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  • Siblings Reunited 75 Years After India Partition

    05/28/2022 11:59:34 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    BBC ^ | 5/27 | Arvind Chhabra
    A Pakistani woman separated from her family during the 1947 Partition met her Indian brothers for the first time last month after 75 years. Mumtaz Bibi, who was separated from her Sikh family during the turmoil, met her brothers Gurmukh Singh and Baldev Singh for the first time at the Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara in Pakistan in April. "We are so happy that we've been able to meet our sister in our lifetime," Gurmukh Singh said. In 1947, the Partition led to the creation of two independent nations - India and Pakistan. It was the biggest movement of people in history,...
  • Sikh hikers use their turbans to save 2 men at risk of drowning in Canada waterfalls

    12/17/2021 9:52:45 AM PST · by WeaslesRippedMyFlesh · 24 replies
    nextshark ^ | October 20, 2021 | Maina Chen
    TwideoFive hikers were walking along a trail in British Columbia, Canada, when they were alerted that two men had slipped off a rock and fallen into a pool just before the rapids below.Quick thinking: On Oct. 11, Kuljinder Kinda, a Sikh electrician from Punjab, India, and his friends were hiking in Golden Ears Provincial Park when a group ahead told them to call for help, NBC News reported.The five friends didn’t have service on their phones and couldn’t find any park personnel for the 10 minutes that they searched. Instead, they came up with the idea to fashion together a...
  • Sikh Men Created a Lifeline Using Turbans and Jackets to Rescue Hikers at a Park

    10/26/2021 10:27:47 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    NPR ^ | October 25, 2021 | Tien Le
    Two men who slipped and fell on a steep rock leading into rough waters at a park in British Columbia were saved thanks to a group of Sikh men who unraveled and removed their turbans to create a makeshift rope. Two men who needed help up a steep rock in British Columbia were saved thanks to a group of Sikh men who unraveled and removed their turbans to create a makeshift rope. The steep rocks led to rough, raging waters near a waterfall. The group of five was hiking toward the waterfall when they saw that the hikers stranded on...
  • The Marines Reluctantly Let a Sikh Officer Wear a Turban. He Says It's Not Enough.

    09/26/2021 11:20:03 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 69 replies
    NYT via Yahoo ^ | 09 26 2021 | Dave Philipps
    Almost every morning for five years, 1st Lt. Sukhbir Toor has pulled on the uniform of the U.S. Marine Corps. On Thursday, he also got to put on the turban of a faithful Sikh. It was a first for the Marine Corps, which almost never allows deviations from its hallowed image, and it was a long-awaited chance for the officer to combine two of the things he holds most dear. “I finally don’t have to pick which life I want to commit to, my faith or my country,” Toor, 26, said in an interview. “I can be who I am...
  • Victory For Sikh Campaigners Against Blanket ‘Asian’ Description of Child Rape Gangs

    12/09/2020 6:34:59 PM PST · by xomething · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/09/2020 | Kurt Zindulka
    The Network of Sikh Organisations (NSO) hailed the move by the Editors’ Code of Practice Committee to recommend against using the word ‘Asian’ when referring to the phenomenon of predominantly Pakistani Muslim grooming gangs in news reports. The NSO, a registered charity representing 130 gurdwaras (temples) and other Sikh organizations in the UK, hailed the revelation that the 2020 Editors’ Code of Practice review — which will come into effect on January 1st, 2021 — cautioned against using the blanket term when discussing child rape gangs. “We’ve long complained about the vague term ‘Asian’ to describe those convicted in sexual...
  • Gunmen Attack Sikh Temple in Afghanistan, Killing at Least Four (ISIS)

    03/25/2020 11:05:17 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    At least four people were killed when gunmen and suicide bombers attacked a Sikh temple in the Afghan capital of Kabul, according to a Sikh politician. Within hours, the Islamic State (IS) group claimed responsibility for the attack. Those killed included a child whose body was brought to a Kabul hospital, emergency services said. At least 15 people were wounded.
  • The battle of Saragarhi: when 21 Sikh soldiers stood against 10,000 Pathans

    10/06/2019 2:47:50 AM PDT · by robowombat · 14 replies
    History Extra ^ | September 2017 | Captain Jay Singh-Sohal
    <p>The frontier between colonial India and Afghanistan in the 19th century was a place of danger and unrest. In 1897, at a small outpost called Saragarhi, 40 miles away from the British garrison town of Kohat (in what is now Pakistan), 21 Sikh soldiers stood their ground against an onslaught of 10,000 enemy tribesmen. Their gallantry in fighting to the bitter end cemented their reputation as brave and devoted to their duty, and the soldiers were recognised by the British with memorials, a battle honour and a regimental holiday. So why was Saragarhi viewed with such significance, and how is it still relevant today?</p>
  • California Gun Parts Dealer, Patriot Armory, Sued by New Jersey AG, for Legal Sales

