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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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Prominent UK Sikh for truth commission

London, UK:  A prominent British Sikh has used a House of Commons ceremony in London to call for a truth and reconciliation commission in India to “identify the guilty and bring a measure of dignity and closure to thousands of grieving families” who remember the killing of Sikhs in 1984. Rawalpindi-born Lord Indarjit Singh, who came to the UK in ...

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South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley to visit Punjab

South Caroline, US: South Carolina’s Indian-American Governor Nikki Haley will lead a 10-day trade mission to India next week, hoping to attract more foreign investment and sell the state as a tourist destination. The places she will visit include Chandigarh and Amritsar. The November 12 to 22 trip is intended to make a “first impression” that sells South Carolina as ...

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US Sikhs hold nagar kirtan in Yuba City

Yuba City, California: Thousands of devotees across the US turned up for the Nagar Kirtan (35th Sikh Parade) to mark the anniversary of the coronation of Guru Granth Sahib, the holy scripture of Sikhs at Yuba City in California on Sunday. Led by the Panj Pyaras or the five Sikh clerics, the religious parade was taken out about 125 miles from ...

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