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Court orders destruction of Gurdwara in Austin, TX, USA
« on: July 22, 2010, 10:01:25 PM »
yeah, two cranky ass white people (the wife being an attorney =/) moved into this city and this was during the construction of a Gurdwara. The Gurdwara had been under construction for 3 years already and then they decided to go to court and get the construction stopped. They felt it should have been torn down because it would increase traffic (despite the Gurdwara only being held once a week on Sundays), lower the property value (even though she's saying that she'll sell it for 600k and then drop the charges, which in turn actually increased the value), and because it's an "eyesore." Not surprisingly, they lost in court.

Now 4 years later after the Gurdwara has finally finished being constructed, she was compelled to back into court and then the court ruled in favor of her. The court has no ordered the Gurdwara to be torn down.

More of the story is here. http://www.punjabnewsline.com/content/court-orders-destruction-sikh-temple-texas-usa/22123

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Court orders destruction of Gurdwara in Austin, TX, USA
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Re: Court orders destruction of Gurdwara in Austin, TX, USA
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2010, 11:30:52 PM »
yea thanks bro for sharing this...i already Joined that group...i was telling people about this too...

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Re: Court orders destruction of Gurdwara in Austin, TX, USA
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2010, 03:40:58 AM »
eho jayiea ghatna texas ch kyu hundiya

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Re: Court orders destruction of Gurdwara in Austin, TX, USA
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2010, 07:59:38 AM »
That sucks. If that ever happened in Canada, there would be riots.

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Re: Court orders destruction of Gurdwara in Austin, TX, USA
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2010, 01:16:51 PM »
They've set up a website to provide news and take donations: www.SaveGurudwara.com

Sikh rappers have been putting out music about this:

Young Fateh- Cant Tear It Down SAVEGURUDWARA.COM


Tha SuspeKT - Tear Me Down (Remix) Save The Austin Gurdwara


MC G-SINGH - Tear Me Down - www.SaveGurudwara.com

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Re: Court orders destruction of Gurdwara in Austin, TX, USA
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2010, 01:35:11 PM »
nice contribution from rappers...we gotta help em out...i wonder if we can overturn the Rule by judge..if not then ..what they gona use donation for??

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Re: Court orders destruction of Gurdwara in Austin, TX, USA
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2010, 04:36:32 PM »
THANKU will surely join it..

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Re: Court orders destruction of Gurdwara in Austin, TX, USA
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2010, 03:20:41 PM »
I am appalled by this story.  :angr:

I have discussed this with some committee members at our Gurdevara here in London. I will be forwarding the link to as many other Gurdevaras as I can and hopefully they will make donations. This is a fight worth fighting.

Thank you for bringing this to PJ boards.




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Re: Court orders destruction of Gurdwara in Austin, TX, USA
« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2010, 04:04:29 PM »
its really unacceptable.. very bad game that has been played.. pehla permission deke then they r comingup with such diplomatic decisions..
i think it will go long way..

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Re: Court orders destruction of Gurdwara in Austin, TX, USA
« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2010, 06:49:01 PM »
nice contribution from rappers...we gotta help em out...i wonder if we can overturn the Rule by judge..if not then ..what they gona use donation for??


From the website I linked:
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Sikhs Rise to the Occasion -- We need YOUR help.
Sikhs around the world and shocked, saddened, and flabbergasted by such an unjust ruling. The AGS intends to vigorously appeal and ask the court to reconsider its decision. This website www.SaveGurudwara.com is being set up to provide updates on the matter as well as to collect donations for the legal fight.  It is estimated that the legal and court costs for challenging the ruling in the Appeals court is $75-100K; If we need to take it to the Supreme Court, that may cost $125K + in legal fees.  Please donate generously.  So long as Sikhs/Khalsas exist, we will not tolerate the taking down of a Gurudwara and will continue to fight the battle on all fronts.


Also, if you want to help in another way, you can shop at GoSikh.com, the sales will go towards the cause.

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Re: Court orders destruction of Gurdwara in Austin, TX, USA
« Reply #10 on: July 24, 2010, 08:54:30 PM »
WHAT the hell!!

Why the hell on earth you would even think about distructing a  holy place?
What a retard!
Is there any way we can stop this? I am pretty sure you can. It just not right!! Shouldn't happen!!

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Re: Court orders destruction of Gurdwara in Austin, TX, USA
« Reply #11 on: July 25, 2010, 03:46:44 AM »
yeah, I go there, so when I found out about this and read it on the internet I was like "....wait...can they do that?"

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Re: Court orders destruction of Gurdwara in Austin, TX, USA
« Reply #12 on: July 25, 2010, 10:58:15 AM »
Ridicules stuff..

Donated!!

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Re: Court orders destruction of Gurdwara in Austin, TX, USA
« Reply #13 on: July 25, 2010, 04:55:33 PM »
Veere main join ni kar paa reha, main fb login krn toh baad v link ok kita par mera home page ee aayi janda. . . . .kida kra?

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Re: Court orders destruction of Gurdwara in Austin, TX, USA
« Reply #14 on: July 26, 2010, 10:01:54 AM »
Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF) is filing an appeal to reverse the court decisions (That's what I got from reading the brief).

 

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