US Sikhs

US Sikhs launch campaign to spread awareness about Sikhism

Sikhs in the US have launched a nationwide million-dollar campaign to spread awareness and address the "collective misunderstanding" over the minority community amid a spike in hate crimes against them in the country.

Apr 15, 2017, 13:17 PM IST

US Sikhs launch ad campaign to spread awareness about Sikhism

With over 65 per cent of Americans ignorant about Sikhism, the Sikhs in the US are launching a million-dollar awareness campaign to inform them about their religion amid a spike in hate crimes against the minority community in the country.

Apr 13, 2017, 14:02 PM IST
Fearing backlash over their appearance, US Sikhs join hands with Muslims to fight prejudice

Fearing backlash over their appearance, US Sikhs join hands with Muslims to fight prejudice

Last week, a gurdwara in Orange County, California.

Dec 14, 2015, 11:00 AM IST

New racial profiling guidelines flawed, misleading: US Sikhs

Sikhs Americans have rejected new racial profiling guidelines of the US government alleging that the rules are flawed and misleading.

Dec 08, 2014, 21:47 PM IST

TV ad shows Sikhs as vibrant part of US` cultural tapestry

A 30-second ad featuring Sikh actor Waris Ahluwalia along side the images of Sikhs around the US is being telecast by a leading cable here to show the community as a vibrant part of America`s cultural tapestry.

Jul 03, 2014, 16:50 PM IST

Hagel to consider requests of allowing Sikhs in Army: Pentagon

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will consider requests being made by over 120 lawmakers on allowing Sikhs to serve in the armed forces without any compromise of their religious identity.

Apr 30, 2014, 16:32 PM IST

Sikh hate crime case: Maximum punishment sought for attacker

Jamie Larson, 49, had pleaded guilty in June this year in US District Court in Seattle to a federal hate crime relating to a racially-motivated assault of the 50-year-old Sikh man who works as a taxi cab driver.

Dec 10, 2013, 12:40 PM IST

Sikh driver in US called "terrorist" by police

A Sikh truck driver in the US has alleged that traffic police in Mississippi called him a "terrorist" and a county judge later humiliated him by describing his turban as "that rag."

Sep 29, 2013, 16:52 PM IST

US Sikhs plan peaceful rites to mark Wisconsin gurdwara shooting

Twelve months ago, a white supremacist walked into a Milwaukee-area Sikh temple and opened fire on worshippers.

Jul 31, 2013, 09:23 AM IST

Michelle Obama meets Oak Creek gurdwara victims

Michelle Obama met the family members Oak Creek gurdwara shootout victims on the sidelines of Guru Nanak Jayanti celebrations in the White House.

Dec 12, 2012, 09:03 AM IST

Obama greets Sikhs on Guru Nanak Jayanti

US President Barack Obama greeted the Sikh community on the birth anniversary of Sikhism founder Guru Nanak Dev.

Nov 28, 2012, 22:54 PM IST

US Sikhs welcome Obama message on Diwali

The Sikh community in US has welcomed Obama`s Diwali greetings praising their resilience in the August shooting at a gurdwara in Wisconsin.

Nov 14, 2012, 10:56 AM IST

US resolution against hate crimes targeting Sikhs moved

A bipartisan group of lawmakers has introduced a resolution in the US House of Representatives seeking action on hate crimes against Sikh-American community.

Sep 14, 2012, 23:47 PM IST

US Sikhs leave bullet hole to mark mass shooting

The waist-high bullet hole in a door jamb near the main prayer room was left as a memorial to the six slain worshippers.

Aug 12, 2012, 09:41 AM IST