Category: Americas

Black Lives Matter Protests Reignite Movement to Remove Gandhi Statues

:dateline:From the Netherlands to California and London to Washington, DC, statues of Mohandas Gandhi are being defaced with spray-painted accusations of “racist” and “rapist” in the wake of the Black Lives Matter protests which were sparked by the May 2020 murder of George Floyd. In mid-June, “rapist” was spray-painted at the base of a Gandhi [...]

Hate Crimes in US: Incident of attack on elder Sikh man comes to fore

:dateline:While the United States of America is facing ire over racial murder of George Floyd, another incident of racial attack on an elder Sikh in Jefferson county has come to fore. A...

#Sikh blocked since March – Instagram reveals

:dateline:Instagram has confirmed that the #Sikh hashtag had been blocked by their team since 7 March "following a report that was inaccurately reviewed by our teams" they wrote in a Tweet. In a...

Female Sikh Naval Petty Officer recalls several incidents when she faced racism in US

:dateline:Amid sparking of violent protests across the United States of America after George Floyd's death, US Sikh Naval Petty Officer Geena Kaur Sidhu has shared several incidents of her life when she...

World Sikh Parliament issue advice on practical steps for Gurdwaras to reopen

:dateline:World Sikh Parliament (WSP) on May 26th released two videos, one in English and one in Punjabi, with advice for Gurdwaras around the world on considerations they should take when reopening their...

World Leaders Greet Sikhs on Vaisakhi But Generate Angry Response From Internet Trolls

:dateline:A number of world leaders and renowned personalities greeted the Sikh Nation on Vaisakhi. Where this message was appreciated by the Sikh community worldwide, a number of internet trolls did not spare...

Sikh Food Bank comes up in Calgary to help needy people amid Covid-19 outbreak

:dateline:The Calgary’s Gurdwara Dashmesh Culture Centre has arranged a Sikh Food Bank to help the needy people in this hour of need. This Food Bank has been arranged in commemoration of Khalsa...

United Nations Under-Secretary-General condoles with Sikhs on Kabul Gurdwara attack

:dateline:Adama Dieng, UN Under-Secretary-General and Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide has expressed his condolence to the Sikh community on Kabul Gurdwara attack. In a formal response to...

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Punjab ex-DGP Saini, suspended IG Umranangal held as accused in 2015 Behbal Kalan firing case

CHANDIGARH: Punjab former director general of police (DGP) Sumedh Saini and suspended inspector general of police (IGP) Paramraj Umranangal have been nominated as accused...

Stir to be intensified against farm bills, Punjab CM also to sit on dharna at Bhagat Singh’s village

:dateline:As the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, has given nod to three farm bills which are anti-farmers in nature and affect Punjab badly,...

Indian Prez ignores protests, assents to ‘anti-farmer’bills, exclusion of Punjabi J&K official language

:dateline: Despite unprecedented protests going on in Indian Union especially in Punjab, Indian President Ram Nath Kovind today granted his assent to three anti-farmer...