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Remembering Oak Creek: One Year Later

New York, USA: One year ago today, a gunman attacked a Gurdwara in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, killing six worshippers and injuring several others. As we honor those who lost their lives that day—Paramjit Kaur Saini, Sita Singh, Ranjit Singh, Prakash Singh, Suvegh Singh Khattra, and Satwant Singh Kaleka—and pray for the full recovery of those who were critically injured—Baba Punjab ...

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Sikh Coalition invited back to NYPD for new officer training

New York: The Sikh Coalition was invited back to the New York City Police Academy on June 24 to train its newest graduating class of police officers. This was the third time the Sikh Coalition has been invited to participate in the officer training. The Sikh Coalition had previously visited the Academy to present information about Sikhs in 2011 and ...

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White House Holds Second Briefing on Sikh Civil Rights Issues

Washington, DC, USA: Jakaras were heard in the White House this past Friday during a briefing on Sikh civil rights issues in the heart of the federal government. This briefing, the second of its kind, was organized in collaboration with the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and the White House Office of Public Engagement at the ...

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DeKalb schools agree to steps to protect Sikh student

USA: DeKalb County schools must provide training at middle and high schools to stop harassment of students against others because of their religion or nationality, according to an agreement reached with the U.S. Department of Justice and announced Tuesday. The agreement came after the Counsel for the Sikh Coalition filed a complaint that a Sikh student at Peachtree Charter Middle ...

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US House resolution greets Sikh-Americans on Vaisakhi

Washington, USA: Five Democratic lawmakers have introduced a Congressional resolution on the occasion of Vaisakhi, commemorating the creation of the Khalsa, a fellowship of devout Sikhs, by the tenth Sikh guru, Guru Gobind Singh in 1699. According to the Sikh Coalition, a community organization, Georgia State Senate too has introduced a resolution honoring Vaisakhi, while the cities of Elk Grove, California, ...

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