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SIKH SOLDIERS FOUGHT FOR OUR FREEDOM AND WE’LL FIGHT TO PROTECT THEIRS: NDP

Ottawa, Canada: While addressing growing concern about the PQ Charter of Values in Quebec, NDP Leader Tom Mulcair promised to fight against institutionalized discrimination in honour of Sikh Veterans. When asked about the NDP’s position regarding a potential compromise that will limit a ban on religious symbols to police officers and judges, Mulcair responded by paying remembrance to the contributions of ...

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Half of Americans believe Sikhism is an Islamic sect

Washington, USA: Reflecting the low level of awareness about Sikhs in the US, a new research on Monday said an overwhelming majority of Americans associate turban wearers with slain al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden. The study, ‘Turban Myths’, conducted jointly by the SALDEF (Sikh American Legal Defence and Education Fund) and Stanford University, revealed that 49% of Americans believe Sikhism ...

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Labour Party’s Dhesi vows help on turban issue

Amritsar, Punjab: Tanmanjit Singh Dhesi, who originally hails from Jalandhar and been chosen by England’s Labour Party to contest parliamentary elections from the Gravesham constituency, today said that if elected, he would make every effort to ensure that the turban was given due respect at foreign shores. Earlier, Dhesi was Mayor of Gravesham. Replying to media queries after paying obeisance ...

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19th-century Sikh warrior turban on display in UK

London, UK: A Sikh warrior turban from the 19th century is on display at the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum in the British city of Coventry. The 20-yard-long turban is on loan from the British Museum to the Herbert Museum and will remain on display till November 17. The headgear, known as Dastaar Boonga, is typical of the original Sikh ...

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Sikhs Unite to Create a Global Sikh Alliance for Justice UNITED SIKHS 5th Global Sikh Civil and Human Rights Conference in France

Bobigny, Paris: “Justice Delayed is Justice Denied”, the theme of our 5th Global Sikh Civil and Human Rights Conference was based upon the landmark decision of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in 76 year old French resident Ranjit Singh’s turban case. Sikhs from all of the world congregated in France over the weekend to attend the conference. Topics discussed ...

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