Sikhism

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Rare Collection Of Hand Written Sikh Manuscripts In Punjab Village Getting Ruined

June 1, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Sikh Sangat

http://sikhsangat.org/2010/06/rare-collection-of-hand-written-sikh-manuscripts-in-punjab-village-getting-ruined/

A rare collection of hand-written manuscripts of Hindu, Sikh and Muslim religion along with outstanding relics of European Renaissance, collected by a Sikh scholar in Punjab village are in state of gross neglect. A Sikh scholar Dalip...

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