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Sikh panel guides families in coping with shooting trauma


August 13th, 2012 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 13 (IANS) Sikh organisations have created a handy guide to help families cope with violence and disaster and Sikh parents to counsel children through the aftermath of ... Read more...

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Let Sikhs wear turban, beard: New York official


August 13th, 2012 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 13 (IANS) In the wake of the tragic Wisconsin gurdwara shooting, a senior New York City official has asked Mayor Michael Bloomberg to allow Sikh police officers ... Read more...

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Sikh Americans show solidarity after gurdwara tragedy


August 7th, 2012 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 7 (IANS) Deeply shocked by the killing of six Sikh worshipers in a gurdwara in Milwaukee, the anguished community has sought concrete action to ensure that ... Read more...

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US Sikh groups rally to ensure safety of community


August 6th, 2012 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 6 (IANS) Devastated by the killing of six Sikh worshippers at a gurdwara in Wisconsin, the 700,000-strong Sikh community in the US has rallied round to offer succour ... Read more...

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France violated Sikh’s right to wearing turban: UN


January 13th, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 13 (IANS) The UN rights committee has said France violated the religious freedom of a 76-year-old Sikh when he was asked to remove his turban for his ID ... Read more...

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‘Sikhs should expect screening of turbans at US airports’


January 14th, 2011 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Jan 14 (IANS) A Sikh community advocacy group has warned the community to be prepared for the "reality that Sikhs should now always expect to be secondarily screened ... Read more...

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Raise headgear issue with Obama, Sukhbir Badal urges PM


November 8th, 2010 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 7 (IANS) Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal Sunday urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to take up with visiting President Barack Obama the frisking of headgear of all ... Read more...

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US Sikhs decry turban screening at airports


November 7th, 2010 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 7 (IANS) Sikh advocacy groups in the US have demanded stop to the screening of turbans at airports, arguing the additional search of their religious headwears is not required as ... Read more...

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Livid American Sikhs liken plans to search turbans at airports to ‘racial profiling’


November 7th, 2010 - 12:29 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Nov 7(ANI): Sikh groups in the United States are protesting against transportation officials' plan to search turbans at airport screening stations in the country.The groups are calling on their constituents ... Read more...

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American Sikhs say ‘Muslim origin’ Obama skipping Golden Temple visit out of fear


October 28th, 2010 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct. 28 (ANI): The American Sikh community has said that President Barack Obama is not visiting the Golden Temple in Amritsar because he harbours fears of negative image fallout with ... Read more...

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Sikhs twitter Obama to visit Amritsar


October 22nd, 2010 - 10:54 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Oct 22 (IANS) With the White House stressing that President Barack Obama's India visit schedule is not "finalised", Sikh American groups are using new age tools like e-mail, ... Read more...

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White House yet to finalise Obama’s schedule for India


October 21st, 2010 - 8:14 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi Oct. 21 (ANI): The White House has said that it still in the process of finalizing President Barack Obama's schedule for his visit to Asia, including India.White House spokesman ... Read more...

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Sikhs, Muslims seek end to racial profiling


June 18th, 2010 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, June 18 (IANS) Sikh, Muslim and African-American groups have related stories of being racially profiled across the US to lawmakers as they explored potential legislation to stop the practice."It's ... Read more...

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South Asian bodies worried over new US security procedures


January 7th, 2010 - 11:24 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 7 (IANS) Several South Asian organizations have expressed serious concerns regarding the new screening standards for air travellers to US saying these will lead to the racial and religious profiling ... Read more...

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US Airways settles with offloaded Sikh musicians


December 16th, 2009 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 16 (IANS) The US Airways has offered an apology and an undisclosed amount in compensation in a settlement with three Sikh musicians who were removed from a flight at the ... Read more...

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Sikh students now can carry ‘Kirpan’ in 61 US schools


September 25th, 2009 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 25 (IANS) Sikh students enrolled in 61 schools run by the National Heritage Academies in the US have been allowed to carry a 'Kirpan', a symbol of their faith, subject ... Read more...

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NY facility pays $20,000 for shaving Sikh patient’s beard


April 14th, 2009 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
New York, April 14 (IANS) A New York healthcare facility where a nurse negligently shaved an elderly Sikh patient's beard, eyebrows and moustache a month before his death has paid $20,000 in ... Read more...

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Sikhs challenge French turban ban before UN body


December 16th, 2008 - 11:27 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Dec 16 (IANS) United Sikhs, an Sikh advocacy group, has challenged the French government's ban on the wearing of turbans before the UN Human Rights Commission (UNHRC), arguing that this ... Read more...

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After gurdwara raid row, Belgian king visits Sikh shrine


November 6th, 2008 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 6 (IANS) With a raid on two gurdwaras in Brussels triggering outrage among the Sikh community, Belgium's King Albert II and Queen Paola took time off to visit Gurdwara ... Read more...

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Gurdwara raid casts shadow on Belgian king’s visit to India (Lead)


November 2nd, 2008 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, Nov 2 (IANS) King Albert II of Belgium arrives in India on a nine-day visit Monday amid a row in his country over a raid on a gurdwara by police seeking ... Read more...

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Gurdwara raids cast shadow on Belgian king’s visit to India


November 2nd, 2008 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, Nov 2 (IANS) King Albert II of Belgium arrives in India on a nine-day visit Monday amid a row in his country over a raid on two gurdwaras by police ... Read more...

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US Sikh held, turban snatched over kirpan


July 1st, 2008 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
New York, July 1 (IANS) A Sikh truck driver was arrested and his turban forcibly removed after marshals in a Connecticut court found his kirpan on him when he went to contest ... Read more...

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South Asian forums in US forge coalition, common agenda


June 26th, 2008 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
New York, June 26 (IANS) Nearly 30 South Asian community organisations in the US have for the first time forged a coalition to work on a common agenda, including on immigration, gender ... Read more...

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Another Sikh student assaulted in New York


June 5th, 2008 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
New York, June 5 (IANS) A ninth grade Sikh student of a school here was attacked by a fellow student in another instance of Sikhs becoming targets of hate crime in the ... Read more...

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Sikh aid group in Malaysia bring food to 2,400 Nargis-hit people


June 3rd, 2008 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
Yangon, June 3 (ANI): United Sikhs Myanmar Disaster Relief, an aid group based in Malaysia, has been distributing rations to the victims of Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar through 70 local volunteers. ... Read more...

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Pakistani boy in New York guilty of hate crime against Sikh


March 8th, 2008 - 9:13 pm ICT by admin
(Lead)New York, March 8 (IANS) A teenage boy of Pakistani origin has been held guilty by a Queens Supreme Court jury of committing a hate crime by cutting off a Sikh boy's ... Read more...

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New York boy held guilty of hate crime against Sikh


March 8th, 2008 - 6:05 pm ICT by admin
New York, March 8 (IANS) The Queens Supreme Court jury here has held a teenage boy guilty of hate crime for cutting off a Sikh boy's hair by force. Umair Ahmed was ... Read more...

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