Sarbat Khalsa 2016 planned for Dec. 8

Politics, Panthic, Breaking News | November 21, 2016

The interim Sikh leadership, appointed by Sarbat Khalsa 2015 a year ago, will not be asking for permission from the Punjab government to hold the next Sarbat Khalsa scheduled for Dec. 8, said Baljit Singh, interim jathedar of Takht Damdama Sahib, to the Tribune India newspaper a couple of days ago...

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U.S. Sikhs face spike in hate as Indian Sikhs face spike in civil rights violations

U.S., Politics, Panthic, Breaking News | November 15, 2016

While Sikhs in the U.S. are bracing for waves of hate incidents unleashed by President-Elect Donald Trump's vitriol campaign, Sikhs in India are facing the outright violation of their civil rights by the Punjab government...

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Sikh rights group to protest Modi on Capitol Hill

Politics, Breaking News | June 06, 2016

New York-based human rights group Sikhs for Justice is planning to protest, on Capitol Hill, India's attrocities against Sikhs and ask for a referrendum for an independent Sikh homeland in 2020 as Narendra Modi, who was banned from the U.S. from 2005 until he became India's prime minister in 2014, addresses a joint session of the Congress this Wednesday, June 8.

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Sikh shot dead in New Jersey

Panthic, Breaking News | June 03, 2016

Davinder Singh, 47, was shot to death at the Power Gas Station in Newark sometime before 4:25 p.m. on Monday, Memorial Day...

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Watch live broadcast on SFP: Washington Capital Youth Kirtan Sammelan

Breaking News | May 27, 2016

Saturday, May 28, 2016, 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Please scroll down.

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Gyani Kuldeep Singh reading a lengthy statement in front of more than 150 members of the sangat at Gurdwara Sikh Sangat of Virginia, on May 22.

Gyani Kuldeep Singh: Guru Granth is higher than Sikh Rehit Maryada

Panthic, Breaking News | May 22, 2016

Kuldeep Singh, granthi at Gurdwara Sikh Sangat of Virginia today stood his ground in the face of mounting condemnation from many Sikhs for making alterations to the Amrit Sanchaar he organized and took part in last month...

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Nearly all of the Komagata Maru's 376 passengers were Sikhs from Punjab seeking work. Sikhs were the first immigrants from India and Pakistan to North America.

Watch live broadcast on SFP: Canada apologizes for Komagata Maru

Breaking News | May 18, 2016

Scroll down to Live Broadcast window. Date: May 16 Time 3:15 p.m.

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Nearly all of the Komagata Maru's 376 passengers were Sikhs from Punjab seeking work. Sikhs were the first immigrants from India and Pakistan to North America.

Canada to apologize to Sikhs for Komagata Maru

Panthic, Historic, Breaking News | May 17, 2016

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will make a full apology to the Sikhs in the parliament tomorrow for the 1914 Komagata Maru incident...

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DC-area Sikhs summoned to Akal Takhat for tainted Amrit Sanchaar

Panthic, Breaking News | May 16, 2016

The five takhat jathedaars today summoned five Washington-metro area Sikhs for violating the Rehit Maryaada by replacing three of the five Baanees, which are attributed to the original ceremony by Guru Gobind Singh in 1699, with other Baanees from Guru Granth Sahib...

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DC granthi apologizes for altered Amrit Sanchaar

Panthic, Breaking News | May 16, 2016

Bhai Surinder Singh of Sikh Gurdwara, DC, apologized to the sangat yesterday for taking part in an Amrit Sanchaar in which three of the five Banees that are attributed to the original ceremony by Guru Gobind Singh, in 1699, were replaced with three Banees from the Guru Granth Sahib...

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Can't vote in SGPC elections if you cut your Kaes

Panthic, Historic, Breaking News | May 11, 2016

On Monday, May 9, Indian President Pranab Mukherjee signed into law an amendment to the 1925 Sikh Gurdwaras Act that establishes apostasy as a voter disqualification...

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Aam Aadmi Party campaigns in Washington

Politics, Breaking News | May 02, 2016

Sukhpal Singh Khaira, spokesman for India's Aam Aadmi Party in Punjab, stopped in Washington on Saturday to urge the diaspora to connect with friends and family back home and ask them to vote for AAP in the 2017 elections. He also urged non-resident Indians to cast their ballots, which will be available online. Sukhpal Singh in on an 18-city campaign tour of the United States. Full story upcoming this week.

