Ghazala and Khizr Khan with U.S. Army Major Kamaljeet Singh Kalsi backstage at the Democratic National Convention. Khizr Khan spoke on the final night of the convention about his son, Humayun, who was killed in 2004 saving the lives of his fellow soldiers in Iraq. He then took aim at the Republican nominee, Donald Trump, for his anti-Muslim rhetoric: “Have you ever been to Arlington Cemetary? Go look at the graves of brave patriots who died defending United States of America. You’ll see all faiths, genders

A look back: Sikh sightings at the national conventions

U.S., Politics | October 04, 2016

Reporting from Washington - While several turbaned Sikhs were seen participating in the Democratic National Convention during prime time, none were seen at the Republican National Convention.

Orlando Sikhs take part in interfaith vigil for victims of the June shooting.

Orlando Sikhs stand with you

U.S. | August 06, 2016

In the weeks following the worst mass shooting in U.S. history, the Sikh community in Orlando responded with a message of unity, which may have helped prevent backlash.

Davinder Singh was shot to death on Memorial Day at his New Jersey gas station.

Memorial Day shooting of Sikh gas station owner still a mystery

U.S. | July 27, 2016

No suspect…no arrests…no motive.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau makes a formal state apology for the Komagata Maru incident of 1914.

Canada's sincere apology for the Komagata Maru

Politics, Historic | July 06, 2016

Canada’s apology for the Komagata Maru incident of 1914, which embodied its civil rights violations against Sikh immigrants, may be the most sincere apology made by a government.

Sikh councilman and Sikh comedian stand up to Trump’s hate mongering

Politics | June 06, 2016

In perhaps the most bizarre presidential campaign in recent history, in which one of the candidates has managed to offend every minority group, two Sikhs are turning incidents of hate speech into conversations on embracing the changing face of America.

U.S. Sikhs condemn $50,000 bounty to slay five DC-area Sikhs

Punjabi organization behind call for assassination

Panthic | May 19, 2016

Reporting from Washington – What began as a local incident of violation of the Sikh Rehit Maryada has turned into a sensational international attempt to incite violence.

DC-area Sikhs summoned to Akal Takhat for altered Amrit Sanchaar

Panthic | May 16, 2016

Reporting from Washington - The five takhat jathedaars today summoned five Washington-metro area Sikhs for violating the Sikh Rehit Maryaada by replacing three of the five Baanees of Amrit Sanchaar, which are attributed to the original ceremony by Guru Gobind Singh, in 1699, with other Baanees from Guru Granth Sahib.

U.S. Army may accept Sikh combat soldier

Politics, Historic | March 30, 2016

The U.S. Army may soon grant Capt. Simratpal Singh a religious accommodation to serve as a combat soldier, but it may not single him out and subject him to specialized testing involving his articles of faith - unshorn hair and beard, and turban – and use those results to make its final decision. Update: Accommodation was granted on March 31.

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May 27, 2016

In a lengthy statement to the sangat, Kuldeep Singh, granthi at Gurdwara Sikh Sangat of Virginia, defended his decision to alter the Khanday Baatay Di Pahul ceremony by questioning the origin and authorship of three Baanees used during the ceremony, and all other writings from the disputed Dasam Granth...