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#RememberingOakCreek Together

 Oak Creek, Wisconsin: Two years ago on August 5th 2012, the Sikh community in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, stood in silence as a lone, white supremacist gunman fatally shot and killed six innocent members of the Sikh faith, while also shooting himself. The massacre was one of the largest acts of violence on a faith community since the 1963 Church bombings. ...

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Haryana Gurdwara Committee: Five Facts You Need To Know

1) Until the formation of the separate committee for Haryana Gurdwaras, the Akali-dominated SGPC had control over Gurdwaras in Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Himachal Pradesh. 2) SGPC has a total of 190 members, out of which 170 are elected. From the elected members, 157 are from Punjab, 11 from Haryana and one each from Chandigarh and Himachal Pradesh. Haryana Sikhs ...

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Sikh Dress – Does It Really Matter?

While following a Sikh lifestyle in today’s age, we often find ourselves questioning our culture, tradition, and philosophy. With much of the world having adopted western clothing, the way we dress has become an interesting topic of discussion. At some point in your life, you might have gotten told off or admonished by an elder for wearing shorts or not ...

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Ten Thousand Pairs of Shoes

Finally talking about June 1984—30 years later—will honor the dead and protect the living. Thirty years have passed since journalists were cut off from Punjab, and Punjab from the world. In June of each year, Sikhs throng to gurudwaras to observe one of the most significant of their religious holidays. On this day, when even the less observant find their ...

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TV advertisement shows Sikhs as vibrant part of US’ cultural tapestry

WASHINGTON: A 30-second ad featuring Sikh actor Waris Ahluwalia along side the images of Sikhs around the US is being telecast by a leading cable here to show the community as a vibrant part of America’s cultural tapestry and stop turban wearing people from becoming a target of hatred. The ad demonstrates through words and images how Sikh-Americans’ values are ...

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