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Hard work of Sikh Americans, Obama gave India a good dose of religious freedom

New Delhi, India: US President Barack Obama weighed in on one of India’s most sensitive topics as he wound up a visit on Tuesday, making a plea for freedom of religion to be upheld in a country with a history of strife between Hindus and minorities. An online White House petition of 100,000 signatures asking US President Barack Obama to raise the issues of Sikh community ...

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Punjabi & Muslim Gang activity in Calgary

Calgary, Canada: Calgary Guns & Gangs Unit has concluded several recent operations, arresting suspects and seizing weapons and drugs. In the first case, investigators charged a 26 year-old-man following a shooting incident outside a northeast bar. Just after 11 p.m., on Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, several people were thrown out of the bar in the 13400 block of 52 Street N.E., ...

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Canada: Saroops of Guru Granth Sahib arrive in Manitoba (Winnipeg)

Winnipeg, Canada: Hundreds of Sikhs turned out at a Gurdwara Sahib in northwest Winnipeg Thursday (Nov. 13) to as the 25 Saroops of the Guru Granth Sahib arrived there. Worshipers lined up to bow their head before Guru Sahib. “Today is a very historic day for the Sikh people in Manitoba,” said Harbans Singh Brar, president of the Sikh Society. ...

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Lawsuit against US Army for not enlisting Sikh student

New Jersey, US: Two US-based rights groups have filed a lawsuit against the US Army for allegedly not enlisting a Sikh student in the Reserve Officer Training Corps programme, unless he shaved his beard and cut his hair. The lawsuit, filed by United Sikh and American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) yesterday, in the US District Court for the District of ...

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Recreated 15th Ludhiana Sikh regiment draws crowds in UK

London, UK: Nine volunteers, along with the National Army Museum’s (NAM’s) three staff members, rode on the top deck of the B-type battle bus dressed as soldiers of the 15th Ludhiana Sikh regiment during the 799th Lord Mayor’s show in London on Saturday. The procession began on the Thames river around 11am (4.30pm IST), with the Lord Mayor boarding QRB ...

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