Tag Archives: Sikh Community

US to track hate crimes against Sikhs, minorities

Washington, USA: Ahead of Monday’s anniversary of the Oak Creek Gurdwara tragedy, the US Justice Department has announced that it will begin tracking crimes committed against Sikhs and six other groups as hate crimes. Making the announcement on Friday, Attorney General Eric Holder said the Federal Bureau of Investigation director Robert Mueller had approved a recommendation from the agency’s advisory ...

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No home for Afghanistan Sikhs

Afghanistan: Outsiders may have trouble distinguishing between the turbans worn by Afghan Sikhs, with their tighter folds, varied colours and tucked-in edges, and those worn by Afghan Muslims, usually black or white with the end hanging down the wearer’s back. The subtle differences, however, and what they represent, have fuelled widespread discrimination against Afghan Sikhs, members of the community say, prompting ...

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CBI moves HC over Sajjan’s acquittal

New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday filed an appeal in the Delhi high court challenging the acquittal of Congress leader Sajjan Kumar in a 1984 Sikh genocide case relating to the killing of five members of a family in the Delhi Cantonment area. A lower court had on May 30 let off Kumar in the 29-year-old ...

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GUMBAD Feature For Lautoka Gurudwara Saheb

California, USA: The Lautoka Gurdwara (FIJI) congregation is composed mostly of the Sikh populace from Sigatoka to part of BA and is rich with personal sacrifices of our ancestors in joyfully establishing the Gurdwara around 1933 and inspired re-building efforts following the arson attack of 1987. Despite the economic and social hardships with minority factor as well, its exemplary to witness ...

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US celebrates 100 years of Sikh arrival

Washington, USA: The United States has acknowledged immense contribution of the Sikh community in its socioeconomic fabric and cultural milieu as it celebrated the 100 years of the arrival of Bhagat Singh Thind, who led a life-long battle for the rights of Indians to gain American citizenship. Thind, who arrived in the US in July 1913 from Amritsar, was the ...

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