Sikhism

New Sikh Gurdwara in Selma Inaugurated

September 27, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: LOK News

http://www.loknews.com/2008/09/27/0556/new-sikh-gurdwara-in-selma-inaugurated/

Sikhs of Selma and surrounding areas finished construction of the new Sikh Temple, known as a Sikh Center of Pacific Coast, in Selma at Highland Avenue just a few blocks away from the old much smaller complex. The new complex consists of two large buildings, the main hall and a langar hall.

The main...

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Abbottsford Gurudwara Does Parkash of Guru Sahib at Cultural Center

September 26, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Panthic Weekly

http://www.panthic.org/news/123/ARTICLE/4406/2008-09-26.html

Sikh Organizations based in North America have raised concern over a display of Guru Granth Sahib at the newly inaugurated Cultural Center here. The Cultural Center that opened this past week features displays of various multicultural aspects.

According to a report sent to the Panthic Weekly by local Abbotsford Sikhs, the...

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Sikh Boy Denies Threatening Classmates

September 26, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: www.upi.com

http://www.sikhnet.com/voices/sikh-boy-denies-threatening-classmates

A 13-year-old Sikh boy in Canada pleaded innocent to charges he threatened two classmates with a ceremonial dagger.

Appearing in Montreal Youth Court this week, the unidentified teenager said he didn't use a ceremonial kirpan to threaten two classmates in an alleged incident Sept. 11 and has asked the court to grant...

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Op Ed: Standing Up for the Truth... and Against Other Sikhs

September 25, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Langar Hall

http://thelangarhall.com/archives/576

In the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, Muslims and Arabs in America engaged in various efforts to respond to the post-9/11 backlash. For example, in the halls of Congress they advocated against discriminatory security measures and in the courts of law they pressed allegations of employment discrimination and airport profiling.

Muslim- and Arab-...

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Sikh Dignitary Blesses Opening of Railyard

September 23, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The India Post

http://indiapost.com/article/communitypost/3963/

On Saturday September 13, Sardarni Guru Amrit Kaur, the Siri Sikdar Sahiba of Sikh Dharma International, took part in an Interfaith blessing during the opening of the Santa Fe Railyard in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Guru Amrit Kaur serves as the Chief Spiritual Minister for Sikh Dharma International.

She was joined by spiritual representatives from other...

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Dallas County Changes Policy to Settle Turban Case

September 17, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/tx/6007444.html

Dallas County has revised its security screening procedures to settle a lawsuit filed on behalf of a Sikh man who was ordered out of a courtroom for refusing to remove his turban, a civil rights group said Wednesday.

The new policy revealed by the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Texas calls for security personnel at all...

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Sparkling New and Improved Sikh Center

September 16, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: India Post

http://indiapost.com/article/communitypost/3901/

This past weekend a three-day celebration marked the inaugural debut of the newly remodeled Sikh Center of Santa Ana. The Center opened its' doors more than 15 years ago and has continued to prove itself as a strong and meaningful community force.

The Sikh Center is in the process of a massive expansion and beautification process. Marble floors, etched...

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9/11 Wrought Violence of Another Kind

September 16, 2008

Author: Terry Collins

Source: Star Tribune

http://www.startribune.com/local/stpaul/28434334.html?elr=KArksi8cyaiUjc7YUiD3aPc:_Yyc:aUU

Valarie Kaur was only 20 when she set out on a cross-country trek to gather stories inspired by hate crimes and violence against Sikh Americans following the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

Seven years later, her story is being watched and discussed around the country.
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Attack on Sikh Students Prompts New York School to Bring in Anti-Bullying Rules

September 15, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The South Asian Link

http://www.thelinkpaper.ca/index.php?subaction=showfull&id=1221502127&archive=&start_from=&ucat=2&cat=2

New York now has rules and regulations, prompted partly by attacks on Sikh students, to combat bullying in schools based on bias and prejudices.

“Simply put, there is just no place for prejudice or hate or bullying in our schools,...

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First for New Zealand; Sikh Police Officer Dons Turban on Duty

September 13, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Hindu

http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus/000200809131866.htm

An India-born Sikh police officer has become the first in New Zealand to don a turban while on duty, breaking away from the tradition of the force.

Constable Jagmohan Malhi of the Nelson city in central New Zealand fulfilled his late father's dream by wearing a turban on duty, recently adopted by the police as part of the uniform.
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Sikh Civil Rights Office Opens in Fremont

September 13, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: KCBS

http://www.kcbs.com/pages/2961268.php?

A Sikh civil rights office has opened its doors in Fremont, home to the largest Sikh population in the United States.

Neha Singh, Western Regional Director of the Sikh Coalition, says there's been a great need for such an organization to protect the rights of Sikhs.

"After 9-11, Sikhs were one of the first communities to very actively face violent backlash as a result of...

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US Sikh Body Campaigns for Prisoners to Keep Hair

September 12, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Sindh Today

http://www.sindhtoday.net/world/20126.htm

A Sikh body is mobilising opinion against forcing prisoners of the community to cut their hair following the case of Florida prison authorities forcibly cutting the hair of a Sikh inmate, Jagmohan Singh Ahuja.

United Sikhs, a US-based advocacy group, which termed the July incident involving Ahuja as ‘gross violation’ of religious rights, has started a...

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