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FBI Approves Tracking Hate Crimes Against Sikhs

Justice Department Gives Grant for Oak Creek Recovery Services

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

Some Casualties, Many Stranded

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

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

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