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Sikhs and Kashmiris Demand Indian Exit from Punjab and J&K

London, United Kingdom: A joint statement issued by the Council of Khalistan, The All Party Kashmir Co-ordination Committee, United Khalsa Dal (UK), Kashmir Advisory Council (UK), Shiromani Akali Dal (UK) and Sikh Student Federation (UK) reads as follows: India’s annual celebration of its independence on 15th August 1947, for all its pomp and ceremony, masks the sad reality of an artificial ...

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Sikh Relief Travel to Essex to Offer Food and Clothes to Afghan Sikhs

Tilbury, UK: This morning the Sikh Relief team travelled to Tilbury Port, taking food, clothing and immediate necessities such as nappies and baby food, to the Sikhs found trapped inside a shipping container. The team were saddened at the way in which young and elderly were stuck in an airtight metal container for such a long amount of time. Donations and ...

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Son of Oak Creek Victim Falls Short in US House Bid

Wisconsin, US: The son of the founder of a Sikh Gurdwara attacked in 2012 has failed in his bid to enter the US Congress, where he had hoped to campaign against violence. Amardeep Kaleka – whose father Satwant Singh Kaleka was among six worshippers shot dead by a white supremacist US Army veteran at the Oak Creek, Wisconsin, Gurdwara – had ...

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US man arrested for mowing down Sikh

New York, USA: A 55-year-old man has been arrested here on the charges of calling a Sikh man a ‘terrorist’ and mowing him down with his pick-up truck, in an apparent hate crime. The police in Queens arrested Joseph Caleca of Setauket in Suffolk County and charged him with attempted murder and hate crime, ABC 7 News reported. Caleca had attacked ...

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Afghan Sikh migrants trapped in airless container for 18 hours: Translator

London, UK: The Sikh families found in a shipping container in Britain were fleeing persecution in Afghanistan and had been trapped in darkness without fresh air for 18 hours, their translator said Monday. The group, discovered at Tilbury Docks, east of London, feared they would have all died had they remained inside for a further 20 minutes, said Kamaljit Singh Mataharu, ...

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