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Sikh fighter signs with UFC

“When you are headed into battle and need the job done right, you call a Sikh.” Sikh Canadian MMA (mixed martial-arts) fighter and former Olympic wrestler Arjan Singh Bhullar yesterday announced that he has officially signed for the Ultimate Fighting Championship. For information directly from Bhullar, you can follow him on facebook, twitter or instagram.  […]

Stage time and siropas – Thoughts from Harwinder Singh on Boris Johnson’s whiskey comments in a Gurdwara

Following the incident involving Boris Johnson promoting the whiskey trade at the Shri Guru Nanak Prakash Singh Sabha Gurdwara in Bristol, Sikh PA have been sharing various reactions from within the Sikh community. This includes a statement from Wolverhampton South-West MP candidate Jagmeet Singh and a reaction from the Sikh Tories, as well as many […]

Sikh MP candidate calls Boris Johnson “out of touch” and “disrespectful” for whiskey Gurdwara gaff

Jagmeet Singh of newly formed Sikh-ethos political group The Panth Party has spoken out about Boris Johnson promoting a cheaper whiskey trade in a Gurdwara (Sikh temple). Earlier today (May 17) Boris Johnson was reprimanded by a woman in Shri Guru Nanak Prakash Singh Sabha Gurdwara in Bristol for mentioning a free trade deal with India would […]

Sikhs react to Italian Supreme Court Kirpan ban

An Italian Supreme Court ruling banning a Sikh from wearing the Kirpan has been met with widespread condemnation by the Sikh diaspora. The ruling from Rome was made on May 15 after a migrant Sikh man was arrested and subsequently fined for leaving his home in Goito, northern Italy, wearing the Kirpan, which was described by […]

Sikligar Sikhs: Tale of a forgotten people – Tehelka

This story is about the plight of those people from the Khalsa Panth who according to some accounts, took to weapons manufacturing on the order of the 10th Sikh guru, Guru Gobind Singh, in order to defend the country. Even three centuries later, they are longing to return to the mainstream. Far away from education […]

Sikhs hail FIBA decision to lift ban on headgear – India Today

Via – http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/us-lawmakers-sikhs-hail-fiba-decision-to-lift-ban-on-headgear/1/946122.html From Lalit K Jha Washington, May 5 (PTI) Top American lawmakers and the Sikh-Americans have hailed the basketball governing body FIBA for reversing a controversial ban on religious headgear, which would allow professional players to play wearing the turban and the hijab during competition. The announcement made by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) […]

Sikhs on the French Election

Sikh PA have been looking to speak to Sikhs from France about their thoughts on the nation’s election, which will come to a conclusion at the end of this week. Sikhs have been particularly concerned because of the very real chance that Marine Le Pen – former president of far-right party the National Front – […]

Film star says Bollywood misrepresents Sikhs – News 18

Sikh PA share this article as another example of continued concern about how Indian mainstream media portrays Sikhs. Mumbai: Actor-singer Gippy Grewal, who features in latest Punjabi release Manje Bistre and will soon be seen in upcoming Bollywood film Lucknow Central, says characters of Sikh community are mostly projected as silly and comical, which is […]

Hoosier Sikhs to celebrate first National Sikh Day on May 15

Via Punjab News Express/Balbir Singh INDIANAPOLIS : Hoosier Sikhs will celebrate the inaugural National Sikh Day on the Holiest Sikh festival of Vaisakhi (creation of Khalsa by the 10th Sikhs Guru Shree Gobind Singh in 1699) with Indiana Governor Eric J. Holcomb on May 15 from 10:00 a.m to 1:00 pm at the Indiana State […]