Ummid Assistant

CBSE starts counselling for board exams

IGNOU launches value education programme for teachers

Welcome Guest! You are here: Home » International

Sikh group hires lobbyist to educate US media

Thursday February 02, 2012 11:34:38 AM, Arun Kumar, IANS

Related Articles

India objects to US TV host's joke on Golden Temple

India has objected to US television host Jay Leno passing off a visual of the Golden Temple in Amritsar as Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's vacation home, terming it "quite unfortunate". Visiting Overseas  »

US comedian Jay Leno sued over Golden Temple joke

Washington: A US Sikh community group has hired a lobbying firm to educate the American media about the true identity, image and message of Sikhism in the wake of TV show host Jay Leno's controversial comments about the Golden Temple.

New York based Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) said the move was in response to the global Sikh community's concern over the Leno show where he passed off a visual of the Sikh's holiest shrine as the vacation home of Republican frontrunner presidential candidate Mitt Romney and an ongoing spree of hate crimes against Sikhs in the US.

The lobbyists will approach NBC, which broadcast the Leno show, to provide a forum to a panel of Sikh scholars and notables to educate media and American public about the sanctity and sensitivity of the temple, it said.

NBC will also be asked to run a documentary on Sikhism during prime time to help spreading the true identity, image and message of Sikh religion.

Also since Sikhs have been victims of hate crime after 9/11 due to misinformation about Sikh religion and identity, lobbyists will approach the US media to run segments showing authentic message of Sikhism.

Educating the international media about true information regarding Sikhs is much needed to spread the true message of Sikhism and to put an end to the decade long spree of violent "hate crimes" against Sikhs, SFJ legal advisor Gurpatwant S. Pannun said.

(Arun Kumar can be contacted at







Bookmark and Share

Home | Top of the Page


Note: By posting your comments here you agree to the terms and conditions of

Comments powered by DISQUS






Top Stories

Petition seeking Narendra Modi's deposition before Nanavati panel rejected

In a reprieve for Chief Minister Narendra Modi, the Gujarat High Court Wednesday rejected a petition seeking his  »

Narendra Modi unapologetic on the Gujarat carnage: US Diplomat

Riot victims in Gujarat still live in unbearable surroundings


  Most Read

Government, UPSC get notices on new exam pattern

The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued notices to the government and the UPSC on a petition challenging the new pattern for an English paper in the preliminary examination for civil services. Acting Chief Justice A.K. Sikri sought the responses by March 14 after the petitioner said the  »

UK Muslim professionals, dignitaries honoured

Eighteen British Muslim dignitaries have been awarded in the Queens New Year Honors for their valuable contributions in British  »


  News Pick

NRI children: India presses Norway for expediting solution

India Wednesday reiterated its plea to Norway for expediting the process of handing over children of an NRI couple to their uncle and underlined the urgent need for the children to be brought up in a familiar cultural milieu. »

More Indians opting for public varsities in US

With the rupee depreciating against the dollar and the economy taking a downward swing, more Indians are choosing to study at public universities in the US vis-a-vis private ones that are expensive,  »

Azan inspires Hollywood actor Liam Neeson to convert to Islam

Hollywood actor Liam Neeson has announced that he may convert to Islam as he was inspired by Islamic call to prayer (Azan) while filming in Istanbul, Turkey, media reports quoted the actor as saying on Monday. »


Picture of the Day

New Delhi,27 Jan 2012-IGNOU Vice-Chancellor M Aslam receiving the "Best teaching practices Award" from noted film director Prakash Jha at the India Today Aspire education summit 2012,in New Delhi on Friday. Also in picture India Today Group's Rekha Puri.

(Photo: IANS/Amlan Paliwal)



RSS  |  Contact us


| Quick links



Subscribe to

Ummid Assistant



Science & Technology



About us




Government Schemes










Contact us




    Disclaimer | Terms of Use | Advertise with us | Link Exchange is part of the Awaz Multimedia & Publications providing World News, News Analysis and Feature Articles on Education, Health. Politics, Technology, Sports, Entertainment, Industry etc. The articles or the views displayed on this website are for public information and in no way describe the editorial views. The users are entitled to use this site subject to the terms and conditions mentioned.

© 2010 Awaz Multimedia & Publications. All rights reserved.