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Sikh man with a “Stop Hate” banner was removed from a Donald Trump rally

A demonstrator was reportedly Donald Trump's rally in the US state of Iowa. The protester reportedly interrupted the Republican presidential frontrunner's speech by displaying a banner that read ‘Stop Hate’.

Sikhs rally in response to Fresno hate crime

An update by the Sikh Coalition says [o]n the morning of December 26, 2015, Amrik Singh Bal was assaulted on his way to work.

Another incident of Potential Hate Crime Against elderly Sikh in USA

On the afternoon of December 7, 2015, a 78-year-old Sikh man was assaulted while he waited to pick up his grandson from Warren Middle School in Bakersfield, California.

US Army Sikh soldier permitted to keep wear turban

For the first time in five years, a decorated Sikh American has been granted a temporary 30-day religious accommodation to serve in the U.S. military while maintaining his Sikh articles of faith.

Responding To Hate: CA Gurdwara Vandalism Case

In the cover of darkness between Saturday night and Sunday morning, a California Sikh gurdwara (house of worship), along with a community member’s truck in the parking lot, were vandalized with hateful graffiti.

NBA Showcases Sikh Community

The Sikh Coalition and the Los Angeles Clippers hosted nearly 400 members of the California sangat on Saturday, November 14th for a Sikh Awareness & Appreciation game.

Chicago hate crime victim still recovering after one month

One month after the vicious hate crime that left Inderjit Singh Mukker who fell victim of hate crime in Chicago, is still recovering. Mukker, a Sikh father of two, was hospitalized with a concussion and facial injuries after he was called a "terrorist" and assaulted in his car.

Hate Crime Charges Filed in Chicago Assault after mobilisation by civil rights body

After 72 hours of mobilizing every tool in the Sikh Coalition’s advocacy toolkit, the State’s Attorney’s Office requested a meeting with our legal team and then reversed course, filing a hate crime charge.

Take Action to give a push for Hate Crime Charges in Chicago Assault: Sikh Coalition

On the evening of September 8th, Inderjit Singh Mukker, a Sikh American resident in the Darien suburb of Chicago, was viciously assaulted after the assailant pulled up to his car yelling racial slurs, including, “Terrorist, go back to your country, Bin Laden!”

Remembering Oak Creek tragedy with Community Service: US Communities Participate in Day of Seva

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

Sikhs to Observe Oak Creek anniversary as Annual Seva Day in 15 Cities Across USA

Wisconsin, USA: In an effort to combat hate and spread peace across the nation, this weekend, the Sikh Coalition—a community-based organization that works toward the ...

Sikh Coalition’s Powerhouse Legal Team is Expanding

A news update by the Sikh Coalition informs that the US based civil rights and advocacy group is expanding its Legal Program to provide even more legal services to Sikhs across USA.

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Sikh Coalition want US Sikh community to be cautious after Chattanooga shooting

A gunman opened fire at a recruiting center and another US military site a few miles apart in Chattanooga yesterday, killing at least four Marines. The attacker was also killed. US Federal authorities said they were investigating the possibility it was an act of domestic terrorism, and the FBI took charge of the case.

USA: Disney Desegregates Sikh Employee

The Sikh Coalition and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) are thrilled to announce that a Sikh employee at Walt Disney World will no longer be kept hidden from public view of Disney visitors because of his religious appearance.

The Sikh Coalition introduces New Law and Policy Director

The Sikh Coalition is excited to announce our new Law & Policy Director, Arjun Singh. Arjun will replace Rajdeep Singh, who will depart to pursue a second graduate degree at the end of August.

Sikh Colatition Launches Sikh awareness video in Central California

The Sikh Coalition has launched a new Sikh Awareness education video in California. Created in collaboration with the Fresno County Office of Education, the video will be offered as a resource to theUS’s 32 school districts – representing over 200,000 students. This educational video is the first of it's kind in the United States.

USA: New Army Rule Eliminates A Hurdle To Sikh Service

n April 2015, the U.S. Army released new rules that will make it easier for observant Sikhs to request religious accommodations for their articles of faith. The prior procedures forced turbaned and bearded Sikh recruits to violate their religion while asking for a religious exception to serve - a Catch-22.

Non-Sikh organizations are attempting to rewrite Sikh history in California DoE books: says The Sikh Coalition

A community update by the Sikh Coalition says that this week the NGO will be presenting thousands of community petitions calling upon the California Department of Education to preserve Sikh history in California.

More Sikh Scholars withdraw from UCR Conference; Set agenda for discussion with Pashaura Singh

Following the withdrawal from Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University (SGGSWU) vice-chancellor, more Sikh scholars have withdrawn their names from the University of California, Riverside’s upcoming conference on “Living and Making Sikhi in the Diaspora: The Millennial Generation Comes of Age”.

Vaisakhi marked at Pentagon; Seva highlighted

For the second consecutive year, the Office of the Pentagon Chaplain commemorated Vaisakhi in a 400-seat auditorium last Friday. Guests included congressional staffers, military officials, service members, interfaith leaders, and nearly 200 sangat members from across the country.

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