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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, ...

Ghallughara Memorial with Portrait of Sant Bhindranwale Inaugurated in USA

A memorial for Ghallughara June 1984 was inaugurated in Otis Library in Norwich city of Connecticut state of USA. The memorial comprised a plaque and a portrait of Shaheed Sant Jarnail Singh Khalsa Bhindranwale.

USA: Sentencing After Attack on Sikh in Oregon

On May 24, Andrew Ramsey was sentenced to 36 months of supervised probation, after pleading guilty to intimidation in the second degree and assault in the fourth degree in the January 14, 2019 assault of Harwinder Singh Dodd. Harwinder Singh is a Sikh American husband and father who owns a convenience store in Salem.

USA’s First “1984 Sikh Genocide Memorial” to Come Up on June 1st 2019 in Norwich

Sikh Community of Connecticut along with City and State officials will be unveiling “1984 Sikh Genocide Memorial” which has been placed in Otis Library located at 261 Main St, Norwich CT 06360 on June 1st 2019 at 1:00pm.

Gucci Faces Backlash Over “Indy Full Head Wrap”; Nordstrom Not to Sale Readymade Turbans

Chandigarh: Famed Italian designer, Gucci, faces backlash following the advertising of their new fashion head garment, “Indy Full Head Wrap.” This accessory which sells for ...

Cyclone Fani: Sikh NGO Serves More Than 45,000 People in Odisha

Cyclone Fani, the first major storm hitting eastern parts of the Indian subcontinent in the last 43 years, had a devastating impact on the state of Odisha earlier this month. With winds at 200 kilometers an hour, the region is still coming to realize the extent of damage and the storm’s lingering effects. While the government was able to evacuate approximately 1.2 million residents prior to the storm, there are still millions who remain without water and power.

Sikhs in Norwich to Remember Ghallughara June 1984 Martyrs on June 1

Sikh community of Norwich city in Connecticut state of USA will be remembering Ghallughara June 1984 martyrs on June 1.

MLK Center Gandhi Statue Protested During Indian Consulate Celebration

On May 5, 2019 several activists gathered to protest Mohandas Gandhi as the Indian Consulate in Atlanta, Georgia organized a 150th birth anniversary celebration of the iconic figure at his statue in the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Center.

USA: April Declared Sikh Awareness and Appreciation Month in Wisconsin

On the last day of the month of April, the state of Wisconsin passed a proclamation declaring April as Sikh Awareness & Appreciation Month. On the occasion, Gov. Tony Evers honored the Sikh community of the state by delivering the proclamation to the worshippers of the Sikh [Gurdwara Sahib] of Wisconsin, in Oak Creek.

Thousands Will Join Sikh Celebration in Kent, WA On May 4th

Thousands of people across Washington will come together for the 27th annual Khalsa Day Celebration and Parade on Saturday, May 4th. The day-long event will feature langar (free community kitchen), interfaith service projects, Sikh martial arts demonstrations, the singing of sacred hymns and a parade.

US: Georgia House of Representatives Recognises Vaisakhi as ‘Universal Brotherhood Day’

In United States of America (USA), the State of Georgia has recognised the Vaisakhi (14 April, 2019) as Universal Brotherhood Day. Georgia's House of Representatives passed House Resolution no. 731 on March 28, 2019 to this effect.  The resolution was moved by representatives Davis of 87th and Mitchell of the 88th.

Kartarpur Karta Vasai: Kartarpur Sahib, Since its Inception to Now and Beyond (Harinder S. SikhRI)

The Centre on Studies in Guru Granth Sahib, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar hosted a lecture of Sikh educationist and activist S. Harinder Singh on “Sri Kartarpur Sahib, since its inception to now and beyond” on Thursday, 28 March 2019.

GNDU To Host Harinder Singh SikhRI’s Lecture on “Sri Kartarpur Sahib: Since Its Inception To Now And Beyond”

The Centre on Studies in Guru Granth Sahib, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar is going to host the lecture of Sikh educationist and activist S. Harinder Singh on "Sri Kartarpur Sahib, since its inception to now and beyond". 

After New Zealand Attacks The Sikh Coalition Urges Sikhs To Remain Vigilant

In the largest act of mass violence in New Zealand’s history, two mosques were horrifically attacked during Friday prayer services. In a statement issued yesterday, the Sikh Coalition has expressed solidarity with the Muslim community and offers its condolences in their time of mourning.

Sikh Friends of Bakersfield to Offer Free Meals Daily For A Month

For the sixth year in a row, the Sikh Friends of Bakersfield are serving free meals in Mill Creek Park.

California Gurdwara Sahib to Host Portraits of Saka Nakodar 1986 Sikh Shaheeds

The Sikh leaders demanded from CM Amrinder Singh that the report of Justice Gurnam Singh Commission made to probe the killings be tabled in the Budget Session of State Assembly.

New York Sikhs to Remember Saka Nakodar Shaheeds

Sikh Cultural Society Gurdwara Sahib, Richmand Hill (New York) will be holding Gurmat Samagams in the memory of Saka Nakodar Shaheeds.

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