Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund
S.M.A.R.T. Sikh Mediawatch and Resource Task Force– now S.A.L.D.E.F Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund founded in 1996, is a Washington, DC-based Sikh advocacy group having the following goals: Monitor the media for misinformation and misrepresentation of the Sikh faith and its adherents, and to correct such errors. Serve as a source of accurate and verifiable information on all aspects of the Sikh religion and its adherents: theology, culture, history and politics. Educate the American polity about the Sikhs, their culture and their heritage. Educate the Sikh American community about its civil, political, economic, social, and cultural rights; other fundamental freedoms enshrined in the U.S. Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights; and work to protect and promote these rights. Develop resources and provide services to empower the community to fully realize and enjoy the aforementioned rights. Research issues affecting the civil rights and religious freedoms of the Sikh American community. Perform the aforementioned objectives in a non-political manner and by remaining unbiased in all respects.