Sikhism

Singh's Appointment as PM Will Bring Global Media Attention to Sikhism

May 28, 2004

Source: Independent Press Association-NY

http://www.indypressny.org/article.php3?ArticleID=1457

On May 28, 2004 the Independent Press Association-NY ran an Indian Express article that reported, "For the Sikh community, the joy of Baisakhi (the Sikh New Year) has doubled with the appointment of Manmohan Singh as Prime Minister of India. Accompanying the traditional beats of the dhol and speeches at the Indian Consulate, loud whoops of joy and thundering...

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Boston Sikh Student Barred from Club

May 26, 2004

Source: The Harvard Crimson

http://www.thecrimson.com/article.aspx?ref=502704

On May 26, 2004 The Harvard Crimson reported, "A Boston University (B.U.) student who was denied access to the dance club at the Hong Kong restaurant last week for wearing a religious head covering is attempting to make the Kong reverse what he calls its discriminatory no-hats policy. Deeptej Singh, a first-year medical student at B.U. who is a Sikh, said that when he tried to enter the club on...

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Sikh Political Involvement Spans Liberal and Conservative Parties

May 25, 2004

Source: Globe and Mail

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/ArticleNews/TPStory/LAC/20040525/ELECSIKH25/TPNational/Canada

On May 25, 2004 the Globe and Mail reported, "The growing influence of the Sikh community on Canadian politics has been deliciously evident at nomination meetings and candidates' events from Mississauga to Hamilton. Where once the backroom tables held pizza and pop for volunteers, this year they have...

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Sikhs Commend Settlement of Headscarf Case in OK

May 21, 2004

Source: Sikh Mediawatch and Resource Task Force

http://www.sikhmediawatch.org/press/pressdetail.asp?pressid=70

On May 21, 2004 Sikh Mediawatch and Resource Task Force welcomed the announcement this week that a Muslim girls’ right to wear a headscarf at an Oklahoma school was upheld. "On Wednesday, May 19, The Department of Justice (DOJ), which filed a lawsuit on behalf of the sixth-grade student in March, announced the settlement revising the student...

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Sikhs to Meet With German Government Over Turban Issue

May 20, 2004

Source: SikhNet.com

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

On May 20, 2004 SikhNet.com reported, "German Sikh leaders will seek meetings with the German President, Prime Minister and other political and social leaders to explain the significance of the Turban in the wake of moves in several States in Germany to ban the wearing of religious signs and clothing. In March, the Berlin city-state passed a law banning the wearing of muslim headscarves, the Sikh Turban , Jewish...

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Sikhs Must Trade Turbans for Hair Nets in Public Schools

May 17, 2004

Source: Beliefnet.com

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/146/story_14604_1.html

On May 17, 2004 Beliefnet.com posted an Associated Press article that reported, "Sikh school boys must exchange their turbans for a hair net when a new law banning religious apparel in France's public schools takes effect in September, Education Minister Francois Fillon said Monday, shocking representatives of the Sikh community. Muslim girls can only wear bandannas in schools that...

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Muslims, Sikhs, and Law Enforcement Officials Build Bridges in Utah

May 13, 2004

Source: The Deseret News Publishing Company

http://deseretnews.com/dn/view/0,1249,595062821,00.html

On May 13, 2004 The Deseret News Publishing Company reported, " J.B. Singh's pet peeve is being associated with Osama bin Laden because of his beard and turban. Apart from the fact he's not a terrorist, Singh is also a Sikh, not a Muslim. Muslim Suzanne Montgomery says she's sometimes treated like she's unintelligent, just because she chooses to dress in traditional...

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Sikh Man Refused Entry to Hotel Dining Room Over Refusal to Remove Turban

May 12, 2004

Source: The Australian

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,9542527%255E1702,00.html

On May 12, 2004 The Australian reported, "A Sikh man who was asked to remove his turban in an Adelaide hotel dining room will lodge a discrimination complaint. But the hotel denied being prejudiced against Saroop Singh Johal, saying it was strict hotel policy for diners to remove headwear, SBS radio's World View program said...

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Fourth Annual Sikh Charity Bike Ride Held in London

May 12, 2004

Source: SikhNet

http://www.sikhnet.com/s/SikhBikeRide2004

On May 12, 2004 SikhNet reported, "The Fourth annual Sikh Charity bike ride took place [in London] on a misty Sunday morning on May 2nd 2004. The bike ride started after a brief prayer at 10:00 AM from Gurdwara Singh Sabha London East Sevenkings and concluded successfully at 2:00 pm after a 15-mile circular route of East London Boroughs of Redbridge, Newham, and Barking and Dagenham. The route was planned to touch the...

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Sikhs and Hindus Plan Temples in MI

May 10, 2004

Source: The Grand Rapids Press

http://www.mlive.com/news/grpress/index.ssf?/base/news-14/108420034586000.xml

On May 10, 2004 The Grand Rapids Press reported, "Two Indian religious groups have announced plans to build temples in Cascade Township. West Michigan Hindu Temple closed a deal on 5.7 acres on Whitneyville Road south of 48th Street SE, though the group still is raising the estimated $600,000 to $800,000 it will need to construct a...

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Yuba City District to Teach Sikhism in Schools

May 5, 2004

Source: Sikh Net

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

On May 5, 2004 Sikh Net reported, "While many American Sikhs have faced a lot of harassment and misunderstanding since 9/11, the Yuba City Unified School District has taken an important step to address this issue. All students in this school district will be offered educational materials about Sikhs and their beliefs. First-graders will be given the opportunity to use a coloring book called, 'The Boy with Long Hair'(...

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