Bangkok Sikhs help Taliban victim’s kin
Jan 23, 2011
Chandigarh, Jan. 18: The Sikh community of Thailand has come to the rescue of four young children whose Sikh father was beheaded by Taliban terrorists on the border of the Khyber and Orakzai agencies last February.
Sikhs should be allowed to wear their ceremonial daggers - known as Kirpans - to school and other public places, Britain's first Asian judge has said.
Sikh musicians removed from flight reach settlement
Dec 15, 2009
Three Sikh religious musicians who were removed from a US Airways flight leaving Sacramento International Airport have reached a settlement with the airline.
School bans Sikh over holy dagger
Oct 13, 2009
A Sikh has been withdrawn from a north London school after he was banned from wearing his traditional dagger. The boy, 14, was told not to carry the 5in (12.7cm) kirpan at the Compton School in Barnet after governors ruled it was a health and safety risk.
Sikh boy banned from taking holy dagger to school
Oct 13, 2009
A 14-year-old Sikh boy has been withdrawn from state education after he was banned from wearing a traditional religious dagger to school.The family of J Singh, whose full name has not been released, have taken out a loan...
The 14-year-old boy was told to stop carrying the five-inch (12.5cm) decorated Kirpan after governors at Compton School in Barnet, North London, ruled that it was not safe. The sheathed scimitar is one of the five “articles of faith” in Sikhism that must be carried at all times.
Leicester, UK: A sixth-form college today said they will allow Sikh students to wear their kirpan, a Sikh article faith, after a 16 year old Sikh girl was stopped two days ago from taking her AS level exams (pre-university) because she wore a kirpan.
Sikhs protest against knife rules
Apr 13, 2009
Sikhs say they are not being allowed to wear a kirpan - or ceremonial knife - in public places even though the law says they can.
New York, Jan 23 (PTI) An American security company has agreed to pay USD 24,000 as compensation to a Sikh man who had complained that he was discriminated against for wearing a turban.
King Albert II of Belgium will go to India on a nine-day state visit beginning November 3, accompanied by Queen Paola, Foreign Minister Karel De Gucht, and top businessmen and academics, according to sources in the Royal Palace in Brussels.
Brussels, Nov 2 (IANS) King Albert II of Belgium arrives in India on a nine-day visit Monday amid a row in his country over a raid on two gurdwaras by police seeking to bust an illegal immigration racket...
Belgian cops disrupt akhand path
Oct 20, 2008
Amritsar: Coordinator of the American Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (AGPC) Pritpal Singh has criticised a raid at a gurdwara in Belgium by the Belgian police on the eve of Gurta Gaddi Diwas, disrupting akhand path of Guru Granth Sahib.
Police Raid Sikh Gurdwara During Continuous Prayer to Celebrate the 300th Anniversary Celebration of the Enthronement of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji Vilvoorde, Belgium - As non-stop prayers were in progress yesterday for the auspicious tercentenary of the enthronement of ...
Montreal, Quebec: A thirteen-year-old Sikh boy was suspended from school on September 11th after being accused of threatening another student outside school with his kirpan. A leading Sikh community NGO has claimd that the school in Le Salle suspended the Sikh student "without properly investigating the matter."
NEW YORK: In a bid to mobilise opinion in favour of Sikh prisoner Jagmohan Singh Ahuja, whose hair was allegedly chopped off by authorities in a Florida prison, a Sikh body has launched a signature campaign ...
London, UK – United Sikhs welcomes a High Court ruling this week that a Welsh school had broken the law in permanently excluding a Sikh girl for wearing a kara, a steel bangle worn by Sikhs. With the backing of United Sikhs, the human rights group ...
US Sikh arrested, his kirpan, turban forcibly removed
July 09, 2008
CONNECTICUT: A Sikh truck driver was arrested and his turban forcibly removed after marshals in a Connecticut court found his kirpan on him when he went to contest a traffic violation.
Sikh Held for Wearing Kirpan in Court, Charges Dropped
July 11, 2008
Charges against a Sikh truck driver, who was arrested June 18 for wearing a kirpan while entering Connecticut State Superior Court to contest a traffic ticket, were dropped July 7 by the state attorney’s office.
PATIALA: The prosecution dropped charges against Sachdev Singh, 47-year-old truck driver, for wearing kirpan (a blade that is carried by the Sikhs as an article of faith), after meeting him with UNITED SIKHS attorney Jaspreet Singh,
Mixed Reviews For Several Changes At Local Airports
April 24, 2008
In the midst of thousands of flight cancellations and the turmoil that engulfed New York City’s two major airports last week, new developments unfolded. One change was denounced, another celebrated ...
US university reviews rules over Sikh student's rights
January 16, 2006
A Detroit university is reviewing its public safety norms after a judge ruled in favour of a Sikh student arrested for carrying the kirpan, a short dagger, as enjoined by his religion. Sikh student Sukhpreet Singh Garcha, 23, was ..
Airport security biased, Sikhs say
August 29, 2007
A new Homeland Security Department policy singles out Sikh men for rigorous airport security searches at the discretion of screeners, a national civil rights organization says.
Legal challenge for 'bangle' girl
January 4, 2008
A legal challenge has been filed in the High Court on behalf of a 14-year-old girl excluded from a Cynon Valley school for wearing a Sikh bangle. Sarika Singh has been excluded from Aberdare Girls' School since 5 November...