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Sikhs caught in crossfire of France’s battle to stay secular

Paris:  France’s Sikh community is ramping up a campaign for the turban to be allowed in state-funded schools amid moves to reinforce a 2004 law banning pupils from wearing religious symbols. The contentious issue pits the cherished French principle of secularity in public life and institutions against the essence of the Sikh religion, which requires followers to keep long hair ...

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Newspaper office torched:Objectionable pictures of Sikh Guru sparks protest

Ludhiana, Punjab:  Supporters of various Sikh organisations vandalised the office of a vernacular daily on Gill Road today. The protesters staged a dharna and demanded immediate arrest of its publisher Rajesh Sharma. They also set the office of the daily afire. The incident took place when Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal was in the city in connection with a state-level ...

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Andrew Coyne: Pettiness, hypocrisy and vacillation of Quebec soccer ban a microcosm of Canadian federalism

Quebec Premier Pauline Marois responds to Opposition questions at the legislature in Quebec City

Canada: The thing we can all agree on is that nobody should “impose their values” on anyone else. The Quebec Soccer Federation should not impose its values on Sikh children and others whose religion commands them to wear a turban while playing. The Canadian Soccer Association should not impose its values on the QSF. And FIFA should not impose its ...

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Sikh procession to celebrate martyr in South Salem

New York,USA: South Salem will be a musical, colorful sight Sunday as Sikhs from across the West Coast will gather for a a nagar kirtan, a religious procession set to hymns. This weekend’s parade is the seventh annual event the Dasmesh Darbar Sikh Temple will host in celebration of the martyrdom of the Sikhs’ fifth Guru. The procession will begin at ...

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Convention held in memory of genocide victims

Bathinda, Punjab: The United Sikh Movement today held a convention in memory of victims of the 1984 genocide. Members of NGOs, local political and religious parties and others participated in the convention. It was unanimously decided during the convention that the movement would take help from all quarters and fight for the genuine cause and problems of the people. It ...

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