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Explained: What it means for Sikhs to be counted as separate ethnic group in US

January 17, 2020 1:32 pm

How are race and ethnicity defined under the US Census? What are the implications of Sikhs being included as a distinct ethnic group?

Sikh man wins compensation for being denied UK hotel job over beard

December 04, 2019 8:52 pm

A UK employment tribunal heard that Raman Sethi, a turbaned Sikh from New Zealand, was refused work by recruitment agency Elements Personnel Services Ltd a few years ago over a general "no pony tails or facial hair" policy of many of its high-end hotel clients.

Sikhs third most targeted religious group in US after Jews, Muslims: FBI report

November 13, 2019 6:40 pm

According to a press release issued by the FBI, the 2018 data shows the largest number of hate crimes based on religion were reported against Jews (835), followed by Muslims (188) and Sikhs (60).

Pakistan forms panel to negotiate with Sikhs angry over teenage girl's forced conversion

August 31, 2019 3:55 pm

According to a memorandum sent to Inspector General of Police (IGP) Punjab by the District Police Officer (DPO) of Nankana Sahib, an FIR was filed in the Nankana police station on August 28 against six people who were accused of abducting and forcefully converting the Sikh girl.

Global Sikh Council: Sikh body to spread Guru Nanak’s peace philosophy through Geneva meet

June 10, 2019 1:26 pm

To commemorate the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak (1469), the first guru of the Sikhs, World Council of Churches, Geneva, in collaboration with the GSC will organise a Christian-Sikh dialogue in Geneva on July 5, with the dialogue focusing on the theme ‘Pursuing Peace in a Pluralistic World’.

Remembering a Sikh postman whose battle benefits the community in UK even today

May 12, 2019 11:12 am

The UK Sikhs owe it to the first postman who fought for the right to wear a turban and won. A postcard from London reaches his family 59 years later.

Buddhist texts painted at Gurdwara Pathar Sahib, Army repaints it after protest

April 15, 2019 5:59 am

Indian Army, which maintains the Gurdwara associated with Guru Nanak Dev, says it has re-painted the walls after receiving objections from Sikhs.

'Will never forget': In tense times, Valley shows gratitude to Sikhs

February 22, 2019 8:55 am

Kashmiris respond to community’s efforts to help students amid tension after Pulwama attack by offering free lodging, education, legal services.

Chandigarh issues draft notification making helmet optional for Sikh women

October 18, 2018 8:27 am

The draft notification, issued by the Chandigarh Administration, said the words “Sikh person wearing turban” be replaced with “Sikh women”. Objections and suggestions have been invited from people on this, within the next 30 days.

Sikh legacy: Exhibition displaying artworks, objects related to Maharaja Ranjit Singh, his family opens in UK

July 14, 2018 10:01 pm

Known as Sher-E-Punjab (Lion of Punjab) for his powerful military in his 48 years of reign, Maharaja Ranjit Singh's kingdom spread over undivided Punjab (modern day northwest India and Pakistan).

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