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Sikhs of Connecticut Decline Indian Consulate General’s Offer

The Sikh community of Connecticut is one of the active and growing community of America who is pro Sikh Freedom. Connecticut Sikhs always stood against the Indian Govt. due to its track record of Human Rights violations on minorities.

US Air Force Grants Religious Accommodation to Sikh Airman

In United States of America (USA) Airman 1st Class (A1C) Harpreetinder Singh Bajwa an Airman with the U.S. Air Force has received a religious accommodation allowing him to wear a Dastar/Turban, keep beard, and unshorn hair, in compliance with his Sikh religious beliefs. Harpreetinder Singh Bajwa, crew chief at the McChord Air Force Base near Lakewood, Washington, is the first active Airman to be authorized to adhere to Sikh religious grooming and dress principles while serving his country.

Sikh Businesses Commit to Provide £500m for Gurdwaras in Pakistan as Pak Govt Make Positive Overtures to UK Sikhs

Sayed Zulfiqar Bukhari the Chairman of the Pakistan Tourism Board and Special Assistant to the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan met Sikh community representatives at The Rembrandt Hotel in London on 10 June 2019. The meeting was to discuss religious tourism projects in Pakistan following the historic laying of foundation stones for the Kartarpur Sahib Corridor on either side of the border in November 2018.

Sikh Council UK to Contribute in 550 Parkash Gurpurab Celebrations at Nanakana Sahib and Sultanpur Lodhi

The Sikh Council UK said in a statement issued on Monday (June 10) that its Executive Committee held a meeting at Gurdwara Ramgarhia Sabha, Milton Keynes on Saturday 8th June.

World Sikh Parliament Tenders Memorandum to British PM on 35th Anniversary of Ghallughara June 1984

In a written statement, the World Sikh Parliament (WSP) informed that its UK chapter has tendered a memorandum to British Prime Minister on 35th anniversary of Ghallughara June 1984.

Ghallughara June 1984: Thousands of Sikhs Participate in Remembrance March and Freedom Rally in London

Tens of Thousands of members of the Sikh community on Sunday (June 2) gathered in London to mark the 35th anniversary of the Teeja Ghallughara.

Sikh Diaspora Group Welcomes Canadian Report On Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

The World Sikh Organization of Canada on Monday (June 3) welcomed the release of the Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.

Stockton Sikh Gurdwara Sahib Passes Resolution Against Dastan-E-Miri-Piri and Motherhood Movies

Chandigarh: The Sikh sangat at Historic Sikh Gurdwara Sahib of Stockton in United States of America (USA) passed a resolution against depiction of Sikh Gurus, ...

Ghallughara Memorial with Portrait of Sant Bhindranwale Inaugurated in USA

A memorial for Ghallughara June 1984 was inaugurated in Otis Library in Norwich city of Connecticut state of USA. The memorial comprised a plaque and a portrait of Shaheed Sant Jarnail Singh Khalsa Bhindranwale.

‘Punjab Disappeared’ Documentary To Be Screened at Various Places in England

A documentary film titled “Punjab Disappeared” will be screened at various places in England during the month of June. The documentary was premiered on April 26 in Delhi and it was screened in Chandigarh on May 26.

USA: Sentencing After Attack on Sikh in Oregon

On May 24, Andrew Ramsey was sentenced to 36 months of supervised probation, after pleading guilty to intimidation in the second degree and assault in the fourth degree in the January 14, 2019 assault of Harwinder Singh Dodd. Harwinder Singh is a Sikh American husband and father who owns a convenience store in Salem.

USA’s First “1984 Sikh Genocide Memorial” to Come Up on June 1st 2019 in Norwich

Sikh Community of Connecticut along with City and State officials will be unveiling “1984 Sikh Genocide Memorial” which has been placed in Otis Library located at 261 Main St, Norwich CT 06360 on June 1st 2019 at 1:00pm.

WSO Urges the Preservation of Guru Nanak Ji’s Fields in Kartarpur Sahib

WSO has requested that the Pakistan Government preserve the 104 acres of fields surrounding Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara where Guru Nanak lived and farmed for 19 years. Since the announcement of the Kartarpur Corridor in November 2018, there has been substantial construction resulting in the stripping of land around the Kartarpur Gurdwara in the name of religious tourism.

UK: Labour Leadership Make Pitch for Sikh Vote with One Eye on the General Election

Four days before the European elections Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour Leader and John McDonnell, the Shadow Chancellor visited and addressed the Sikh community at Sri Guru Singh Sabha, Park Avenue, Southall to make a pitch for the Sikh vote.

Inderjit Singh Appointed as the Executive Director of Sikh Research Institute (SikhRI)

The Sikh Research Institute (SikhRI) has appointed Inderjit Singh as its new executive director. In a press release, the SikhRI said: Inni Kaur, who has served as the CEO of Sikh Research Institute (SikhRI) since January 2016, has decided to shift her role to focus entirely on shaping the voice of SikhRI and leading all content production as SikhRI’s Creative Director.

Ghallughara June 84: UK Sikhs To Hold Remembrance March and Freedom Rally on June 2

Sikh diaspora in UK will be remembering Ghallughara June 1984 (attack by Indian army on Darbar Sahib, Amritsar and other Sikh Gurdwaras) in a series of events.

Gucci Faces Backlash Over “Indy Full Head Wrap”; Nordstrom Not to Sale Readymade Turbans

Chandigarh: Famed Italian designer, Gucci, faces backlash following the advertising of their new fashion head garment, “Indy Full Head Wrap.” This accessory which sells for ...

British Legislation Affecting Possession of Kirpans Becomes Law [SPECIAL UPDATE]

A proposed legislation in Britain had concerned Sikhs living there as it was affecting the possession of Kirpans. The legislation called Offensive Weapons Bill became a law yesterday.

India and Pak Should Resolve Issues Through Dialogue Involving Stateless Nations of the Region: World Sikh Parliament

Noting that the Sikhs, as a nation, are not a party to the Indo-Pakistan dispute and yet would suffer the most as Punjab would be the likely theatre of such a war, the World Sikh Parliament (WSP) has called for all would-be combatants to undertake that the Sikh population, homeland and holy sites will not be used or targeted in any military conflict.

WSO Makes Submissions on Quebec’s Bill 21 Ban on Religious Symbols

The World Sikh Organization of Canada has submitted its legal brief on Quebec’s Bill 21, "An Act respecting the laicity of the State", to the Quebec National Assembly’s Committee of Institutions. The Bill would ban the wearing of “religious symbols” for government employees in positions of authority such as judges, police officers, jail guards, teachers, principals and others.

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