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Sikh Temple members will vote for 73 directors during election

The election will be the first at the temple since 2008 and is the result of a lawsuit filed in 2013 by a group of temple members who alleged another group gradually removed member rights and consolidated power. Judge Brian Aronson, at the conclusion of a lawsuit in April, […]

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Sikh council candidate’s billboard defaced

Sikh council candidate's billboard defaced

The first Sikh to run for a place on Hamilton’s city council has had his billboard defaced with the name ISIS (Islamic State) in black paint. The billboard showing Yugraj Singh Mahil and another candidate Anna Casey-Cox which was defaced and has now been removed. Yugraj Singh Mahil is […]

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Sikh MP becomes Canada’s first woman and visible minority appointed government House leader

Bardish Chagger became the first woman and visible minority Canadian to be appointed government House leader in the Commons. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Aug. 19 that the Waterloo MP would retain her role as Minister of Small Business and Tourism and also become Leader of the Government in […]

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End Discriminatory Policy Against Sikh Basketball Players, Say US lawmakers

End Discriminatory Policy Against Sikh Basketball Players, Say US lawmakers

In 2014 two Sikh players were told to remove their turbans if they were to play in FIBA’s Asia Cup. Washington: A bipartisan group of more than 40 US lawmakers have appealed to the International Basketball Federation to end an "outdated and discriminatory" policy against Sikh players over turbans. […]

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US lawmakers call for an end to discriminatory policy against Sikh basketball players

US lawmakers call for an end to discriminatory policy against Sikh basketball players

“Sikhs participate in a wide variety of sports around the globe, and there has never been a single instance of someone being harmed or injured by a turban,” said a bipartisan group of US lawmakers. (Source: FIBA.com/File) A bipartisan group of more than 40 US lawmakers have appealed to […]

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