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Student's kirpan survives latest court challenge

In more than 100 years, it has never been used as a weapon in school Canada: Judge Gilles Ouellet of the youth division of the Court of Quebec found a 13-year-old Sikh boy guilty of having threatened two classmates by pointing the metal hairpin he wore to keep his long hair in place beneath his turban. Uncut hair is a ...

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Amritdhari Sikhs not allowed in Gurdas Maan concert

Calgary, Canada: Hundreds of upset concertgoers spilled onto the streets of downtown Calgary after a show by a popular Punjabi singer on Sunday night was shut down in mid-performance. It wasn’t immediately clear why the concert by Gurdas Maan at the Telus Convention Centre ended so suddenly, but many patrons alleged security guards were refusing entry to those wearing the ...

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Sikh holy scripture saved from Khalsa school fire

Vancouver, Canada: There was some consolation Thursday for members of Vancouver’s Sikh community who could only watch as parts of the Khalsa elementary school where razed by a huge fire that a senior fire official described as suspicious. Emergency crews managed to rescue a Sikh holy book from burnt-out remains of the school which is part of the South Hill ...

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Kanishka Bombing Inquiry Report Ready

Toronto, Canada: The Canadian public probe into the 1985 Air India bombing that claimed 329 lives is finally complete, the commission of inquiry has said. Headed by former Canadian chief justice John Major, the commission of inquiry said Tuesday it has completed the final report to be submitted to the government. All 329 people aboard Air India Kanishka flight 182 ...

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