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Vancouver Sikh school fire definitely arson: police

Vancouver, Canada: A Sikh school was set on fire on Thursday but shockingly the Canadian police has confirmed that the fire was deliberately set, and are appealing to the public for assistance in locating a possible witness. The fire spread quickly and destroyed the Khalsa School near the intersection of Fraser Street and 45th Avenue in East Vancouver. There were ...

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India Must be Held Accountable for Manipur Fake Encounter

Ottawa, Canada: The World Sikh Organization of Canada (WSO) condemns the continuing human rights violations and fake encounter killings being carried out by security forces in India. Tehelka Newsmagazine in its August 8, 2009 edition has published photographs of the broad daylight murder of 27 year old Chongkham Sanjit in a fake encounter by Indian Security Forces in the state ...

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LVIA to boot restaurant owners because they look like Arabs

PA, USA: The Sikh owners of two Subway restaurants at Lehigh Valley International Airport say they are being evicted because worried passengers confuse them with Muslims, according to a federal lawsuit. Suhirdbir Bhasin, Raminder Bhasin and Ishmeet Bhasin say that since taking over the restaurants in 2007 they’ve been subjected to ”racial, ethnic, and religious discrimination” from LVIA management. The ...

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Legal action looms after Calgary concert halted over kirpan

Calgary, Canada: The show went on Monday afternoon for fans of Punjabi singing star Gurdas Maan, whose concert was stopped amid controversy the night before. But the dark clouds above Prairie Winds Park, where the outdoor makeup show was held, weren’t the only ones looming over the event. The event’s promoter said he plans to launch legal action against the ...

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Student Found Guilty in NYC School Sikh Attack

New York, USA: A family court judge in Queens, New York ruled against a young student July 22, who had been charged with attacking a Sikh high school boy on campus. Jagmohan Singh Premi, 18, was attacked by an unnamed fellow student in an ESL classroom at Richmond Hill High School on June 3, 2008. The attacker, 15, had apparently ...

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