Sikhism

Australian College Apologizes to Expelled Sikh

September 12, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Panthic Weekly News Bureau

http://www.panthic.org/news/121/ARTICLE/4373/2008-09-12.html

Following an ongoing court case, a Sikh family based in Brisbane, that had moved the court after its ward was expelled from school, has finally found justice nearly three years later. The court case was registered when the Ormiston College refused to enroll a Sikh student adorning a turban and unshorn long hair, which are the...

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Sikh MIC Leader Daljit Singh Sworn as Senator in Malaysia

September 10, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: World Sikh News

http://worldsikhnews.com/10%20September%202008/Sikh%20MIC%20leader%20Daljit%20Singh%20sworn%20as%20Senator%20in%20Malaysia.htm

Daljit Singh Dalliwal, president of the Punjabi Business Chamber was today sworn-in as a senator by Dewan Negara President Tan Sri Dr Abdul Hamid Pawanteh.

48 year old Daljit Singh holds a a...

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US Ashamed Over Killing of Sikhs in Hate Crime in America: US Embassy

September 10, 2008

Author: Ravinder Singh Robin

Source: Thaindian News

http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal/india-news/us-ashamed-over-killing-of-sikhs-in-hate-crime-in-america-us-embassy_10094517.html

Public Diplomacy Officer from US Embassy Lisa Swenarski said on Wednesday that US is ashamed over the killing of the Sikhs in America post September 11 due to hate crime.

We feel great...

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El Sobrante Sikh Temple Expansion Plans Progress, But Neighbors Still Concerned

September 7, 2008

Author: Tom Lochner

Source: West County Times

http://www.contracostatimes.com/ci_10407065?nclick_check=1

After almost a decade of fine-tuning, a plan to expand El Sobrante's Sikh temple to about four times its present size is ready — or almost — to go before the Contra Costa County Planning Commission. But some neighbors seem no more ready to accept the plan than they were when temple leaders first floated it nine years ago.
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B.C. Sikh First Member of Canadian Air Force to Wear Turban

September 6, 2008

Author: Stuart Hunter

Source: Canwest News Service

http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/story.html?id=ee223a14-a3c5-4834-992b-dad7415d133d

As the first member of the Canadian Air Force to wear a turban, 2nd Lieut. Jasbir Singh Tatla figures he's a good role model to issue a call to arms to his fellow Sikhs.

And if you want to honour the Sikh tradition of being warriors, Tatla says, don't get...

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Australian School Apologises for Refusing Sikh Pupil

September 2, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Yahoo News

Wire Service: AFP

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080902/wl_asia_afp/australiareligionschoolsikh

An exclusive Australian school on Tuesday apologised for refusing to enrol a 12-year-old Sikh boy unless he discarded his turban and cut his hair to conform with the school's uniform regulations.

The apology formed part of a settlement won after the...

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New School for Bangle Row Pupil

September 2, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/wales/7593286.stm

A Sikh teenager who won a High Court battle against her school after she was banned from wearing a religious bangle will not return there this term.

Sarika Watkins-Singh, 14, from Cwmbach, south Wales, was excluded from Aberdare Girls' School, last November after she refused to stop wearing the kara.

But London's High Court ruled it broke...

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Sheriff Finds Common Ground With Sikh Community

September 2, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: India Post

http://indiapost.com/article/communitypost/3748/

Guests at a reception hosted by Bicky Singh and Jagjit Singh last week heard of the common ground between the Sikh community and the aspirations of the OC Sheriff Sandra Hutchens.

The reception, attended by over 150 people, was held in honor of both the new Orange County Sheriff and Honorary Director of the Anglo Sikh Heritage Trail, Harbinder Singh. The...

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Australian National University Responds to Sikh Request

August 29, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: World Sikh News

http://www.sikhnet.com/daily-news/australian-national-university-responds-sikh-request

In this year of the Tercentenary of Guru Granth Sahib, the Sikhs of Australia have achieved a singular appreciation of Guru Granth Sahib Ji as living Guru of the Sikh people.

Like all religious books, copies of Guru Granth Sahib Ji were available for any reader at the...

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US Sikhs Protest Chopping of Prisoner's Hair

August 29, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/World/USA/US_Sikhs_protest_chopping_of_prisoners_hair/articleshow/3418925.cms

A Sikh body here has strongly condemned the alleged forcible cutting of hair of a Sikh prisoner in Florida state and has launched a signature campaign to pressurise the authorities to respect the community's religious sensibilities....

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170 Sikh Youth Attend Vermont Gyan Camp

August 19, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: India Post

http://indiapost.com/article/communitypost/3613/

During the week of August 10, over 170 Sikh youth from ages of 5-20 gathered at Gurdwara Vermont to attend the 10th annual Camp Gian, which is a Sikh camp dedicated to promoting the Sikh way of life and strengthening Sikh morals and teachings. This year's Camp Gian theme was "Love is the path".

The children explored this theme further by learning about...

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Documentary Film Inspires National Dialogue on Race and Religion During 9/11 Anniversary

August 19, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Business Wire

http://www.redorbit.com/news/entertainment/1526241/documentary_film_inspires_national_dialogue_on_race_and_religion_during/

Divided We Fall: Americans in the Aftermath (2008), the first feature-length documentary film on hate violence following Sept. 11, 2001, will screen across the U.S. next month in a grassroots campaign for deep...

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