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SGPC delegation meets Kiwi High Commissioner

Amritsar, Punjab: A five-member SGPC delegation led by its president Avtar Singh Makkar met New Zealand High Commissioner Grahame Morton today and sought stern action against those involved in the murder of a Sikh in that country. The delegation reportedly handed over a memorandum to the New Zealand High Commissioner in which it took up the case of Devinder Singh who ...

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Construction Begins at the Sikh National Center

Houston, USA: Sikh National Center, Inc. (SNC) of Houston held special Ardaas (Sikh Prayer) on Friday, August 2 at 3:15 p.m., as Turner’s Construction’s crane erected the 1st member of structural steel on its previously constructed foundation and slab. About 100 Sikhs participated in the ceremony which was held on a hot Friday afternoon. SNC had awarded a $2.3 million contract ...

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Rights groups to serve US court summons to Badal

New York, USA: A Sikh rights body in US has said that it will use provisions of the Hague Service Treaty to serve the summons of a US court to Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, in a case accusing him of human rights violation. The Hague Service Treaty, of which India is a signatory allows service of judicial papers between ...

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Sikh Coalition Publishes Policy Recommendations for Congress

Washington, DC: To create awareness about Sikhs and Sikh American civil rights issues among government officials in federal agencies and the United States Congress, the Sikh Coalition has published a new edition of its Policy Priorities and Recommendations. Click here to read our Policy Priorities and Recommendations  Designed to provide busy government officials with a quick summary of our advocacy campaigns, ...

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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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