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Lathrop City Council in USA Condemns ‘Genocide’ against Sikhs

“Please do not clap because this is a sad history that we’re dealing with, and people are still looking for justice,” he said before stepping down to the podium below to present the framed copy of the just-approved council resolution recognizing “the November 1984 anti-Sikh violence in India as “genocide” to the group of Sikh leaders that included Tejpaul Singh Bainiwal of Weston Ranch, a recent criminal justice graduate who is now on his way to law school.

Fresno Man Sentenced to 4 Years Imprisonment for Racial Attack on Sikh

A local court today sentenced a man in Fresno, California, who was found guilty of a hate crime against Amrik Singh Bal, a 68-year-old Sikh farm laborer

California Cities – Union City, Lathrop & Selma Pass Recoginze the Fact of Sikh Genocide 1984

Union City, California, USA: In November 1984 Sikhs were subjected to genocidal massacres throughout India in November of 1984. The Sikh diaspora in the North America has been ...

Sikhs in California Celebrate Fifth Sikh Awareness & Appreciation Month

Sikh Community in California are celebrating Sikh Awareness and Appreciation month this November in the state legislature, public schools, various cities,

City of Fowler and Madera Recognise the Sikh Genocide 1984

Two more California cities have recognised the fact of Sikh Genocide 1984 by adopting formal resolutions in this regard. City of Fowler and Madera Recognise the Sikh Genocide 1984.

Protest surfaced during Gandhi Statue Unveiling Ceremony at California: OFMI

As he took the podium at Central Park in California’s City of Davis to unveil a statue of Hindu preacher Mohandas Gandhi, Mayor Robb Davis asked the bronze sculpture: “What are you, Mr. Gandhi?”

United Sikhs Continues its Emergency Preparedness Efforts in Southern California

On the 2nd of October 2016, United Sikhs Aid held its "Emergency Preparedness for the Gurudwaras Workshop" at the Sikh Center of Orange County (SCOC) at Santa Ana, CA.

Sikh Coalition Updates about Anti-Bullying Law passed by California

As per Sikh Coalition update, California Governor Jerry Brown on September 25 signed AB 2845, a bill intended to combat bullying and discrimination in California public schools, into law.

Beadbi of Gurbani in Union City park California, Police screening CCTV footage

An unidentified person reportedly tore up Gurbani pages from a "Gutka Sahib" in California, USA. According to American Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee co-ordinator Pritpal Singh an unidentified person tore up Sukhmani Sahib Gutka in a popular square in Union City park in California in front of public.

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.

Shoes hurled at Capt. Amarinder Singh in Fresno, California; Khalistan slogans raised

As per media reports shoes and bottles were hurled at former Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh during a gathering in Fresno, California yesterday.

Teen charged with hate crime on Fresno Sikh man commits suicide

A 17-year-old boy, who was facing hate crime trial for beating and running over a Sikh man has committed suicide.

Another incident of Potential Hate Crime Against elderly Sikh in USA

On the afternoon of December 7, 2015, a 78-year-old Sikh man was assaulted while he waited to pick up his grandson from Warren Middle School in Bakersfield, California.

San Jose Sikh Gurdwara to host seminar remembering Jaswant Singh Khalra

Leadership from the Christian, Sikh, Muslim and Dalit communities will gather at Gurdwara Sahib San Jose on Sept. 26 to hear Navkiran Kaur Khalra commemorate her father’s legacy alongside five other speakers at the 6th annual “Remembrance of the Disappeared” seminar.

Sikhs For Justice to Broadcast of “Referendum 2020” Conference in India on August 17 on YouTube

Coinciding with India's 69th Independence Day, a US based human rights group "Sikhs For Justice" (SFJ) which is spearheading right to self-determination movement will be holding a “Referendum on Punjab’s Future” Conference in Sacramento, the Capital city of California.

Lawsuit against Sikh Gurdwara in Hughson withdrawn

A member of the Northern California Sikh Society, sometimes referred to as the Hughson Sikh Gurdwara, on Hughson Avenue, has withdrawn his lawsuit against it.

Texan Sikhs Appeal to Congress to Speak for Maverick Activist on Hunger-Strike in India

The cause of a determined Californian on the 123rd day — as of Monday — of a hunger-strike in India for release of political prisoners is galvanizing South Asian diaspora throughout the United States to approach their congressional representatives to ask they speak in honor of Bapu Surat Singh Khalsa.

Non-Sikh organizations are attempting to rewrite Sikh history in California DoE books: says The Sikh Coalition

A community update by the Sikh Coalition says that this week the NGO will be presenting thousands of community petitions calling upon the California Department of Education to preserve Sikh history in California.

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