sikhs

Sikhs, Liu call for NYPD uniform reform
Sikhs, Liu call for NYPD uniform reform
Central Billy Rennison 10/03/2012 at 2:02PM

City Sikhs say they no longer want to be forced into choosing between their religion and a career as a police officer. Comptroller John Liu along with the Sikh Coalition and United Sikhs started a petition calling on the city and the NYPD to modify the policy prohibiting headdresses and requiring officers to keep their [...]

Sikhs dispute NYPD policy banning beards, turbans
Sikhs dispute NYPD policy banning beards, turbans
News Billy Rennison 8/10/2012 at 10:55AM

With police protecting gurdwaras throughout the city, Sikh worshippers replete with beard and turban will find no officers who look like them. Police policy prohibits headdresses, preventing many practicing Sikhs from joining the force. Officers in the NYPD must also keep their beards short. “For this past decade, especially since 9/11, [Sikhs] have been the [...]

Op Ed: Condemning the violence against Sikhs
Op Ed: Condemning the violence against Sikhs
News Queens Courier Staff 8/09/2012 at 12:12PM

In the aftermath of the terrifying events in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, the American Sikh community is grieving the loss of six lives. They are also awaiting answers. Why would such a heinous act be perpetrated, committed within their own house of worship? Although the investigations concerning the motives of the killer are ongoing from local, [...]

Queens Sikhs vow to help victims
Queens Sikhs vow to help victims
News Queens Courier Staff 8/07/2012 at 2:54PM

BY SAMUEL LIEBERMAN & CHRISTOPHER BRITO One day after the massacre of six at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin, an NYPD patrol car was stationed outside the Sikh Center of New York in Flushing. “This is a hate crime so it not going to be easy to stop,” said Gurvinder Singh, 45, a temple member. [...]

Bloomberg offers condolences to Queens Sikh community following Milwaukee shooting
Bloomberg offers condolences to Queens Sikh community following Milwaukee shooting
News Billy Rennison 8/06/2012 at 3:12PM

Dozens of Queens Sikhs joined the mayor in Richmond Hill, including one man who lost an uncle in the Milwaukee shooting, to offer their support and condolences to the families of those who were killed. “I think it fair to say New Yorkers of every faith are joining the Sikh community in praying for the [...]