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Sikh Cadets Object to Wearing West Point 'Tar Bucket' - Courthouse News Service

Mon, 2017-08-14 15:29

Courthouse News Service

Sikh Cadets Object to Wearing West Point 'Tar Bucket'
Courthouse News Service
(CN) – Two Sikh cadets at the U.S. Military Academy claim that forcing them to wear the famous West Point plumed shako hat, or “tar bucket,” over or in place of their turbans will violate their religious rights. West Point cadets Gurijuwan Singh Chahal ...

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh spends I-Day eve with troops of Sikh Regiment in Gurdaspur - The Indian Express

Mon, 2017-08-14 12:31

The Indian Express

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh spends I-Day eve with troops of Sikh Regiment in Gurdaspur
The Indian Express
On the eve of the 70th Independence Day, Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh chose to spend an evening with a battalion of the Sikh Regiment close to the Indo-Pak border at Tibri military station in Gurdaspur. A former Indian Army Officer in the ...

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Sikh Activists Stage Protest to Mark 15 August As Black Day for Sikhs - Sikh24 News & Updates

Mon, 2017-08-14 09:29

Sikh24 News & Updates

Sikh Activists Stage Protest to Mark 15 August As Black Day for Sikhs
Sikh24 News & Updates
AMRITSAR SAHIB—Activists of pro-freedom Sikh outfit Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) today staged a protest at Hall Gate of Amritsar City to mark the Indian Independence Day as Black Day for Sikhs. The Sikh activists registered their protest by ...
Sikhs in the Evergreen State: Building Bridges Between CommunitiesPublic News Service
Celebrating as one: Sikhs show there is no room for discriminationThe Express Tribune
Seminar recalls role of Sikhs in freedom struggleThe Tribune

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Sikh who entered US illegally to be deported to India - Economic Times

Mon, 2017-08-14 01:32

Economic Times

Sikh who entered US illegally to be deported to India
Economic Times
Baljit Singh had crossed the border into Texas illegally 12 years ago. His attorney said being a Sikh, he had fled religious persecution in Punjab where he feared ...

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70 years after Pakistan-India split, Sikhs search for home - Washington Post

Sun, 2017-08-13 23:42

Washington Post

70 years after Pakistan-India split, Sikhs search for home
Washington Post
PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Radesh Singh's grandfather was just 11 years old when he left his village in India's Punjab province to move to Peshawar, in the far northwest of the country on the border with Afghanistan. The year was 1901: The British ruled the ...
Remembering partition: 'It was like a slaughter house'Aljazeera.com
They Captured And Forced Him Out Of His Home: This Isn't Syria In 2017, It Was India In 1947HuffPost UK
'Everything changed': readers' stories of India's partitionThe Guardian
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'Why debate kirtan by Sikh women in Darbar Sahib? It's our indisputable right' - Times of India

Sun, 2017-08-13 22:06

Times of India

'Why debate kirtan by Sikh women in Darbar Sahib? It's our indisputable right'
Times of India
A visiting Christian priest from UK once asked me how did Sikhs justify gender equality when God was spoken to as a male and not a female? I quoted from Gurbani where it refers to God as 'male' and His creation as 'female' irrespective of their gender.

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Cable TV channel accused of encouraging grooming victims to take vigilante action - Telegraph.co.uk

Sun, 2017-08-13 14:01

International Business Times UK

Cable TV channel accused of encouraging grooming victims to take vigilante action
Telegraph.co.uk
A Sikh cable television channel has been accused of encouraging victims of grooming to take justice into their own hands and rely on vigilante violence rather than the police. Ofcom, the broadcasting regulator, said it had received a complaint that a ...
Ofcom accuses Sikh channel of encouraging grooming victims to take vigilante actionInternational Business Times UK

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Birmingham Sikh TV channel accused of encouraging victims of ... - Birmingham Mail

Sat, 2017-08-12 10:02

Birmingham Mail

Birmingham Sikh TV channel accused of encouraging victims of ...
Birmingham Mail
Watchdog Ofcom received complaint about a film titled "Misused Trust" aired on the Birmingham-based cable TV Sikh Channel.
How 'cut Surd' has stealthily gained currency among Indian SikhsDailyO

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Slaying of Sikh gas station employee shocks community accustomed to tragedy - Sacramento Bee

Thu, 2017-08-10 16:18

Sacramento Bee

Slaying of Sikh gas station employee shocks community accustomed to tragedy
Sacramento Bee
When Harfateh Singh first heard about the July 25 murder of Simranjit Singh at a south Sacramento gas station, the former president of the Sikh Cultural Association at UC Davis thought immediately of the tragedies that already have struck his community.
1984 anti-Sikh riots: Allahabad HC seeks UP govt's reply on plea over compensation for victimsFirstpost

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Court orders political asylum review for Sikh couple from India - SFGate

Tue, 2017-08-08 18:33

SFGate

Court orders political asylum review for Sikh couple from India
SFGate
A federal appeals court has revived the political asylum claim of a Bay Area couple from India, advocates of an independent Sikh state, who said police in their homeland threatened to have the wife arrested and jailed if she returned. Baljinder Kaur ...

He was 12. He had just moved to America. Then his Sikh father was murdered. - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Tue, 2017-08-08 15:13

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

He was 12. He had just moved to America. Then his Sikh father was murdered.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Before this Sikh temple, known as a gurdwara, joined the list of houses of prayer that have been scarred by hate crimes - from the Birmingham, Alabama, church where four little girls were killed in a bombing in 1963, to the Charleston, South Carolina ...

