Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden calls for granting asylum to persecuted Sikhs, Hindus in Afghanistan

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden calls for granting asylum to persecuted Sikhs, Hindus in Afghanistan

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden stated, “I stand with the Sikh and Hindu communities in Afghanistan seeking safety for their families and the freedom to practice their faiths and urge the Department of State to consider the request for emergency refugee protection”. Continue reading Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden calls for granting asylum to persecuted Sikhs, Hindus in Afghanistan

New York City Council approves bill naming major thoroughfares as ‘Gurdwara Street’ and ‘Punjab Avenue’

New York City Council approves bill naming major thoroughfares as ‘Gurdwara Street’ and ‘Punjab Avenue’

To honor members of the Sikh and larger Punjabi community, New York City Council has approved the renaming of certain thoroughfares in Queens to ‘Gurdwara Street’ and ‘Punjab Avenue’. Continue reading New York City Council approves bill naming major thoroughfares as ‘Gurdwara Street’ and ‘Punjab Avenue’

Indian envoy Harsh Vardhan Shringla addresses concerns of Sikh Americans at Gurpurab celebration on Capitol Hill

Indian envoy Harsh Vardhan Shringla addresses concerns of Sikh Americans at Gurpurab celebration on Capitol Hill

To aptly commemorate the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the founder of Sikhism, and to reach out to the Sikh community in America, the Indian Embassy in Washington organized a special celebratory event on Capitol Hill. Continue reading Indian envoy Harsh Vardhan Shringla addresses concerns of Sikh Americans at Gurpurab celebration on Capitol Hill

“Inhumane” treatment meted out to immigrant detainees, including 52 Indians, held in Oregon federal prison

“Inhumane” treatment meted out to immigrant detainees, including 52 Indians, held in Oregon federal prison

“It is not a crime to come to the United States to seek asylum; in fact, it is a right provided by international treaty”, Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici said after meeting the immigrant detainees “who came to the United States seeking a better life”. Continue reading “Inhumane” treatment meted out to immigrant detainees, including 52 Indians, held in Oregon federal prison