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Indianapolis Community Remembers the 8 Victims of FedEx Shooting

Eight people were killed in the shooting at a FedEx warehouse in Indianapolis, four of whom belonged to the Sikh community.

It is with heavy hearts that we remember those that were killed in the Indianapolis shooting including four members of our #Sikh community, Amarjeet Kaur Johal, Jaswinder Singh, Jasvinder Kaur and Amarjit Sekhon. #stopasianhate #waheguru @tdsb pic.twitter.com/2EOr5dnXCS

‘Father of Fiber Optics’ Narinder Singh Kapany Passes Away at 94

Narinder Singh Kapany

Narinder Singh Kapany, known as the “Father of Fiber Optics” for introducing the term in a 1960 Scientific American article, passed away in his Woodside, California home on Dec. 3 at 94.

Born in Moga, Punjab-India on Oct. 31, 1926, Kapany lived in Dehradun and graduated from Agra University in 1948, according to The Sikh Foundation. He received his doctorate at Imperial College London in 1955 and migrated to the United States after marrying Satinder Kaur.

British Sikh Couple Told By Adoption Service That They Cannot Adopt a White Child

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A British-born Sikh couple who were denied to adopt a White child due to their Indian heritage has taken the local Royal Borough council and its adoption service to court. 

Sandeep and Reena Mander have alleged that their local Berkshire adoption service told them that their application to join the register of approved adopters would be rejected due to their “Indian background.” They were also told that they might have better luck looking to adopt a child from India.