Wednesday, October 14, 2009

steps to second partition: SIkhas can't carry kripan in USA , what is our government doing which lost sleep when kafeel was arrested in Australia

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    • A bill to educate law enforcement officers about the religious significance of 'kirpans' has been vetoed by California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, who found it "unnecessary," drawing angry reaction from the Sikh community in the US.
    • The bill was passed unanimously in both Houses, by 77-0 in the Assembly and by 36-0 in the Senate.
    • "This loss for the Sikh community is a reminder of our serious lack of political clout in this state. After months of hard work and 100 per cent support from our lawmakers, the Sikh voice was still not strong enough to overcome the whim of one man," said Prabhjot Singh, Sikh Coalition Board chairman.
    • Over the last few years, there has been an increase in the arrests of Sikhs nationwide for carrying kirpans in the absence of an understanding among law enforcers.