California Governor says NO to Sikh Kirpan Bill

Sacramento, California: California Governor Schwarzenegger said NO to a measure that would have required police to receive training in how to deal with members of the Sikh faith, who carry a small, curved sword called a kirpan. Civil rights activists pushed for the bill, AB 504 by Assemblyman by Warren Furutani (D-Long Beach), saying Sikhs who carry the blade, which ...

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School bars Sikh student for wearing Kirpan

North London, UK: A 14-year-old Sikh boy was told by his North London school that he would no longer be allowed to wear his Kirpan because it posed a health and safety risk. On the first day of school last month, J Singh (minor and hence not named) attempted to attend classes at The Compton School, but was escorted out ...

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Missing Sikh Nevada girl found with her relative in Indiana

Reno, Nevada: Reno police say they have found a 16-year-old girl who went missing last week with her brother-in-law in Indiana. Authorities said they found Karamjit Kaur unharmed with Parvinder Singh at a hotel in Merrillville, Ind. Kaur had ben missing since Wednesday after she was last seen riding her bicycle. Police say the case is still under investigation to ...

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Looted Sikh Necklace of Kohi-noor collection to be auctioned

UK: An important 19 th Century emerald and seed-pearl Necklace from the Lahore Treasury, worn by Maharani Jindan Kaur wife of Ranjit Singh, the Sikh Lion of the Punjab (1780–1839), is for sale in Bonhams next Indian and Islamic sale on 8th October 2009 in New Bond Street. The necklace has six polished emerald beads, one later converted to a ...

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Albanian extradited from Ireland for Sikh’s murder

London, UK: An Albanian wanted for the allegedly racist murder of a Sikh father of two has been extradited to Britain after being found working as a chef in Ireland. Artan Hysaj was arrested in the town of Malahide in August and now faces a murder trial in connection with a fatal racist attack on Kalvinder ‘Bob’ Singh in Manchester. ...

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