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Attacker of elderly Sikh sent to mental hospital

Washington, USA: A US court has ordered that a homeless man, legally incompetent to stand trial for attacking an elderly Sikh man earlier this year, be sent to a |psychiatric hospital until he is competent to stand trial. Judge W Kent Levis of the Fresno County Superior Court has ordered that Gilbert Garcia Jr (30) be sent to Atascadero State Hospital ...

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Religious Hindu and Sikh immigrants, not Muslim, likelier to be obese

Washington, USA: Religiosity in Hindus and Sikhs – but not Muslims – appears to be an independent factor associated with being overweight or obese, a new study has suggested. Asian Indians are one of the fastest growing ethnic groups in the United States, and roughly half a million people of Indian ancestry live in California – more than any other ...

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California House passes ‘kirpan’ bill

Sacramento, California: In a landmark legislation, the California State Legislature has unanimously passed a bill to train law enforcement personnel about Sikhs and the religious significance of ‘kirpans’. The legislation (AB 504) was unanimously passed by the California State Legislature. The bill moves to Governor Schwarzenegger, to sign it into law. “AB 504 is an important bill that recognises the ...

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