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Sikh Federation (UK) gets Encouraging Feedback on Annual General Meeting

In the third week of September every year the Sikh Federation (UK) holds its’ annual National Sikh Convention. The origins of the Convention can be traced back to 1984 and for many years the convention has been continuously held at Guru Nanak Gurdwara, Sedgley Street in Wolverhampton.

Regionalism takes a beating in Aam Aadmi Party’s rout in Punjab polls [Op-ED]

Just held 2017 Punjab assembly election has not proved a different game from what RSS brand nationalism played on the demographically polarized chessboard of other northern Indian states that went to polls simultaneously.

US Sikhs Combat a “Climate of Fear” with Food

Since 9/11, Sikhs have unfairly become targets of religious-based attacks. Hate crime reports from previous years have shown a troubling trend towards hate-motivated violence against Sikhs mistaken for Muslims.

USA: Sikh Coalition Issues Advisory on Protection of Gurdwaras

In recent months, we have witnessed an increase in hate crimes against Sikh, Muslim, and Jewish communities across the United States.

Sikh Gurdwara Sahibs Open Their Doors To Oroville Dam Evacuees in Northern California (USA)

More than 180,000 people in Northern California were ordered to evacuate late on Sunday due to erosion of the emergency spillway in the nation’s tallest dam. Several Sikh Gurdwaras in the area opened their doors to people in need of places to spend the night.

Sikh Council UK updates on Incident of alleged Beadbi in Woolwich

Sikh Council UK was informed of an incident yesterday morning of attempted desecration of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji at Gurdwara Sahib, Woolwich.

USA: Trump’s seven first steps to sabotage human rights: Amnesty International

Since taking over at the White House, US President Donald Trump has wasted little time putting into action his poisonous campaign rhetoric.

Events of Saka Nakodar tell the saga of the fascist offensives in Punjab

Thirty-one years ago on this day four innocent Sikh young men were murdered by the Punjab police and Indian para-military forces while they were peacefully protesting against the desecration of Shri Guru Granth Sahib.

Who are Panjabis voting for on Feb 4? (by Harinder Singh)

117 members for the Panjab Legislative Assembly will be elected in five days. Like it or not, the stark reality is that caste and religion play a big role throughout India, including Panjab.

With 3 Muslim Characters, Shah Rukh Khan’s Big, Brave Message (by Rana Ayyub)

In 2010, I wrote a cover story on innocent Dalits and tribals in interior Maharashtra who were tortured and labelled as Naxals on false charges.

USA: New NYPD Turban and Beard Rule Opens Employment Opportunities for Sikhs

On Wednesday, December 28, 2016, the New York City Police Department Commissioner, James O'Neill, announced that in order to continue to make the NYPD as diverse as possible, NYPD would allow Sikhs to wear beards up to one half inch in length, from only a few millimeters in past policies.

ATS Mumbai Disposes Off 2 Malegaon Blasts Accused As Victims Of 26/11 Says Media Reports

The National Investigation Agency (NIA), probing the 2008 Malegaon blasts, has told a special court that it will investigate claims of suspended assistant police inspector

BJP IT Cell Chief Told Social Media Cell to Forced Snapdeal to Dump Aamir Khan: Media Report

Following his comments in November 2015 that were perceived to be critical of the government, the BJP social media cell organised a campaign to get Khan removed as the brand ambassador of Snapdeal.

Lathrop City Council in USA Condemns ‘Genocide’ against Sikhs

“Please do not clap because this is a sad history that we’re dealing with, and people are still looking for justice,” he said before stepping down to the podium below to present the framed copy of the just-approved council resolution recognizing “the November 1984 anti-Sikh violence in India as “genocide” to the group of Sikh leaders that included Tejpaul Singh Bainiwal of Weston Ranch, a recent criminal justice graduate who is now on his way to law school.

OP-ED: SC Verdict on Jan Gan Man Mandates Hindutva Nationalism (author: Jaspal Singh Sidhu)

Usual interpretation of the Indian Supreme Court verdict on ‘Jana Gana Mana’, the National Anthem on 30 November, 2016 as curbing of individual’s freedom could hardly fathom the real intention behind the judicial overreach which is meant to serve a larger purpose.

Row breaks out over Tarek Fatah comment Against Kashmiri Student at Panjab University

A HUGE row broke out between Panjab University students and Pakistan-born Canadian writer Tarek Fatah after the latter allegedly called a J&K student "terrorist".

Harminder Singh Mintoo Wanted Police to Pursue Cases but Cops said he was still in Pakistan

Advocate Jaspal Singh Manjhpur said that Harminder Singh Mintoo Wanted Police to Pursue Cases but Cops said he was still in Pakistan.

Mark Zuckerberg, Don’t Get Hoodwinked By Media And Politicians

Shortly after Hillary Clinton’s crushing defeat, the media came up with another spin: Zuckerberg and Facebook were held responsible for her debacle! What crap! Facebook apparently carried “fake news”.

Supreme Court Verdict On Ravi-Beas Rivers Rips Up Old Wounds In Punjab

The 10 November (2016) verdict of Supreme Court declaring the Punjab Act of 2004 as unconstitutional and reviving its earlier decree for expeditious completion of Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal has ripped open the old wounds which had brewed a decade long trouble in Punjab in 1980s entailing a spree of blood spilling.

FBI Includes Hate Crimes Against Sikh in Its Annual Report

This week, the FBI released its annual report on hate crimes, which for the very first time, includes reported hate crimes committed against Sikhs. According to the FBI, there were six hate crimes committed against Sikhs in 2015.

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