Tag Archives: United States

Turbaned Sikhs Are Not Terrorists

California,US: I was on my way to lunch with one of the partners at a prestigious law firm when we both heard it: a random person on the street yelling at me, “Terrorist … hey, terrorist!” I was in the process of trying to secure a job. Like any other law school student, I just wanted to fit in at ...

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My turban: Made in the USA

Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism in India in the 15th century, believed that all people are born free and should live freely and equally. He spoke out against inequality, religious intolerance and the pervasive caste system in India. Above: A member of California’s Sikh community is seen during a parade in Downtown Los Angeles in 2003. Oak Creek,USA: Sikhs ...

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Congress recognises 100th anniversary of US gurdwara

Washington,USA: The 100th anniversary of the first gurdwara built in the United States was recognised in Congress this week, celebrating a century of Sikh immigration, with a lawmaker saying no religion was more attuned to the country’s Declaration of Independence than Sikhism. Stockton Gurdwara Sahib came into existence in 1912 with the joint efforts of Sardar Basakha Singh and Bhai Jawala ...

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California declares November as Sikh-American awareness month

Amritsat,panjab: United Sikhs, an NGO working in the United States, has invited all Californian youths to participate in Sikh Youth Voices Promoting Diversity, a video contest, to share their story about Sikh culture and their experience standing up to bullying with November 2012 being declared as ‘Sikh-American awareness and appreciation month’ by Californian legislature. United Sikh director Jatinder Singh told ...

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