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Sajjan Kumar’s Conviction is only a First Step: WSO

In its judgment released yesterday, the Delhi High Court found that “the mass killings of Sikhs in Delhi and elsewhere in November 1984 were in fact ‘crimes against humanity’. They will continue to shock the collective conscience of society for a long time to come.”

Public Safety Canada Terror Report Maligns Canadian Sikhs

Addition of imagined “Sikh extremism” to the 2018 Public Report on the Terrorism Threat to Canada is a cause of concern for the Sikh diaspora in Canada who are facing continuous propaganda by the Indian state which aims to malign their image.

Reconsideration Motion Filed at Supreme Court For QNA Kirpan Appeal

In February 2018, the Quebec Court of Appeal rejected the WSO’s appeal on the grounds that the Quebec National Assembly may exclude individuals based on parliamentary privilege. The Superior Court decision below had upheld the authority of the QNA to "exclude kirpans from its precincts as an assertion of parliamentary privilege over the exclusion of strangers.''

World Karate Federation (WKF) Agrees to Accommodate Religious Head Coverings for Athletes

The World Karate Federation (WKF) has agreed to accommodate religiously mandated headwear for male competitors. Prior to the change, only female athletes were permitted to wear head coverings.

WSO & Manmeet Singh Bhullar Foundation Welcome Approval of Afghan Hindu & Sikh Refugee Applications

On November 27, the Government of Canada announced that it is approving the resettlement of Sikh and Hindu refugees to Canada, who had fled Afghanistan due to religious persecution.

WSO Condemns Racist Graffiti Kelowna Gurdwara Sahib in BC

The World Sikh Organization of Canada has strongly condemned the racist vandalism of the Gurdwara Guru Amardas Darbar Sikh Society in Kelowna, British Columbia. The racist graffiti was discovered on Nov. 19 as a gathering was starting.

Amritsar Blast Update: TV Media Playing Dangerous & Dirty Game with Fake Sketches and Fake CCTV Footage

News18 Punjab, a TV channel by Network 18, started playing so-called sketches of culprits who had triggered the blast. The so-called sketches looked more like real photographs and were shown on prime channels of Network 18 also.

Sikhs in Canada: WSO Works to Introduce Kirpan Accommodation on BC Ferries

The World Sikh Organisation of Canada (WSO) has worked to implement a kirpan accommodation policy with BC Ferries after several Sikh passengers were told they could not wear their kirpans while travelling.

WSO Canada Expresses Disappointment Over Denial of Leave to Appeal Singh v. A.G. Quebec

The World Sikh Organization of Canada is deeply disappointed by today’s decision of the Supreme Court of Canada to deny leave to appeal in the case Singh, et al. v. Attorney General of Québec.

WSO to Host International Students Orientation at Dixie Gurdwara Sahib in Ontario on Oct. 14

On October 14th from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm at the Ontario Khalsa Darbar, the World Sikh Organization of Canada will be hosting an International Students Orientation exclusively for Punjabi speaking students and Sikh students who are studying in post-secondary institutions in and around the Greater Toronto Area.

WSO Welcomes Ontario Motorcycle Helmet Exemption for Sikhs

The World Sikh Organization of Canada has welcomed announcement by the Ontario Government to, as of October 18, 2018, exempt turbaned Sikh motorcyclists from helmet requirements.

WSO Holds Canada-Wide Orientations for International Students

World Sikh Organization of Canada is holidng orientation sessions for international students in cities across Canada, including Montreal, Ottawa, Brampton, Windsor, Winnipeg and Surrey.

WSO (Canada) Concerned By Use of Notwithstanding Clause by Ontario Government

World Sikh Organization of Canada is concerned by the invoking of the notwithstanding clause by the Ontario government to uphold Bill 31, The Efficient Local Government Act.

Sikhs Urge Dialogue to Promote Their Inclusion in Quebec

World Sikh Organization of Canada today called upon the City of Montreal and the Government of Quebec to work far harder to implement concrete measures to break down systemic barriers that make it difficult for Sikhs, and other minorities, to play their full role in Quebec society.

WSO Calls on India to End Mob Lynchings & Protect Minorities

The World Sikh Organization of Canada has expressed grave concerns over the increasing number of mob lynching attacks perpetrated by Hindutva groups and called on the Indian government to do more to protect minorities.

Afghanistan Election Aspirant Awtar Singh Khalsa Among Those Killed in Blast; Sikh bodies condemn attack

A deadly suicide bomb attack on Sikhs in Jalalabad city of Afghanistan has shook the global Sikh community.

World Sikh Organisation of Canada (WSO) Announces New Executive Director

World Sikh Organization of Canada has announced the appointment of Jaskaran Singh Sandhu as Executive Director.

World Sikh Organisation of Canada (WSO) Welcomes Supreme Court Decision on Religious Membership

World Sikh Organization of Canada welcomes the decision of the Supreme Court of Canada in the landmark case of Highwood Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses v. Randy Wall (‘Wall’).

Canada: Sikh group and Peel School Board Launch Sikh E-Module

World Sikh Organization of Canada, in partnership with the Peel District School Board, yesterday (May 28) launched the Sikh Faith E-Module.

Human Rights Defender Alert: G.N. Saibaba Denied Adequate Medical Treatment in Custody

Disabled activist and teacher G.N. Saibaba continues to face serious health issues while being held in Nagpur Central Jail in India, the World Sikh Organisation of Canada (WSO) said in a statement issued on Wednesday (April 25).

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