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35 Punjabi detainees in US call off strike

Chandigarh: The case of 64 Punjabi youths languishing in EL Paso jail of Texas (US) for the past nine months has taken a new turn with 35 of them calling off their week-long hunger strike. A number of others have been shifted either to the jail hospital or small barracks in the premises. The youths were nabbed for “illegally” crossing over ...

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Faith factor: US military eases regulations on turbans, beards

Sacramento, US: The US military has eased its uniform rules giving troops greater freedom to wear turbans, head scarves, yarmulkes and other religious clothing. The policy is mainly expected to affect Sikhs, Muslims, Jews and members of other groups that wear beards or articles of clothing as part of their religion. It also could affect Wiccans and others who may obtain ...

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Sikhs to report airport abuse via smartphone app in US

Washington, USA: Sikh activists, fed up with being singled out at US airports, yesterday launched an updated smartphone application to make it easier for passengers to file complaints. The free downloadable app called FlyRights lets travellers instantly send their concerns to the US Transportation Security Administration, which would then respond through its own channels. Launched ahead of Thanksgiving, one of the ...

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On Gratitude and Grievance: Rethinking Sikh Politics in the US

On the evening of Saturday, September 21, 2013, Dr. Prabhjot Singh was attacked in Harlem, New York, by what is estimated to have been around 20 males riding bicycles. The event has been publically labeled a violent hate crime, as Singh described his attackers yelling words such as “terrorist” and “Osama.” Particularly notable is the emergent discourse that has come ...

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Asian-American, Sikh Bullying Dramatically Increasing In New York City Schools

New York, USA: A report released Thursday by two civil rights groups found a dramatic spike in bullying of Asian-American students in New York City public schools. The report by the Sikh Coalition and the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund found that bullying of Asian-American students nearly doubled, to 50 percent, in 2012 compared with 27 percent of students ...

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