Sikhs

1 week ago
For decades, India's Sikhs have longed to reach one of their holiest sites, a soaring white temple, built on a river bank. A new corridor will allow them visa-free access to the temple.
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1 week ago
Pakistan's prime minister will break ground on a corridor linking to India. It will allow visa-free travel for India's Sikhs to one of their holy sites.
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1 week ago
Pakistan's prime minister will break ground on a corridor linking to India. It will allow visa-free travel for India's Sikhs to one of their holy sites.
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2 weeks ago
Indian-Americans who practice the Sikh faith may well be a big part of the solution to a shortage of truck drivers
October 28th, 2018
Robert Bowers' synagogue attack is only one of 16 cases of white-supremacist killings since Trump was inaugurated President Donald Trump is a terrorism-generating machine. In one week, America has been hit by three separate terrorist attacks directly connected to his sowing of division and promotion of violence.The most recent attack took place on October 27. Robert Bowers allegedly shot up the The Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, killing eleven. Leading up to the massacre, Bowers ranted against Jews for bringing in “hostile invaders to dwell among us,” which would lead to “certain extinction.”Bowers echoed the right’s talk that George Soros was funding “caravans” of refugees full of ISIS terrorists. Trump reinforced this with ravings about the “onslaught” and “assault” of a few thousand refugees hiding DRUGS and “criminals and unknown Middle Easterners.” Bowers’ talk of extinction followed Trump mainstreaming the myth of “white genocide”...
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October 26th, 2018
A major forum offers a path to eliminate stereotypes and foster a deeper understanding of people. In cultures around the world, women wrap their hair and their heads. The practice is found in Native American, Japanese, Turkish, Eastern European, Bengali, Filipino, Jewish, Muslim, Christian, Catholic, and Sikh customs—among many more. African-Americans have long wrapped their hair (respect, Nina Simone and Aretha Franklin). Even in the United States, white women and men both covered their heads in polite society well into the 20th century.But somewhere along the way, the idea of covering the head became associated with oppression. Never mind that women around the world—including Christian women—cover their heads. After all, in the New Testament of the Bible, 1 Corinthians 11:6 says, “For if a woman does not cover her head, she might as well have her hair cut off; but if it is a disgrace for a woman to have her hair cut off or her head shaved, then she should cover her hea...
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October 19th, 2018
As road safety stories go, you’re unlikely to hear much about it this week; the arrival of legal cannabis stole its thunder. But Ontario’s decision to exempt turbaned Sikhs from motorcycle helmet laws also will put lives at risk. Turbans are adopted by many Sikhs as an essential expression of their faith. They can be […]
lfpress.com
October 13th, 2018
Since Premier Doug Ford is bringing in legislation to exempt Sikh motorcyclists from wearing helmets, he should take the next logical and fair step and exempt helmets for everyone. Excluding Sikhs from helmet laws on the grounds of giving them a religious exemption smacks of exactly the same identity politics Ford and the Progressive Conservatives […]
torontosun.com
October 10th, 2018
The Doug Ford government will permit Sikhs to ride motorcycles without helmets. “We promised to establish a helmet exemption for Sikh motorcyclists,” Ford said in a statement Wednesday. “Today we are taking action to fulfill that promise. We listened to the Sikh community and we intend to exempt them from the requirement to wear a […]
lfpress.com
October 10th, 2018
Ontario plans to join three other provinces in allowing turban-wearing Sikhs to ride motorcycles without helmets.
October 10th, 2018
The Doug Ford government will permit Sikhs to ride motorcycles without helmets. “We promised to establish a helmet exemption for Sikh motorcyclists,” Ford said in a statement Wednesday. “Today we are taking action to fulfill that promise. We listened to the Sikh community and we intend to exempt them from the requirement to wear a […]
torontosun.com
October 8th, 2018
Preet Gill says she wants to know why details of five Sikhs in the UK were leaked to Indian newspapers.
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