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Anti-Sikh genocide: Dal Khalsa seeks UN intervention

Hoshiarpur, Punjab: Alleging that the Union Government has failed to provide a resolution to political conflicts in various regions of the country, Sikh group Dal Khalsa has appealed to the United Nations to intervene. Dal Khalsa along with hardliner groups of Kashmir, Nagaland and Tamil Nadu has sought a peaceful resolution to the conflicts that give rise to “genocidal pogroms” against ...

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‘Declare Sikhs killed in 1984 riots martyrs’

New Delhi: A high-power delegation led by Gurmeet Singh Shunty, member and former general secretary of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC), has asked Sri Akal Takhat Sahib that the Sikhs killed in 1984 genocide should be declared martyrs. In a letter written to Sri Akal Takhat Sahib, Shunty said Sikhs were killed in the riots as they kept their ...

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Sikhs disappointed at basketball body’s headgear move

Washington, USA: Two US lawmakers and Sikh community bodies have expressed disappointment over the international basketball federation’s (Fiba) decision to allow athletes to wear religious headgear, such as patkas, only as part of a “trial period”. “We are deeply disappointed with Fiba. It shouldn’t take two years to make what should be a simple decision to eliminate a discriminatory practice,” lone ...

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US lawmakers disappointed over FIBA decision on Sikh players

Washington, USA: Two leading US lawmakers have expressed disappointment over the decision of FIBA to continue with its policy to ban players from wearing headgears in international matches, even though it allowed them to sport religious headgear as part of a “trial period” for two years. “We are deeply disappointed with the International Basketball Federation (FIBA). It shouldn’t take two years ...

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FIBA: Players Can Wear Religious Head Coverings

India: International basketball’s governing body said Tuesday that players will be allowed to wear religious head coverings, such as hijabs or turbans, on a trial basis in some competitions. FIBA’s central board met over the weekend at the men’s world cup and voted to allow a two-year testing phase that would let players wear head coverings. Previous FIBA rules only ...

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