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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.

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.

Controversial Trump border ‘wall’ to cost $21.6 billion, take 3.5 years to build: Media Reports

Newly elected US President Donald Trump’s controversial move to built a “wall” along the U.S.-Mexico border would cost as much as $21.6 billion.

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.

China Blocks US Motion to get Masood Azhar Blacklisted by UNSC

By throwing a spanner in the wheel China has yet again blocked a move to get the UN to sanction Masood Azhar, the chief of Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM)

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.

UN Chief Decries Discriminatory Border Bans in Rebuke to Trump’s Travel Ban Decree

António Guterres, the new UN secretary general, said on Wednesday, in a clear response to the Trump administration’s refugee ban, that border policies based on religion, ethnicity or race were “against the fundamental principles and values on which our societies are based”.

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.

Nepal Tragedy: Medical Aid Provided to a Thousand People in a Week and a School Set Up for Kids by United Sikhs

Nepal is still reeling from the earthquake that devastated the historical country on 25 April, killing more than 7,800 and displacing thousands more. Two weeks after the earthquake occurred, Nepali families who live in remote villages are still not receiving the aid which they should be.

Texas: Two gunmen shot dead at Prophet Mohammad cartoon contest

A controversial cartoon contest in Texas witnessed gun-violence. As per media reports two armed men who opened fire on a security officer outside of a provocative contest for cartoon depictions of the Prophet Mohammad were killed by the police.

Gujarati woman shot dead in US in attempted robbery

A Gujarati woman was reportedly shot in South Carolina in an attempted armed theft. The victim, Mradulaben Patel was the co-owner and clerk of a store at a gas station in Powdersville, reportedly succumbed to her injuries.

SFJ lawsuit demands “terrorist” tag for RSS; US govt. want case be dropped

A United States (US) based human rights and advocacy group Sikhs for Justice has moved a lawsuit in a US federal court demanding "terrorist" tag for Hindutva fountain-head Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS). However, the United States' government is against any such move and it has the court to dismiss the lawsuit filed against Secretary of State John Kerry by a SFJ.

Sikhs of Connecticut running Vasakhi Campaign

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

AS FBI recognizes Sikhs for Hate crime tracking, Sikh Coalition moves to Focus on Training and Prevention

As the FBI has officially recognizes Anti-Sikh hate crimes, the Sikh Coalition today announced to continue to prioritize improvements to law enforcement training. In the past, when crimes were committed against Sikhs because of their identity, local law enforcement officials sometimes failed to investigate or charge these incidents as hate crimes due to ignorance about Sikh religious practices.

Cook County State’s Attorney pledges to fight hate crimes against suburban Sikhs

Recent incidents and reports released by Civil rights bodies show that Sikhs are facing racial abuse in United States of America. A recent video showing classmates taunting a Sikh student on a Georgia school bus -- one of them calling the student a "terrorist" -- and the 2012 shooting at a Sikh Gurdwara Sahib in Wisconsin that left six dead have highlighted the problem of hate crimes against the Sikh community.

Dental student from Ropar (Punjab) found dead in California (USA)

A 37-year-old Punjabi woman dental student has been found dead in Albany, the US city's first homicide victim since 2004, officials reportedly said on Wednesday.

White House Responds to SFJ Petition on Religious Freedom in India

During his recent trip to India, the President discussed the importance of religious freedom and tolerance in India on January 27 during his speech at Siri Fort in New Delhi. President Obama underscored that India's success depended on the nation not being "splintered along the lines of religious faith."

US, UK Spy agencies hacked into mobile giant, reports

There are reports that Britain’s electronic spying agency, in co-operation with the US National Security Agency, hacked into the networks of a Dutch company to steal codes that allow both governments to seamlessly eavesdrop on mobile phones worldwide. The reports are said to be based on documents given to journalists by former NSA employee and "privacy whistle-blower" Edward Snowden.

USA: Man indicted for attempted murder and felony assault hate crimes on a Sikh in New York

New York: A Long Island man was indicted on hate crime charges Wednesday (Feb. 19), for allegedly calling a Sikh man “Osama” in Queens and running him over.

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