Tag Archives: Sikh Community

Sikhs and RCMP hold summit to combat gangs

Vancouver, Canada: Stories of being able to leave your front door unlocked seem like folklore to New Westminster’s Gunvir Khosa. The 20-year-old Douglas College student has only heard of those far-off times from his father, when he’d talk about his childhood and feeling safe in his neighbourhood. “Nowadays you can’t do that, being scared that you might get hit by a ...

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Vandals attack Sikh Gurdwara in Cambridge

London, UK: A temple was attacked by vandals in Cambridge. A window was smashed when stones were thrown at the Cambridge Gurdwara, a temple and community centre for the county’s 700-strong Sikh community. Police are treating the attack, which happened in Arbury Court, Arbury Road, overnight on Saturday, as criminal damage and do not believe it was a hate crime. ...

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Harley Grove Sikh temple reopened after ‘arson attack’

London, UK: Up to 2,000 people have taken part in a procession to mark the reopening of an east London Sikh temple that was destroyed in a suspected arson attack. About £1.4m has been spent rebuilding the Grade II-listed Gurdwara Sikh Sangat in Harley Grove, Bow, that was burnt down in March 2009. Members of the Sikh community walked from the ...

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Sikh politics to fore in Delhi, Cong, BJP in a spot

New Delhi: The Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC)’s announcement of a memorial dedicated to victims of the 1984 Sikh genocide this month seems to have put the ruling Congress and the opposition BJP on the backfoot in Delhi. As the Sheila Dikshit government grapples with factoring in the Sikh electorate just months before the Assembly elections in November, the ...

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NDP MPS PARTICIPATE IN SOLIDARITY SOCCER GAMES ACROSS CANADA

Ottawa, Canada: With the Quebec Soccer Federation’s recent decision to lift its ban on turbans, NDP MPs adorned patkas and turbans as they joined solidarity soccer games throughout Canada. In Edmonton, one day after the Quebec Soccer Federation lifted its ban, Public Works and Government Services critic Linda Duncan (Edmonton—Strathcona) joined the Punjabi Sports Association for a game of soccer. ...

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