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TV advertisement shows Sikhs as vibrant part of US’ cultural tapestry

WASHINGTON: A 30-second ad featuring Sikh actor Waris Ahluwalia along side the images of Sikhs around the US is being telecast by a leading cable here to show the community as a vibrant part of America’s cultural tapestry and stop turban wearing people from becoming a target of hatred. The ad demonstrates through words and images how Sikh-Americans’ values are ...

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My Dear American,” looks at how a Sikh immigrant couple spend their Fourth of July

There’s a good chance you’re out barbecuing for the Fourth of July. It’s an American tradition, and it’s also the subject of short film, “My Dear Americans,” about a young Sikh couple who have just moved to the US. The film was selected as part of the 2014 PBS Online Film Festival. “I thought it would be interesting to take a tradition, ...

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Sikh community joins Northwest Side neighbors for July Fourth parade

SAN ANTONIO — Amid the waving American flags and patriotic clothes and banners, a man walked along a Fourth of July parade route wearing an American flag turban and sporting a long beard, in tradition with the Sikh religion. G.P. Singh, a former University of Texas at San Antonio engineering professor, walked with about 200 people along a half-mile parade ...

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Haryana Sikhs revolts against Akalis and SGPC

Haryana, Punjab: Supporters of an independent panel to manage Sikh shrines of Haryana got shot in the arm on Friday when an elected member of the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) from Haryana, Bhupinder Singh Assandh, revolted against his party and demanded the formation of Haryana Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (HSGPC) to safeguard the interests of the Sikh sangat. Assandh, the ...

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US court asked Obama Administration to explain immunity to Manmohan Singh

Washington DC, US: A US court has asked the US government to respond by July 10 to a Sikh group’s challenge to “suggestion of immunity” to former Indian prime minister Manmohan Singh in a human rights violation case. “The United States may have until July 10, 2014, to respond to Plaintiffs’ Response to its suggestion of immunity,” a federal district ...

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