Overwhelming Support in Wake of Vandalism of Brampton Sikh School

The response to the vandalism of the Khalsa Community School in Brampton from Canadians of all our various communities and elected officials from every political stripe has been overwhelmingly supportive of the Sikh community. 

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Just Another Day for the Punjab Police...

Homicidal police “cats” running free, brutal torture, impunity and a lack of accountability:  just another day for the Punjab Police.  The Tribune India dated July 3, 2012 certainly did not bring any good news for Punjab’s “finest”. 

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An Army of Sikhs for Canada in 1867?

WSO would like to wish everyone a very happy Canada Day!

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Remembering the Air India Disaster

Today marks the 27th anniversary of the tragic Air India disaster that claimed the lives of 331 innocent individuals. 

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WSO's 2012 List of Honorees

During its annual human rights events in June, the World Sikh Organization of Canada recognizes individuals who have made a difference in the Sikh community or with respect to human rights in general.  This year WSO recognized several individuals for their contributions at events in Vancouver, Ottawa, Toronto and Calgary.  A short background on those recognized is below.  Congratulations to them all!

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Quebec Soccer Dragging its Heels in Allowing Head-Scarves

By Ripan Kaur (WSO Communications Intern)

FIFA's recent announcement approving goal line technology came with another important change to the game - the organization also approved head scarves for female players.

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Confronting Ignorance & Racism in Canada


The Sikh community has been front and centre in the aftermath of the tragic Wisconsin Gurdwara shooting which took the lives of six worshippers.  The shooter, Wade Michael Page, was a white supremacist and a member of the skinhead group “Hammerskin Nation” (which also has branches here in Canada).

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Silence is Deafening on Montreal Soccer Turban Ban


Where are the voices of our elected officials defending the right of Sikh children to play soccer with their turbans in Montreal?

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So what is Vaisakhi in Canada all about?

Sikhs across the world and across Canada are gathering to mark Vaisakhi or the founding of the Khalsa.  Many Canadians may be familiar with the sight of colourful Khalsa Day Parades to mark Vaisakhi but perhaps not so familiar with the significance and history behind the holiday.  We’ll try to provide some background information here.

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WSO Guest Column in The Province

WSO legal counsel Balpreet Singh's commentary on the recent media coverage of the Balwant Singh Rajoana issue appeared in the The Province today.  Balpreet Singh argues that the media needs to present the story behind the story in order to fully understand why many in the Sikh community have rallied to end capital punishment and save Rajoana's life.

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