Sikhism

Pakistan: Sikh Beheadings Show Dangers Minorities Face

March 2, 2010

Author: Anto Akkara

Source: Episcopal Life Online/Ecumenical News International

http://www.episcopal-life.org/81808_119963_ENG_HTM.htm

Christian groups in Pakistan and India have joined political and other religious leaders in deploring the recent beheading of two young Sikh men by a Taliban group in Pakistan, and have demanded security for religious minorities in the Muslim-majority nation.

"We condemn this diabolic act," said Victor...

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Sikh Temple Debate Comes Back to Council

March 2, 2010

Author: Scott Tracey

Source: Guelph Mercury

http://news.guelphmercury.com/News/article/604311

City councillors on Monday night heard more than a dozen delegations arguing for and against a proposed Sikh temple in the south end.

Mayor Karen Farbridge set the tone for the meeting, warning at the beginning there would be “zero tolerance” for racially-motivated language which has at times found its way into the debate since the...

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‘Holi’ Celebrated In Rawalpindi

March 1, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The News

http://www.thenews.com.pk/daily_detail.asp?id=226543

The Hindu and Sikh communities celebrated ‘Holi’ — a festival of colours — to welcome spring here on Sunday. 

A large number of Hindu and Sikh families were seen throwing colours on one another to celebrate the festival. All-Pakistan Hindu and Sikh Social Welfare Council Vice President Saroop Anand told ‘The News...

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‘Sikhs In Pak Insecure, Uncertain About Future’

February 27, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Indian Express

http://www.indianexpress.com/news/sikhs-in-pak-insecure-uncertain-about-future/585088/

“There is tremendous sense of insecurity among the Sikhs in Pakistan after the beheading by Taliban,” said a Sikh Jatha member who returned from Pakistan on Friday. “Many Sikhs have taken shelter in Gurdwaras after fleeing the areas under Taliban control and trouble-...

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Coalition Files Lawsuit Against Lexus Dealership for Refusing to Hire Sikh

February 26, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: PRNewswire-USNewswire

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/coalition-files-lawsuit-against-lexus-dealership-for-refusing-to-hire-sikh-85478222.html

A Sikh filed a discrimination lawsuit today after being told to remove his religiously-mandated beard if he wanted a job. The Sikh, Gurpreet Singh Kherha, filed his lawsuit in New Jersey...

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Sikh Campaigners Threaten Legal Fight Over 2011 Census

February 25, 2010

Author: Dil Neiyyar

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/8535141.stm

The UK Sikh Federation says it might take legal action over the Office for National Statistics' 2011 census form.

It says the ONS is breaking the law by putting a box for Sikhs to tick in the voluntary religion section of the form but not one in the ethnicity section.

It fears this will result in the number of Sikhs being underestimated and mean community...

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Faith Community Rallies Around Sikhs

February 24, 2010

Author: Joanne Shuttleworth

Source: The Guelph Mercury

http://news.guelphmercury.com/News/Local/article/601721

The faith community is rallying around the Guelph Sikh Society as it faces backlash to its proposal to build a Sikh temple in Guelph’s south end.

Eleven United Church ministers have written a letter supporting the Sikh community and chastising those whose opposition to the temple is racially motivated.

“I...

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Sikhs File Application to Build Bigger Temple On West Smith Road

February 23, 2010

Author: Kie Relyea

Source: The News Tribune/The Bellingham Herald

http://www.thenewstribune.com/2010/02/23/1081681/sikhs-file-application-to-build.html

Members of Gurdwara Gurnanak Parkash are filing for a building permit to construct a 10,216-square-foot worship center at the temple's current location on West Smith Road.

The Sikh temple has upward of 50 members and has been at its current home since 2000....

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Civil Rights And the Wartime Supreme Court

February 22, 2010

Author: Dawinder S. Sidhu

Source: Supreme Court of the United States Blog

http://www.scotusblog.com/2010/02/civil-rights-and-the-wartime-supreme-court/

The following essay was written for our Race and the Supreme Court event by Dawinder S. Sidhu, a founding director of the Discrimination and National Security Initiative at Harvard University.  Mr. Sidhu’s work focuses on discrimination against Muslim-...

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Glimpse Into Guelph’s Sikh Temple

February 22, 2010

Author: Joanne Shuttleworth

Source: The Guelph Mercury

http://news.guelphmercury.com/News/article/600861

To Christians, the service of worship at the Sikh temple on Stevenson Street could seem a mystery. All the speaking, after all, is in Punjabi, the hymns are more like chants than lyrical songs, and everyone’s head must be covered, either by a veil, a turban or a head scarf provided for those who don’t have their own.

But its...

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Sikh Followers Want to Build a Temple

February 19, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: KNDO/KNDU

http://www.kndo.com/Global/story.asp?S=12015275

A group of people who practice the Sikh religion are hoping to turn a house on Court Street in Pasco into a temple soon.

They have applied for a special use permit from the city planning commission.

Leaders say there are about 25 to 30 members in the Tri-Cities area. For the last five years they've been meeting at each others homes, but hope to soon...

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Plans for Sikh Temple Draw Audience Ire At Public Meeting

February 17, 2010

Author: Vik Kirsch

Source: Guelph Mercury

http://news.guelphmercury.com/News/article/598752

City staff got a hostile reception at a public planning meeting for a controversial southside domed Sikh temple in a rapidly growing upscale residential neighbourhood.

“It’s a huge change for all of us. I’m against that building — period,” Monica Paredes said to applause from many of the crowd of several hundred at the...

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