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Sikh stowaway’s death in UK: Third suspect arrested

London, UK: A third man has been arrested on the suspicion of manslaughter over the death of one of the 35 Afghan Sikh stowaways who were found inside an airtight shipping container on a British dockyard last month. On August 16, victim Meet Singh Kapoor, 40, was found dead in the container when this was group was rescued at Tilbury docks ...

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Sikh Awareness Program Created for Over 70,000 First Responders in New Jersey.

Trenton, NJ, USA: UNITED SIKHS collaborated with the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness to create a Sikh Cultural Sensitivities Training program. This program is online at NJLearn, the internet training system for all New Jersey first responders. Its goal is to educate first responders, including fire, police, and emergency medical personnel on the Sikh community, its articles ...

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New York Assembly Bill Would Allow Sikhs To Serve In Police, Other Government Jobs

New York, USA: Assemblyman David Weprin, D-Queens, has introduced legislation allowing people with religious clothing and facial hair to serve in the police and other government jobs. The Bill would allow Sikhs to serve in police, other government jobs. The proposal comes after a Sikh man was run over last month by a truck driver yelling hateful comments. The Sikh ...

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Why are Afghan Sikhs desperate to flee to the UK

UK: in August, 35 Afghan Sikhs were found in a container at Tilbury docks – one had died. But why are they so desperate to come to the UK? The prayer hall at the Afghan Sikh Gurdwara in West London is packed with worshippers listening to the harmoniums and drums. Most of the people inside have at one time fled ...

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Feast of the Turban, Red Cross and Marò in the heart of the Sikh

Casalmaggiore Italy: It is fast approaching the event of the Sikh community at European level of the Feast of the turban, which throughout the day on Sunday aims to bring to Casalmaggiore, at the park Bodana sticks, well 3 thousand ethnic Indians Sikhs from all over Europe. After the signal arrived relaxing by the community with the announcement of the petition ...

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