    03/29/2019 5:18:49 AM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 24 March, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    New Jersey has a reputation as one of the states most hostile to the Second Amendment. The reputation was upheld on Friday, 22 March 2019, when anti-Second Amendment Attorney General Gurbir Grewal (a praticing American Sikh) announced a lawsuit against a gun parts dealer based in California, U.S. Patriot Armory.  The parts dealer sold a kit to manufacture a gun at home to a New Jersey undercover investigator.  From nj.com: State authorities say they’ve filed a first-of-its-kind lawsuit against a gun retailer accused of selling a kit to assemble an AR-15 rifle to an undercover investigator in New Jersey...
  • Pakistan must be destroyed!

    02/20/2019 5:39:57 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 51 replies
    The Times of India ^ | February 18, 2019 | Harbir Singh in Cogito Ergo Sum
    Delenda Carthago Est, Cato the Elder used to urge the Roman Senate. "Carthage must be destroyed." In 146BC, the Roman general Scipio Aemilianus razed Carthage to the ground and sold its entire population into slavery. Carthaginians were never again to trouble Rome again. The hour has come for India to echo Cato the Elder's clarity. Pakistan must be destroyed. India's post-partition relations with Pakistan should have been as benign as they are with Iran, Afghanistan, and later Bangladesh, but they are not. Pakistan has waged war on India and driven devastating murderous religious wars in India continuously ever since it...
  • "They've Done An Incredible Job": Trump Praises Indian-American Officials

    11/20/2018 2:01:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    NDTV ^ | November 14, 2018 | The Press Trust of India
    Around two dozen of Donald Trump's top Indian-American lieutenants were present at the Diwali celebrations in the Roosevelt Room on Tuesday. US President Donald Trump, who has appointed more than two dozen Indian-Americans to senior positions since he assumed office in 2017, praised them for their "incredible" performance in his administration. "I'm grateful to have numerous Americans of Indian and Southeast Asian heritage who fulfill critical roles across my administration. And they've done an incredible job," Trump said as he hosted Diwali celebrations in the Roosevelt Room on Tuesday. Except for the former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, around two...
  • After Brett Kavanaugh’s Confirmation, One Word Ignited A Massive Debate About Feminism

    10/12/2018 10:05:21 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | October 12, 2018 | Ja’han Jones
    Jasmin Kaur wrote her poem “her voice” in December 2016. At a time predating the official start of the Trump presidency, her words were meant as a guiding principle for Sikh women like her, who struggle against racism and the feeling of invisibility that accompanies it. In her poem, she writes: Scream, So that one day a hundred years from now Another sister will not have to dry her tears Wondering where in history she lost her voice But in an ironic turn, last week Kaur saw her poem go viral in the days following Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to...
  • India-born Anshdeep Singh Bhatia first Sikh in Trump’s security fleet

    09/13/2018 10:49:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Ludhiana-born Anshdeep Singh Bhatia has become the first Sikh to have been inducted into the security detail of US President Donald Trump. Anshdeep was inducted last week after he completed his grueling training in the United States. His family moved to Ludhiana from Kanpur during the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. He lost his uncle and a close relative after the frenzied mob stormed their house in Kanpur’s KDA Colony in Barra. His aunt’s marriage was scheduled in second of week of November and the family was busy making arrangement. Anshdeep’s father Devendra Singh was also injured in the attack and had...
  • Nine-year-old Indian girl from Christian convert family gang-raped and murdered

    08/10/2018 5:22:15 PM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    A nine-year-old girl from an Indian family that had recently converted to Christianity was gang-raped and murdered on Sunday, 5 August, in Punjab state. Anjali Masih was playing with her friends in the city of Gurdaspur, near the Pakistan border, when a group of men lured her away by showing her a guava. She was then gang-raped and strangled with a telephone wire. Local Christians told World Watch Monitor that there has been a rise in anti-Christian feeling in the area, which is predominantly Hindu and Sikh, since a number of families converted to Christianity. One Christian, who did not...
  • Police chief 'shaken' after son accused of beating Sikh man

