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And the Race is On!
Chirinjeev Singh for U.S. Senate 2004

June 11, 2003: IL

Chirinjeev Singh, a physician and an entrepreneur from Chicago, Illinois, has officially filed his candidacy and formally announced that he is running for the U.S. Senate in 2004.

"America has given a lot to me and it is my turn to give back to give back. I will be a candidate for the Republican nomination for United States Senate on the March 16, 2004 ballot."

The many faces of Sikh diaspora
June 7, 2003: The Tribune
The outgoing, free-spirited and enterprising sons of Punjab have now become omnipresent internationally and it would be hard to find a country they have not made home.

SGPC declares Bhindranwale a martyr
June 6, 2003: Amritsar

Funds and Advocacy For Avtar Singh
June 8, 2003: AZ
Two funds have been established following the shooting. The first to help the family with financial hardship and a second through the Silent Witness Reward program to find the shooters.
'Mistaken Identity' - Divided Community
May 31, 2003: USA
The intention of the producer is to educate mainstream Americans and non-Sikhs about Sikhs and Sikhism. But Sikhs who have seen the film are divided on whether or not to support it.
Those Who 'Disappeared' in Punjab Now Have a Voice
May 31, 2003: New Delhi
The new report documents disappearances, extrajudicial executionsand massive illegal cremations by Punjab police.

OP - ED
Judaism vs. Zionism
Sarbhpreet Singh
June 11, 2003: NY
New York City was the backdrop for the Israel Day Parade. While popular news media outlets reported the parade, as they usually do, a brief mention of a demonstration, including approximately 150 protesters, was also made.

BJP Drags Its Feet on Devinderpal Singh Case
June 8, 2003: Ludhiana
The Law and Justice Minister Arun Jaitley recently indicated to Sikh representatives that the case would be kept pending for some time.

Report on Religious Fascism in India
May 31, 2003: NY
The report "Hindutva: The Web of Fascism in India" documents the historical link between the rise of Fascism and the use of that philosophy for the "militant Hindu" agenda of the. The report also documents how the RSS form of Fascism is being implemented in India today.

OTHER TOP STORIES
Take off your turban, Sikh man told
June 11, 2003: Ottawa Citizen, Canada
India: Justice Eludes Families of the "Disappeared" in Punjab
June 10, 2003: Human Rights Watch, NY
‘They smashed our VCR, said it’s not for Dalits’
June 10, 2003: Indian Express, Talhan
Fight for Khalistan without violence: Chohan
June 6, 2003: Times of India, Chandigarh
SGPC declares Bhindranwale a martyr
June 6, 2003: Times of India, Amritsar

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LETTER
1984 - Riots or Massacre?
D. Singh
June 8, 2003
But reality is that what happened in 1984 was not just a riot, mayhem or riotous but was much, much, much more.

LETTER
Make Amritsar Important
(author unknown)

June 8, 2003
Airlines should fly directly to Amritsar, which is an International Airport. We will be ready to pay little more, if you fly directly to Amritsar.

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WASHINGTON
Arrest of Accused Olympic Park Bomber Sparks Debate on 'Christian Terrorism'
June 5, 2003: VOA News, D.C.

INDIA
Left says Akal Takht got off course over Bhindranwale
June 11, 2003: Deepika, New Delhi
‘They smashed our VCR, said it’s not for Dalits’
June 10, 2003: Indian Express, Talhan
SAD gears up for Badal’s impending arrest
June 10, 2003: The Tribune, Chandigarh
Mischief-makers identified: CM
June 7, 2003: The Tribune, Jalandhar
Fight for Khalistan without violence: Chohan
June 6, 2003: Times of India, Chandigarh
Takht accepts Bhindranwale’s death
June 6, 2003: The Tribune, Amritsar
SGPC declares Bhindranwale a martyr
June 6, 2003: Times of India, Amritsar
1 killed, 11 hurt in Jat, Dalit clash in Jalandhar
June 6, 2003: Hindustan Times, Jalandhar
Clergy Exonerates Parkash Singh
June 5, 2003: The Tribune, Amritsar
Beant case: Undertrials boycott proceedings
June 4, 2003: Indian Express
Riot widows ‘detained’
June 3, 2003: The Tribune, Nawanshahr

NATION
CDI Busts Calif. Residents for Staging Auto Accidents
June 11, 2003: Insurance Journal, CA
India: Justice Eludes Families of the "Disappeared" in Punjab
June 10, 2003: Human Rights Watch, NY
Racial, religious hate crimes focus of Lathrop resolution
June 10, 2003: Modbee, CA
Sikhs educate police, dispel myths
June 7, 2003: Costa Contra Times, CA
Family is worried about medical bills
June 6, 2003: The Arizona Republic, AZ

WORLD
NRI award greater to me than OBE: Dholakia
June 11, 2003: Hindustan Times, London
Take off your turban, Sikh man told
June 11, 2003: Ottawa Citizen, Canada
Jury still out on contract slaying case
June 11, 2003: Edmonton Journal, Canada
The many faces of Sikh diaspora
June 7, 2003: The Tribune
Colonel's illustrated history of the Ramnuggur Boys
June 5, 2003: Dorking Advertiser, UK
Premier fed RCMP info
June 5, 2003: Calgary Sun, Vancouver
Sikhs of RMAF to hold prayer
June 5, 2003: The Star, Kuala Lumpur

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EVENTS
VAISAKHI MELA
Calverton Galway Park
3039 Fairland Rd., Silver Spring, MD
Saturday, June 21st, 2003
11:00 am to 6:00 pm
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301-879-6880

SIKH COALITION WOMEN'S EMPOWERMENT CONFERENCE: Reclaiming Equality - The Gurus' Vision for Empowerment
Columbia University, New York, NY June 14-15, 2003

UNITED SIKHS CAMP AT DAM DAMA SAHIB
1st Week of JULY 2003
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