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Interfaith Human Rights and Activist Groups Write To US and UN for Safety of Afghan Sikhs

A number of interfaith human rights and activists groups have written to United States Embassy (Kabul) Chargé d’Affaires Ross Wilson and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Representative in Afghanistan about persecution of Sikhs and Hindus in Afghanistan.

52 Gurdwaras Ask CA for Meaningful Inclusion of the Sikh Community in Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum

The Sikh Coalition and the Jakara Movement submitted a letter on behalf of 52 Gurdwaras (Sikh houses of worship) to the California Department of Education, the Instructional Quality Commission, and the Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum Advisory Committee in favor of Sikhism’s meaningful inclusion in California’s Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum.

Fresno City Council recognizes Sikh Genocide 1984 through official resolution

Fresno: The Fresno City Council voted Thursday (September 02) night to recognize the 1984 killings of thousands of Sikhs in India as a genocide. The ...

Indian consul visit over Sikh genocide resolution creates backlash [Media Report]

The Indian consul of San Francisco’s effort to quash a proposed Fresno City Council resolution calling the massacre of thousands of Sikhs in 1984 a genocide has sparked a backlash among Valley Sikhs.

Sikh Council of Central California resolve against Rama Kant Dawar and Sudarshan Kapoor for undermining Sikh interests

Rama Kant Dawar and Sudarshan Kapoor barred from sharing stage at any Sikh Gurdwaras/Organizations (in California central valley) due to their stance against 1984 Sikh genocide resolution with the backing of Indian Consulate.

Indian Consul interferes to block Fresno Council resolution on Sikh Genocide 1984

A proposal to recognize the fact of Sikh Genocide 1984 in Indian subcontinent was taken back by Fresno city council member Clint Olivier on Wednesday (June 22) after Indian Consul's interference.

More Sikh Scholars withdraw from UCR Conference; Set agenda for discussion with Pashaura Singh

Following the withdrawal from Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University (SGGSWU) vice-chancellor, more Sikh scholars have withdrawn their names from the University of California, Riverside’s upcoming conference on “Living and Making Sikhi in the Diaspora: The Millennial Generation Comes of Age”.

Registration for “Appear for the Disappeared 5K Walk, 2015” is open now: Ensaaf, Jakara Movement

In an announce Ensaaf, a human rights group, and Jakara Movement, a Sikh activist group, said that registration was now open for third annual 5K fund-raising walk called "Appear for the Disappeared". "This year’s walk will take place on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at Lake Elizabeth, Central Park in Fremont, CA", Ensaaf and Jakara Movement said.

Sikh American Organizations Stand with Gurbakash Singh on 36th Day of His Hunger Strike; Demand Rule of Law in India

New York, United States (December 20, 2013): Various diaspora Sikh organizations based in United States have issued a joint statement supporting the cuase of Sikh political prisoners taken up by Bhai Gurbaksh Singh, who is on fast unto death since November 14, 2013 at Gurdwara Amb Sahib Mohali. Gurbaksh Singh is seeking release of 6 Sikh political prisoners languishing in Indian jails despite serving full terms of their sentences.