USA: Thousands Receive Free Winter Clothing At Twentieth Annual Sikh Giveaway

CALIFORNIA: Thousands of grateful residents attended the Boys & Girls Clubs on W. Lowell Avenue in Tracy on Saturday for the annual free giveaway of new winter clothing made possible by Sandhu Brother Farms and the surrounding Sikh community. An estimated three thousand men, women and children picked out new coats, gloves, socks and blankets in an event that […]

India: Delhi High Court upholds conviction of 88 people in 1984 anti-Sikh genocide

DELHI: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday upheld the conviction of 88 people by a trial court in connection with 1984 anti-Sikh genocide in East Delhi’s Trilokpuri area. The convicts had challenged the August 27, 1996 judgement of a Sessions Court which had convicted 88 out of the 107 people arrested on 2 November 1984 for […]

USA: Tires Slashed At Sikh Gurdwara In Wheaton, Illinois

ILLINOIS: Police in Wheaton are investigating an incident in which tires were slashed on vehicles that were parked outside of the city’s Sikh Gurdwara. The incidents were both reported on Nov. 17 at the Illinois Sikh Community Center, according to a police summary. Both victims told police that their cars had been parked in the […]

Pakistan: 3 Sikhs among 31 killed in blast in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province

PESHAWAR: At least 31 people including three Sikhs were killed and more than 40 others injured when a powerful bomb blast ripped through a busy market outside a religious seminary in Pakistan’s restive Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Friday, officials said. The explosive material was planted in a bike in the Friday Market (Juma Bazar) near […]

Canada: Kelowna Gurdwara vandalised with racist graffiti

Racist graffiti has been sprayed on a Gurdwara in Kelowna. The president of the Gurdwara Guru Amardas Darbar Sikh Society said Monday he is saddened that such racist hate exists in this city. “We are sad to see this in this city we love,” said Tarsem Singh Goraya. Derogatory words were spray painted on the […]

Scotland: Man Jailed For Fire Attack On Edinburgh Gurdwara

EDINBURGH: A man who carried out fire attacks at a Sikh Gurdwara and a church because he wanted to make a “political statement” has been jailed for four years. Paul Johnson, 49, used petrol to ignite the doors of Edinburgh’s Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara and Leith Methodist church this summer. Johnson admitted two charges of wilful […]

India: 1984 Sikh Genocide – Delhi Court Convicts Two For Sikh Murders

DELHI: A Delhi court Wednesday convicted two persons for killing two men here during the 1984 anti-Sikh genocide. The conviction is the first from the cases reopened by the SIT. Delhi police had closed the case in 1994 for want of evidence however, a Special Investigation Team (SIT) on the masacre reopened it. Additional Sessions Judge […]

Canada: Sikh farmer inducted into Canadian Agricultural Hall Of Fame

BRITISH COLUMBIA: A Canadian Sikh farmer, who is the country’s biggest cranberry grower, has been inducted into the Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame. The British Columbia-based Peter Dhillon is the first person of the “visible minority” to join the company of Canadians who have made their mark in agriculture and agro-food business. Dhillon is also […]

Canada: Huge gathering to commemorate Sikh Remembrance Day Ceremony in Kitchener, Ontario

ONTARIO: A huge gathering of military personnel, community members, historians, veterans and politicians gathered at Mount Hope Cemetery in Kitchener on Sunday at a site that become the gathering place to commemorate the annual Sikh Remembrance Day ceremony. The site marks the final resting place of Private Buckam Singh, who died in 1919 and is the only […]