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WSP Expresses Solidarity with Sikh Medical Professionals Serving in Frontlines During COVID19 Crisis

"Two Sikh doctors in Quebec by the names of Dr. Saluja chooses to give up their faith over their profession. The Saluja brothers took a personal decision to cut their beards to fit the masks over their faces. This action has raised questions on the religious rights of practicing Sikhs and other religious minorities. To describe this as a religious sacrifice during the Covid-19 crisis raises serious challenges for Sikhs around the world and sets an incorrect precedent", a press release by the World Sikh Parliament notes.

Sikh Flag Hosted at City Hall of Holyoke (USA) on Khalistan Declaration Day: WSP

In a written statement the World Sikh Parliament (WSP) has congratulated the global Sikh community on the Khalistan Declaration day. Notably, 29 April is observed as ‘Khalistan Declaration Day’ as on this day in 1986 the Panthic Committee had issued ‘Declaration of Khalistan’.

Irked Over Its’ Automated Calls, Punjab Police Registers Two Cases Against SFJ

The Punjab Police on Friday (April 10) booked Sikhs for Justice (SFJ), a US based group and it’s legal advisor Gurpatwant Singh Pannun for automated phone calls.

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.

New York Sikhs Prepare Food For 30000 Amidst Coronavirus Lockdown

The Sikh Centre of New York prepared and packaged more than 30,000 home-cooked meals for Americans in coronavirus self-isolation.

USA: Connecticut Governor Recognises Sikh New Year

State of Connecticut, which in past have recognized Sikh Community on Multiple occasions, have decided to recognize them this year by wishing them Happy Sikh New year.

1984 Sikh Genocide Memorial Revived in Connecticut Despite Indian State’s Protest

After 1984 Sikh Genocide Memorial which was removed by Otis Library due to intense pressure of Indian Govt. last year while Prime Minister Of India Narinder Modi was on his tour to America is slowly making its way to hearts of Thousands of Connecticut Residents.

Richmond Hill Sikh Body Adopts Resolution Against PTC for Asserting “Intellectual Property” Rights On Gurbani

The Sikh Cultural Society, Richmond Hill (US) has adopted vital resolutions against PTC Network, condemning later's wrongful and highly objectionable claims about 'Gurbani'.

US Congressman Ami Bera Called Out For 1984 Sikh Genocide Denial

“Ami Bera is a Sikh Holocaust denier,” I shouted at the US congressman’s 22 January 2019 town hall in Elk Grove, California. “Ami Bera, you need to answer for your refusal to recognize the 1984 Sikh Genocide was sponsored by the Indian government.”

Punjab Bandh, Statue Issue, PTC, Separate Sikh Identity in US Census, CAA & NRC Discussed in US Sikh body Teleconference

A joint emergency teleconference was held last night of Sikh Coordination Committee East Coast (SCCEC) and American Gurdwara Parbhandak Committee (AGPC) members to discuss the current emergent issues concerning the Sikh Panth.

World Sikh Parliament Reported Human Rights Violations by India to the United Nations

10th December is a key date for human rights as on this day 70 years ago, the United Nations General Assembly, had meeting in Paris, and adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

US Sikh Body Condemns and Boycotts Indian Consulate for Comparing Guru Nanak Ji with Gandhi

The Sikh Coordination Committee for East Coast (SSCEC) has condemned the Indian consulate in USA fro comparing Guru Nanak Ji with Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi.

Connecticut College Hosts ‘1984 Sikh Genocide Memorial’

The Connecticut Holds the 1984 Sikh Genocide Memorial at Global Learning Lab. The memorial comprises of a plaque, a portrait of Sant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale and a Sikh flag.

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.

Getting To Know Guru Nanak Sahib: SikhRI Releases A New Educational Unit for Children

Sikh Research Institute (SikhRI) has published a new unit in the Gurmat Educational Resource for children titled Getting To Know Guru Nanak Sahib.

Sikh Coalition Works with Pennsylvania Legislature to Introduce Hate Crime Bill Package

The Sikh Coalition has said that it worked with the Pennsylvania General Assembly over the past four months to guide several bills focused on reducing hate crimes in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

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.

Connecticut Sikhs Want US to Acknowledge “1984 Sikh Genocide” at Federal Level Like Armenian Genocide

State of Connecticut took boldest decision by recognizing Sikh Genocide of 1984 by Indian Government. by passing legislation to commemorate November 1st as “Sikh Genocide Remembrance Day” every year and by allowing Sikhs to do annual event in State Capitol.

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.

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