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NEWS AND VIEWS
FEATURE ARTICLE
Insight into the SGPC's Women's Seva Decision
May 11, 2003: Amritsar
According to Kharak Singh, "even if there is any element of manipulation, it will have no effect on the final decision because the problem has to be solved on its merit." He emphasized that this was not a numbers game.


May 2003: Daily Herald, Amritsar

Sikhs Awash in a Faith that Demands Distinctive Dress
Eleven-year-old Manmeet Kaur is all warrior-princess on the outside.

OTHER TOP STORIES
Building Local Ties
May 12, 2003: San Jose Mercury News, CA
Kala Afghana declared ‘tankhaiya’
May 10, 2003: The Tribune, Amritsar
God in the Corner Office
May 10, 2003: Plastic, DC
A tale of chained humanity in Punjab
May 10, 2003: Hindustan Times, Ludhiana

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Sikh Parents Reach Out on Vaisakhi
May 5, 2003: DC
Parents around the country are tying patkas or chunnis on their children's classmates. And the children seem to love it.
Sikh Women Look For Solutions
May 3, 2003: MD
Voices For Freedom held its seminar "Role and Advocacy of Women in Sikhi, Challenges Ahead and the Solutions to those challenges in the 21st century" to bring awareness of issues that Sikh women are facing today.
"The Jury" Is In
April 28, 2003: USA
Although some viewers urged that this be taken off PBS, other viewers who had seen the entire drama came to a different conclusion.
UPDATE
GNFA President Penalized

April 27, 2003: MD
The penalty for contempt is out. Starting May 1, Kashmir Singh is enjoined from going to GNFA on the first Wednesday of every month for six months. Further, he must pay reasonable costs.

PERSPECTIVE
Faith
May 12, 2003
"Let me explain the problem science has with Jesus Christ."

The atheist professor of philosophy pauses before his class and then
asks one of his new students to stand. "You're a Christian, aren't you, son?"

OP-ED
I Remembered Sikhi
Mejindarpal Kaur

May 3, 2003: Punjab
There is no prohibition in Sikhism on a woman undertaking any Seva when she is mensturating.

POEM
Sikhi
April 27, 2003: MD
Which is this plant?
What is this sapling,
That survives anywhere,

LETTER
Do You See What I See
Amrit and Rabindra Kaur
April 27, 2003: London
Whilst we appreciate that you are entitled to your personal opinion, the views you express betray a grave misunderstanding of the artists’ work, the nature of art and in particular, the oral tradition of Janam Sakhis which inspired some of our own...

LETTER
On Kala Afghana
Gurtej Singh: Chandigarh
I have been closely following the Kala Afghana controversy ever since its inception. I have carefully studied all the issues inherent in it, have meticulously analysed the relevant writings and have discussed these with numerous scholars, authors, informed laypersons and well-meaning people.
LETTER
Do It For Humankind
Mahrina Kaur: NY
The beauty of Sikhism has always been its recognition and fervor to fight for all that is right. If this incident passes by uncorrected, it will just be a sign of the downfall of the true spirit of Sikhism and of the ability of humankind to recognize the most important values that Sikhism stands for.
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WASHINGTON
God in the Corner Office
May 10, 2003: Plastic, DC
US Sikhs Offer Help to Restore Gurdwara in Iraq
May 1, 2003: The Hindu, D.C.
Indian American Appointed to Key Position in Nancy Pelosi's Team
April 29, 2003: Rediff.com, D.C.

INDIA
Kala Afghana declared ‘tankhaiya’
May 10, 2003: Tribune News Service, Amritsar
A tale of chained humanity in Punjab
May 10, 2003: Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
1984 riot victims' widows plan June 3 stir
May 10, 2003: The Hindu, Jalandhar
Dissent over issue of seva by women
May 8, 2003: Tribune News Service, Amritsar
Pak Team Visits Golden Temple
May 8, 2003: The Hindu, Amritsar
Guns Don't Sell in Indian Kashmir
May 8, 2003: Reuters, Kashmir
Sikh bodies oppose seva by women
May 6, 2003: Tribune News Service, Amritsar

NATION
Building Local Ties
May 12, 2003: San Jose Mercury News, CA
Lt. Gov. Unveils Coloring Book Promoting Diversity
May 5, 2003: India West, CA
Students Protest Bush's War Spending
May 5, 2003: Stanford Daily, CA
Diversity Takes the Spotlight at Three-Mile Walk
May 4, 2003: Cleveland Plain Dealer, OH

WORLD
Crown-defence deal cuts weeks from trial
May 9, 2003: Vancouver Sun, Canada
Sikh temple members in court over cash
May 9, 2003: The Province, Canada
Air India trial hears scanner beeped when suitcase checked at airport
May 7, 2003: Canoe News, Vancouver, Canada
Sikh Youth Day
May 4, 2003: The Citizen, UK
Exhibition Celebrates Sikhs in Glasgow
May 1, 2003: Glasgow Evening Times, UK

PRESS RELEASES

Senator Durbin Introduces Resolution Condemning Hate Crimes Against Arabs, Muslims and Sikhs
May 6, 2003: SikhNet, DC

SMART Responding to Bharati Mukherjee’s Comments about Sikhs, Terrorism
May 5, 2003: SMART, DC
Sikh Organizations Worldwide Appeal for the Creation of an International Sikh Women's Forum
May 3, 2003: VFF, MD
Takhat Jathedars Visit Espanola Sikh Community
April 28, 2003: Sikhnet, NM
IkOnkaar Magazine
April 26, 2003
SAVE JASVIR, KARAN, DALIP AND HARMINDER FROM EXPULSION
April 22, 2003: VFF, NY

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