Sikhism

Shades Of the Old Punjab

July 5, 2010

Author: Chander Suta Dogra

Source: Outlook India

http://www.outlookindia.com/article.aspx?265962

The Ghuman family of Sarwarpur, near Ludhiana, cannot understand what the fuss is about. Ever since Sajjan Singh Ghuman, an NRI Sikh living in England, rebuilt a mosque in his native village that was damaged during Partition, the shrine, as well as his family back home, have attracted the curiosity of  outsiders. “We never imagined we would be on...

Read more about Shades Of the Old Punjab

Home Depot Discriminated Against Guard

July 2, 2010

Author: Jenny Yuen

Source: The Toronto Sun

http://www.torontosun.com/news/torontoandgta/2010/07/01/14579631.html

A Home Depot manager discriminated against a Sikh security guard who refused to replace his turban with a hard hat, a human rights tribunal has ruled.

The decision, by the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, stated Milton Home Depot assistant manager Brian Busch discriminated against Deepinder Loomba “by...

Read more about Home Depot Discriminated Against Guard

Home Depot Discriminated Against Guard

July 2, 2010

Author: Jenny Yuen

Source: The Toronto Sun

http://www.torontosun.com/news/torontoandgta/2010/07/01/14579631.html

A Home Depot manager discriminated against a Sikh security guard who refused to replace his turban with a hard hat, a human rights tribunal has ruled.

The decision, by the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, stated Milton Home Depot assistant manager Brian Busch discriminated against Deepinder Loomba “by...

Read more about Home Depot Discriminated Against Guard

U-Turn On 'Humiliating' Turban Airport Security Searches for Sikhs

July 1, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Daily Mail

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1291119/U-turn-humiliating-turban-airport-security-searches-sikhs.html?ITO=1490

Sikhs travelling through Britain's aiports will no longer undergo 'humiliating' searches of their turbans following fierce criticism of the policy. 

Just two months ago security staff were told they could pat...

Read more about U-Turn On 'Humiliating' Turban Airport Security Searches for Sikhs

Diverse Crowd Drawn to Sikh's Peace Prayer Day Event

June 30, 2010

Author: Chris McGuiness

Source: Sikh Net News

http://www.sikhnet.com/news/diverse-crowd-drawn-sikhs-peace-prayer-day-event

When GTS Khalsa crested the last hill at the end of his long 21-mile run, the crowd there to greet him and the torch he carried broke into applause. He and a group of other runners made the arduous journey from the Santuario de Chimayo to the foothills of the Jemez Mountains west of Espanola June 19 to...

Read more about Diverse Crowd Drawn to Sikh's Peace Prayer Day Event

East Bay Sikhs Keeping Tabs On South Carolina's Nikki Haley

June 28, 2010

Author: Matthew Artz

Source: The Mercury News/Oakland Tribune

http://www.mercurynews.com/top-stories/ci_15381963?nclick_check=1

It's hard for East Bay Sikhs to know what to make of Nikki Haley, the daughter of Sikh parents, darling of the tea party movement and favorite to become South Carolina's first woman and minority governor in November.

Haley's recent victory in that state's Republican primary is evidence that even some...

Read more about East Bay Sikhs Keeping Tabs On South Carolina's Nikki Haley

Haley, Jindal And America's New Religious Litmus Test

June 23, 2010

Author: Aseem Shukla

Source: The Washington Post

http://newsweek.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/panelists/aseem_shukla/2010/06/what_nikki_haleys_victory_does_not_mean.html

Last night's Republican primary runoff in South Carolina plausibly clears the way for Nikki Haley to join Bobby Jindal as governors with an epochal distinction: two Indian Americans leading two Southern states...

Read more about Haley, Jindal And America's New Religious Litmus Test

For Young Sikhs, Turban-Tying Ceremony Binds Them to Their Faith

June 20, 2010

Author: Rick Rojas

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/06/19/AR2010061902865.html

Guransh Singh knelt at the altar as his priest and uncles unfurled yards of a salmon-colored fabric. His family and friends, beaming with pride, chanted in the temple as the men crowded around the 14-year-old, tucking and tying, until they had wrapped his head with a turban for...

Read more about For Young Sikhs, Turban-Tying Ceremony Binds Them to Their Faith

Valley Sikhs Partner With Police

June 18, 2010

Author: Mike North

Source: The Sacramento Bee

http://www.sacbee.com/2010/06/18/2831906/valley-sikhs-partner-with-police.html

Life changed dramatically for Sikhs living in the United States after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

Although they practice a separate religion and come from a different region than the terrorists, they were lumped together with those who carried out the attacks and discriminated...

Read more about Valley Sikhs Partner With Police

Minorities Tell Congress Of Racial Profiling

June 17, 2010

Author: Niraj Warikoo

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/article/20100617/NEWS06/100617097/Minorities-tell-Congress-of-racial-profiling

The stories of minorities being racially profiled in Michigan and other states were heard today at a Congressional hearing held by U.S. Rep. John Conyers of Detroit, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee.

The hearing featured testimony...

Read more about Minorities Tell Congress Of Racial Profiling

Sikhs, Muslims Lobby Against Racial Profiling

June 16, 2010

Author: Fernando Alfonso III

Source: Beliefnet/Religion News Service

http://blog.beliefnet.com/news/2010/06/sikhs-muslims-lobby-against-ra.php

Sikh and Muslim groups are pushing Congress to pass a bill prohibiting racial profiling that's been languishing for more than nine years since the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Two groups, Muslim Advocates and the Sikh Coalition, are seeking passage of the End Racial Profiling...

Read more about Sikhs, Muslims Lobby Against Racial Profiling

Kiwi Club’s Turban Ban, 'A Wake-Up Call' for Sikhs

June 15, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Express India/ANI

http://www.expressindia.com/latest-news/Kiwi-club-s-turban-ban----a-wake-up-call---for-Sikhs--NZSC/634118/

Auckland New Zealand’s Cosmopolitan Clubs have said that they will not criticise a Manurewa club’s decision to maintain a ban on wearing ‘turbans’ in its bar despite the New Zealand Sikh Council calling...

Read more about Kiwi Club’s Turban Ban, 'A Wake-Up Call' for Sikhs

Sikhs Blast 'Raghead' Comment Directed At S.C. Candidate

June 7, 2010

Author: Fernando Alfonso III

Source: Beliefnet/Religion News Service

http://blog.beliefnet.com/news/2010/06/sikhs-blast-raghead-comment-di.php

The "raghead" comment aimed at South Carolina gubernatorial candidate Nikki Haley was unfair, uncalled for and unreasonable, Sikh advocacy groups said.

"It is a very unfortunate situation," said Gurinder Singh Mann, director of the Center for Sikh and Punjab Studies at the...

Read more about Sikhs Blast 'Raghead' Comment Directed At S.C. Candidate

Pages