Sikhism

NYC Sikh Train Operator Fighting for Religious Rights is also Irish-American

August 6, 2004

Source: Irish Echo

http://www.irishecho.com/newspaper/story.cfm?id=14984

On August 6, 2004 Irish Echo reported that, "Kevin Harrington has been labeled everything from "the turban guy" to an example of religious freedom since his name was splashed across the news last June. The subway operator for New York City's Transit Authority was the center of a fight over the right for municipal workers to wear religious headgear on the job. One thing many people did not know...

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Guru Singh Sabha Augusta

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 11 October 2009.

Phone: 706-863-7391
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Guru Singh Sabha is one of two Sikh Gurdwaras in Augusta, Georgia. Sikhism originated in 15th century India. Although it shares some common roots with Hinduism, it is a distinct monotheistic belief system centering around the teachings of the Ten Gurus, which are recorded and embodied in the Guru Granth Sahib, the Sikh sacred text....
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Sikh Police Officer Reinstated to NYPD

July 30, 2004

Source: New York Daily News

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/07/29/nyregion/29sikhs.html

On July 30, 2004 the New York Daily News reported that, "Jasjit Singh Jaggi made history - and now he wants to get back to work. A day after becoming the country's first law enforcement officer allowed to wear a Sikh turban on the job, Jaggi said, 'I had to fight, but in the end, I'm taking home the big prize.' The city's Human Rights Commission ordered the NYPD last month to...

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World Sikh Conference to Be Held in Syndey

July 28, 2004

Source: IndiaExpress.com

http://www.indiaexpress.com/news/world/20040728-1.html

On July 28, 2004 IndiaExpress.com reported, "The World Sikh Conference [will] be held in Sydney in September to discuss issues affecting the community and promote understanding of Sikhism. The two-day conference, including delegates from India, Canada, the United Kingdom and Malaysia, will begin on September 18. The conference will be funded by the New South Wales (NSW) Community Relation...

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Sikh School Destroyed By Fire, Police Suspect Arson

July 27, 2004

Source: The Globe and Mail

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/ArticleNews/TPStory/LAC/20040727/AIR27/TPEducation/

On July 27, 2004 The Globe and Mail reported, "Vancouver police are treating as a suspected arson a three-alarm fire on the weekend at a Sikh parochial school linked to Air-India defendant Ripudaman Singh Malik. Police were looking for two men who were seen running away from the school after the fire began, police...

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Three More Men Arrested in Connection with NY Sikh Hate Crime

July 27, 2004

Source: Newsday

http://www.newsday.com/mynews/ny-nyhate273908116jul27,0,7588171.story

On July 27, 2004 Newsday reported, "Three men were arrested yesterday and charged with taking part in a brutal attack on a Sikh spiritual leader in Queens on July 11, police said. Terence Lyons, 53, of Elmont, and Victor Cosentino, 58, and Nicholas Maceli, 22, both of Valley Stream, were arrested on charges of gang assault, assault, hate crimes and aggravated...

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LA Sheriff's Office Allows Beards and Turbans

July 26, 2004

Source: Sikhnet

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

On July 26, 2004 Sikhnet reported, "Once again Sheriff Leroy D. Baca has lead the way in the battle for equal opportunity and fair treatment for all Californians and has set an example for all of America by inviting Sikh Americans to join and serve in the Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department while maintaining their religiously mandated appearance. Tonight at 7:00pm at the Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration in the main hearing...

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Teens Receive Jail Sentences After "Ethnic Assault" of Sikh in N.C.

July 26, 2004

Source: The Herald Sun

http://www.herald-sun.com/orange/10-505025.html

On July 26, 2004 The Herald Sun reported, "Three teenagers were found guilty of ethnic intimidation and assault inflicting serious injury for attacking two UNC students after one of the teens called one of the students 'Osama.'

One of the victims, Gagandeep Bindra, an Indian Sikh... testified during the trial in Orange County District Court on Monday that Kenneth Perry passed by him in March...

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World Religions Conference Gives Focus To Violence Against Sikhs

July 24, 2004

Source: The Arizona Republic

http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/ahwatukee/articles/0724parfolo24Z6.html

On July 24, 2004 The Arizona Republic reported, "The September 2001 murder of a Sikh man in Mesa was the centerpiece of a presentation this month by Valley religious leaders at an international conference in Spain. Balbir Singh Sodhi was shot four days after the terrorist attacks on the East Coast by a man who mistook him for a...

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Sikhs Involved in Increasing Gang Violence in Wash and Vancouver

July 22, 2004

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A4162-2004Jul21.html?referrer%3Demailarticle

On July 22, 2004 The Washington Post reported, "In the past 13 years, police have reported 76 young men killed in the Vancouver area in gang-related violence. The authorities blame drug deals gone bad and local turf wars, mostly involving well-to-do young people of Indian descent... 'The community is quite upset...

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Indo-Canadian Community in Vancouver Struggles With Gang Violence

July 22, 2004

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A4162-2004Jul21.html?referrer=emailarticle

On July 22, 2004 The Washington Post reported, "In the past 13 years, police have reported 76 young men killed in the Vancouver area in gang-related violence. The authorities blame drug deals gone bad and local turf wars, mostly involving well-to-do young people of Indian descent. Immigrant community leaders in...

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