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White House Blocks Major News Outlets like CNN, New York Times, BBC From Press Briefing: Media Report

Several major news outlets including The New York Times, CNN and BBC were barred from attending an off-camera White House briefing, an unprecedented move

White House Responds to Khalistan Petition But Refuse to Comment on “Specific Policy Issue”

The White House has responded to a petition titled: "August 15th is NOT Independence Day For Sikhs. SUPPORT the Liberation of Indian Occupied Punjab to Create KHALISTAN".

White House Removes India’s Anti-Pakistan Petition Over Fraud Signatures

As per certain media reports, [t]he White House officials have removed India’s petition to declare Pakistan ‘a terrorism sponsoring state’ after they said that fake signatures were used to reach the minimum required support for the petition.

Sikh Journalist suffered Heart Attack in White House, Life saved

A Sikh journalist reportedly suffered a heart attack inside the White House, but a prompt response by US Secret Service personnel saved his life.

White House Responds to SFJ Petition on Religious Freedom in India

During his recent trip to India, the President discussed the importance of religious freedom and tolerance in India on January 27 during his speech at Siri Fort in New Delhi. President Obama underscored that India's success depended on the nation not being "splintered along the lines of religious faith."

‘Sikhs are not Hindus’ White House Petition crosses 100K mark

A White House petition moved by a Sikh rights organization ‘Sikhs For Justice’ (SFJ) has crossed the mark of 1,00,000 signatures. SFJ said that in order to get official response from the Obama administration the petition was required to get 1,00,000 signatures before 31 December, 2014.

White House petition want Obama to ask Modi- “Why Sikhs are labeled as Hindus under Indian Constitution”

A recently launched ‘White House petition’ urges Barack Obama to question Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi that why Indian Constitution labels Sikhs as ‘Hindus’ during his visit to India to attend India’s republic day.

A White House event marked Parkash Gurpurb of Guru Nanak Ji

Washington, DC: A community news update by the Sikh Coalition says [o]n November 13, 2014, the White House organized a special community event to commemorate the Parkash Gurpurb of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, founder of the Sikh religion.

Police intervention prevent face-to-face between Modi supporters & protesters outside White House

Washington, DC: The Kashmir American Council staged a sit-in outside the White House on Monday (Sept. 29) as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived to attend a private dinner where he was due to meet US President Obama and other key US officials. A number of Sikh protesters also gathered outside the White House and raised slogans against the Indian prime minister. An “International The News” report says police had to intervene when some of Narendra Modi supporters and protesters came face to face.

New White House Initiative Brings Hope to Disadvantaged Youth

Washington DC, USA (March 15, 2014): On February 28th, 2014, President Obama unveiled his, “My Brother’s Keeper” Initiative, which focuses on helping every disadvantaged youth find opportunities. Boys, and young, men of color, who are willing to work hard, will now have a new pipeline for mentor-ship, support networks, and skills.

White House celebrates Guru Nanak Sahib Ji's Gurpurab

US: White House celebrates Guru Nanak Sahib Ji’s Gurpurab

Washington, United States (November 21, 2013): Sikhs from various part of the U.S. came yesterday to celebrate Guru Nanak Sahib Ji’s Parkash Gurpurb for the fourth time in the White House. President Obama’s administration opened the doors of the White House for this annual celebration which featured key White House officials, Sikh community leaders, Sikh kirtan, and a musical performance on the sitar and tabla.

White House holds second briefing on Sikh Civil rights issues

Washington, DC (June 25, 2013): A recent newsletter (dated July 25, 2013) issued by the Sikh Coalition: “Jakaras were heard in the White House this past Friday during a briefing on Sikh civil rights issues in the heart of the federal government. This briefing, the second of its kind, was organized in collaboration with the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and the White House Office of Public Engagement at the request of the Sikh Coalition”.

Obama Administration Condemns 1984 Violence Against Sikhs – Fails To Take Position On “Sikh Genocide”

New York (April 2, 2013): In response to the Sikh Rights group’s Genocide Petition tabled before Obama Administration in December 2012, the White House condemned the 1984 systematic violence against Sikhs, a religious minority in India.

Official White House Response to recognize Sikh Genocide -30000+ Killed in India during November 1984

Washington, United States (April 02, 2013): It is learnt that the White House has responded to a petition moved by Human Rights and advocacy group "Sikhs for Justice" (SJF), seeking recognition to the fact of Sikh genocide 1984. During November 1984 thousands of innocent Sikhs were massacred during a state-sponsored genocide of Sikhs in Delhi and elsewhere in India.