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Legal Suit Settled by Sikh Drivers with U.S.Trucking Firm

A discriminatory suit filed by four Sikh drivers against an American trucking giant has been settled amicably

USA: Hate Crime Charges Filed in Richmond Hate Crime Case

Today, the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office filed hate crime charges against the attackers of Sikh American Maan Singh Khalsa.

Sikh Assaulted, Hair Cut in USA; Sikh Coalition Urges Hate Crime Investigation

Sikh Assaulted, Hair Cut in USA; Sikh Coalition Urges Hate Crime Investigation

The Sikh Coalition reportedly sent a letter on Oct. 07 to the Richmond Police Department and the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office on behalf of Maan Singh Khalsa.

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.

Photo Exhibition Provides Window into Challenges And Resilience of Sikhs in US 15 Years After 9/11

The Sikh Coalition is launching The Sikh Project today! The groundbreaking free photography exhibition featuring portraits of Sikh American men and women provides a window into the challenges and resilience of the Sikh American community 15 years after 9/11.

More Progress In Battle To End Religious Discrimination: Sikh Coalition

The U.S. Army has granted another observant Sikh American soldier a long-term religious accommodation, permitting him to serve with his articles of faith intact.

Day of Seva Brings Communities Together Across the USA: Sikh Coalition

Inspired by the Oak Creek sangat’s Chardhi Kala 6K Memorial Walk/Run, the Sikh Coalition organized our 4th annual National Day of Seva, in remembrance and solidarity for those who were injured and killed on August 5, 2012, in Oak Creek, Wisconsin.

Chardhi Kala 6K Memorial Run and Walk to Honour Oak Creek victims

Today marks the fourth anniversary of the tragic Oak Creek, Wisconsin shooting, which left six innocent worshipers dead and several others severely injured.

Two Soldiers Take Next Step in Fight for Equality: Sikh Coalition

As per the Sikh Coalition, [o]n July 21, 2016, Specialist Harpal Singh successfully graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Jackson in South Carolina. During the ceremony, he was honored and given the “Soldier of the Cycle” award for being one of the best soldiers in his company.

US TV News Channel apologises for terming Sikh tourist as terrorist in CC

A US TV News Channel has apologised for labeling a Sikh tourist in Chicago as "terrorist" in closed caption. The ABC 7 News said that it was not an intentional mistake and the closed caption provider committed the mistake and joined the CC provider company in apologising to Manpreet Bal.

Honor Oak Creek & Orlando By Joining Day of Seva, says Sikh Coalition

August 5, 2016 marks the fourth anniversary of the tragic shooting inside the Oak Creek Gurdwara. The Sikh Coalition has announced to mark the day as Sewa Day.

Firsthand Account of Indian Army’s attack on Darbar Sahib in June 1984 by Bhai Sawinder Singh (ex-Hazori Raagi)

I was in school in Amritsar, Punjab, on June 1, 1984. It was 12:30 pm when we heard the unmistakable, chilling sounds of gunshots firing. We students were immediately sent home.

US: Sikh man falsely accused of terrorism, demands justice

Daljeet Singh, a Sikh man who was detained by other passengers on a Greyhound bus and arrested at gunpoint for the “crime” of vaguely looking like what a Middle-Eastern Muslim might look like and speaking a foreign language, is demanding that Texas cops arrest the private citizens who falsely detained him, NBC News is reporting.

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.

Post Spike In Hate Crimes, US Sikh Community Launches New Tool To Report Incidents

Parminder Singh was driving across the country with his family. As he parked his truck near Knoxville in Tennessee, some White men approached him in the parking lot. They seemed angry and their anger was directed at him. "Why did you come here?" they shouted. "Go back to where you came from."

US judge says: Army’s Special Tests for Sikh Officer Are ‘Unfair’

A US Federal judge defended a decorated Sikh American soldier and ruled that the Department of Defense could not subject him to unfair and biased testing on account of his religious beliefs

USA: Court Denies Discriminatory Test for Sikh Soldier; Defends Religious Freedom

After the Monday filing of an unprecedented lawsuit on behalf of Sikh Army Captain Simratpal Singh, which demanded that the U.S. military accommodate his Sikh articles of faith and abandon its impromptu discriminatory testing, Judge Beryl A. Howell swiftly ruled in Captain Singh’s favor on Thursday evening.

Hate crime charges filed in Sikh bus driver assault case

Authorities in Los Angeles have filed hate crime charges against a man who brutally assaulted a Sikh bus driver and called him a “terrorist” and “suicide bomber” during the attack last November.

Decorated Sikh Soldier Files Lawsuit After Military Denies Religious Freedom

A federal lawsuit was filed earlier today against the United States Department of Defense on behalf of Captain Simratpal Singh, a decorated Sikh American soldier who was ordered to submit to non-standard testing because of his religious beliefs.

Curbing Hate: Sikh Coalition Engages with Law Enforcement & Educators

In the wake of recent hate violence against Sikh Americans, the Sikh Coalition has prepared a variety of new resources to combat hate and has engaged in significant outreach with law enforcement and educators, requesting them to remain vigilant during this difficult time.

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