Sikhism

Pig Heads Left At Malaysia Mosques After Allah Row

January 27, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8482267.stm

Several severed pigs' heads have been found in mosque compounds in the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur.

The national police chief, Musa Hassan, linked the discoveries to recent attacks on various houses of worship.

Pigs are considered unclean by Muslims and their presence in the mosque compound will be taken as an insult.

In recent weeks,...

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Surrey Sikh First Turbanned Torch Bearer

January 27, 2010

Author: Jeff Nagel

Source: Surrey Leader

http://www.bclocalnews.com/surrey_area/surreyleader/news/82813407.html

Jarnail Sahota believes he will be the first turbanned Sikh to carry the Olympic torch in Canada when he hoists the flame on Feb. 6 in Ashcroft.

The 54-year-old Surrey businessman says it's the perfect way to cap a quarter century in Canada since immigrating here from India.

"It's really exciting for me,"...

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Sikh Community Hosts Annual New Mexico Legislative Luncheon

January 25, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: SikhNet

http://www.sikhnet.com/news/sikh-community-hosts-annual-new-mexico-legislative-luncheon

Tuesday afternoon, January 19th, the New Mexico Sikh Community hosted its 16th annual New Mexico Legislative Luncheon to thank and honor the dedicated public servants of New Mexico for their hard work and service. Following Governor Bill Richardson’s address to a joint session of the...

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2nd Global Sikh Civil Rights Conference Highlights Challenges And Progress Of the Global Sikh Community

January 21, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: United Sikhs

http://www.unitedsikhs.org/PressReleases/PRSRLS-21-01-2010-00.html

Meeting for three days from December 18-20th, Sikhs from all over the world gathered in Toronto at the 2nd Global Sikh Civil Rights Conference: Preserving Our Past and Investing in Our Future, to discuss three topics of current concern: Sikh Civil and Human Rights, Women's Rights, and Sikh Leadership. Speakers and participants...

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Sikh Attack Sparks Fears At Blackburn Temple

January 20, 2010

Author: James Dowling

Source: Whitehorse Leader

http://whitehorse-leader.whereilive.com.au/news/story/sikh-attack-sparks-fears-at-blackburn-temple/

Blackburn's Sikh temple has asked local police to beef up patrols in the wake of an arson attack on a smaller temple last week.

Temple president Darshan Singh asked police to increase security patrols around the Blackburn place of worship on...

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SC Rejects Plea for Separate Religious Identity for Sikhs

January 19, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Indian Express

http://www.indianexpress.com/news/sc-rejects-plea-for-separate-religious-identity-for-sikhs/569032/

The Supreme Court on Monday refused to entertain a petition requesting a separate religious identity for Sikhs. 

The petition filed by J S Sethi said the community which is issued birth certificates under the Hindu law faces an uphill task to...

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Abbotsford Sikh Community Comes to Aid Of Earthquake Victims

January 19, 2010

Author: A. Kaur

Source: Global Sikh News

http://sikhsangat.org/2010/01/abbotsford-sikh-community-comes-to-aid-of-earthquake-victims/

The Sikh community in Abbotsford is responding in force to help victims of the earthquake in Haiti. Surdev Singh Jatana, secretary-treasurer of the temple on Blueridge Drive, said members of the Gurdwara Sahib Kalgidhar Darbar have pledged thousands of dollars to a region-wide...

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Rum Bottle Thrown At Malaysia Mosque Amid Tension

January 16, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Washington Post

Wire Service: AP

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/01/16/AR2010011600848.html

Vandals threw a rum bottle at a mosque in the first attack on a Muslim house of worship after almost a dozen similar assaults on churches in Malaysia the past week, police said Saturday.

Police have dismissed the attacks as...

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Sikhs Call for Security After Melbourne Temple Attack

January 15, 2010

Author: Lauren Wilson

Source: The Australian

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/sikhs-call-for-security-after-melbourne-temple-attack/story-e6frg6nf-1225819478091

The president of Melbourne's largest Sikh temple has requested additional night-time security from Victoria Police in the wake of an arson attack on another Sikh temple earlier this week.

The...

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Dream Comes True for Sikh Community With New Gurdwara In Lemington Spa

January 13, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: World Sikh News

http://worldsikhnews.com/13%20January%202010/Dream%20comes%20true%20for%20sikh.htm

A dream of the Sikh community has finally come true after a very long wait of a Gurudwara, which can accommodate the needs of the growing Sikh community in Leamington andWarwick.

Over 2000 members of the Sikh congregation joined in the Nagar Keertan on 25 October to celebrate...

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Muslim And Sikh Boxers Fight to Overturn Beard Ban

January 13, 2010

Author: Catrin Nye

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/8451615.stm

Muslim and Sikh groups are challenging a ruling which bans amateur boxers from the ring if they have a beard.

The Amateur Boxing Association of England (ABAE) recently ruled that all fighters had to be clean shaven to allow cuts to the face to be seen.

It came after Mohammed Patel, a 25-year-old bearded Muslim boxer from Bolton, was stopped...

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Stones Thrown At Malaysian Sikh Temple Following Religious Row

January 13, 2010

Author: January 13, 2010

Source: The Times Online

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/asia/article6985866.ece

Malaysian Sikhs have become the latest group to be dragged into a violent controversy about the use of the word Allah, with the stoning of Sikh temple following a series of arson attacks on Christian churches.

Vandals damaged a mirror, but caused no injuries, when they threw stones into the courtyard of the...

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Afghanistan: Dwindling Sikh Community Struggles to Endure In Kabul

January 12, 2010

Author: Elissa Bogos

Source: Eurasia Insight

http://www.eurasianet.org/departments/insightb/articles/eav011210.shtml

For many years, Sikhs were a prominent part of Kabul’s commercial scene, occupying prominent positions as traders, entrepreneurs, and, later, currency exchange specialists. But in today’s Afghanistan, many Sikhs find themselves marginalized and struggling to maintain their distinct cultural profile in...

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