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  1. In many ways Japan is a place to be admired not just for its high tech industry but also there strict criteria and refusal to grant just anyone willy nilly citizenship or nationality status. This has helped it to preserve their culture and religion and way of life especially against islam and islamification however it does have detrimental effects on peaceful loyal ethnic and religious minorities who wish to stay and live and have a future in japan. Like the case of our fellow Sikhs in the video below.
  2. The recent ruling on employers/businesses in the EU being allowed to ban overt religious/political signs/symbols like headscarfs will probably have an impact on Sikh turbans as a company can claim they want workplace with no religious clothing showing to create a neutral one size fits all policy. It would obviously have a negative impact on already discriminated and prejudged Sikh men of south asian background/ brown skin with facial hair and on top of it them not being allowed to wear their own turbans.
  3. AMRITSAR: Sikhs in the UK have blamed the government for ignoring the incidents of hate crimes directed at the community. "The Sikh Federation, UK was dismayed when the Hate Crime Action Plan was issued in July, which appeared to have been written as though the estimated 750,000 British Sikh community did not exist," said Gurjit Singh of the Federation to TOI on Thursday. He said the body had written to Prime Minister Theresa May, UK home secretary Amber Rudd and secretary of the state at the department for communities and local government Sajid Javid about the hate crime directed towards the visible Sikh community. He said for Sikhs it was not a new phenomenon following the Brexit vote, but something that raised its ugly head at the national and international level more than 15 years ago post 9/11 and had not been properly acknowledged by the successive British governments. Chair of Sikh Federation, UK, Amrik Singh said, "More than 30 years ago Sikhs were legally recognized by the law lords, the highest court in the country, as a 'race' and afforded protection. However, whilst individual Sikhs have been successful to prosecute in cases of direct and indirect discrimination, the community as a whole has continued to suffer in silence." He said PM May announced in late August that 'race audits' would be conducted within 12 months. "Given the way the home office and others have dealt with hate crimes directed towards Sikhs, we expect the home office to come up short and give new meaning to term 'institutional racism,'" he said.Network of Sikh Organizations, in its letter to the home secretary on November 30, stated, "At the beginning of the year we uncovered some important statistics. Twenty-eight percent of the victims of so-called 'Islamophobic' hate crime were in fact non-Muslim - Sikhs, Hindus, Christians and those of no recorded faith." http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chandigarh/UK-Sikh-body-says-British-govt-ignoring-hate-crimes-against-community/articleshow/55736611.cms
  4. Anti-Sikh discrimination

    I was wondering if anyone can help me. I'm a journalist working on a piece about anti-Sikh discrimination, and the way in some perceive that the government tends to focus instead upon fighting discrimination against the Abrahamic faiths. I'm looking to speak to anyone who has experienced discrimination on account of their faith or aspects of Sikh traditional dress / appearance. Anyone here who could share some experiences with me?
  5. Discrimination

    Its just hard when religions, keep fighting over each other. They keep mocking each other, and I hate it. I believe that everyone is equal. But, now people keep saying that " if you are not a Christian you will go to hell, or if you are not a Muslim you go to hell. I believe that everyone is equal, and that we will all be judged by our actions. I am a Sikh, and there is another problem. Why are people discriminating peoples castes. Our Gurus told us that everyone is equal. I hope that one day that we will all be equal.
  6. Applying For Jobs

