ikh activists in the United States have launched a petition demanding that Kamala Harris apologize for supporting employment discrimination against a Sikh job applicant during her tenure as California’s attorney general in 2011.
Well, the GOP Party of San Francisco unanimously elected me, an orthodox Sikh with a funny name, to be its chairwoman. So, as far as I’m concerned, it’s never been an issue here in my rise through the ranks of the party. To the contrary, I’d say that members of my party have actively reached out and encouraged me to run for leadership positions. I’m the chairman of outreach for the California Republican Party statewide. The party asked me to […]
Categories: News Bits, Politics • Tags: Ajit Singh Randhawa, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Harmeet Dhillon, Kamala Harris, Nikki Haley, North Carolina, San Francisco, South Carolina, Trilochan Singh Oberoi
Should practicing Sikhs be allowed to pursue their faith while in prison? This debate is occuring not only among Sikhs and non-Sikhs, but also between the federal and state governments. The United States Department of Justice has filed a legal suit against the State of California for violating the civil rights of Sikh inmate Sukhjinder Singh Basra: The Justice Department filed a lawsuit today against the state of California, Governor Jerry Brown and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation […]
Categories: Civil Rights, News Bits • Tags: California, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Jagmohan Singh Ahuja, Jerry Brown, Kamala Harris, prison, Rastafarian, Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act, Sukhjinder Singh Basra, Trilochan Singh Oberoi, United States Department of Justice
Kamala Harris, who just claimed victory in the State of California’s Attorney General race, intends to look into the Trilochan Singh Oberoi case: Harris also said she would “absolutely” look into the case of Trilochan Singh Oberoi, a former Indian naval officer who is being denied a job as a security guard at Folsom State Prison because he refuses to shave off his beard. Harris, who is part Indian (her mother is a surgeon from Tamil Nadu in India) and part […]