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Condemning Las Vegas (USA) Shooting, Sikhs Equipped to Help and Heal: United Sikhs

United Sikhs, a US based civil rights and humanitarian aid group, has condemned the incident of shootout that shook Las Vegas Sunday night.

Surinder Singh of Washington Submits to Panj Pyaras for Forgiveness and Atonement

As per a written press release by Sikh Gurdwara DC and Sikh Council US: Surinder Singh, Granthi of Sikh Gurdwara, Washington, DC, appeared in front of the Panj Pyaras on Sunday, June 26, 2016, per Sikh tradition to atone himself from the mistake of participating in an Amrit ceremony in which Sikh Rehat Maryada was altered.

Friends of US Sikh Caucus Thanks White House for Organizing Vaisakhi Celebrations

The Friends of the American Sikh Congressional Caucus today thanked United States Federal Administration for organizing the Vaisakhi Celebrations at the White House.

US Sikh Soldier Sues, Earns Landmark Victory in Fight to End Religious Discrimination

On March 3, 2016, a federal judge ruled that the U.S. Department of Defense could not subject a decorated Sikh soldier to unfair and biased testing on account of his religious beliefs.

Spokane’s Gurudwara vandalized, Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji desecrated

On March 3, a man broke into a Gurudwara in Washington State's Sikh Temple of Spokane, and using ceremonial swords within the precints of the Gurudwara, inflicted over $30,000 in damage to the building and Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji.

Beadbi of Guru Granth Sahib Ji at Spokane Gurdwara Sahib in Washington

An incident of grave beadbi of Guru Granth Sahib is reported from Spokane in the United States.

Bapu Surat Singh Khalsa’s son-in-law murdered in Chicago

Bapu Surat Singh's son in law and Bibi Sarvarinder Kaur's husband Satwinder Singh Bhola was murdered at 11:45PM by unknown assailants under mysterious circumstances. Family members said that Satwinder Singh Bhola was attacked with knife when he was returning home after parking his car in the parking lot.

Sikh Correctional Officer Adopts Sikh Articles of Faith, Obtains Religious Accommodation

CO Hundal has been employed by the Yolo County Sheriff's Office as a correctional officer for approximately 16 years. The department’s strict uniform and grooming guidelines prohibited him from keeping his hair and beard unshorn and wearing a turban at work. For 16 years, CO Hundal did not believe he could practice his religion while building his career.

Remembering Oak Creek tragedy the Sikh Coalition held National Day of Sewa

New York, NY (August 15, 2014): Two years ago, on August 5, 2012, a gunman with Neo-Nazi ties entered the Oak Creek Gurdwara in Wisconsin and killed six innocent worshipers, injured several others, and before killing himself. It is considered to be one of the most lethal attacks on a house of worship in America since the 1963 bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, AL.

Sikhs demand justice after Ozone Park hit and run hate crime

New York, USA (August 06, 2014): More than a hundred Sikhs from Richmond Hill, Ozone Park and surrounding neighborhoods gathered Tuesday (August 05) morning to demand justice for one of their own, who was nearly killed in a hit-and-run accident last week. Sikhs believe that it was yet another hate crime incident targeting Sikhs.

US: Sikhs pack Congressional hearing room

Washington DC (February 2, 2014): As per information extended by the Sikh Coalition, the Sikh Americans packed a Congressional hearing room and a hearing overflow room this past Wednesday to press the Pentagon to modify new uniform and grooming regulations that place a presumptive barrier to Sikh military service in the United States.

SGPC welcomes Pentagon’s policy shift on wearing of symbols by Sikh soldiers

Amritsar, Punjab (January 24, 2014): As per information Shiromani Gurdwara Prabhandak Committee (SGPC) has welcomed the recent decision taken by US military administration to allow Sikh soldiers to wear turbans.

Eric Holder, US Attorney General

US Attorney General Eric Holder expresses support for Sikh hate crime tracking

New York, United States (May 20, 2013): According to a newsletter by the Sikh Coalition, the US Attorney General Eric Holder spoke at a Justice Department oversight hearing before the House Judiciary Committee in Congress on May 15, 2013 and publicly expressed support for adding Sikh, Hindu, and Arab-American categories to the FBI’s Hate Crime Incident Report (Form 1-699).

Don’t remove martyr’s names from the Saka June 1984 memorial: SYA to Badal Dal

New York, United States (May 07, 2013): In a written statement the Sikh Youth of America has urged Badal Dal and SGPC to restrain for removing the name of Sikh martyr Sant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale from the Gurdwara Yaadgaar Shaheedan - or the Saka June 1984 memorial.

USA: First American Sikh congressional caucus launched

Washington D.C. (April 24, 2013): It is learnt that the first American Sikh Congressional Caucus that would provide a formidable platform to the community to address its issues has been launched in the US.

Oak Creek Sikh tragedy propelled panel discussion on violence control

Oak Creek, Wis., United States (January 13, 2012): There are reports that more than 100 people, including some who lost family members in the Aug. 5 mass shooting at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin, met at a school in Milwaukee on Saturday (January 12, 2013) to learn how they can prevent the violence.

US Court summons served to Parkash S. Badal personally – response due by August 30th

New York: (August 9, 2012): The visiting Chief Minister of the Indian State of Punjab, Parkash Badal was “Served Personally” with the summons issued by the US District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin in a human rights violation case (12-c-0806). The August 09 Proof of Service signed by Christopher G. Kratochvil, a professional process server from “State Processing Service Inc.”, states that “I personally served on Parkash Singh Badal, Indian Citizen, and CM of Punjab at Oak Creek High School, Wisconsin”.