India Promises Clearance For Sikh Jathas Visiting Nankana Sahib For November Gurpurab - Sikh24 News & Updates

Tue, 2017-08-08 12:20

Sikh24 News & Updates

India Promises Clearance For Sikh Jathas Visiting Nankana Sahib For November Gurpurab
Sikh24 News & Updates
FEROZEPUR, Punjab—Ending uncertainty surrounding access for pilgrimage to Gurdwara Sri Nankana Sahib in Pakistan, the President of the International Bhai Mardana Kirtan Darbar Society, S. Harpal Singh Bhullar has clarified that Sikh Jathas will visit ...
Takht Kesgarh Sahib land scam: Gurdwara panel summons five SGPC members, 5 employeesHindustan Times

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Using braid-chopping hysteria as a ruse, Sikh boy cuts own hair in Moga - Hindustan Times

Tue, 2017-08-08 10:51

Hindustan Times

Using braid-chopping hysteria as a ruse, Sikh boy cuts own hair in Moga
Hindustan Times
Under tenets governing the Sikh religion, a baptised Sikh is supposed to maintain Maryada by keeping and maintaining long hair. Pal, initially stuck to his theory, but blurted out the truth after a local Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Boota Singh ...

Sikh Referee Victim Of Online Racial Abuse Calls For Unity - SikhSiyasat.Net

Tue, 2017-08-08 06:56

SikhSiyasat.Net

Sikh Referee Victim Of Online Racial Abuse Calls For Unity
SikhSiyasat.Net
Singapore City: Sukhbir Singh a 33 years old Sikh referee has called for unity within the football community after suffreing series of online racial abuse following a football match. Sukhbir Singh during the match. It was during the International ...

Sikhs remain resilient after five years of living with tragedy - The Milwaukee Independent

Tue, 2017-08-08 06:05

Sikhs remain resilient after five years of living with tragedy
The Milwaukee Independent
According to the Sikh Coalition, Sikh children are at high risk of being bullied in school because of their religion. While the Sikh community has been an integral part of the American fabric for 125 years, over 40 states, including Wisconsin, don't ...
Sikhs one of the top targets of hate crimes in US: Community LeadersConnected to India (press release) (blog)

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Sikhs Among 'Top Targets' For Hate Crimes Across US - SikhSiyasat.Net

Tue, 2017-08-08 06:01

SikhSiyasat.Net

Sikhs Among 'Top Targets' For Hate Crimes Across US
SikhSiyasat.Net
Washington: While the Sikhs were observing the 5th anniversary of Oak Creek Gurdwara shooting incident here on Saturday, the leaders of the community here on Sunday reportedly said that Sikhs are one of the top targets of hate crimes and sectarian ...
Sikhs remain resilient after five years of living with tragedyThe Milwaukee Independent
Sikhs one of the top targets of hate crimes in US: Community LeadersConnected to India (press release) (blog)

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Sikh in 23 US Cities Honor Oak Creek Shooting Victims Through Seva - SikhSiyasat.Net

Mon, 2017-08-07 22:24

SikhSiyasat.Net

Sikh in 23 US Cities Honor Oak Creek Shooting Victims Through Seva
SikhSiyasat.Net
New York, NY: Inspired by the Oak Creek Sikh Sangat's Chardhi Kala 6K Memorial Walk/Run, the Sikh Coalition organized the fifth annual “National Day of Seva” in honor of those who lost their lives and loved ones at the Oak Creek Gurdwara on August 5, ...
ASC remembers the terrible tragedy of Oak Creek, WIPakistan Christian Post

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In Tarn Taran Class VIII Sikh boy's hair cut while family slept - Times of India

Mon, 2017-08-07 21:37

In Tarn Taran Class VIII Sikh boy's hair cut while family slept
Times of India
Amritsar: In yet another case of braid-chopping, a young Sikh boy's lock of hair was cut mysteriously in Tarn Taran district on Sunday night. Family members of Dilbagh Singh, a Class VIII student of Pandori Golan village, claimed that his hair was ...

US Sikh community participates in community service projects in 23 cities in honour of victims of Oak Creek gurdwara ... - Voiceonline.com

Mon, 2017-08-07 18:56

US Sikh community participates in community service projects in 23 cities in honour of victims of Oak Creek gurdwara ...
Voiceonline.com
Detroit, MI: In partnership with Seva4Everybody, over 80 sevadaars packed and distributed 100 meals and care packages to the homeless. INSPIRED by the Oak Creek sangat's Chardhi Kala 6K Memorial Walk / Run, the Sikh Coalition organized the fifth ...

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Local Sikh community remembers temple mass shooting - Bakersfield Now

Mon, 2017-08-07 15:38

Bakersfield Now

Local Sikh community remembers temple mass shooting
Bakersfield Now
A local nonprofit motorcycle group called the Sikh Riders of America spent their day feeding families at the Bakersfield Homeless Shelter. The next event the Sikh temple will host will be their fifth annual motorcycle ride. All proceeds will benefit ...
Five Years after the Wisconsin Sikh Temple Tragedy, Much Work Remains to Protect Religious FreedomACLU (blog)
He was 12. He had just moved to America. Then his Sikh father was murdered.Washington Post
Five years after Oak Creek Sikh massacre, combat hate before it takes more livesUSA TODAY
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