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First Time Ever in US History, the US Senate Session Starts with a Sikh Prayer: ASCC & SCCEC

The American Sikh Caucus Committee (ASCC) and Sikh Coordination Committee East Coast (SCCEC) said in a written statement that: "[w]hen Giani Sukhvinder Singh of Philadelphia Sikh Society, Milbourn Gurdwara, stood next to Senator Patrick Toomey-President pro-term of Senate, to offer the 'Sikh Prayer' in US Senate Chamber, he was creating history".

Jagmeet Singh’s Campaign Trail Strength has Silenced His Critics within the NDP

Heading into the 2019 election campaign, it seemed like the New Democrats couldn't catch a break. The party was struggling to raise funds and recruit candidates and was polling badly. Some speculated that the NDP might lose official party status.

Ontario’s Sikh Community Gearing up to Mark 550th Parkash Gurpurab of Guru Nanak Ji

This year marks the 550th Parkash Gurpurab of Guru Nanak Ji. To mark this momentous occasion, the Ontario Gurdwaras Committee (OGC) is hosting engaging events and activities across the province, in addition to the Gurpurab celebrations being held at Gurdwaras.

Tamil Translation of Book About Sikh Struggle Released

People from all walks of life packed the Los Cerritos Community Centre in Fremont, CA on October 12 for the launch of the Tamil translation of Captivating the Simple-Hearted: A Struggle for Human Dignity in the Indian Subcontinent.

“Key Resolutions” Adopted During World Sikh Parliament’s Derby Session

A press release issued Hardyal Singh and Manpreet Singh, both general secretaries of the WSP is being reproduced below, in verbatim, for the information of readers of the Sikh Siyasat News (SSN).

North Dakota Becomes 11th State of USA to Teach About Sikhi

The North Dakota Department of Public Instruction (NDDPI) recently released new social studies standards, which for the first time ever include Sikhism.

Periyar International Will Launch Tamil Translation of Book About Sikh Struggle

On Saturday, October 12, various minority rights and anti-caste discrimination groups will come together in Fremont to launch the Tamil translation of “Captivating the Simple-Hearted: A Struggle for Human Dignity in the Indian Subcontinent.”

WSO (Canada) Selects New Board and President 2020-21

The World Sikh Organization of Canada held its biennial convention on Saturday October 5, 2019 in Ottawa. WSO delegates from across Canada gathered to discuss current challenges facing Canadian Sikhs and to select Tejinder Singh Sidhu as the next President of the organization.

Canada: Peel Council Supports Motion to Oppose Quebec’s Bill 21

At its meeting on October 10th, Peel Regional Council unanimously passed a motion moved by Councillor Gurpreet Singh Dhillon to denounce Quebec’s Bill 21, which will ban religious articles of faith to be worn by anyone in a public service position.

Protests on Gandhi’s Birth Anniversary in USA: “Gandhi Is Used as a Diplomatic Weapon”, say Protesters

Groups on both the West and East coasts of the U.S. demonstrated against Mohandas Gandhi on October 2, his 150th birthday, describing the occasions as “150 years of racism.”

Calgary City Council Passes Resolution Against Quebec’s Bill 21; WSO Welcomes Move

The World Sikh Organization of Canada welcomes the passing of a Resolution against Quebec’s Bill 21 by Calgary City Council. The Resolution states, “BE IT RESOLVED that Calgary City Council Oppose Quebec’s Bill 21 and continue to support building a welcoming city where everyone has access to opportunity and prosperity.”

First Sikh Deputy Sheriff in Texas Shot Dead; Dal Khalsa Expresses Condolence

A Sikh law-enforcement officer was fatally shot during a traffic stop in the US state of Texas on Saturday (September 29).

Sikh, Tamil, Kashmiri and Bahujan Diaspora Groups to Protest Against Modi at UN in New York

Sikh, Tamil, Kashmiri and Bahujan diaspora groups will be holding a protest outside the United Nations headquarters in New York on September 27, 2019 from 11 am to 2 pm.

Thrice Weekly Direct Flight between Amritsar and London from November: Tan Dhesi, H S Puri

A direct flight going to start a thrice weekly fligh between Sri Guru Ram Das Jee International Airport, Amritsar to Stansted Airport, London going to start a thrice weekly fligh from November this to mark 550th parkash gurpurb of Guru Nanak Jee. It will be a thrise weekly flight.

Sikh Manifesto to be launched in January 2020 to Secure Support for Justice & Sikh Homeland

At the Sikh Federation (UK) Convention a week earlier it was pointed out that some of the issues in the Sikh Manifesto were longer term and required international co-ordination and a global approach to be successfully delivered.

Refreshed Sikh Manifesto to be Showcased During Annual Convention of Sikh Federation UK

The International Sikh Convention organised by the Sikh Federation (UK) will commence tomorrow at Guru Nanak Gurdwara, Smethwick in the West Midlands and is expected to attract over 15,000 Sikhs over the three-day event.

New Jersey Designates Guru Nanak Ji’s 550th Parkash Gurpurab as “World Equality Day 2019”

New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney presented a resolution to the East Coast Sikh Coordination Committee and members of the greater Sikh community today designating November 12, 2019, as World Equality Day in recognition of Guru Nanak ji’s 550th Parkash Gurpurab.

Sikh Group Joins the 70th International Association of Human Right Agencies in Orlando

Seventieth International Association of Human Right Agencies event held Tuesday, August 20th at Orlando city of Florida state in United States of America (USA).

WSO Joins Challenge to Québec’s An Act Respecting the Laicity of the State

The World Sikh Organization of Canada and its Vice-President for Québec, Amrit Kaur, announced on August 15 that they will be joining the legal challenge to Québec’s An Act respecting the laicity of the State.

Demand Raised To Include Gahdar and Komagatamaru History in BC Education Syllabi

Prof. Mohan Singh Memorial Foundation (Canada) has demanded from the Federal Government of Canada to rectify the criminal record pertaining to Gadar movement martyr Bhai Mewa Singh.

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