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Offensive NJ 101.5 Radio Host Comments Against NJ Attorney General Gurbir Grewal Offers Opportunity to Educate, says Sikh Coalition

In response to these ignorant comments about Gurbir Grewal and the Sikh community urged for a public apology from the hosts and station. A US-based civil rights group the Sikh Coalition reportedly provided media resources on Sikhi for the entire radio station and offered cultural and religious sensitivity training for all staff members.

UK Gurdwaras Support Separate Sikh Ethnic Group Tick Box in British Census

In just one week in September 2017, nearly 140 MPs from across the political spectrum signed a letter to John Pullinger, Chief Executive of the UK Statistics Authority, who is also responsible for the Office for National Statistics (ONS), calling for the inclusion of Sikh as an ethnic group, as well as a religion, on the 2021 census form.

Sikhs close to securing Sikh ethnic tick box for Census 2021

London: In the Census 2011 more than 83,000 Sikhs rejected all the existing ethnic tick boxes, including ‘Indian’ and chose instead to tick ‘other’ and ...

Merlin Group Adopts New Kirpan Policy in United Kingdom: Sikh Council UK

Sikh Council UK announced in an update that Merlin Entertainments Group has adopted a policy agreeing to Sikhs wearing Kirpans at its venues in the United Kingdom.

Debate on Anand Marriage Act, Sikh Personal Law & Sikh Identity [Qaumi Masle Ep. 1]

This is video recording of talk show on "Anand Marriage Act, Sikh Personal Law & Sikh Identity" hosted by Sikh Siyasat.

Aussie Sikh Student Wins Discrimination Case against Christian School [Copy of Full Judgement]

In a landmark decision, the Victorian Administrative and Civil Tribunal (VCAT) ruled on Tuesday that 5 year old Sidhak Singh had been unlawfully discriminated by a Christian school that had refused to enrol him because he had unshorn hair and wore a patka, a head covering worn by Sikh children.

British MPs Back Sikh Demand for Seperate Identity Column in Census

APPG for British Sikhs and Sikh Federation (UK) met with Deputy National Statistician seeking a separate Sikh ethnic tick box in the Census 2021.

WSO Canada Calls on SGPC, Giani Gurbachan Singh to Reject Proposed Italian “Modified” Kirpan

World Sikh Organization of Canada has called on Shiromani Gurdwara Prabhandak Committee and Giani Gurbachan Singh to reject the proposed Italian "modification" of the kirpan.

Italian Govt. Allows Sikhs to wear specially designed Kirpan; Delegation Seeks Approval of Akal Takht

An Italian delegation, including Sikh activist Sukhdev Singh Kang, on Monday (June 26) sought Akal Takht’s approval for a specially designed Kirpan.

Italian Supreme Court Upholds Ban on Sikh Kirpans: Media Reports

The Italian Supreme Court has ruled against a Sikh migrant who wanted to carry Kirpan in public.

Sikh Voice Speaks Out At U.S. Senate Hate Crime Hearing

On May 02, 2017, Dr. Prabhjot Singh – a Sikh American who has experienced hate violence firsthand – testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee about the urgent need to address hate crimes in the United States.

FIBA Lifts Ban on Religious Headwear, including Sikh Dastar

In a game-changing move, FIBA, the world governing body for basketball, unanimously approved a new rule Thursday that will lift its ban on observant Sikhs and others wearing religious head coverings.

World Sikh Organization of Canada Releases Report on Bullying of Sikh Students in Peel Region

World Sikh Organization of Canada released a report today on issues faced by Sikh students in Ontario’s Peel District School Board (PDSB).

Turban Day: New York’s Times Square soaks in Sikh culture

The iconic Times Square was soaked in the colours and tradition of the Sikh culture on the Turban (Dastar) day organised by Sikhs of New York.

Amritdhari Sikh students asked to remove Kirpan on Yoga Day

As per media reports, Amritdhari Sikh students directed by the Chandigarh (U. T.) police to remove and keep their "Kirpans" at home while participating in Indian government sponsored Yoga Day in Chandigarh on June 21.

Banned from the ring, Sikh boxer fights religious discrimination

In 1999, Pardeep Singh Nagra was the Ontario flyweight amateur boxing champion. He was the best in the province, lightning-fast on his feet, and on his way to nationals.

Post Spike In Hate Crimes, US Sikh Community Launches New Tool To Report Incidents

Parminder Singh was driving across the country with his family. As he parked his truck near Knoxville in Tennessee, some White men approached him in the parking lot. They seemed angry and their anger was directed at him. "Why did you come here?" they shouted. "Go back to where you came from."

Major report on how Americans see Sikh religion & Sikhs to be released in Washington

A release by National Sikh Campaign (NSC) says that a major report on how Americans see Sikh religion and Sikhs is set to be released in Washington.

Sikh bodies to discuss hot issues, support Jathedar Nandgarh in 15 January meeting at Talwandi Sabo

Representatives of various Sikh organisations are expected to hold a meeting at Takht Damdama Sahib in Talwandi Sabo on January 15.

Akal Takhat Jathedar Supports “Sikhs are not Hindus” Petition to US President Obama – Directs Community to Support Signature Campaign Till December 31

A press release by All Indian Sikh Students Federation (Peermohammad) says "Akal Takhat Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh issued a “directive” to the Sikh community to continue signing the “Sikhs are not Hindus” petition till December 31 so that Obama be forced to raise “Sikh Issues” with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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