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NEWS AND VIEWS
FEATURE ARTICLE

A Congressman Speaks Out for Sikh Kids
May 19, 2003: Washington D.C.
When Congressman Joe Wilson (R- SC) went on the House floor on March 19, 2003 and remarked "Young Sikh boys are suffering from physical abuse, harassment, and verbal taunting in some American schools," those words could not have come at a better time for Jaspal Singh.

Protests over Sri Lanka war film
May 16, 2002: BBC

The depiction of Indian Sikh soldiers as rapists and brutal killers who had no regard for human rights had caused anger among the Sikh community in the UK.
OTHER TOP STORIES
Indian train fire funerals delayed
May 17, 2003: Hi Pakistan, Punjab
Indian-American youth gangs earn notoriety
May 17, 2003: The Hindu, CA
Report on Sikh Women's Seva in Darbar Sahib Delayed
May 15, 2003: SikhNet, Patiala
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SGPC Delays Decision and Manhandles Women
May 19, 2003: Amritsar
May marks the Gur Purab of Guru Amar Das, a champion of women's rights. But Sikh women had nothing to celebrate yesterday as a group of fifteen women and men were thrown out of the Akal Takht by what they describe as "brute force." The incident came days after the SGPC delayed its decision on the how to implement women's seva at Darbar Sahib.

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.

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.

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.
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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note: Views expressed in opinions and letters are not necessarily those of TSS.

WASHINGTON
God in the Corner Office
May 10, 2003: Plastic, DC

INDIA
Pak releases 20 Indian prisoners
May 18, 2003: Sify, Wagah
Anti-Sikh inquiry report likely by end of year: Nanavati
May 18, 2003: PTI, New Delhi
Indian train fire funerals delayed
May 17, 2003: Hi Pakistan, Punjab
The Grateful Dead Hymns
May 17, 2003: Outlook India, New Delhi
Dowries still a fatal attraction
May 17, 2003: Scotland on Sunday, New Delhi
Punjabi youths arrive today from Pakistan jails
May 16, 2003: The Tribune, Amritsar
Prisoner beaten to death with steel tumblers
May 16, 2003: The Tribune, Patiala
SGPC urged to convene meeting
May 16, 2003: The Tribune, Amritsar
Copies of Kala Afghana’s books burnt
May 15, 2003: The Tribune, Amritsar
Army Men Rescue 200
May 15, 2003: The Tribune, Ludhiana
Deadly fire engulfs Indian train
May 15, 2003: CNN, New Delhi
The Turban Tenets
May 15, 2003: Times of India, New Delhi
Khalsa Panchayat ‘white paper’ indicts Badal, Badungar, Vedanti
May 14, 2003: The Tribune, Amritsar
Regaining J&K
May 13, 2003: Oherald, India
McCarthyism's Indian Rebirth
May 13, 2003: Rediff, India
Video: Jathedar Joginder Singh's Statement Declaring Kala Afghana "tankhyia"
May 12, 2003: Times of India, Amritsar

NATION
Indian-American youth gangs earn notoriety
May 17, 2003: The Hindu, CA
Minister's Suspension Over 9/11 Service Lifted
May 13, 2003: WashingtonPost, MI
President Bush Greeted by Sikh Dharma Representatives in New Mexico
May 12, 2003: SikhNet, NM
For Sikh, shooting still strikes fear
May 12, 2003: SacBee, CA
courtesy Gurprit Singh, CA

WORLD
Indian police aim to extradite B.C. pair
May 16, 2003: Vancouver Sun, Canada
Protests over Sri Lanka war film
May 16, 2003: BBC, UK
Pakistan to release some Indian Prisoners of War : Jamali
May 15, 2003: Sun Network, Islamabad
Hidden Work of Religious News
May 15, 2003: Cambridge Evening News, UK
From Punjab to Top Role in City
May 15, 2003: Coventry News, UK
Witness Tells Court That Reporter Gave Him Info
May 13, 2003: Canoe News, Canada
First Part of Air India Trial Ends Early
May 13, 2003: CBS News, Canada
Pak to release 20 Indian prisoners at Wagah on May 17
May 14, 2003: Hindustan Times, Islamabad
Vancouver Province reporter labelled an RCMP 'agent' at Air India trial
May 14, 2003: Canada, Vancouver

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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