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June 20, 2019   •   

Sikh Airman Wins Right to Serve in Turban

Air Force rules, requiring members to be clean-shaven and to cut their hair, have been relaxed for the first time to accommodate Airman 1st Class Harpreetinder Singh Bajwa’s religious beliefs.

May 8, 2017   •   

Senate Judiciary Committee Hears Testimony on Need to Stem Rising Anti-Religious Hate Crimes

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard testimony May 2 from representatives of the Anti-Defamation League, the Sikh community, and the Justice Department. The subject was the dramatic increase in religion-based hate crimes, up 23 percent from 2014 to 2015.

April 19, 2017   •   

Sikhs of New York Hold 5th Annual “Turban Day” in Times Square

More than 500 Sikh volunteers turned out for “Turban Day” in Times Square April 15. Organized by Sikhs of New York, the aim was to make better known the beliefs and practices of Sikhism, the world’s fifth-largest religion.

April 14, 2017   •   

National Sikh Campaign to Raise Awareness, Counter Hate

U.S. Sikhs launched a million-dollar “We are Sikhs” initiative on Vaisakhi Day April 14, the Sikh New Year, that celebrates the founding of the community by Guru Nanak in the Punjab region of India in 1469.

January 9, 2017   •   

U.S. Army Sikhs May Now Serve God and Country Under New Military Policy

The United States Army this week authorized religiously mandated beards and turbans for active-duty military personnel, ending discrimination against Sikhs and others.

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