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US State of Connecticut Passes Law to Declare Nov. 1 as “Sikh Genocide Remembrance Day”

Indian may have been denying the fact of ‘Sikh Genocide of 1984’ but the foreign authorities continue to acknowledge this fact and recognise the 1984 atrocities on Sikhs as ‘genocide’.

United Sikhs Calls fFor Asylum of Afghan Sikhs in Canada and USA

United Sikhs also made an urgent request to the UN Special Rapporteur on Religion and Belief to highlight in the UN the persecution of religious minorities in Afghanistan.

Afghanistan Election Aspirant Awtar Singh Khalsa Among Those Killed in Blast; Sikh bodies condemn attack

A deadly suicide bomb attack on Sikhs in Jalalabad city of Afghanistan has shook the global Sikh community.

US Quits United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC)

United States of America (USA) has withdrawn from the United Nations Human Rights Council accusing it of "chronic bias" against Israel, in a move that was criticised by human rights groups and described as regrettable by foreign leaders.

US Immigration: Over 50 Sikhs Among 123 Immigrants Detained by USA Authorities

A group of over 50 Sikhs have been detained at the Sheridan prison in Yamhill county in United States of America (USA).

Special Video: Sikh Freedom March and Sovereignty Rally in San Francisco (California) USA

Sikhs of California marched on June 10th to commemorate the 34th anniversary of Ghallughra June 1984 – Indian Army’s attack on Darbar Sahib and other Sikh Gurdwaras in Punjab and other adjoining states.

Sikh in California Hold Remembrance March and Rally on Ghallughara June 1984 Anniversary

Sikhs of California marched on June 10th to commemorate the 34th anniversary of Ghallughra June 1984 - Indian Army's attack on Darbar Sahib and other Sikh Gurdwaras in Punjab and other adjoining states.

Captivating the Simple-Hearted Fascinates Virginians at George Mason University

Taking the podium at George Mason University (GMU), Lathan Dennis-Singh said, “This Captivating the Simple-Hearted is a profound literature, one that has got me to reevaluate myself as a Sikh.”

Punjab Govt. Makes Tall Claims, as Police Arrest 2 Youngsters in Batala; Press Note Names SFJ’s Pannu, FIR Not Available Online

In a press release issued this evening, the Punjab government made tall claims while announcing the arrest of two youngsters aged 21 and 26 years by Batala police.

Upcoming Seminar in California – “1984: Sikh Genocide, Darbar Sahib and Human Rights in South East Asia”

Sikhs in Milpitas (California) will be remembering Ghallughara June 1984 by holding a seminar on topic "1984: Sikh Genocide, Darbar Sahib and Human Rights in South East Asia" on Sunday (June 3).

Defendant Sentenced in 2014 New York City Hate Crime Against Sikh Man

On Monday May 21st, Joseph Caleca pleaded guilty to leaving the scene after causing injury in the 2014 hate crime involving Sandeep Singh. On May 29 Joseph Caleca, who has been in prison for the past 17 months, was sentenced to one year already served and was released from prison based on custodial credits while awaiting trial.

Sikh Man Dies Two Weeks After Being Shot In Ohio (USA)

Jaspreet Singh of Monroe, Ohio died of injuries he sustained when he was shot at by 20-year-old Broderick Malik Jones Roberts on the night of May 12, a report in the Journal News said.

US City of Turlock Recognises June and Nov. 1984 Attacks as “Sikh Genocide 1984”

The City of Turlock has recoginsed the June 1984 attack on Darbar Sahib (Amritsar) and other Sikh Gurdwara Sahibs in Punjab and adjoining states in northern region of the Indian subcontinent and the November 1984 massacres of the Sikhs throughout the Indian subcontinent as the “Sikh Genocide 1984”.

USA: Protest Held Against “Cow Culture” Conference Featuring Subramanian Swamy in California

On May 20, Indian immigrant communities from throughout California gathered to protest a “Cow Culture” conference at the India Community Center in Milpitas, CA which featured Indian Member of Parliament Subramanian Swamy.

New York Police Department (NYPD) Gets Its First Female Turbaned Sikh Police Officer

Gursoach Kaur has become the first female turbaned Sikh auxiliary police officer (APO) in the New York Police Department (NYPD).

United Sikhs Launch Annual Global Civil Rights Survey

United Sikhs has announced the launch of its 2018 Global Civil Rights Survey, a tool which will help the organization better advocate for civil and human rights on behalf of the Sikh community.

CNN Episode Featuring Sikh Community Airs May 6th: Sikh Coalition

United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell will air the groundbreaking episode exclusively featuring the Sikh American community on Sunday, May 6th at 10 pm EST/PST, the Sikh Coalition said in a statement issued on May 02.

Diverse Californian Coalition Holds Candlelight Vigil for Asifa in San Jose

The arc of history in America and in the world is changed by you individuals coming together, said Dominic Caserta, a city councillor from neighboring Santa Clara, as he took the loudspeaker during an April 29 candlelight vigil for Asifa in San Jose, California.

Sikh Students in California Demand Justice for Asifa at Candlelight Vigil

Sikh students at University of California, Davis held a candlelight vigil on the evening of April 24 to demand justice for Asifa Bano, an 8-year-old girl who was gang-raped and strangled near Kathua in Jammu and Kashmir.

Sikh American Story To Air on CNN on May 6: Sikh Coalition

The Sikh Coalition announced this week that CNN’s Emmy Award-winning United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell will feature the first-ever hour-long cable episode exclusively focusing on the Sikh American community.

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