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The Massachusetts State Assembly Welcomes Sikhs and Introduces “World Equality Day” Bill

The Massachusetts State Assembly introduced a bill recognizing Nov 12th, 2019, as “World Equality Day” in remembrance of the 550th Parkash Gurpurab of Sri Guru Nanak Saheb- the first Sikh Guru and founder of the Sikh faith.

Important Decisions Taken During Punjabi Boli Conference in Southall

A ‘Punjabi Boli Conference’ was held at Sri Guru Singh Sabha Gurdwara Sahib (Havelock Road) in Southall last month.

R&AW Stooges Go On Trial in Germany for Spying on Sikhs

An Indian couple accused of spying on Sikh and Kashmiri communities in Germany went on trial on Thursday on charges that carry a sentence of up to 10 years in prison.

UK Sikhs Mark 550th Parkash Gurpurab of Guru Nanak Ji in City Hall London

The 550th Parkash Gurpurab of Guru Nanak Ji was marked with great accolade at City Hall overlooking the spectacular London skyline during the evening of Tuesday 19th November 2019.

Ignorance of the Sikh Religion Shown by the India’s Supreme Court: GSC

Global Sikh Council (GSC) has expressed outrage at the judgement of the Indian Supreme Court issued on 10 November 2019. GSC says that the SCI judgement in some parts is seriously flawed, historically inaccurate and totally wrong on Sikh religion.

Optional Religious Question in the Census Set to Become Useless as Sikhs Wait for High Court Judgement Before General Election: Sikh Federation UK

This week we have seen the Sikh Federation (UK) with the support of over 150 Gurdwaras and Sikh organisations challenge the Cabinet Office and Office for National Statistics (ONS) in the High Court.

35th Anniversary of 1984 Sikh Genocide Marked At Queen’s Park in Toronto

The Ontario Gurdwaras Committee (OGC) and Ontario Sikh and Gurudwara Council (OSGC) collectively commemorated the victims of the 1984 Sikh Genocide at Queen’s Park on November 7.

OGC to Host Lectures of Bhai Ajmer Singh and Dr. Jasjit Singh on 550th Parkash Gurpurab on Nov. 9 & 10

The Ontario Gurdwaras Committee (OGC) is hosting a series of lectures of different scholars and orators to mark the 550th Parkash Gurpurab of Guru Nanak Ji. In this series the OGC has announced to host lectures of Sikh political analyst and author Bhai Ajmer Singh and researcher Dr. Jasjir Singh for two days.

Justice Denied in Indian State Sponsored Genocide in 1984 and 2002: Points Briefing at US Congress

“We should use this moment when the world is paying attention to India,” said Sunita Viswanath as she joined a panel of academics, attorneys, and activists at a US capitol briefing on the delay and denial of justice for state-sponsored massacres of Indian minorities.

Two Years On, India Still Ignoring Well-Founded Allegations of Torture in Jagtar Singh Johal’s Case

In a statement issued on November 3, 2019 REDRESS said that India continues to ignore its binding international obligations to investigate the allegations of torture in Jagtar Singh-Johal’s case. Monday 4 November 2019 marked two years since his arrest in India. New expert analysis has added further support to Jagtar Singh Johal’s claims of torture.

Getting Sikh Genocide Memorial Removed from US Library Exposes Indian State’s Denial Tactics

In his famous thesis regarding ‘stages of genocide’ US based scholar Gregory H. Stanton has identified ‘denial’ as last and unending stage of genocide. He says that every genocide is followed by denial. He further points out that denial tactics may be numerous.

Ontario Gurdwaras Committee To Celebrate Guru Nanak Ji’s 550th Gurpurab with David Suzuki at 905 Talks Climate

On November 4, the Ontario Gurdwaras Committee in partnership with the David Suzuki Foundation is hosting David Suzuki at their partnership event 905 Talks Climate.

Guru Nanak Street Sign Unveiled in Brampton; Trees Planted to Mark 550th Parkash Gurpurab

On Saturday (November 2), Brampton Wards 9 & 10 City Councillor Harkirat Singh and Regional Councillor Gurpreet Singh Dhillon led an initiative to plant 550 trees at Gore Meadows Community Centre in honour of Guru Nanak ji's upcoming 550th ‘Parkash Gurpurab’.

Brampton to Name Street After Guru Nanak Ji on 550th Parkash Gurpurab

At its meeting on October 23rd, Brampton City Council unanimously passed a motion moved by Regional Councillor Gurpreet Singh Dhillon and City Councillor Harkirat Singh to rename the section of Peter Robertson Blvd between Dixie Road and Great Lakes Road to ‘Guru Nanak Street’ or ‘Guru Nanak Road’, in honour of the 550th Parkash Gurpurab of Guru Nanak Ji.

Joint Hindu-Muslim Delegation Thanks Ro Khanna for Rejecting Hindutva

A joint delegation of Hindu and Muslim organizational leaders met with US Congressman Ro Khanna on October 21 to thank him for his recent statement rejecting the political ideology of Hindutva.

World Sikh Organisation of Canada (WSO) Statement on Results of 43rd Canadian General Election

The World Sikh Organization of Canada offers congratulations to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on being re-elected in Canada's 43rd general election. The Liberal Party of Canada will return to Parliament Hill with a minority government.

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.

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