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Sirsa dera row: Takht summons 44 Sikh leaders

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Amritsar : The five Sikh high priests today asked 44 Sikh leaders to appear before Akal Takht on April 17 on their reported visits to Sirsa-based Dera Sacha Sauda for “political gains.” The dera chief, Gurmeet Ram Rahim, was excommunicated in 2007 for impersonating Guru Gobind Singh. The high priests summoned 29 Sikh leaders  for visiting the Sirsa dera  ahead ...

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Sikhs in US ‘intimidated, harassed’ at alarming rate

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Washington, April 1 : Sikhs in the US are reporting an increase in violent threats and harassment against the community amid rising incidents of hate crimes against Indian-Americans in the country.Chairman of the Sikhs Political Action Committee (SikhsPAC), Gurinder Singh Khalsa, said so far there have been two death threats and two reports of vandalism against Sikhs in the state ...

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American State To Mark April as ‘Sikh Awareness and Appreciation Month’

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DOVER, Delaware : Amidst rising hate crime incidents against Sikhs in the USA, the state assembly of Delaware, a state south of New Jersey, has resolved to mark the month of April as ‘Sikh Awareness and Appreciation Month’. A resolution regarding this was unanimously passed by the Senate as well as Representative House of Delaware state assembly. “Delaware stands with ...

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US opens civil rights probe into Sikh man’s shooting

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Washington : The FBI along with the US Department of Justice (DoJ) has opened a civil rights investigation into the shooting of a Sikh man by a partially- masked gunman, who shouted “go back to your own country”. Deep Rai, a US national of Indian-origin, was shot outside his home in Kent, Washington, on Friday. “The FBI’s Seattle Field Office, ...

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Canada Sikh group complains about India’s initiatives to erode support for Khalistan

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Toronto : Stung by the Indian government’s recent initiatives to erode support for Khalistan in Canada, the hardline activist group Sikhs for Justice has complained of “intimidation” to the Canadian minister of foreign affairs. The letter, sent last week, is based on a report in the Hindustan Times about visits by India’s Consul General in Toronto Dinesh Bhatia to gurdwaras ...

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