Sikhism

Sikh Awareness Day Celebrated In Los Angeles, CA

May 20, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: SikhNet

http://www.sikhnet.com/news/sikh-awareness-day-celebrated-los-angeles-ca

Sikh Awareness Day was celebrated on May 19 to spread awareness about various aspects of Sikh religion among the students. Events including self-defense performances, cultural musical performances and turban-tying competition were part of the event.

According to an organizer of the event and a first-year...

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Mother's Day Celebrated As Sikh Women Day At Fremont

May 20, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: WSN Network

http://worldsikhnews.com/13%20May%202009/Mother%20s%20Day%20celebrated%20as%20Sikh%20Women%20Day%20at%20Fremont.htm

Celebrating the Mother Day marked with much enthusiasm in the United States as Sikh Women's Day, the Gurdwara Sahib at Fremont initiated a new tradition, thanks to the efforts of dedicated community activist Bibi Sarabjit Kaur Cheema...

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A Sikh's Cost Of Fitting In: Lopping Off Long Hair

May 19, 2009

Author: Raveena Aulakh

Source: The Star

http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/article/636064

He locked the washroom door, unravelled the nine-metre turban, took a pair of scissors and started cutting. Ten minutes later, three feet of hair lay in a pile and Charanbir Singh sat down and cried.

Outside, his parents and grandmother were in tears. Two friends persuaded him to come out, but Charanbir, his head wrapped in a towel, rushed to his room.
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Equality Is the Core Of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside Free Kitchen

May 18, 2009

Author: Zoe Tarlow

Source: SikhNet

http://www.sikhnet.com/news/equality-core-vancouvers-downtown-eastside-free-kitchen

It is busy in the Life Skills Centre's lobby this morning. Residents of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside have come to watch a movie, meet with friends, talk with a support worker or do some laundry. The combination of it all is loud and chaotic.

The scent of homemade Indian food drifts into the...

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'Proud to Be an American And a Sikh': Bhalla Moves Forward In City Council Quest

May 15, 2009

Author: Max Pizarro

Source: SALDEF/PolitickerNJ.com

http://www.saldef.org/content.aspx?&a=3715&z=4&title=

The day after terrorists bombed the World Trade Center, a bearded man in a turban on the New York subway wore around his neck a laminated card with the following words printed in bold letters: “Proud to be an American and a Sikh.”

Connected to a monotheistic religious tradition of Punjab, India, requiring him to wear the...

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UK College Allows Sikh Students to Sit Exams Wearing Kirpan, After Initially Barring Them

May 14, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: SikhNet

http://www.sikhnet.com/news/uk-college-allows-sikh-students-sit-exams-wearing-kirpan-after-initially-barring-them

A sixth-form college today said they will allow Sikh students to wear their kirpan, a Sikh article faith, after a 16 year old Sikh girl was stopped two days ago from taking her AS level exams (pre-university) because she wore a kirpan. This...

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Third Annual “Chardi Kala” Sikh Conference Held for British Armed Forces

May 14, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: SikhNet

http://www.sikhnet.com/news/third-annual-chardi-kala-sikh-conference-held-british-armed-forces

The Chardi Kala Sikh Conference took place on 8-10 May at the Armed Forces Chaplaincy Centre at Amport House near Andover in Hampshire. This was the third occasion of its kind, providing an opportunity for all Sikhs serving in the Armed Forces and their families to gather...

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Pakistan's Religious Minorities Report Violence

May 13, 2009

Author: Kathy Gannon

Source: The Guardian

Wire Service: AP

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/feedarticle/8505630

Fauzia Abrar had finally gotten her crying baby to sleep when screaming men pounded on the steel doors of her home in the mostly Christian slum in the port city of Karachi.

Suddenly she heard shots, and the screaming grew louder: "Long live Taliban! Death to infidels!"

The men forced their...

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Sikh Culture On Show In Harrow At Vaisakhi Celebration

May 11, 2009

Author: Jack Royston

Source: Harrow Times

http://www.harrowtimes.co.uk/news/4358975.Sikh_culture_on_show_at_New_Year_celebration/

Harrow celebrated the Sikh New Year with Indian drums, dancing and food on Friday.

People from across the borough's diverse communities gathered at Harrow Civic Centre, in Station Road, on Friday when there was a martial arts display to demonstrate Indian culture.

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Sikh Police Want Ballistic Turban

May 8, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/8039921.stm

Sikh police want bulletproof turbans to be developed so they can serve as firearms officers and deal with public order, a newly-formed body says.

The British Sikh Police Association says Sikh officers cannot currently do such jobs, as their religion prohibits removing turbans to wear helmets.

But the organisation's chairman says he now intends to push...

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Sikh Temple Damaged In Huge Blaze

May 8, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/manchester/8039526.stm

More than 70 firefighters tackled a blaze that damaged a Sikh temple in Manchester.

The blaze ripped through a multi-use building in the Strangeways area of Cheetham Hill at 2330 BST on Wednesday.

The ground floor offices and the first floor, which was home to the temple, were severely damaged in the fire.
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