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Maryland doctor sentenced to nine years for healthcare fraud

Breaking News | April 14, 2016

Paramjit Ajrawat, a pain-management doctor from Potomac, Maryland, was sentenced this week to nine years in prison for his involvement in a $3.1 million healthcare fraud that involved the federal Medicare and Medicaid programs, from January 2011 to May 2014...

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Sarbat Khalsa 2016 postponed

Breaking News | April 07, 2016

Sarbat Khalsa 2016, which was scheduled by Sarbat Khalsa 2015 to take place near Damdama Sahib on Vaisakhi, April 14, has been postponed. The new date has not been set.

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Sikh allowed to serve in U.S. Army as combat soldier

Breaking News | April 02, 2016

Capt. Simratpal Singh is now the first Sikh to serve as a combat soldier in the U.S. Army, with a religious accommodation. He received the long-term exemption on March 31. It allows him to serve on active duty with his articles of faith – turban, unshorn hair and beard.

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Sikh Gurdwara Act 1925 will soon exclude sehajdharis

Breaking News | March 11, 2016

India's Union Cabinet, the highest decision-making body headed by the prime minister, yesterday cleared an amendment to the Sikh Gurdwara Act 1925 to exclude sehajdharis, persons without Kaes, from voting in elections of the Shiromani Gurdawara Parbhandak Committee...

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Sikh new year's resolutions for Sarbat Khalsa 2016

Panthic, Breaking News | March 08, 2016

Reprentatives of the Panth from around the world will deliberate this week on action items from the Sarbat Khalsa 2015 resolutions, including challenges to the Sikh nation, self sovereignty, freeing the Akal Takhat, organization of Sarbat Khalsas and formation of the World Sikh Parliament...

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The US Army cannot subject its Sikh soldier to discriminatory testing

Politics, Breaking News | March 07, 2016

A U.S. district court judge told Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter on March 3 that the Army cannot single out and subject Captain Simratpal Singh to any non-standard or discriminatory testing of his helmet and gas mask to determine whether to grant him a religious accommodation...

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34 U.S. Congress members tell Modi to stop violence against Sikhs

Politics, Historic, Breaking News | February 29, 2016

Eight senators and twenty-six members of the U.S. House of Representatives sent a signed letter last week to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking him to respond to their grave concerns over the increasing intolerance and violence experienced by India’s Sikhs, including the killing of two Sikhs and the injuring of scrores of others who were protesting peacefully against the discretion of Guru Granth Sahib in Punjab, on Oct. 14...

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Arashdeep Singh is escorted out of a Trump rally for holding up a banner, "Stop Hate."

Sikh man trumps Trump

Politics, Breaking News | January 25, 2016

Arashdeep Singh and another man challenged Republican candidate Donald Trump's bigotry-filled campaign yesterday by holding up a banner at his Iowa rally that read, "Stop Hate"...

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Vandal charged with felony for spray painting California gurdwara

Breaking News, Minority Report | January 12, 2016

Correction: The vandal who apologized to the sangat of the Gurdwara Singh Sabha, Buena Park, California, for spray-painting gang-style graffiti on Dec. 6, was charged yesterday...

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SGPC will follow Hindu date for Gurpurab

Breaking News | January 05, 2016

In addition to over-ruling Guru Gobind Singh’s edict by sacking his Punj Piaaray – again – on Jan. 1, the SGPC will celebrate the tenth Guru’s birth anniversary on Jan. 16, according to the Bikrami Calendar, which was created by Brahmin priests to worship pooranmashi, the moon cycle...

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Elderly Sikh stabbed to death in California

Breaking News | January 04, 2016

Gurcharan Singh Gill, 68, was stabbed to death in Fresno, California, on the afternoon of Jan. 1...

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Sikh Research Institute founder resigns

Breaking News | December 14, 2015

The Sikh Research Institute's board of directors announced today that founder and CEO, Harinder Singh, has resigned from the Texas education nonprofit, effective Jan. 1, 2016. Inni Kaur, current chairwoman of the board, will serve as  interim CEO until the position is filled. SikhRI did not give a reason for Harinder Singh's departure.

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A lengthy Facebook post by Greg Worthington, a doctoral student in education policy at the University of Texas at Austin, lashing out at a racist joke against Darsh Preet Singh, the first Sikh NCAA basketball player, went viral on Saturday.

"Do the world a favor and educate yourself."

Breaking News | December 08, 2015

That was the message Greg Worthington, a doctoral student in education policy at the University of Texas at Austin, posted on his Facebook page on Saturday, Dec. 5, lashing out at a racist joke against Darsh Preet Singh, the first Sikh American to play basketball in the NCAA.

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