Sikhism

Sikh Woman: First Turbaned Pilot In America

August 14, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Langar Hall

http://thelangarhall.com/archives/402

The Sikh Research Institute (SikhRI) reported today that Arpinder Kaur, 28, of San Antonio, Texas has become the first turbaned pilot hired by a commercial airline in the United States. As a Sikhni, she has helped pave the way for both Sikh men and women who wear a dastaar/turban to fulfill their passion for flying. No longer does flying just have to be an extra-curricular activity...

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Festival for a Cause

August 4, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: SikhNet/India Today

http://www.sikhnet.com/-arts/festival-cause

The Spinning Wheel Film Festival in Washington DC celebrated the stories of Sikhs worldwide on June 21, bringing diverse interpretations of their culture, identity and history to the screen.

The Sikh film festival is held annually by the Kaur Foundation to encourage Sikhs to share their thoughts and talent with the world.

One of the popular films...

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Española New Mexico Hires First Sikh Police Officer

July 31, 2008

Author: Wren Abbott

Source: The Rio Grande Sun

http://www.sikhnet.com/daily-news/española-new-mexico-hires-first-sikh-police-officer

The Española New Mexico Police Department will be making history Aug 11 with the hiring of a new officer Abinashi Singh Khalsa, the first member of the Valley's Slkh Dharma community member to work as a full-time cop.

The grooming policy at Los Angeles County Sherrif's...

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School and Religious Symbol Cases

July 29, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/7530726.stm

A teenager from south Wales has won her claim that she was discriminated against because she was not allowed to wear a religious bangle to school.

Sarika Singh was told she was breaking the uniform's 'no jewellery' policy, and had been excluded from school for nine months.

But the High Court agreed with her that it was an expression of her Sikh faith...

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First Sikh Doc in Pak History Vows to Treat Patients Without Discrimination

July 28, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: NewsLocale.org/ANI

http://www.newslocale.org/world/wnews/first_sikh_doc_in_pak_history_vows_to_treat_patients_without_discrimination_200807283103.html

Dr Mimpal Singh has become the first Sikh doctor in the history of Pakistan. After attaining his degree he vowed to treat his patients without any discrimination on the basis of caste, colour,...

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Sikhs Losing Their Tradition

July 26, 2008

Author: Vanessa Colon

Source: McClatchy Newspapers

http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/123/story/533352.html

Over the last two decades, the Indian immigrants in California's Fresno area have built at least a dozen Sikh temples to serve a growing community.

But many temples are often short of one thing: young adults, some of whom say they feel like outsiders.

They don't like the temple politics and don't have command of Punjabi,...

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Sikh Man Files Human-Rights Complaint Against Alta. Firm Over Beard

July 25, 2008

Author: Keith Gerein

Source: Canada.com/Canwest News Service

http://www.canada.com/topics/news/national/story.html?id=1f7df23b-d6f1-4ca7-af58-558446481cf7

A Sikh man who served as a contract employee for TransAlta Corp. says he has filed a human-rights complaint against the company in a dispute over his beard.

"I'm going to take this as far as I have to until I get an apology," said Av Singh, now...

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SALDEF Meets With FBI Director Robert Mueller

July 25, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: SALDEF

http://www.panthic.org/news/123/ARTICLE/4254/2008-07-25.html

In continued engagement with the highest levels of the U.S. Government, SALDEF met with FBI Director Robert Mueller to discuss issues affecting the Sikh American community. SALDEF was the only Sikh American organization present at the June 24th meeting. The discussion involved dialogue about terrorism, hate crimes, community engagement, and...

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Scot Scouts Visit Sikh Gurdwara

July 23, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: World Sikh News

http://worldsikhnews.com/23%20July%202008/Scot%20Scouts%20visit%20Sikh%20Gurdwara.htm

As part of their World Faiths badge, the Carnoustie Cubs recently visited and toured the Sikh Gurdwara in Dundee, one of the only six Sikh Gurdwaras in Scotland, with the others being in Glasgow and Edinburgh.

The Cubs were given a talk on the essential elements of Sikhism and...

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Charges Against Sikh Driver for Wearing ‘Kirpan’ Dropped

July 17, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: India Journal

http://www.indiajournal.com/pages/event.php?id=3911

Sikh activists scored a major victory when prosecutors decided to drop charges against 47-year-old truck driver Sachdev Singh for wearing ‘Kirpan’ while entering the Connecticut State Superior Court to contest an alleged traffic violation.

The prosecutors took the decision after meeting with United Sikhs’ attorney Jaspreet Singh...

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Camp Khanda: Where Sikh Children Learn About Religion, Life, Heritage

July 16, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: World Sikh News/Oswego County News

http://worldsikhnews.com/16%20July%202008/Camp%20Khanda%20Where%20Sikh%20children%20learn%20about%20religion.htm

Kavan Rai used to say very little about practicing the Sikh religion, fearful her friends would make fun of her or shun her.

But after four summers at Sikh youth camps in Maryland, Pennsylvania and New York...

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Sikhs Losing Tradition in Translation

July 15, 2008

Author: Vanessa Colón

Source: The Fresno Bee

http://www.fresnobee.com/263/story/733134.html

Over the last two decades, the Valley's Indian immigrants have built at least a dozen Sikh temples to serve a growing community.

But many temples are often short of one thing: young adults, some of whom say they feel like outsiders.

They don't like the temple politics and don't have command of Punjabi, the primary language of the service....

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Sikh as PM a Non-Issue: Badal

July 13, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Hindu

http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus/002200807131656.htm

Shiromani Akali Dal supremo Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh being a Sikh was a non-issue and his party would toe the NDA line during the trust vote on the nuke issue in the Lok Sabha.

"Don't drag me into non-issues like the Prime Minister being a Sikh," he told reporters here when asked whether his party...

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