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Vandals target Gurdwara with Anti-Muslim graffiti.

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Australia:  Confused vandals have sprayed anti-Muslim graffiti at a Sikh Gurdwara in Perth’s northern suburbs overnight. The multi-million dollar Gurdwara, which has been under construction in Bennett Springs for more than two years and is due to be completed in February, was vandalised around 1.30am by two offenders who sprayed offensive messages. Two people were captured on CCTV about 1am ...

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Sergeant-at-arms hailed as Canadian hero for shooting dead terrorist.

Sergeant-at-arms hailed as Canadian hero for shooting dead terrorist.

Canada: Kevin Vickers has vocally supported Canadian Sikhs right to wear Kirpan in Parliament. The man being hailed as a hero for reportedly shooting a gunman in Canada’s national parliament is Kevin Vickers, who, as the holder of the post of sergeant-at-ams, is officially responsible for safety and security within the grounds of the building. The role’s ceremonial element has ...

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Sikh Network UK Sets Out Sikh Manifesto, Encourages UK Sikhs to Help Develop and Finalize

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London, UK: A Sikh Manifesto will be published in January 2015 for the General Election and the next five years setting out specific demands of the Sikh community and the vision for British Sikhs. The initiative for a Sikh Manifesto was launched on Sunday 21 September. Many have commented positively about this development and made useful suggestions, based on which an ...

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Gurdwara in Belgium asked to close down

Gurdwara in Belgium asked to close down

Belgium: The mayor of the town of Vilvoorde in Belgium, Hans Bonte, has ordered the closure of the local Gurdwara, Guru Nanak Sahib, for one month. Belgian media Tuesday charged that the Sikh Gurdwara “appears to operate as a magnet for Indians staying in Belgium illegally”. The Flanders news and radio VRT website said that during a recent police raid ...

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Tarlochan Singh gets Sikh award

Tarlochan Singh gets Sikh award

London, UK: Tarlochan Singh, a former chair man of the National Commission for Minorities, has been conferred with the Sikh Lifetime Achievement Award, 2014, for his contribution to Sikhism and other walks of life. Describing 81-year-old Singh as a “walking encyclopedia on Sikhism, sports, Indian politics and Punjab”, the citation read out at the Sikh Awards 2014 at Westminster Park Plaza ...

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