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Bauer Media Apologises for Offensive Article about Nihang Sikh in Porn Magazine

:dateline:Bauer Media Ltd, a large media company, has this week apologised and expressed regret to UNITED SIKHS for any offence felt by any member of the Sikh community by the publication of...

Australia Sikh Cyclist Wins Case for Turban

:dateline: Melbourne, Australia: According to Brisbane Times: “Queensland police will potentially have to revise their policy after Jasdeep Atwal, 23, successfully fought the $100 fine received for riding a bike without a...

Amritdhari Sikh Women to Serve as Police Officer in Australia

:dateline:  Simarpal Kaur became the first Amritdhari Sikh woman to serve in the Police force with her Dastar in Australia.  Originally from Moga District, Village Deena Sahib, she left Punjab in 2007...

Australian Magazine Ridicules the Sikh Community

:dateline:A pornographic magazine titled "The Picture" which is published from Sydney, Australia, has insulted the Sikh community by printing a photo of a Nihang Singh and making derogatory comments about his turban. ...

Sikh “Genocide” Petition Presented In Australian Parliament

:dateline:On November 1st, Hon. Warren Enstch, the Chief Opposition Whip for the Liberal Party tabled the 1984 Sikh “Genocide Petition” before the “House of Representatives”. Hundreds of Sikhs who thronged the Capital...

1984 anti-Sikh riots [pogroms]: MP to petition Australian parliament

:dateline: A lawmaker will present a 'genocide petition' in parliament calling the Australian government to recognise the horrific violence that took place against the Sikh community in November 1984 in India following...

Australian Sikh Researcher Making a Difference in Child Abuse Prevention

:dateline:Australian Sikh researcher Mrs. Jatinder Kaur presented her research at the prestigious International Society Prevention of Child Abuse & Neglect (ISPCAN) International Congress on Child Abuse and Neglect Conference that was held...

Adelaide Police Gets its First Gursikh Constable

Jag Singh Malhi today becomes the first SA Police Academy graduate to wear an official-issue turban when he joins western Adelaide police. :dateline:At the academy yesterday, outgoing Police Commissioner Mal Hyde presided over...

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