Tag Archives: Sikh Identity

Discrimination against Sikh taken up with US

New York, USA: US Attorney Preet Bharara’s office took up the issue of alleged religious discrimination against an elderly Sikh man with the New York City Department of Correction. Gurbhej Singh Sandhu was asked to remove his turban when he visited a correctional facility here to meet his son who was serving a sentence. According to a statement by rights groups ...

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Congressman Crowley Strongly Condemns Attack on Sikh Businessman

New York, USA: Congressman Joseph Crowley, a staunch opponent of hate crimes committed against Sikhs, condemned the attack on a Queens Sikh businessman who was injured after being run down by a pickup truck outside his office last week. Last Wednesday, Crowley joined with advocates and the Sikh American community in Queens to rally behind the victim and call for justice. ...

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SGPC flays attack on US Sikh, writes to Modi

Amritsar, Punjab: The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbhandhak Committee (SPGC) today strongly condemned the racist attack on a Sikh man and his mother in the US. SGPC chief Avtar Singh Makkar said it was a matter of grave concern that a Sikh man had been targeted in New York while another member of the community was stabbed to death in Auckland, New Zealand. ...

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The importance of Kaur

Have you ever thought why Guru Ji, Guru Gobind Singh, gave the Kaur surname to Sikh women? Why did he not accept the status quo and keep the tradition of the woman’s surname being determined by her family’s name? What was Guru Ji trying to achieve by calling the Sikh woman “A Princess” (literal meaning of Kaur)? To try to ...

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Sikhs must retain their identity symbols: Khushwant Singh

Chandigarh: Noted writer and journalist Khushwant Singh said the Sikh leadership should discuss and ponder over the fact that many of them had discarded symbols of Sikh identity such as turban, long hair and beard. His address was read out by his son Rahul Singh at the seminar, “Khushwant Singh: The Writer, Historian and Jour nalist,” organised by Panjab University (PU) ...

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