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Sikhs promote equality during awareness month

US: For the second year, Fresno State students will celebrate the first Sikh American Awareness and Appreciation Month in November, where a club will focus on educating the community about its religion and promoting equality for Sikhs. Last September, the California Legislature passed a resolution declaring November Sikh American Awareness and Appreciation Month. Aranvir Johal, president of the Punjab Sikh ...

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Canadian province move to ban turban

Montreal, Canada:  Quebec’s PartiQuebecois government proposes to ban symbols of religious faith such as Jewish skullcaps, Sikh turbans, Muslim head scarves and large crucifixes from public work places. The proposed ban is part of what the Quebec government calls its “charter of values”. It has divided the province of 8.1 million and mobilised the opposition. In recent weeks, Montreal has witnessed ...

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SIKHS Win Third Turban Case at the UN against France

Paris, France: The UN Human Rights Committee (UNHRC) concluded that France has violated the religious freedom of 57 year old Shingara Mann Singh when he was asked to remove his turban for his passport photograph. Shingara Singh, a French national since 1989, was unable to renew his passport in 2005 because the French authorities insisted that he remove his turban ...

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UK Sikh sues bank over insult to turban

London, UK: A British Sikh is suing a bank where he worked for race and religious discrimination after colleagues allegedly interfered with his turban and asked whether it “flashed red in an emergency”. Harminder Dhanota, an information technology manager, is claiming over £50,000 in damages from the London-based bank. He told an employment tribunal here this week how his workmates ...

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Auditions held for “Mr Turban-2013” contest

Amritsar, Punjab: In their move to popularise turban among Punjabi youth and spread awareness regarding its significance, Baba Deep Singh Federation held auditions for their annual event, “Mr Turban”. Celebrating the spirit of being a Sikh, encouraging youngsters to wear turbans and sport a beard, the main event will be held in November. The event witnessed a heavy participation from ...

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