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Rochester Gurdwara Trustees to Lift Ban on Kirpan

Defendants Also Want Them to Retract False Affidavits

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

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

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

Amnesty International Also Raises Concerns

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

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

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

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