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ASC condemns the horrific hate crimes in Charlottesville (USA)

American Sikh Council (ASC) has expressed alarm and shock at the ultra-right wing ‘white supremacists’ who took out a march to perpetuate their insidious hate and bigotry against all minorities, people of color, ethnicities, etc on Saturday August 12, 2017 in downtown Charlottesville, VA.

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.

Trump Support Campaign misidentifies a Sikh as a Muslim on its flyer; ASC seeks public apology

American Sikh Council (ASC) has expressed shock over the 'ignorance' of the Trump Campaign which has portrayed a Sikh resident of Indiana as a ‘Muslim’.

American Sikh Council expresses distress over attack in Nice (France)

The American Sikh Council (ASC) has expressed distressed by the brutal act of violence carried out during the celebration of Bastille Day in the city of Nice, France on the July 14, 2016.

American Sikh Council expresses condolences for the victims of the bombing at Istanbul Airport

New York, USA: A press release by the American Sikh Council (ASC) states that the ASC was extremely upset by the unspeakable act of bombing and mass murder at the Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport in Turkey early Wednesday, June 29, 2016. The death from the deadly attack that rocked Istanbul’s international airport is currently 41, and the number of injured are 239, according to governor of Istanbul, Vasip Sahin. According to the Prime Minister Binali Yildirim, there were three armed gunmen who arrived in a taxi and blew themselves up after opening fire at the entrance of the airport. The American Sikh Council sends its heartfelt condolences to the families and loved ones of those who have been taken away by this unspeakable tragedy. We pray for a speedy and full recovery of the injured. Our prayers are with all the victims, their families, and local community. May Almighty God lighten your burden, and grace you with hope and healing under these very difficult circumstances. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of profound tragedy and grief. The American Sikh Council requests Sikhs in Turkey and neighboring countries to reach out to the victims and the authorities to assist in any way they possibly can. Such barbaric acts must be condemned in the strictest manner and the American Sikh Council (ASC) stands in solidarity with the civilized world. Religious radicalization must be taken very seriously and condemned publicly by all the appropriate national and international faith organization.   The American Sikh Council is the umbrella organization representative of Sikhs in the United States. It is an elected body of Sikh Gurdwaras and institutions. Currently 71 Gurdwaras and other Sikh institutions across the nation are members of ASC. The major governing purpose of the organization is to represent the collective view of Sikhs in the United States. ASC works to promote Sikh interests at the national and international level focusing on issues of advocacy, education, and well-being of humankind.

American Sikh Council expresses condolences for the mass murder in Orlando, Florida

The American Sikh Council (ASC) is extremely distressed by the indescribable act of mass murder at the ‘Pulse’ – nightclub in the city of Orlando at around 2 am this morning. The club was packed with more than 300 people.

Sikh Diaspora group Educating teachers in US about Sikh identity

The American Sikh Council (ASC) is reportedly making efforts to educate the educators in the US for maximum impact.

Sikh American Eagle Scout Author gets profiled by TSA

Taking away someone’s dignity and self-respect is the most despicable thing anyone can do to another human being.

American Sikh Council condemns the deliberate explosion at a Gurdwara in Essen Germany

The American Sikh Council (ASC) is very concerned about possible misplaced retribution by the ignorant extreme right wing fringe element not only in Germany but around Europe and North America.

National Conference on Bullying and Child Victimization in Orlando, FL

National Conference on Bullying and Child Victimization is the largest and most comprehensive conference focused on all the aspects bullying and child related crime.

American Sikh Concil seeks qualified people to servce in the Conflict Resolution Service

American Sikh Council (ASC) is currently providing Conflict Resolution Service (CRS) and actively working to help resolve an internal conflict within a few Sikh Gurdwaras in the US.

Book on Bullying published by a Sikh American High School Student

Karanveer Singh currently a high school senior at Eastern High School, New Jersey has come out with a comprehensive book on issues facing Sikh American children in schools across America.

ASC Reps getting the City of Bakersfield to recognize the Sikh Genocide

American Sikh Council representatives lead by Dr.Manbir Singh succeeded in getting the City Council of Bakersfield to sign a proclamation recognizing and acknowledging the Sikh Genocide in India.

American Sikh Council condemns the shooting massacre in San Bernardino

The American Sikh Council is extremely saddened at the horrific crime and senseless shooting by two assailants at a party in the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, CA yesterday.

Sikhs Excel at the Parliament of World’s Religions

A press release by the American Sikh Council (ASC) says that the ASC led with other Sikh organizations the Council of Parliament of World;s Religions (CPWR) participation at Salt Lake City, Utah from October 15 -19, 2015. This event is held every four years and this year it was attended by over 9,500 people from over 50 different religious/peace organizations and more than 80 countries.