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Kirpan Ban Lifted at Rochester Gurdwara

The Kirpan ban at the Gurdwara of Rochester, imposed three years ago by its trustees as part of their management lawsuit, was fully lifted last week by a New York supreme-court judge.

Thursday, Jun 13, 2013 | 06:45 PM

US Sikh Soldier Asks for Military Policy Change

Reporting from Washington - The Afghan insurgents had taken advantage of a recent dust storm to bury improvised explosive devices (IEDs) all around us. Our medics radioed in that they were bringing in a Marine from a blast just outside our main gate.

Monday, Jun 10, 2013 | 11:55 PM

India Denies Interfering in US Sikh Caucus, Contradicts Indian Press

Reporting from Washington - The Indian ambassador denied that her government warned US authorities about the newly formed Sikh caucus, contradicting reports in the Indian media that Indian officials pressured US Congress members not to join the alliance.

Thursday, Jun 06, 2013 | 12:24 PM

1984 Pogroms Case Still Pending in US Court

Sikhs for Justice has until September to show that its human rights violation complaint against the Indian National Congress party, for its role in the 1984 pogroms, can be tried in a US federal court.

Thursday, May 30, 2013 | 10:58 PM

Justice Department Intervenes in Sikh Bullying Case

The Department of Justice intervened for the first time in a bullying complaint from a Sikh youth, and reached a settlement with the school district in metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia, that would protect the middle school student for the next two years.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 | 09:55 PM

Rochester Gurdwara Trustees to Lift Ban on Kirpan

With immense pressure from the Akal Takhat, the Gurdwara of Rochester trustees have asked a New York court to lift all restrictions on Kirpans at the gurdwara, but have stopped short of retracting harmful statements they made to the court about Kirpans, which led to the original ban two years ago.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 | 10:41 AM

DC Gurdwara Re-Opens

Shut down for nearly two years, the National Gurdwara will re-open its doors as the only gurdwara in the nation’s capital, and the The National Library and Museum of Pingalwara.

Thursday, May 16, 2013 | 10:46 PM

Oak Creek Officers Among Top Cops

Lieutenant Brian Murphy and the seven other police officers who responded to the Oak Creek shooting last year, were among more than 40 officers from around the country that were honored by President Obama on Saturday as winners of the National Association of Police Organizations' Top Cops award.

Monday, May 13, 2013 | 03:54 PM

"Sadda Haq" Opens Everywhere

The film portrays the state and federal government’s campaign to crush the militancy at all cost, and the impunity with which the Punjab Police and government officials carried out the campaign.

Friday, May 10, 2013 | 01:32 AM

No Hate Crime Charge Yet in Beating of Fresno Sikh

A homeless man yesterday plead not guilty to serious felony charges of attempted murder and elder abuse with a dangerous weapon for severely beating an elderly Sikh in Fresno, California, but has not yet been charged with a hate crime.

Thursday, May 09, 2013 | 05:50 PM

Sikh American Groups Ask US and UN to stop India From Executing Bhullar

Sikh advocacy groups are lobbying the US government and the United Nations to stop India from executing Devenderpal Singh Bhullar, whose conviction was based on a single coerced confession.

Tuesday, May 07, 2013 | 01:03 AM

Backstory: Sikh Caucus

Reporting from Washington - It was 10 years in the making. Two Sikhs from California built the foundation for the American Sikh Congressional Caucus.

Thursday, May 02, 2013 | 11:16 PM

Lego Turban

The Lego toy company has a turban that fits on top of its mini-figures. Only one store sells it in the United States. And when they are sold out, they are gone.

Monday, Apr 29, 2013 | 01:28 AM

American Sikh Congressional Caucus

Reporting from Capitol Hill - The American Sikh Congressional Caucus launched Wednesday with 28 founding members from the US House of Representatives who will be a voice for Sikhs and will address Sikh issues in this country.

Friday, Apr 26, 2013 | 02:49 AM

Sikh, Other Faith Groups Urge Stronger Gun-Control Legislation

Reporting from Washington – A gun cannot be equated to be a modern-day Kirpan, and must be controlled by stronger laws to prevent mass shootings, a Sikh group said.

Tuesday, Apr 16, 2013 | 03:18 PM

US Condemns 1984 Anti-Sikh Pogroms, Stops Short of Declaring Genocide

Reporting from Washington - The U.S. last week stated it condemns the religious-based violence of the 1984 anti-Sikh pogroms, but stopped short of calling it genocide.

Thursday, Apr 04, 2013 | 11:49 PM

House Democrats Ask FBI to Track Hate Crimes Against Sikhs

More than 100 House Democrats sent a letter yesterday to the FBI’s advisory policy board asking it to begin tracking hate crimes against Sikhs, Hindus and Arabs.

Friday, Mar 22, 2013 | 03:48 PM

The Sikh Caucus

The Sikh Caucus is expected to launch in April, a delay from the original date set for March 14, to garner more support from Congress members and to resolve issues on the role of SAALT, a South Asian organization.

Thursday, Mar 21, 2013 | 06:59 PM

Akal Takhat Committee Condemns Rochester Gurdwara's Kirpan Ban

A seven-member committee appointed by the Akal Takhat recommended last month that the five jathedars discipline the trustees of the Gurdwara of Rochester for petitioning a New York court to impose a ban on Kirpans.

Saturday, Mar 16, 2013 | 11:35 PM

New Description of Truck That Followed and Shot Florida Sikh

The vehicle involved in the shooting of Kanwaljit Singh of Port Orange, Florida, is a Chevrolet S-10 or GMC Sonoma-style truck, which differs from the initial description of the larger Ford truck that was circulated earlier, police said today.

Thursday, Mar 07, 2013 | 06:54 PM

Florida Sikh Shot in Possible Hate Crime

A Sikh man was shot twice by an unknown assailant in a Ford F-150 pickup truck as both crossed the Port Orange Bridge in Florida late Saturday night in what the FBI is considering as a possible hate crime.

Friday, Mar 01, 2013 | 01:42 AM

Senate Democrats Ask FBI to Track Hate Crimes Against Sikhs

Twenty-six Senate Democrats sent a signed letter last week asking Attorney General Eric Holder and FBI Director Robert Mueller to collect data on hate crimes against Sikhs.

Tuesday, Feb 26, 2013 | 12:53 AM

Arizona Corrections Officer Gets Beard and Kara Accommodation

Ikhbinder Singh Bassin, a hospital lab technician from India, could not do better than working at a 7/11 when he immigrated to Arizona in 1999.

Monday, Feb 18, 2013 | 11:45 PM

Lt. Murphy Praised in the State of the Union

Reporting form Washington – When Lt. Brian Murphy received a call from the White House last week asking him to be Michelle Obama’s guest at the State of the Union, he said no - but he quickly called back.

Thursday, Feb 14, 2013 | 12:44 AM

Shocking Murder-Suicide of Sikh Family Near Atlanta

What could possibly be more horrific than an anti-Sikh hate crime? Murder-suicide involving an entire Sikh family, with minor children.

Thursday, Feb 07, 2013 | 12:44 PM

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