Sikh Groups

  • Sikh group launches White House online petition against Modi July 22, 2014

    Washington: A New York-based Sikh rights group, which had earlier campaigned against Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and Manmohan Singh, has launched an online petition campaign urging President Barack Obama to cancel invitation to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the 2002 communal riots in Gujarat. "Instead of hosting Modi at White House,...
  • Sonia Gandhi not to depose in human rights violation case: Attorney January 27, 2014

    Congress President Sonia Gandhi will not depose in US in a human rights violation lawsuit filed against her by a Sikh rights group, her attorney has said. Responding to a demand made by Sikhs For Justice (SFJ), Sonia's attorney Ravi Batra told that she will not depose in the case. SFJ's...
  • Sikh group granted plea by US federal court on summons to Sonia Gandhi September 10, 2013

    A Sikh rights group has obtained an order from a US federal court for delivery of summons to Congress party president Sonia Gandhi, who is in New York for medical treatment, through hospital staff or security personnel assigned to her, according to the group's attorney. US-based group Sikhs For Justice (SFJ)...
  • US adds Sikhs to hate crime stats to protect them August 3, 2013

    Washington: The Justice Department will begin keeping numbers on hate crimes committed against Sikhs and six other groups, in connection with Monday's one-year anniversary of the killing of six Sikh worshippers in Oak Creek, Wis. Attorney General Eric Holder made the announcement on Friday in a blog post, which The Associated...
  • US: Sikh group to challenge dismissal of Badal case May 20, 2013

    Washington: A US-based Sikh group on Monday said that it will challenge the decision of an American district court last week to dismiss alleged human rights violations case against Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal. The Sikh for Justice (SFJ) had filed the case of alleged human rights violations against...
  • Delhi: 4 people injured as 2 Sikh groups clash November 15, 2012

    New Delhi: Four people have been reportedly injured after a scuffle broke out between two Sikh groups at the Rakabganj Gurudwara in Central Delhi on Thursday. Reports said that a dispute between two Sikh groups turned nasty at the Gurudwara. Two people are said to be serious while 2 others have...
  • US: Senate panel to hold hearing on hate crimes September 16, 2012

    Washington: In the wake of the Wisconsin gurdwara shooting that killed six worshippers, a US Congressional hearing on hate crimes would be held on Wednesday, a move welcomed as "unprecedented" and "monumental" by Sikh groups and human rights bodies in the country. To be presided over by Senator Dick Durbin, Chairman...
  • US gurudwara shooting: Michelle to meet victims August 19, 2012

    Washington: In an effort to reach out to the Sikh Community, US First Lady Michelle Obama will travel to Wisconsin on August 23 to meet the victims and family members of the Gurudwara shooting that left six worshippers dead. The scheduled visit of the First Lady to Wisconsin is on August...
  • US gurudwara shooting: 'Have spoken to White House' August 6, 2012

    A deadly shooting in a gurudwara in Oak Creek in the state of Wisconsin has left six people dead. ...
  • Kuldip Nayar's autobiography angers Sikh group July 11, 2012

    Amritsar: Veteran journalist Kuldip Nayar has angered a radical Sikh outfit as his recently-released autobiography 'Beyond the Lines' has termed Sikh militant leader Jarnail Singh Bhindrawale as a creation of Congress. The book's allegation that Sikh Student's Federation president Bhai Amrik Singh, who died during Operation Blue Star in June 1984,...
  • 1984 riots: 'Ban Tytler from attending Olympics' July 8, 2012

    New Delhi: Former Congress MP Jagdish Tytler and former Punjab DGP KPS Gill have landed in a controversy after being included in the official delegation to the Olympics. A few Sikh bodies in the UK have written to its government seeking a ban on their entry to the country. In their...
  • Uneasy calm in Dabwali after Dera-Sikh clashes July 19, 2008

    Chandigarh: Uneasy calm prevailed in Haryana's Sirsa district and parts of Punjab Saturday even as curfew remained clamped in Dabwali town following clashes between followers of Dera Sacha Sauda and Sikhs. A Sikh youth was killed in the clashes on Friday. The situation in the district and especially in Dabwali town...