    08/09/2018 8:16:45 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 38 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | August 9, 2018 | AP
    A San Francisco Bay Area police chief said his family is "shaken to the core" after his son was arrested in the beating of a 71-year-old Sikh man. Tyrone McAllister, 18, and a 16-year-old boy could face charges including attempted robbery, elder abuse and assault following Monday's attack in the city of Manteca. Police say they are investigating the attack as a robbery, not a hate crime, The Modesto Bee newspaper reported. McAllister is the son of Union City Police Chief Darryl McAllister, who wrote Wednesday on Facebook that "words can barely describe how embarrassed, dejected, and hurt my wife,...
  • Union City police chief’s son arrested for attack on 71-year-old Sikh man

    08/08/2018 8:21:51 PM PDT · by BBell · 22 replies
    https://www.sfchronicle.com/ ^ | 8/8/18 | Lauren Hernandez
    The Union City police chief’s teenage son was arrested Wednesday in connection with a brutal attack on a 71-year-old Sikh man in Manteca, and detectives are trying to determine if the attack was a hate crime. Surveillance footage from a nearby home released by the Manteca Police Department allegedly shows Tyrone Keith McAllister, 18, the son of Union City Police Chief Darryl McAllister, and a 16-year-old boy confronting Sahbit Singh Natt, who was taking his daily walk Monday morning along Greystone Park on Turquoise Way.Footage shows two people walk up to Natt at around 6 a.m. when one of the...
  • Phil Murphy blasts NJ 101.5 radio hosts for calling N.J. attorney general 'turban man'

    07/25/2018 8:15:59 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 19 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | July 25, 2018 | Matt Arco
    Gov. Phil Murphy accused a pair of New Jersey radio hosts of spreading hate speech and issued sharp condemnation of their remarks Wednesday after the two repeatedly referred to New Jersey's Sikh attorney general as "turban man." The governor accused the hosts of 101.5 FM's "The Dennis & Judi Show" of "making "abhorrent and xenophobic" remarks toward Gurbir Grewal. Grewal, the nation's first Sikh attorney general, was referred to as "turban man" and "the guy with the turban" as the hosts discussed his recent move to tell municipal prosecutors not to pursue charges for marijuana arrests.
  • British Man Assaults Sikh Environmentalist, Shouts 'Go Home Muslim'

    02/22/2018 5:10:48 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    The Express Tribune ^ | February 22, 2018
    A prominent Sikh environmentalist was standing in line outside parliament when a man shouted “Muslim go back” and allegedly attacked him trying to rip his turban outside Portcullis House in Westminster. Ravneet Singh, from India, was waiting to see a Labour MP when the incident occurred. The 37-year-old speaking to The Independents said: “I was in the queue outside Portcullis House and this guy ran up to us. Just before we got to the entrance he came up to me and attacked me.” Singh went on to say, “He was pulling at my turban strongly. It half moved and I...
  • Phil Murphy to appoint nation's first Sikh attorney general

    12/12/2017 5:29:17 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 19 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | December 12, 2017 | Matt Arco
    Gov.-elect Phil Murphy will nominate Bergen County prosecutor Gurbir Grewal as the state's next attorney general, NJ Advance Media has learned. Grewal would be the nation's first Sikh attorney general. Murphy plans to announce his appointment at 11 a.m. in Trenton, according to three sources with knowledge of his decision. The sources were not authorized to publicly discuss the matter prior to the press conference and requested anonymity.
  • Outrage as racist flyers portray Sikh New Jersey mayoral candidate as a terrorist

    11/04/2017 4:23:30 PM PDT · by Morgana · 43 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | Nov. 4, 2017 | Mary Kekatos For Dailymail.com
    Racist flyers have painted a Sikh candidate running for mayor of a New Jersey town as a terrorist. The advertisements, left on car windshields in Hoboken, were directed at City Councilman Ravi Bhalla just days before Election Day on Tuesday. 'Don't let TERRORISM take over our Town!' read the larger message on the flyers, placed directly above a photo of Bhalla in his turban. The flyer used the majority of an advertisement originally run by fellow mayoral candidate Michael DeFusco that attacked Bhalla over an alleged conflict of interest and added the larger print.
  • Sikh Community Saves Town's July Fourth Fireworks Display

    07/04/2017 5:06:19 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    NBC News ^ | July 4, 2017 | Alex Seitz-Wald
    When the mayor of Visalia, located in California's agricultural Central Valley, mentioned to a local Sikh businessman that the city of 120,000 might have to forego a July Fourth fireworks display due to financial concerns, the religious community jumped.