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When he was a boy, his classmates threw eggs at him the first day he worea turban to school. Today, Sarj, as he’s known to his friends, is moved to tears when he thinks about how his beloved city has grown to embrace his culture.
SURREY – July was such a big month as far as celebrations go. It’s really is the start of summer, as the weather really warms up around this time.
We also have some of Surrey’s biggest events happen during the month of July. Specifically, I am talking about the City of Surrey’s Canada Day celebration and the Fusion Festival. Read more »
I was shocked and confused to read in Valerie Fortney's column that Harsimrat Kahlon "was not a victim of her culture and religion, acting out extreme Sikh beliefs that female children are a burden because of the prohibitive cost of dowries, or that pregnant, single women are a shame on society." This is a false statement about Sikh beliefs. Female infanticide is an epidemic in India and particularly in Punjab. However, it has nothing to do with Sikh beliefs. Female infanticide is rooted in patriarchy and the selfish, immature behaviour of heartless people, not in faith teachings. Read more »
Sexual abuse in police stations. Crimes "solved" by countless extrajudicial killings. Life-threatening prison conditions. Widespread torture. Thousands of unpunished murders in politically inspired pogroms. Sixty million children in forced labor. Read more »
What is all the fuss about kirpans? And why did they suddenly become an issue at Gurdas Maan's concert at the Telus Convention Centre when they've never been an issue at public venues in Calgary before? Read more »