Sikhism

Sikh Policeman Wins £10,000 Award After Turban Row

October 2, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2009/oct/02/sikh-police-turban-tribunal

A Sikh policeman ordered to remove his turban to do riot training was awarded £10,000 compensation today by an employment tribunal.

PC Gurmeal Singh, who joined Greater Manchester police in 2004, had objected to removing his turban for the course on religious grounds.

After a three...

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Sikh WPC Wins Race And Religious Discrimination Claim Against Met

September 25, 2009

Author: Fatim Kurji

Source: The Muslim News

http://www.muslimnews.co.uk/paper/index.php?article=4288

Last month, Reading Employment Tribunal heard the case of Grewal v Metropolitan Police Service, a claim brought by a Sikh female police officer who complained that a trainer at the Metropolitan Police’s training school singled her out for abuse and criticism on the grounds of her race and religion. 

Amandeep Kaur Grewal...

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Six Year Journey Culminates In Adoption Of Mandatory Curriculum Standard

September 25, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Sikh Coalition

http://www.sikhcoalition.org/advisories/NJ_State_Standards.htm

The New Jersey State Board of Education (NJBOE) voted to adopt a statewide curriculum standard that includes Sikhism last week.  The adoption also marks the first time the Coalition has worked with the community to persuade a state to adopt curriculum standards that include Sikhism. 

The Sikh Coalition commends...

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Sikhs Will Perform During the Vancouver Olympics

September 23, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Sikh Times

http://www.emgonline.co.uk/news.php?news=7470

Of the seventy plus new acts that will perform during the Vancouver Olympics, Sikh icon Harbahajan Singh Mann will lead the bhangra celebrations.

This will take place on February 27, 2010 at the prestigious Queen Elizabeth Theatre 
649 Cambie St, Vancouver, the event will be organised in calibration with Vancouver International Bhangra Celebration...

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Sikh Coalition Appoints Seasoned Non-Profit Leader Sapreet Kaur As Executive Director

September 22, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Sikh Coalition

http://www.sikhcoalition.org/advisories/NewED.htm

Sapreet Kaur has been named as the new Executive Director of the Sikh Coalition.  Ms. Kaur was most recently the managing director of human assets strategy for Teach for America (www.teachforamerica.org), a national non-profit which focuses on eliminating educational inequity.  

Sapreet Kaur served on the Sikh Coalition's Board...

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"Turbanology" Has US Premiere At NYC Film Festival

September 21, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: SikhNet/DNA India

http://www.sikhnet.com/news/turbanology-has-us-premiere-nyc-film-festival

Turbanology, a film highlighting west's reaction to the Sikh turban and the plight of the community of the 9/11 terror attacks, drew a lot of attention at the two-day Sikh International Film Festival here.

In its seventh year, the Sikh Film Festival received 50 entries and screened 14 films on the...

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Sikh Policeman Sues Manchester Police For 'Racism'

September 16, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: DNA India

http://www.dnaindia.com/world/report_sikh-policeman-sues-manchester-police-for-racism_1290804

A Sikh policeman in the UK today took the Greater Manchester Police to court for alleged racism after he was asked to replace his turban by a helmet or get a "modified turban," saying it made him feel like a character in a famous TV sitcom.

PC Gurmeal Singh, 31, was...

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Sikh Police Officer 'Offended' By Turban Demand

September 16, 2009

Author: Mike Keegan

Source: Manchester Evening News

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/s/1136987_sikh_police_officer_offended_by_turban_demand

A Sikh police officer was left 'humiliated' after he was forced to take off his turban, a tribunal heard. 

Gurmeal Singh, 31, says he was 'deeply offended' after the incident, which is alleged to have happened on a training course in...

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Post-9/11 Discrimination Plagues Detroit Area Sikhs

September 11, 2009

Author: Shawn D. Lewis

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/article/20090911/METRO02/909110344/1041/lifestyle04/Post-9/11-discrimination-plagues-Detroit-area-Sikhs

Metro Detroit Sikhs say they have cause for concern today as they, too, reflect on the tragedy of 9/11.

Sikhs, who wear turbans as part of their religion, say they are frequently assumed to be...

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CA Kirpan Education Bill Passes 36-0 Full Senate Vote

September 1, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Sikh Coalition

http://www.sikhcoalition.org/advisories/Kirpan_CA.htm

AB 504 - a proposed law that would train law enforcement personnel about Sikhs and kirpans - passed unanimously through the California legislature today. The bill is just one step away from becoming law in California. It now moves on to Governor Schwarzenegger, who will hopefully sign it into law before the end of October. ...

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