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Kirpan to be accommodated at BC Courthouses

Vancouver , Canada: The World Sikh Organization of Canada has worked with the British Columbia Ministry of Justice as well as the BC Sheriff Service to develop accommodation guidelines for the kirpan in BC courthouses. The accommodation will begin to be offered on April 12, 2013. The kirpan is an important article of faith worn by amritdhari or initiated Sikhs ...

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White House now ‘condemns’ 1984 anti-Sikh violence

Washington DC, US: In response to a petition from the influential Sikh community seeking recognition of violence against Sikhs in India during November 1984 as “genocide”, the White House has said it continues to “condemn” and “work against” violence directed at people because of their religion. “We continue to condemn – and more importantly, to work against – violence directed ...

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Sikh American urges ‘democratic’ India to uphold human rights

New York, USA: A Sikh-American lawyer has urged India to try and live up to its lofty claim of being the “world’s largest democracy” by upholding human rights, especially in Punjab, Kashmir and northeastern states. Writing in the Christian Science Monitor on the 25th anniversary of one of India’s “darkest, most undemocratic moments” – the suspension of part its constitution ...

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Punjab: Girl denied admission by school for wearing turban

However, the school’s principal said there has been some miscommunication as there were already students studying there wearing turban. Jalandhar, Punjab: A family belonging to Amritdhari Sikh sect has alleged that a private school denied admission to their daughter as her turban was in breach of the school’s uniform, a claim rubbished by the institution’s principal. Harpreet Singh alleged that ...

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Green Bay man accused of setting fire to store owned by Sikh

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Green Bay, WI: A 53-year-old man is charged with a hate crime, accused of setting fire to a Green Bay convenience store owned by a Sikh American – seven months after the most deadly U.S. attack on Sikhs in recent memory at an Oak Creek temple. James Parrish of Green Bay faces charges of arson with a hate crime modification, ...

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