World must help Tamil victims of Sri-Lankan war against LTTE

Ottawa – June 29, 2009:  The World Sikh Organization of Canada (WSO) calls upon the world community and specifically the United Nations and the governments of Canada, the United States and U.K. to take timely and effective actions to put an end to the suffering of the innocent Tamil people of Sri Lanka who, after three decades of hardship resulting from a conflict between LTTE and the state, are now displaced from their homes.

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Sikhs Salute Tarlochan Singh, MP for Voicing Community Issues in Indian Parliament

Ottawa – June 27, 2009:  The World Sikh Organization of Canada (WSO) commends the courageous political initiative of Tarlochan Singh, independent member of India’s parliament for calling a ‘spade a spade’ and asking, for the first time ever, an apology of genocidal crimes and restoration of collective self-esteem of India’s twenty million Sikhs. 

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Air India Tribute to the Victims-Quest for Truth

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- 06/23/09 -- The World Sikh Organization of Canada (WSO) pays tribute to all victims of the Air India airplane tragedy that claimed 329 innocent lives and caused pain and hardship to many more. This year marks the 24th anniversary of the downing of Flight 182, off the coast of Ireland. 

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Canadian Sikhs – Putting the Past in Perspective as we Focus on the Future

Ottawa (June 2, 2009) - On June 4th, Sikhs around the world will mark the 25th anniversary of the tragic developments that culminated in the Indian army’s military assault against the Sikh people. On this day in 1984, the Indian army launched its offensive against the Sikhs of Punjab, systematically killing thousands of innocent men, women and children, desecrating Sikh places of worship, and abrogating their fundamental rights. 

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Myanmar Military Junta’s Oppression Must Engage World Attention

Ottawa (May 23, 2009) – The World Sikh Organization of Canada (WSO) expresses serious concern with the continuing detention and trial of Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar's pro-democracy leader, for allegedly breaching the terms of her house arrest.

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Ethnic Minorities Continue to Face Employment Challenges in Canada

Ottawa (May 21, 2009) – The World Sikh Organization of Canada (WSO) expresses its deep concern over a CBC report in ‘The National’ on May 20, 2009 indicating the severe degree of discrimination faced by Canadians with non Anglo-Saxon names, as they seek to join Canada’s work force.

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Sikhism - A Faith of Tolerance and Respect for All

Ottawa – May 9, 2009: The World Sikh Organization (WSO) expresses deep concern over unfortunate developments that have claimed one human life and threatened others, at a place of religious worship, in Vienna, Austria.

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Mayhem in Mumbai – Innocents are the Victims

Ottawa (November 27, 2008) – The World Sikh Organization (WSO) condemns the recent violent attacks in Mumbai, India.  These reprehensible acts of violence against innocent people are an attack on peace loving peoples across the world. 

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WSO Offers Heartfelt Condolences

The World Sikh Organization of Canada (WSO) joins global Sikh community in offering heartfelt condolences and expressing its gratitude for the most valuable services provided by Bhai Amarjit Singh Ahluwalia, in the interests of the Sikh Nation, at a very critical juncture in our history.

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WSO Condemns Christian/Hindu Violence in Orissa

The World Sikh Organization of Canada (WSO) condemns the deadly violence between Christians and Hindus in Orissa that has followed the assassination of a Hindu leader, Swami Laxmanananda Saraswati. Although police are blaming the assassination on Maoist rebels, local Hindu leaders have blamed the Christian community and called for retaliation. This has led to riots, attacks on Churches as well as homes and businesses owned by Christians, with about a dozen people reportedly killed so far.

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