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UNITED SIKHS urges Canadian Government to object to France’s ban on Religious Symbols

Ottawa, Canada: French Prime Minster Jean-Marc Ayrault will be visiting Canada. The Ontario Gurudwaras Committee (OGC) is writing today in support of United Sikhs’ request to the Canadian Government to voice their objection against the ban in France and in doing so, to comply with the UN ruling opposing the decision. The OGC has been advised that the United Sikhs ...

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Turban is a sacred symbol, a Sikh MP says

New zealand: A National Party MP is appealing for cultural understanding after a turban incident in Queenstown. Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi says a Sikh restaurant employee had his turban removed by an inebriated tourist and police are handling the case. “All cultures, religions and ethnic groups have unique practices and protocols,” he said. “One of the most significant for the Sikh religion ...

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US lawmakers want Obama admin to stop racial profiling of Sikhs

Washington DC, USA: Around 16 Congressmen signed off to a letter asking the Transportation Security Administration – the federal agency responsible for security of airports in the country – to stop racial profiling of people from South Asia and Middle East including Black, Sikhs and Muslims travelers. “Despite efforts to prevent profiling by its screeners, news reports indicate that (TSA) Transportation ...

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Looking back in anger: Seeking justice for decades

Mohali,Punjab: Harwinder Singh Mander is a bright eyed youth in his twenties, born and raised in England to Sikh parents. He studied law and runs Naujawani.com, a popular internet radio station and internet TV that broadcasts content for a global Sikh audience. He is a blogger too — on the topic of what he calls injustices against the Sikh community ...

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Sikh shooting officer: Cop lives to tell his tale

Wisconsin,USA:A Sikh shooting left an officer wounded but not dead in Wisconsin back in August and now he’s talking about the day that he survived. On Nov. 20, The Inquisitr reported that officer Brian Murphy was shot 15 times when he arrived at a Sikh Temple months ago. In a new interview, Murphy says that he was just doing the ...

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