October 2, 2004 The Plain Dealer reported, "Members of a Sikh faction locked out of their temple after recent violent episodes turned Friday to their religion's tradition of nonviolence - fasting and prayer - to try to reopen the building... The fast is in protest of the temporary closing of the temple, a move that is...

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Denver Airport Ok's Religious Headwear for Employee Photos

October 2, 2004

Source: Rock Mountain News

http://rockymountainnews.com/drmn/local/article/0,1299,DRMN_15_3224918,00.html

On October 2, 2004 Rock Mountain News reported, "Denver International Airport says it believes it has resolved a dispute over Muslim women and Sikh men being ordered to remove their religious headwear for identification photos. Employee complaints over the practice led to a federal mediation service sending a representative to the airport...

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Department of Justice Filing Suit Against NYC Transit Authority for Religious Discrimination

September 30, 2004

Source: Newsday

Wire Service: AP

http://www.newsday.com/news/local/wire/ny-bc-ny--turbandiscrminati0930sep30,0,3374834.story?coll=ny-ap-regional-wire

On September 30, 2004 the Associated Press reported, "the Department of Justice filed a lawsuit Thursday charging New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the nation's largest transit agency, with discriminating...

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Students Rally Against Hate Crimes at Cal Berkeley

September 30, 2004

Source: The Daily Californian

http://www.dailycal.org/article.php?id=16292

On September 30, 2004 The Daily Californian reported, "senior Dena Rifahie, a victim of an alleged hate crime against her and seven other Muslim females two weeks ago, and dozens of other students and faculty members gathered in Lower Sproul Plaza to bring to light the recent surge of alleged hate crimes on campus and to rally the students who were victims of the crimes. Organized by the Chancellor...

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Four Kirpan Cases Dropped Following Advocacy Efforts of Sikh Coalition

September 29, 2004

Source: Sikhnet

http://sikhnet.com/s/4kirpans

On September 29, 2004 Sikhnet reported, "prosecutors have been persuaded to drop criminal charges against Sikhs for carrying the kirpan four separate times over the past weeks. Two of the cases were initiated in Washington state. The other two were in California and Michigan. The Sikh Coalition has now successfully defended sixteen Sikhs from criminal prosecution for carrying the kirpan."

Pakistani Gurdwara, Purported to be Birthplace of Guru Nanak, Attacked

September 28, 2004

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/866844.cms

On September 28, 2004 The Times of India reported, "The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) and legislators representing minority communities, including Sikhs in Pakistan have reacted with horror to Saturday's attack of the Nankana Sahib Gurudwara, said to be the birthplace of Guru Nanak. Tahir Mohammad Khan and Hina Jilani, chairman and secretary-general of the HRCP, said...

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A Campaign of Compassion Highlights Post-9/11 Hate Crimes

September 28, 2004

Source: The Daily Northwesterner

http://www.dailynorthwestern.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2004/09/28/415913d036305

On September 28, 2004 The Daily Northwesterner reported, "Evanston [Illinois] resident Anya Cordell is trying hard to convince people that the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks killed people beyond New York City and Washington, D.C. She wants the history books of the future to 'tell the whole story,' including those of the victims of...

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Grand Opening of Gurdwara in Middlesex, NJ

September 27, 2004

Source: Home News Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.thnt.com/thnt/story/0,21282,1063156,00.html

On September 27, 2004 the Home News Tribune/AP reported, "in the spirit of diversity and community, hundreds of followers of Sikhism gathered yesterday to mark the grand opening of a new gurdwara in Middlesex County. In the past, the large community of Sikhs, as many as 400 families who live in the Woodbridge-Carteret area, traveled to...

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