Sikhism

Spanish Police Apologises to Sikh for Removing Turban

July 12, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Express India

http://www.expressindia.com/latest-news/Spanish-police-apologises-to-Sikh-for-removing-turban/334752/

A London-based Sikh NRI has secured an apology from the Spanish Police after he was allegedly forced to remove his turban during security checking at an airport in that country.

Jaswant Singh Judge, who was in Chandigarh on Friday, said the incident...

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Appeal for Ashes Scattering Site

July 9, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/wales/7497573.stm

Sikhs in Cardiff are appealing to be allowed to use an stretch of fresh flowing water where the ashes of their loved ones can be scattered.

As part of the Sikh tradition, funerals are completed with scattering the ashes on stretches of fresh flowing water while prayers are said.

But a request to have a designated stretch of the River Taff...

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A Time of Prayer, A Time of Peace in New Mexico's Jemez Mountains

July 8, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Sikh News Network

http://www.sikhnet.com/daily-news/a-time-prayer-a-time-peace-new-mexicos-jemez-mountains

In the lovely heights of the Jemez Mountains, in the quaint New Mexico town of Espanola, the 3HO Foundation and the natural food company Yogi Tea co-sponsored the 23rd annual International Peace Prayer Day at the Ram Das Puri campsite. The event began at 2 pm and featured an...

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Prosecutor Drops Charges Against Sikh Arrested for Wearing a Kirpan

July 7, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: UNITED SIKHS Press Release

http://www.unitedsikhs.org/PressReleases/PRSRLS-07-07-2008-00.htm

The prosecution dropped charges against 47 year old truck driver, Sachdev Singh, for wearing a kirpan (a blade that is carried by Sikhs as an article of faith), after meeting him with UNITED SIKHS attorney, Jaspreet Singh, at the State of Connecticut Superior Court earlier today.

Jaspreet Singh said, "...

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Sikh's Beard Costs Him Alberta Job

July 5, 2008

Author: Keith Gerein, Canwest News Service

Source: The Province/Edmonton Journal

http://www.canada.com/theprovince/story.html?id=c69aa4f3-7ece-4f8b-b9d2-03fd38efe722

A Sikh worker is headed home to the United Kingdom after he was ordered off a job site in Alberta for refusing to shave his beard.

"I've never, ever been treated like this anywhere else I've been around the world - I'm completely stunned," said...

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US Man Under Probe for Repeatedly Attacking Sikh Youth

July 2, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Rediff India Abroad

http://www.rediff.com/news/2008/jul/02us.htm

A 31-year-old US man is facing possible hate crime charges after a Sikh youth told Colorado police that he repeatedly pulled his beard and called it a "paintbrush", the latest in a string of such incidents targeting members of the community.

David Perkins is suspected of third-degree assault, harassment and a bias-motivated crime and was ticketed last...

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US Govt Sues Company for Asking Sikh to Shave Off Beard

July 2, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Express India

http://www.expressindia.com/latest-news/US-company-sued-for-asking-Sikh-to-shave-off-his-beard/330299/

A Texas company has been sued for religious discrimination by the US government after it did not hire a Sikh who refused to shave his beard and take off his turban.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is seeking punitive damages for...

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Belgian Court Overturns Ban on Sikh Headcovering in School

July 1, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: UNITED SIKHS Press Release

http://www.unitedsikhs.org/PressReleases/PRSRLS-01-07-2008-00.htm

The Hasselt Civil Court overturned today a ban on the patka, a Sikh head covering, which was imposed by a state school, KTA Domein Speelhof, on five Sikh schoolboys since 2005.

The court said that the ban on the religious head covering was a violation of the Sikh students' right to manifest their religion...

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Bush Greets Sikhs on Guru’ta Gaddi Celebrations

June 25, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: WSN Network

http://worldsikhnews.com/25%20June%202008/Bush%20greets%20Sikhs%20on%20Guruta%20Gaddi%20celebrations.htm

President Bush has sent warm greetings to Sikhs across America and worldwide on the 300th anniversary of the Sikh Scriptures, Guru Granth Sahib as the community is gearing towards major celebration of this event in October this year. Sikhs will be...

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Police Arrest 70 Sikh Protesters After Attack on MTV Office in Mumbai, India, Over Posters

June 17, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Star Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.startribune.com/entertainment/movies/20009079.html?location_refer=Movies

Police arrested 70 Sikh protesters after the MTV music channel's office in western India was vandalized over posters showing a Sikh girl massaging a man, officials said Tuesday.

On Monday, protesters smashed windows with rocks, tore...

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Group Claims Disney Wouldn’t Hire Sikh Man Because Of Turban

June 16, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: NBC6

http://www.nbc6.net/news/16621291/detail.html?subid=10101481

A University of South Florida student said Disney officials told him he didn't fit the "Disney look" when he applied for a job.

Sukhbir Singh Channa, 24, who is Sikh, applied for a job at Disney in September 2006. According to a news release by the Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF), he was told he could not get the...

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