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Caste Atrocities and Persecution of India’s Religious Minorities Highlighted during Seminar

When the Rev. Dr. James Mariner of Trinity Anglican Church welcomed Indian human rights advocate Dr. Manisha Bangar to speak on Saturday, he admonished the congregation: “We should understand the religious persecution of any community is an important issue, and one we should not take lightly.”

USA: Two sentenced to 3 years in jail for assaulting California Sikh Man

Two men were found guilty on felony assault and hate crime charges and sentenced to a three-year term in California state prison on Thursday (May 18) for the brutal attack against Maan Singh Khalsa.

Sikh Voice Speaks Out At U.S. Senate Hate Crime Hearing

On May 02, 2017, Dr. Prabhjot Singh – a Sikh American who has experienced hate violence firsthand – testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee about the urgent need to address hate crimes in the United States.

U. S. Census Bureau Should Allow Sikhs to Self-Identify in 2020: United Sikhs

On April 30, 2017, United Sikhs responded to the Census Bureau's request for comments on its recent proposed rule amendments and stated that there should be a distinct "Sikh" category represented.

FIBA Lifts Ban on Religious Headwear, including Sikh Dastar

In a game-changing move, FIBA, the world governing body for basketball, unanimously approved a new rule Thursday that will lift its ban on observant Sikhs and others wearing religious head coverings.

American Sikhs Encourage U.S. Census Bureau to Include Sikhs in 2020 Census

A national coalition of American Sikhs and Sikh organizations are advocating to have “Sikh” formally recognized as a separate ethnic category in the 2020 U.S. Census.

Massive Sikh gathering in New York demands separation of Punjab from India: Sikhs For Justice

More than 50,000 men Sikh men and women -- many of them carrying Khalistan banners -- paraded in rain-swept New York City on Saturday to reaffirm their demand for a sovereign Sikh state.

Sacramento Sikhs Share Concerns of Discrimination in India with Congressman McClintock

Sacramento-area Sikhs may call America home, but they are looking for help from Washington to fight discrimination overseas.

Turban Day: New York’s Times Square soaks in Sikh culture

The iconic Times Square was soaked in the colours and tradition of the Sikh culture on the Turban (Dastar) day organised by Sikhs of New York.

#WeAreSikhs: National Sikh Campaign to spread awareness on Sikhi in USA

A Sikh activist group called National Sikh Campaign (NSC) has reportedly launched a campaign to spread awareness about Sikhs and Sikhi in the United States of America (USA) amidst a spike in hate crimes against Sikhs in USA.

Vaisakhi Campaign Reaches 9 Million in USA: Sikh Coalition

50 bipartisan Members of Congress joined the Sikh Coalition to celebrate Vaisakhi by sharing over 60 social media posts that reached a potential nine million Americans.

Sikhs of Connecticut Running Vaisakhi Campaign to aware fellow Americans about Sikhs

Vaisakhi campaign was run by "Sikh Sewak Society International" all over CT mainly focused in Norwich, Montiville, Lisbon and Newlondon County area in which they rented bus shelters locations by Lamar Company to educate fellow Americans about Sikhism and Vasakhi.

US Congress Recognises Vaisakhi as day of Khalsa creation

US House of Representatives has recognised Vaisakhi (ਵਿਸਾਖੀ) as the day of the creation of Khalsa in 1699, during the 115th Congress’ first session.

Norwich City in Connecticut became first one to declared April 14th as National Sikh Day

Vaisakhi for Sikhs which is celebrated all over the world on April 14th according to Mool Nanakshai Calender has been recognised by City of Norwich,Connecticut USA as "National Sikh Day".

Sikh doctor gets death threats in Indiana (USA)

A Sikh doctor in the US has received death threats from an anonymous caller in Indiana, amid a series of hate crime incidents in which people having their origins in Indian subcontinent have been targeted.

USA: Sikh Coalition Invites Applications for Sixth Sikh Advocate Academy

Sikh Coalition continues to seek applications for its sixth Sikh Advocate Academy, its signature grassroots advocacy training program.

Hate crimes against Sikh Americans must stop: American Sikh Council

The American Sikh Council has expressed concerns over the shooting of a 39 year old Sikh American man in the East Hill section of Kent, Washington.

Hate Crime: Sikh Man Shot Near Seattle in USA

A Sikh man (who has chosen to remain anonymous) was shot and injured late Friday in Kent, Washington.

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.

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