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  1. Mai Bhago: The Woman Warrior Who Fought for FreedomRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Ms. Magazine

    ... equality and felt free to follow their own faith, so he decided to wage a major military campaign against the 10th Sikh leader, Guru Gobind Singh . He sent hundreds of thousands of troops against the Sikhs' much smaller forces. Slowly, over time, ...

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  2. Reading Sikhs teach MP a lesson in tying a turbanRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 28 | Get Reading

    This was no wind-up, as members of the Sikh community taught the Reading East MP the history and significance of the turban. Rob Wilson MP was given a lesson in tying a turban on Sunday, February 22 as well as discussing issues facing Sikhs in Reading.

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  3. FactBox: Canada's controversies over religious wearRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 27 | Nanaimo Daily News

    ... government defines the kirpan as a curved ceremonial dagger, usually about 20 centimetres long with a blunt tip, which Sikh men generally wear underneath clothing. Doing so is among the five religious obligations of Orthodox Sikh males. The kirpan ...

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  4. Nobody allowed meet Khalsa in hospitalRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 27 | Hindustan Times

    The police did not allow anyone to meet Soorat Singh Khalsa, who is admitted to Lord Mahavir Civil Hospital, Ludhiana. He is on fast-unto-death for the release of Sikh prisoners.

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  5. GK reelected DSGMC presidentRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 27 | Hindustan Times

    The general House of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee on Friday re-elected Manjit Singh GK as president and Manjinder Singh Sirsa as general secretary, respectively, for a two-year term. The posts of senior vice-president, vice-president and joint secretary have new incumbents, SPS Chadha, Satpal Singh and Amarjeet Singh Pappu, respectively.

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  6. On hunger strike, Khalsa taken into preventive custodyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 26 | The Indian Express

    ... to get treatment of Surat Singh Khalsa started." Khalsa had been on a hunger strike demanding pre-mature release of Sikh prisoners languishing in jails across the country. He had started the strike at his house in Hassanpur village but more than a ...

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  7. Deep Singh, the 'super Sikh' who hates bad guys and loves ElvisRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 26 | Rediff.com

    Meet the world's newest crime-fighter, a Sikh superhero who sports a beard and turban and battles against evils like the Taliban. You can meet Secret Agent Deep Singh in the first issue of 'Super Sikh', due out in March in the United States.

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  8. Women of Faith in Myth, Legend, HistoryRead the original story

    Wednesday Feb 25 | PRWeb

    Author Gurutej Singh Khalsa believes the role of women in spiritual thought has been diminished, if not overlooked. So when his spiritual teacher, Yogi Bhajan, the Chief Religious and Administrative Authority for Sikhs in the Western Hemisphere, suggested he write about some of the great women from Sikh history, he went at the project with gusto.

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  9. Bay Area Comic Book Writers Introduce First Sikh Super Hero Who Loves ElvisRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 25 | CBS Local

    ... or wear embarrassing tights. He wears a turban. You can meet this Indian badass super agent in the first issue of Super Sikh, due out in March. Deep Singh travels to Graceland (he's a huge Elvis fan), where he fights off agents of the Taliban who ...

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  10. Sikh community providing free meals to homeless across UK as part of religious dutyRead the original story

    Tuesday Feb 24 | Newkerala.com

    The Sikh community is providing free meals to homeless people across the UK as a part of their religious duty enshrined by the founder of the Sikh religion, Guru Nanak, over 500 years ago. According to BBC, the Sikh Welfare and Awareness Team van supplies a hand-out of hot soup, drinks, chocolate bars and other food items on the Strand in central London every week as homeless people patiently wait in line to be served.

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  11. MSU Raises Awareness About IslamRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 23 | New University

    ... harming oneself or anyone else," said first-year Ashleen Shergill, who participated in the games at the booth. "I am Sikh and I saw many parallels between Sikhism and Islam." Saamiyah Ahmed, an MSU member and a first-year student, was optimistic ...

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  12. An old model for a new problemRead the original story

    Monday Feb 23 | PressReleasePoint

    ... to be sufficiently broad as to provide avenues for other faiths into the public square that were previously closed. One Sikh chaplain noted the value this provided him in educating people about who he was and what he did: "People see my turban and ...

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  13. In India, turbans designate different meanings, castesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 22 | NWAonline

    ... things to different groups. For followers of Sikhism, it is a religious obligation to wear what they call a dastar. Sikh turbans are distinctive in how tightly they are wrapped. The color of the turban is significant -- a blue turban represents a ...

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  14. Why homeless Britons are turning to the Sikh community for foodRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 21 | BBC News

    Homeless people in the UK are getting free meals thanks to a centuries-old Sikh tradition. Why, asks Rajeev Gupta.

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  15. US committed to work with India on diversity issue: White HouseRead the original story

    Saturday Feb 21 | Newkerala.com

    ... 'Sikhs' as Hindus?' while attending Constitution Day events on January 26." It also asked Obama to raise the issues of "Sikh Genocide"; and "Sikhs' Right to Self-determination". The response came after the petition initiated by Sikh For Justice ...

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  16. RSS-inspired charity under probe in UK over 'extremist' viewsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 20 | Rediff.com

    ... TV probe, the commission has opened a statutory inquiry into Khalsa Missionary Society, which was set up to advance the Sikh religion in the UK through prayer meetings and lectures, and producing literature on Sikhism. The inquiry has been opened as ...

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  17. A student speaking out against homophobia in the Indian community...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 19 | Harrow Times

    ... makes me angry because my religion, Sikhism, is all about accepting people for who you are and anyone is welcome to the Sikh community, but a lot of people use religion to manipulate others and say that being gay is wrong." Kirandeep, known as ...

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  18. Probe on into UK Sikh charity bodys functioningRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 18 | Hindustan Times

    Britain's regulator of charity organisations has opened an inquiry into alleged immigration-related irregularities in the functioning of the Manchester-based Khalsa Missionary Society, which aims to help the Sikh community here. The Charity Commission, the independent regulator of charities, said on Wednesday that the inquiry had been opened as a result of an ongoing investigation by the Home office into suspected immigration abuse.

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  19. Its raining India on Britains cultural calendarRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 18 | Hindustan Times

    The summer has not yet arrived, but it already feels like something of 'Indian Summers' - and not just due to the lavishly-produced television drama on Channel 4: India is once again the theme of several events and shows in London this summer. Last Sunday saw the launch of not only 'Indian Summers', but also the television adaptation of JK Rowling's novel, 'The Casual Vacancy', which has a Sikh family at the heart of a fictional English village called Pagford.

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  20. Student speaks out against homophobiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 18 | Harrow Times

    ... makes me angry because my religion, Sikhism, is all about accepting people for who you are and anyone is welcome to the Sikh community, but a lot of people use religion to manipulate others and say that being gay is wrong." Kirandeep, known as ...

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