Tag Archives: Sikh Gurdwara

UPA Government must intervene, says angry CM

Giddderbaha, Punjab: Describing the turban as an integral part of Sikh identity, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today said the Centre must mount pressure on foreign nations to ban the removal of the turban at international airports for security checks. Talking to the media on the second day of his Sangat Darshan in the Gidderbaha assembly segment, the Chief Minister ...

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A gurdwara in California has been vandalised and the word “terrorist” scrawled on its walls.

Los Angeles, California: A gurdwara in California has been vandalised and the word “terrorist” scrawled on its walls in an apparent hate crime, days ahead of the first anniversary of the Oak Creek Gurdwara shooting in Wisconsin. “The Sikh gurdwara in Riverside was vandalised on the night of July 29 in an apparent hate crime. The word ‘terrorist’ was spray-painted around ...

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US Government issues guide to security at houses of worship

Wisconsin, United States: It is learnt that the US Department of Homeland Security recently issued a Guide for Developing High-Quality Emergency Operations Plans for Houses of Worship. The guide references the 2012 shooting at the Oak Creek Sikh Gurdwara in Wisconsin. The guide provides houses of worship with information regarding emergency operations planning for the spectrum of threats and hazards ...

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Makkar hails DSGMC move on memorial

Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab:  Shiromani Gurdwara Par bandhak Committee president Avtar Singh Makkar on Friday hailed the decision of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Managing Committee to construct a memorial to the victims of 1984 Sikh genocide at Gurdwara Rakabganj near Parliament in the national capital. Speaking to media persons here, Makkar said that the SGPC would fully cooperate with the DSGMC ...

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Revisiting the victim narrative

Wisconsin, US: Dr. Omprakash Ahuja of Brookfield holds his daughter Neerja, 4, as they light candles during a community vigil to honor victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, sponsored by the Sikh religious community at the Sikh Religious Society of Wisconsin in Brookfield on Dec. 15. After a white supremacist opened fire at a Sikh gurdwara in Oak ...

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