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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.

Appeal to All Sikh Organizations in Regards to Removal of “1984 Sikh Genocide Memorial” by Indian Govt. in America

Norwich ,The City in Connecticut,USA which has always acknowledged the pain of Sikh nation and among one of cities in America which has declared 1984 violence by Indian Govt. as 1984 Sikh Genocide had to make a sad decision in regards to 1984 Sikh Genocide Memorial.

First Time Ever in US History, the US Senate Session Starts with a Sikh Prayer: ASCC & SCCEC

The American Sikh Caucus Committee (ASCC) and Sikh Coordination Committee East Coast (SCCEC) said in a written statement that: "[w]hen Giani Sukhvinder Singh of Philadelphia Sikh Society, Milbourn Gurdwara, stood next to Senator Patrick Toomey-President pro-term of Senate, to offer the 'Sikh Prayer' in US Senate Chamber, he was creating history".

North Dakota Becomes 11th State of USA to Teach About Sikhi

The North Dakota Department of Public Instruction (NDDPI) recently released new social studies standards, which for the first time ever include Sikhism.

Periyar International Will Launch Tamil Translation of Book About Sikh Struggle

On Saturday, October 12, various minority rights and anti-caste discrimination groups will come together in Fremont to launch the Tamil translation of “Captivating the Simple-Hearted: A Struggle for Human Dignity in the Indian Subcontinent.”

Protests on Gandhi’s Birth Anniversary in USA: “Gandhi Is Used as a Diplomatic Weapon”, say Protesters

Groups on both the West and East coasts of the U.S. demonstrated against Mohandas Gandhi on October 2, his 150th birthday, describing the occasions as “150 years of racism.”

In Memory of Deputy Dhaliwal

Our heartbroken thoughts and prayers remain with the family and community of slain Harris County Sheriff’s Deputy Sandeep Singh Dhaliwal. In an effort to honor the legacy of a man who broke down barriers for Sikhs choosing to serve, the Sikh Coalition joined 98 current and former Sikh military and law enforcement officials today in releasing letters urging reforms to police and military religious accommodation practices.

First Sikh Deputy Sheriff in Texas Shot Dead; Dal Khalsa Expresses Condolence

A Sikh law-enforcement officer was fatally shot during a traffic stop in the US state of Texas on Saturday (September 29).

Sikh, Tamil, Kashmiri and Bahujan Diaspora Groups to Protest Against Modi at UN in New York

Sikh, Tamil, Kashmiri and Bahujan diaspora groups will be holding a protest outside the United Nations headquarters in New York on September 27, 2019 from 11 am to 2 pm.

New Jersey Designates Guru Nanak Ji’s 550th Parkash Gurpurab as “World Equality Day 2019”

New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney presented a resolution to the East Coast Sikh Coordination Committee and members of the greater Sikh community today designating November 12, 2019, as World Equality Day in recognition of Guru Nanak ji’s 550th Parkash Gurpurab.

UC Berkeley Sikh Students Association Releases Statement Supporting Kashmiris

The University of California Berkeley Sikh Student Association recently released a statement extending its support for the people of Kashmir as well as to urge UC Berkeley to re-examine current partnerships the university has with the government of India.

Sikh Group Joins the 70th International Association of Human Right Agencies in Orlando

Seventieth International Association of Human Right Agencies event held Tuesday, August 20th at Orlando city of Florida state in United States of America (USA).

United Sikhs Youth Advocates Convene on Capitol Hill for Change

In commemoration of the United Nations Youth Skills Day observed during the month of July, United Sikhs announced the graduation for the Class of 2019 students of the annual Advocacy and Humanitarian Aid Academy (AHAA).

Ban On SFJ Shows India Has No Respect For Freedom Of Expression

The decision earlier this week by the Indian Ministry of Home Affairs to ban Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) from operating in India shows India’s total disrespect for basic human rights and its desire and desperation to silence the Sikh Diaspora.

US Sikh Body Expresses Concern Over Ban on Religious Symbols in Quebec

In response to the passing of Bill 21 by Quebec, which bans ban on religious clothing and symbols, a US based Sikh body called Sikh Sewak Society International USA said: [t]here are approx 15,000 Sikhs living in Quebec who will be impacted by the ban on religious clothing and symbols.

US Air Force Grants Religious Accommodation to Sikh Airman

In United States of America (USA) Airman 1st Class (A1C) Harpreetinder Singh Bajwa an Airman with the U.S. Air Force has received a religious accommodation allowing him to wear a Dastar/Turban, keep beard, and unshorn hair, in compliance with his Sikh religious beliefs. Harpreetinder Singh Bajwa, crew chief at the McChord Air Force Base near Lakewood, Washington, is the first active Airman to be authorized to adhere to Sikh religious grooming and dress principles while serving his country.

Stockton Sikh Gurdwara Sahib Passes Resolution Against Dastan-E-Miri-Piri and Motherhood Movies

Chandigarh: The Sikh sangat at Historic Sikh Gurdwara Sahib of Stockton in United States of America (USA) passed a resolution against depiction of Sikh Gurus, ...

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