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Smithsonian alters Gadar history

Reporting from Washington – One hundred years ago, when shiploads of immigrants were landing on the West Coast of the United States, thousands of Sikhs were suddenly leaving their livelihoods in America and sailing back to their homeland to launch an armed revolution against the British Raj.

Friday, May 16, 2014 | 05:00 PM

Smithsonian distorts Sikh American history

Reporting from Washington – The Smithsonian Institution has distorted Sikh history in the United States in its new Indian American exhibition.

Tuesday, Apr 08, 2014 | 02:07 PM

Smithsonian mischaracterizes Sikh identity

Reporting from Washington – The Smithsonian Institution has willfully mischaracterized the Sikh identity in its new exhibition on Indian Americans.

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2014 | 03:30 PM

American Sikh soldiers need beard exemptions, US special forces do not

Reporting from Washington - The U. S. military allows its special forces to grow full beards while serving under the most extreme battle conditions, but requires Sikh soldiers to apply for religious accommodations for their beards, even with revisions made last month to its exemptions policy for religious practices.

Friday, Feb 21, 2014 | 10:52 PM

Sikh mayor welcomes French president

In an ironic meeting yesterday, Francois Hollande, president of France, where turbans are banned from government-related services such as schools and official pictures, was welcomed to Virginia by the turbaned mayor of Charlottesville, Satyendra Singh Huja.

Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014 | 07:02 PM

Report affirms Thatcher and Gandhi colluded on Operation Blue Star

The results, released yesterday, of the UK government’s investigation into its involvement in the 1984 Operation Blue Star confirm that, at Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi’s request for advice, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher did send to Delhi a Special Air Services military officer, who recommended a paramilitary attack at Darbar Sahib using helicopters.

Thursday, Feb 06, 2014 | 01:50 PM

Ravi Singh Charged With Election Fraud

Ravneet Singh, founder of ElectionMall, an Internet-based campaign-services company, was arrested on Jan. 17 by FBI agents for allegedly facilitating nearly $300,000 in illegal foreign contributions to two candidates in San Diego’s 2012 mayoral race.

Thursday, Jan 30, 2014 | 10:39 PM

The American who lived with Bhindranwale

Baba Nam Singh Khalsa was living on the top floor of Guru Nanak Niwas at the Darbar Sahib complex when Sant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale moved in with nearly 30 of his men.

Friday, Jan 17, 2014 | 08:00 PM

Thatcher colluded with Gandhi on Operation Blue Star

A top-secret letter released by the British government, dated February 1984, shows that British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher sent a special-forces military officer to India to help Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi plan Operation Blue Star, the invasion and attack on Harmandar Sahib in June 1984.

Monday, Jan 13, 2014 | 11:40 PM

US Sikh groups demand India release illegally detained political prisoners

US Sikh advocacy groups are outraged at India’s defiance in ending Gurbaksh Singh’s 37-day-old hunger strike over the government’s continued illegal detention of Sikh political prisoners who have served out their sentences.

Saturday, Dec 21, 2013 | 11:44 PM

Yogi Bhajan given Hindu last rites

Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswati, president and spiritual head of the Parmarth Niketan Ashram in Rishikesh, India, performed Yogi Bhajan’s last rites rituals and ash immersion in Mother Ganga. This ashram on the banks of the Ganges River is devoted to Shiva, the Hindu god of yoga.

Sunday, Nov 24, 2013 | 01:38 PM

Yogi Bhajan given Hindu last rites

Two images recently discovered on the Internet show Yogi Bhajan, an Indian customs officer who came to the United States in the late 1960s and built a significant religious following and a vast business empire under the name ‘Sikh Dharma,’ had his last rites administered by a Hindu priest.

Sunday, Nov 24, 2013 | 05:01 AM

President's Statement on Guru Nanak's Gurpurab

I want to extend my best wishes to all our Sikh friends, across the United States and around the world, who this weekend are observing the anniversary of the birth of Guru Nanak Dev ji, the first Sikh Guru.

Saturday, Nov 16, 2013 | 02:07 PM

Hollywood bar removes portraits of Gurus from Indian maharaja’s room

A Hollywood bar has confirmed, with photographs, that it has removed portraits of the Sikh Gurus from its walls.

Sunday, Oct 13, 2013 | 10:55 PM

Professor Darshan Singh: DC Sikhs ask Akal Takhat to reconsider his excommunication

Reporting from Washington - The management at the Sikh Gurdwara, DC, has asked the Akal Takhat jathedar to reconsider Professor Darshan Singh’s excommunication in a public forum, at the Akal Takhat.

Friday, Oct 04, 2013 | 05:16 PM

Pakistan Tops Global Priority in US-India Summit

President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh met Friday for their second White House summit since the November 2009 State Dinner, and for the first time since the Delhi summit in November 2010, when Obama cancelled his visit to Harimandir Sahib in Amritsar.

Saturday, Sep 28, 2013 | 01:33 AM

Sikh assaulted by NYC teens in apparent hate crime

Prabhjot Singh, a physician and a professor in New York City, was attacked Saturday night in an apparent hate crime by a group of teenagers shouting anti-Muslim slurs as he walked near Central Park.

Monday, Sep 23, 2013 | 06:43 PM

Michigan Court Accommodates Turban

When Hardeep Singh of Battle Creek, Michigan, sat down in a Kalamazoo County courtroom, the judge ordered him to remove his "hat."

Friday, Sep 13, 2013 | 10:49 PM

Akaal Takhat Forms Committee to Represent US Sikhs

The Akaal Takhat has formed a seven-member US committee to address the large volume of gurdwara disputes and also to advocate for all issues affecting Sikhs in the US, including hate crimes, school bullying and airport-security profiling.

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2013 | 12:11 AM

A Year After Oak Creek

Reporting from Oak Creek, Wisconsin In the annals of Sikh history, which are filled with accounts of massacres and attempted genocides, the Oak Creek shooting pales in comparison. But, perhaps it cannot be compared.

Saturday, Aug 10, 2013 | 03:06 PM

FBI Approves Tracking Hate Crimes Against Sikhs

Nearing the anniversary of the Oak Creek gurdwara shooting, the Justice Department announced that it has granted about $512,000 to help pay for victim-recovery services, and that the FBI has approved its policy board’s recommendation to track hate crimes against Sikhs.

Friday, Aug 02, 2013 | 08:10 PM

DC Sikhs Ask for Representation at Akal Takhat

Reporting from Washington – The Washington sangat is seeking representation of the diaspora Panth at the Akal Takhat.

Tuesday, Jul 30, 2013 | 10:11 PM

Hemkund Sahib Route Devastated by Floods

About 10,000 lives have been lost since mid June from torrential rains and flash flooding of areas near Hemkund Sahib, including Gobind Ghat, where vehicles park and travelers continue up to the gurdwara by a footpath, a New York-based Sikh humanitarian group said.

Monday, Jul 08, 2013 | 03:31 PM

Sikhs Affected by Supreme Court Strike Down of Voter Rights Act

Sikhs should join in support of all minorities in asking Congress to rewrite the parts of the Voter Rights Act that were struck down by the US Supreme Court last week to again protect their voting rights at the polls, a Sikh advocacy group said.

Tuesday, Jul 02, 2013 | 02:42 PM

FBI To Track Hate Crimes Against Sikhs in 2015

The FBI’s advisory policy decided this month to begin tracking hate crimes against Sikhs, but it will be 2015 before law enforcement officers begin to report bias incidents.

Monday, Jun 17, 2013 | 01:55 PM

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