Tag Archives: Sikh-Americans

Rights body questions Sikhs’ exclusion from US army

Washington, USA: A US commission has asked Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel to explain exclusion of Sikhs, known for their valour and pride, from the American armed forces. In a letter, the US Commission on Civil Rights requested Hagel to respond to a Department of Defence policy that “appears to presumptively exclude” Sikh Americans from serving in the US armed forces if ...

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White House celebrates Gurpurb with Sikh-Americans

Washington, USA: The White House has celebrated the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism, in the presence of eminent Sikh-Americans from across the US. Led by Melissa Rogers, Special Assistant to the President and Executive Director, White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, senior officials from the Obama administration turned up to welcome Sikhs who were dressed ...

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Obama extends greetings to Sikhs on Guru Nanak’s birth anniversary

Washington, USA: The US is grateful to Sikh-Americans for enriching the country with their values, President Barack Obama has said in a message ahead of Guru Nanak’s birth anniversary. Obama greeted the Sikh community saying the anniversary is an occasion to reflect on the holy guru’s “timeless teachings”. “Here in the United States, we’re grateful to the many Sikh-Americans who give ...

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New Congressional effort launched to enlist Sikhs in American Army

Washington, USA: A top American lawmaker has launched a fresh effort to enlist Sikhs in the US Army so that they can serve the force while abiding by their faith. “Throughout the world, and now in the US Army, Sikh soldiers are clearly able to maintain their religious commitments while serving capably and honourably,” said a letter addressed to the US ...

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US House denounces racially motivated attacks against the Sikhs

Washington,USA: The Illinois House of Representatives has adopted a resolution denouncing racially motivated attacks against the Sikhs, particularly the shootout at a Wisconsin gurdwara in August that killed six Sikh worshippers. Calling the shootout at the Oak Creek gurdwara as a “deplorable act of violence and hate” the resolution acknowledged the American Sikh community’s long standing commitment to the United ...

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