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Australian Sikhs being targeted amid anti-Muslim tensions.

Australia: Sikhs have reported an increase in abuse in Australia from people mistaking them for hardline Muslims in the aftermath of the recent terror raids and the shooting of a known extremist. Community leaders from around the country have reported rising tensions – and now Sikhs, who wear turbans and long beards, say they have been targeted. Harjit Singh from the ...

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A majestic makeover for Australia’s first gurdwara

Woolgoolga, Australia: Progress on the reconstruction of Australia’s first gurdwara sped up this week as builders prepare for the arrival of decorative domes from India. Over the Christmas break, fibre glasser Harwinder Saggu travelled from Punjab to Woolgoolga, a town in the Australian province of New South Wales, to take measurements for ornate domes to be placed on top of the ...

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Julia Gillard first prime minister to visit Sikh Gurdwara in Glenwood

Australia: Julia Gillard became the first Australian Prime Minister to visit a Sikh temple and her rock star reception in the party’s most marginal NSW seat would have pleased her Labor strategists. The Blacktown seat of Greenway has one of the fastest growing Indian-Australian populations with nearly 12,000, 7.7 per cent, born in India, more than five times the national average. ...

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Australia: Simarpal Kaur – the first Amritdhari Sikh woman to serve in the Police force

Melbourne, Australia: As per media reports Simarpal Kaur became the firstAmritdhari Sikh woman to serve in the Police force with her Dastar in Australia. “Originally from Moga District, Village Deena Sahib, she left Punjab in 2007 to study in Australia. She attended Queensland University and received her Masters degree in Information Technology” The Link has reported. “After graduating from the Victoria Police Academy she ...

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4 Sikh's assaulted in Oz

Melbourne, Australia: In a racially motivated attack that was witnessed by about 40 to 50 people, four persons of Indian origin were attacked and beaten up last Saturday by four men, believed to be Caucasian, in the parking lot of a bar in Melbourne’s Epping suburb. The attackers, who were part of a group celebrating a birthday party in a ...

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