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New Book on Komagatamaru Tragedy to be released in Milpitas and Stockton (USA)

A book on the tragedy of Komagatamaru will be released in Milpitas and Stockton in USA on 19 February and 26 February respectively.

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.

United Sikhs Connecticut Chapter Started in Norwich (USA)

Despite of the weather conditions "United Sikhs" Volunteers showed up to serve food in "Community Meal program" started by Lee Memorial Church in Norwich.

Video of thought-provoking speech by Sikh Civil Rights Activist Valarie Kaur goes viral

A poignant and thought-provoking speech by civil rights lawyer and Sikh activist Valarie Kaur is making waves online.

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.

Saka Nakodar: Fremont Gurdwara Sahib to Mark the Memory of the Sikh Martyrs on Feb. 05

A convention in memory of four Sikh martyrs namely Bhai Ravinder Singh Littran, Bhai Harminder Singh Sham Chaluper, Bhai Baldhir Singh Fauji and Bhai Jhalman Singh Rajowal Gorcian, will be held at Fremont Gurdwara Sahib, in California, on February 5, 2017 at 10 am.

US based Sikh body Launches 2017 Civil Rights Survey

In the year 2016 the Sikh community saw progress on some of the issues the US based Sikh body called United Sikhs has been advocating civil

United Sikhs Issues Alert to North America Gurdwara Sahibs

United Sikhs, a US based NGO, has issued alert to Gurdwara Sahib in the Untied States to remain vigilant.

Sikh Diaspora Groups Held Protests Against India on 26 January; Reiterate Demand for Self Determination

Every year 26 January is observed as Republic Day by India as it was on this day the Indian state adopted its constitution and presumably declared itself

Saka Nakodar: Portraits of Sikh Martyrs Installed at Stockton Gurdwara Sahib in USA

On the 4’th February 1986, Sikh Student Federation (SSF) members gathered in Nakodar to collect the Saroops of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji

USA: Sikh Servicemen Allowed To Wear Dastaar In The U.S Army

As per the report emanating in the local media , the U.S. Army issued updated rules governing religious liberty that significantly remove the hurdles for Sikhs who seek to serve in the armed forces of their country

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.

Sikh Doctor In US Files Litigation Against Medical Body For Religious Discrimination

A Sikh doctor in the US has filed a lawsuit against an American medical organisation, in which he allegedly said that he was denied a neurology job

US Sikh Balmeet Singh Decorated With “Young Hero” Award

A young Sikh-American, Balmeet Singh, who dared to stood up against a hatemonger, was awarded with the ‘Young Hero’ award in the US.

Connecticut Sikh gets FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award

Swaranjit Singh Khalsa, President of Sikh Sewak Society International, was awarded the FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award this week.

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.

California Cities – Union City, Lathrop & Selma Pass Recoginze the Fact of Sikh Genocide 1984

Union City, California, USA: In November 1984 Sikhs were subjected to genocidal massacres throughout India in November of 1984. The Sikh diaspora in the North America has been ...

Connecticut (USA) Town Southington Officially Recognizes November 1984 Genocide Against Sikhs in India

Southington, Connecticut, USA: The Southington Town Council became first authority in East Coast to officially recoginse the fact of Sikh Genocide of 1984. The council of Southington ...

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.

Legal Suit Settled by Sikh Drivers with U.S.Trucking Firm

A discriminatory suit filed by four Sikh drivers against an American trucking giant has been settled amicably

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