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Bandi Chhor Divas at the White House

President Barack Obama conspicuously recognized the Sikh gurpurab, Bandi Chhor Divas, during the official celebration of Divali, a Hindu festival, and for the first time welcomed a Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee representative to the White House, Sikh groups said.

Monday, Nov 07, 2011 | 01:00 AM

California Governor Considering Reward in Sikh Shootings

Sikhs in Elk Grove, California, are still awaiting Governor Jerry Brown’s decision on posting a reward for information leading to an arrest in connection with the shooting deaths of two elderly Sikh men on March 4.

Friday, Nov 04, 2011 | 02:57 PM

Phoolka: Evidence Against Nath Well Documented

Harvinder Singh Phoolka, a human rights lawyer working for justice for the victims of the 1984 anti-Sikh pogroms, said he has evidence of Indian Minister of Urban Development Kamal Nath’s involvement in the massacre.

Wednesday, Nov 02, 2011 | 09:18 PM

U.S. State Department Considering Nath Immunity

Reporting from Washington - The U.S. Department of State is still considering providing a statement of diplomatic immunity for Kamal Nath, Indian minister of urban development, who is facing a civil lawsuit in New York for his alleged participation in the 1984 anti-Sikh pogroms in New Delhi.

Saturday, Oct 29, 2011 | 12:14 AM

Vegas PD's Custom Sikh Curriculum

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department created and released this month a custom Sikh cultural awareness module in its training program for law enforcement.

Wednesday, Sep 28, 2011 | 11:28 PM

Activism and Outreach From 9/11 Hate Killing

A new kind of activism was born out of the Balbir Singh Sodhi tragedy ten years ago when he became the first person killed in the backlash against those perceived to be related to the 9/11 attackers.

Monday, Sep 19, 2011 | 11:54 PM

Faith Groups Denounce Rise in Islamophobia a Decade After 9/11

The Root Cause of Prejudice Against Sikhs

Reporting from WASHINGTON – A group of religious leaders representing the Islamic, Jewish, Christian and Sikh communities this week commemorated the 9/11 attacks by denouncing the rise of Islamophobia and by asking Americans to overcome the fear and division that has defined the decade since the tragedy.

Sunday, Sep 11, 2011 | 12:30 AM

NYC Sikhs Give Boost for Federal Workplace Religious Freedom Law

A new bill, initiated by Sikh activists and enacted by the New York City council, to protect workers against religious discrimination, adds momentum for such legislation at the federal level, a U.S. senator said.

Friday, Aug 26, 2011 | 10:33 PM

Minimal Progress on Bullying Prevention in NYC Schools

On his way home from school, Sanjeet had stopped by a local deli to grab a bite to eat when some boys came from behind and pulled off his dastaar. New York City Councilman Daniel Dromm, who was a teacher at the time, saw the incident and tried unsuccessfully to stop the perpetrators.

Friday, Jul 22, 2011 | 05:02 PM

The First Punjabi Public School

Sikh children in Sacramento, California, will have an opportunity beginning this fall to attend the first Punjabi-language school in the United States.

Tuesday, Jul 12, 2011 | 11:57 PM



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