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Jun 6, 2014 — Ceremonial swords and staffs were swung in anger, resulting in injuries and panic during a commemoration of a military raid on a sacred shrine in Amritsar, India.
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Feb 4, 2014 — The acknowledgment comes just weeks after it was revealed that Britain may have had a role in the raid on the Golden Temple. Foreign Secretary William Hague said the assistance was purely advisory.
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Jan 23, 2014 — The new regulations would grant exceptions on a case-by-case basis for the wearing of turbans or yarmulkes, as well as beards or tattoos with religious significance.
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Jan 14, 2014 — The 1984 raid on the Golden Temple in Amritsar, India, killed hundreds in Sikhism's holiest shrine. The revelation has dismayed British Sikh groups and prompted Prime Minister David Cameron to order an inquiry into the claim.
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Aug 9, 2012 — We're seeing their "capacity to look ahead, to heal, to be tolerant, to be understanding and to be calm and composed in the face of terrible grief or tragedy," India's ambassador to the U.S. tells NPR.
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Aug 8, 2012 — Sunday's mass shooting in Wisconsin has put a spotlight on the religion. While heartbroken by their losses, those directly affected by Sunday's attack appear to be remaining true to their faith.
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