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Graft, drug abuse demoralise youth, says Sikh youth body

Amritsar, Punjab: Expressing their deep concern over large-scale corruption in politics and the rising drug abuse in Punjab, the Sikh Youth of Punjab (SYP) says that the phenomenon has left a demoralising effect on the youth’s lives. The resolution adopted during a meeting held here today observes that as Jat Sikhs enjoy a higher status in the social hierarchy, the economic ...

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First Sikh parliamentarian in 67 years makes history ~ An Update

Islamabad, Pak: History was made in the Punjab Assembly last week when Sardar Ramesh Singh Arora became the first Sikh in close to 67 years who entered into Pakistan’s biggest provincial assembly and took oath as a parliamentarian. Wearing a traditional orange-coloured turban, Sardar Arora walked into the packed assembly hall. Heads bearing warm smiles and broad grins turned in ...

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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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National Union of Students elects its first Sikh on to its National Committee

Sheffield, UK: At the recently held National Conference of the National Union of Students (NUS), delegates representing the 7 million membership of the student body elected the first Sikh onto its National Executive Committee (NEC) in its 90 year history. Kirat Raj Singh, 23, the current Vice President at Birmingham City Students Union was elected in a strongly fought election ...

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UK Parliamentary Debate ~ “The Death Penalty and Human Rights Violations in India”

UK: The Kesri Lehar petition asking for the Abolition of the Death Penalty in India was debated in the Main Chamber of the House of Commons on Thursday, 28th February 2013. The two and a half hour debate, started with an opening speech by Rt. Hon. John McDonnell, MP for Hayes and Harlington, who said that the national Kesri Lehar ...

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