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Monumental Step Forward in Tracking Hate Crimes Against Sikhs

Washington D.C:  With the utmost gratitude, UNITED SIKHS thanks Congressman Joseph Crowley (D-NY) for his efforts to encourage the Department of Justice and FBI to begin tracking and quantifying hate crimes against Sikh, Hindu, and Arab Americans. To date, the FBI has not collected and tracked hate crimes against these communities, despite serious hate crimes committed against community members especially ...

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California Senate Bill: SB 231 Ordered to California State Assembly with Unanimous Support

Sacramento, CA: California Senate Bill 231 passes in California Senate with unanimous support on May 29, 2013 and heads to the State Assembly. Introduced by State Senator Lou Correa (D-Santa Ana) SB 231 is a measure that will establish a California Bullying Prevention Coordinating Center, which shall address issues relating to bullying and peer abuse, with a particular focus on ...

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Indian Catholic School Bans Turban and Excludes Sikh Students

Baramulla, Jammu and Kashmir, India: A 107 year old Catholic school in Jammu and Kashmir banned the turban and excluded some 40 Sikh students from classes for wearing the turban last week. The St Joseph’s Higher Secondary School in Baramulla, 50 km from the State Capital, Srinagar, which has about 300 Sikh students, imposed the ban saying that the turban ...

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109 Members of Congress Call for Sikh Hate Crime Tracking

Washington, DC: One hundred and nine members of the U.S. House of Representatives issued a new letter today calling on the FBI to begin tracking hate crimes against Sikhs, Hindus, and Arab-Americans, the way it does for other communities. The FBI is scheduled to make a decision about this issue in June. According to Sikh Coalition community surveys in New ...

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UNITED SIKHS urges Canadian Government to object to France’s ban on Religious Symbols

Ottawa, Canada: French Prime Minster Jean-Marc Ayrault will be visiting Canada. The Ontario Gurudwaras Committee (OGC) is writing today in support of United Sikhs’ request to the Canadian Government to voice their objection against the ban in France and in doing so, to comply with the UN ruling opposing the decision. The OGC has been advised that the United Sikhs ...

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