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From Patparganj To Dhaula Kuan: Friendly Delhi Neighbourhoods, As We Don't Know Them

Very few would know that Patparganj, literally standing tall with its numerous housing societies, witnessed a battle in 1803 that defined the subsequent history of Delhi, and India too. Or that Tis Hazari, usually teeming with worn-out, anxious litigants at its famous district courts, may have been named after the 30,000 Sikh soldiers who once camped here. Or that Dhaula Kuan, literally translating to "white well", perhaps referred to a pit-stop used by Mughal emperor Shah Alam II.
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Post Spike In Hate Crimes, US Sikh Community Launches New Tool To Report Incidents

A gurudwara in Buena Park, California, was vandalized days after the San Bernardino shooting. Graffiti sprayed on the walls included the word "Islahm" [sic] and an expletive directed at the ISIS. In the past two months, the number of legal intakes the Sikh Coalition has processed has increased threefold. Now, a new resource known as Report Hate will address harassment and racism directed at Sikhs.
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US-Based Sikhs Take A Stand Against Racist Bullying

The Sikh Coalition, an organisation that was formed after the September 2001 attacks, is all too familiar with the bullying of Sikh kids. They have spent years documenting attacks against Sikhs and have observed an ugly pattern of aggression that is based on the fact that people associate their beards and turbans with Muslim terrorists. Earlier this October, the Sikh Coalition triumphantly played a leadership role in launching a national anti-bullying campaign in a landmark partnership with the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI).