Tag Archives: Sikhs in United States

Suspicious man at Oak Creek Gurudwara (United States) quizzed by authorities

Oak creek,USA:As per news reports a 31-year-old Severna Park man who said he is following directions from God to visit sites of tragedies in the United States was recently detained and interviewed by authorities after ammunition was found in his car outside the Sikh Gurudwara of Wisconsin, where a gunman killed six worshippers and himself in August, police reported. According ...

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Respecting freedom of Religion, California school allows Kirpans for Sikh students

California: According to reports a Southern California school district has allowed Sikh students to wear the Kirpan in school. It is learnt that at least three high school students in the Jurupa Unified School District will be allowed to wear the approximately 2-inch Kirpan at school after ensuring certain safety measures. Sikh Kirpan – is a sword that is considered ...

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Hurricane Sandy – Sikhs working with other agencies in relief operation

New York,USA: Many parts of the Unite States are hit by a sandy storm and according to reports Sikh groups are working closely with the Office of Emergency Management and State VOADs to track the impact and providing relief services . As per reports the United Sikhs and American Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee have plans to turn the Gurdwaras (Sikh place ...

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US Sikhs to lobby Sikh Genocide petition before the United Nations

San Francisco,California: Decrying denial of justice, Hundreds of Sikhs attended the “Sikh Genocide and Sovereignty” Conference held in San Francisco on October 21, 2012 and voiced concern for the continuous impunity to political activists and police officers involved in genocidal attacks on Sikhs during November 1984. SFJ announced to file a “Genocide Petition” before U.N. Human Rights Commission (UNHRC) in ...

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US Sikh diaspora condemn arrest and detention of Sikh leaders in Punjab

Philadelphia,USA:  A conference was held at Upper Darby Gurdwara in Philadelphia, to discuss the human rights situation in Punjab vis-à-vis arrests of Akali Dal Panch Pardhani leaders and charging of the 5 Dal Khalsa men under sedition law by Delhi court in the 31 year old case. The event was organized by US chapter of Dal Khalsa with the support ...

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