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DSGMC plans printing facility in Canada

Amritsar, Punjab: To provide “birs” of Guru Granth Sahib to the Sikh diaspora while following the “maryada”, the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) has initiated efforts to print Guru Granth Sahib abroad. It committee would have its first-ever printing facility of the holy book in a foreign country. At present, transporting “birs” abroad is not easy as maintaining “maryada” during ...

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Refusal to Exempt Ontario Sikhs From Motorcycle Helmet Law Disappointing: WSO

Toronto, Canada: The World Sikh Organization of Canada has expressed disappointment over the recent decision of Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne to not provide an exemption from helmet requirements for Sikh motorcyclists in the province. WSO Ontario Vice President Prabmeet Singh Sarkaria said today, “Sikhs in Ontario have been calling for a helmet exemption for turbaned Sikh motorcyclists for several years now. ...

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York University students condemn ‘blatantly racist flyers’ that surfaced around campus

Toronto, Canada: York University students condemned “blatantly racist flyers” that surfaced around the university campus and surrounding areas last week. The university has been pulling down these posters, the CBC reported. The flyers were believed to have been distributed by Immigration Watch Canada, a group that advocates dramatic reduction of immigrants in the country, according to the York Federation of Students. ...

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Anti-immigration flyer targeting Sikhs surfaces in Brampton

Brampton, Canada: A line on the flyer says, “Stop the Madness,” and asks Brampton residents to “say no to the massive third world invasion of Canada,” saying immigrants will reduce white Canadians to a minority. It also has the face of a Sikh man covered by a “prohibited” symbol. This comes after another flyer was handed out in Brampton in April ...

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Colonel Harjit Singh Sajjan Awarded Canadian Military’s Highest Recognition.

Vancouver, Canada: Decorated Canadian war veteran Lt. Col Harjit Singh Sajjan received the Order of Military Merit last Friday, one of the military’s highest recognition, the Order of Military Merit. He is the first Sikh to receive this award and continues to be a role model for youth across the country as he prepares to serve his country in new ways. ...

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