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Sikhs in United States

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.

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.

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.

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: 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.

USA: Sikh Officers Allowed to Wear Dastar on Duty in New York Police Department (NYDP

In face of the latest amendments in the uniform policy of the New York Police Department (NYPD) Sikh officers will now be allowed to wear their turbans

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.

Fresno Man Sentenced to 4 Years Imprisonment for Racial Attack on Sikh

A local court today sentenced a man in Fresno, California, who was found guilty of a hate crime against Amrik Singh Bal, a 68-year-old Sikh farm laborer

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.

Sikh Teenage Boy Shot Dead in California (USA)

In an extreme case of brutality a 17-year-old Sikh boy was found shot dead in the garage of his California home last week, prompting police to launch an investigation.

Human Rights Issues Discussed at US Congressional Briefing

Major concerns relating violations of the basic human rights around the world including in India were expressed at the special US Congressional Briefing held in Washington on November 16.

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