Sikhism

US Nursing Home Sued for Firing Sikh Employee over Kirpan

March 7, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Hindu

http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus/001200803071654.htm

One of the largest nursing home chains in the US has been sued for firing a Sikh employee, who refused to remove her kirpan while on duty, allegedly in violation of federal laws.

Baljit Kaur Bhandal, a dietary aide employed at a Manor Care Health Services in California, was given an ultimatum by the company to remove her kirpan - a...

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Sikh Outrage at BBC Radio 4 Investigation

March 6, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Sikh Sangat News/The Sikh Times

http://www.sikhsangat.org/news/publish/europe/Sikh_outrage_at_BBC_Radio_4_investigation1234.shtml

Members of the Sikh community are in fury over a BBC Radio 4 programme which linked Sikhs with Al Qaeda.

The BBC Radio 4 programme 'File on 4' claimed that Sikh Gurdwara's in Britain are sending money to India to fund the activities of...

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Kirpan Barred, so Sikh Group to Skip Meeting with Pope

March 1, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Thaiindian News (IANS)

http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal/world-news/kirpan-barred-so-sikh-group-to-skip-meeting-with-pope_10022976.html

A Sikh organisation in the US will skip a scheduled meeting with Pope Benedict XVI in Washington, DC, next month because its representatives have been been asked not to carry kirpans to the event. The World Sikh Council -...

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Mayor Meets with Sikh Organisations at City Hall

February 29, 2008

Author: Press Release

Source: London.gov.uk

http://www.london.gov.uk/view_press_release.jsp?releaseid=15934

Representatives from a number of Sikh organisations have presented the Mayor of London with a shield during a visit to City Hall, for the work he has done in support of the Sikh community.

The meeting with the Mayor was organised to discuss issues of concern to London's Sikh community, and included Dabinderjit Singh, Amrik...

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Brisbane Airport Defends Headgear Search

February 26, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Age/AAP

http://news.theage.com.au/brisbane-airport-defends-headgear-search/20080226-1uv1.html

Brisbane Airport has defended the action of security officers when they demanded 13 Sikh community members remove their turbans and a woman take off her face veil.

The search on Saturday caused a bottleneck at a security checkpoint and delayed at least one international flight, The...

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HAF Attends Attorney General Mukasey's Faith Leaders Roundtable Conference

February 26, 2008

Author: Press Release

Source: Hindu American Foundation

http://www.hinduamericanfoundation.org/media_press_release_mukasey.html

The Hindu American Foundation was invited by the Department of Justice to attend the Faith Leaders' Roundtable Conference. Attended by Attorney General Mukasey, the invitation-only meeting gathered eleven organizations, including the Anti-Defamation League, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops...

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Washington State Takes Action to Rectify Religious Discrimination Against Sikhs Regarding Photo IDs

February 26, 2008

Author: Baljit Kaur

Source: United Sikhs

http://www.unitedsikhs.org/PressReleases/PRSRLS-26-02-2008-00.htm

After previously being issued driver’s licenses that were “Not Valid for Identification”, Salwinder S. Atwal, Kundan Singh, and Gurpreet Singh of Washington State will be receiving driver’s licenses that are valid for identification including pictures with their turbans as they are normally worn. UNITED SIKHS...

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Landmark Case over Schoolboy's Turban

February 25, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Brisbane Times

http://news.brisbanetimes.com.au/landmark-case-over-schoolboys-turban/20080225-1ukq.html

A Sikh family is fighting a landmark case after a school refused to enrol their son allegedly because his turban breached the school's uniform rules.

The family, who cannot be named because of a suppression order, lodged a claim with the Anti-Discrimination Commission...

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Church Gives Generously to a Centre for all Faiths

February 22, 2008

Author: Ruth Gledhill

Source: The Times

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/faith/article3412722.ece

A diocese of the Church of England is giving an unprecedented £250,000 towards a multifaith building in which the largest amount of worship space will be reserved for Muslims.

The Guildford diocese is one of the wealthiest in the UK. The Bishop of Guildford, the Right Rev Christopher Hill, gave the £250,000 cheque...

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Sikh Primary School to be Built in Southall

February 21, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Sikh Sangat News

http://www.sikhsangat.org/news/publish/europe/Sikh_Primary_School_to_be_built_in_Southall1564.shtml

The secretary of state at the Government Office for London and mayor of London Ken Livingstone have given the green light for a Sikh primary school in Southall.

Sharnbir Singh Sangha, a project coordinator, Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha Southall...

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