    Nervous about dealing with discrimination when I apply for jobs. Will businesses have headwear and facial hair rules? How have others dealt with this? Are there companies I should avoid? Thanks.
  7. http://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.shapia.santabantatab http://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=vipin.Crazyprofile.SantaBanta This app's needs to be reported to google play store. Look what is says in one of the descriptions: " "
  8. Sikh pilot alleges Emirates denied him a job because he wears a turban New Delhi: A pilot has alleged discrimination by the Gulf-based Emirates Airlines, saying that after being shortlisted for an interview he was turned down only because he wears a turban. CNN-IBN has accessed the email exchange between the airline and the pilot. He has been a pilot for almost nine years now, flying more than 5,500 hours both nationally and internationally. But after being shortlisted for an interview with gulf-based Emirates airlines, he didn't get the job because he is a turbaned Sikh. "I got to know from my friends that there is a bias against turbaned Sikhs and I laughed that such a big company would never do that. In the subsequent mails I sent, it was a shocker for me. I was told I need not come as there is a rule being followed and they are not making any changes," he said. To clear any doubts, he emailed a photograph to Emirates. The response was quick. Barely a week before the final round, he was told that since the hat is a mandatory part of the uniform, he had been disqualified. "If they have any policy against turbaned Sikhs they should come forward and it should be mentioned that turbaned Sikhs should not apply. I applied, I got a call, was about to leave and just for my satisfaction wanted to know if there was a certain bias and to my shock got to know that there was a bias that is currently going on. It is uncalled for, unheard of. If you do fulfill the requirements, you should be taken on merit rather than on your religious belief or the way you look," the pilot said. Despite repeated attempts for an official response, Emirates chose to stay away from this controversial topic. Turbaned Sikh pilots are flying aircraft across the world. And considering the turban is an integral part of their culture, several airlines have an exception to their uniform rules. But the emails, a copy of which is available with CNN-IBN clearly indicate how the existing uniform code of Emirates ensures that an entire community is literally banned from working with one of the world's largest airlines. Source - http://ibnlive.in.com/news/sikh-pilot-alleges-emirates-denied-him-a-job-because-he-wears-a-turban/432092-3-244.html?utm_source=ref_article
  9. Many Sikhs outside of the Punjab state that they are discriminated against by non Sikhs. Many have resorted to cutting their Kesh and talking only in Hindi to get jobs. Chandigarh: The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today claimed that the refusal to issue licences to Punjabi youths, who have passed matriculation with Punjabi as one of the main subjects, for recruitment of conductors in the Chandigarh Transport Undertaking (CTU) was an well-planned attack on Punjabi language and culture. The party said one of the key reasons for the Sikhs being the most unemployed religious group in urban areas was disregard for the Punjabi language in official circles. A survey by the NSSO says that the unemployment rate among the Sikhs has gone up from 4.6 per cent in 2004-05 to 6.1 per cent in 2009-10. Party spokesman Balwant Singh Ramoowalia said it was disturbing that the Punjabi language was not being accorded due recognition in the state capital, Chandigarh. He said the Chandigarh Administration was to recruit 246 conductors in the CTU and the aspirants were to apply for the job by August 26. They were required to have a conductors licence. However, the department concerned maintained that those who had passed the matric exam with Punjabi, not Hindi, as the main subject were not eligible for the licence, Ramoowalia said. He alleged this decision had been taken by the authorities concerned to deny jobs to unemployed youths who had preferred Punjabi to Hindi in the matric exam. Ramoowalia said all Punjabis, irrespective of their political affiliations, should come together to fight against such discrimination against the Punjabi language in Chandigarh. When countries like Canada and UK are giving Punjabi due space in their administrative setup, the language is being pushed out from government institutions in our own country, Ramoowalia alleged. He said the SAD would fight against suchdiscrimination being perpetrated in the name of language. He said the Delhi University too had diluted the importance of Punjabi. Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) spokesperson Jaswant Singh Mann said owing to the failure of the ruling SAD, the Punjabi language was being sidelined in the country. Parkash Singh Badal and his son have failed to protect the interest of the Punjabi language and Punjabis in the country, he alleged. The Central Government should give reasons why the unemployment rate in the country is the highest among the Sikhs, he demanded, adding that it was because of unemployment that young Sikh youths were migrating abroad in large numbers. Source: The Tribune - See more at: http://sikhsangat.org/2013/sad-language-bias-behind-unemployment-among-sikhs/#sthash.3nxo5610.dpuf
  10. Did Anyone watch that farce on sikh channel last night, should have been a fair debate about this law the goverment, wants to bring regarding so called caste discrimination, was mostly ravidassias having a rant. So wheres the discrimination, are they starving or are the living on the streets, dont have jobs, or is it they dont get medical treatment are there lives in danger ?, And as usual Sikhs were under represented, i think there was only a few and they didnt say much,. What a load of nonsense , what caste discrimination?, these so called low castes, have good jobs , businesses, nice homes, money (wealth) , have opened there own places of worship, eat well, a good life same as any one else, so what are they bleeting on about, if they were in india they would have known what caste discrimination is, even there it is less than what it was! stop this nonsense , or you will end up labeling your selves forever, the caste system is finishing anyway. when they say it is happening at Gurdwara's that i find hard to believe, it does not say on my forehead what caste i am and i have never been asked. Not that i have allegiance to any now, i have taken khande de pahul :biggrin2: The other point i have is people keep going on about no caste in sikhi, but the same ones who bang on about this dont want to follow what our Guru's have said, Take Amrit and keep rehat !! Rehni Rahe Soi Sikh Mera, O Thakur Me Uska Chera Rehat Bina Nahi Sikh Akhawe Rehat Bina Dar Chotan Khawe Rehat Bina Sukh Kabhoon Naa Lahe, Taan Te Rehat Su Drid Kar Rahe So stop bringing Sikhi and our Gurdwara's into it, until you become Sikhs!!. and then we wont be having this debate because our father will be Dashmesh pita / SGGS ji Maharaj :respect: . Until then maharaj say Dar chotan khawe. If we are not careful we are gonna end up getting a reputation like the muslims in this country as always demanding this and that or worse! We live in a descent country and should be grateful to Waheguru ji for giving us so much because we have done nothing to deserve anything! It's all because of his grace and kindness , but still people are not satisfied, might not be so lucky next time around!