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Sikh-American Store Owner Attack: Hate Crime Charge Added against the Attacker

DENVER (TIP): Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office has decided to add a hate crime charge against Eric Breemen for attacking Mr. Lakhwant Singh. Moving forward, Breemen will be charged with multiple counts–now including a bias-motivated […]

Suhag Shukla, Executive Director, Legal Counsel, and co-founder of the Hindu American Foundation and Sapreet Kaur, Executive Director of Sikh Coalition have been named among twelve "faith leaders to watch in 2017" by the Center for American Progress
Indian Americans

Two Indian American Women named ‘Faith leaders to watch in 2017’

WASHINGTON (TIP): Suhag Shukla, Executive Director, Legal Counsel, and co-founder of the Hindu American Foundation (HAF), and Sapreet Kaur, Executive Director of Sikh Coalition have been named among twelve “faith leaders to watch in 2017” […]

Indian Americans

Police investigate Sikh Attacked In California as a Hate Crime

NEW YORK:  A 68-year-old Sikh man was attacked Saturday, December 26,  morning west of Highway 99 in what Fresno police are investigating as a hate crime – the latest such attack on a Sikh resident in […]

FBI to track hate crimes against Sikhs, Hindus
Business & Economics

Sikh Americans are not Muslims, but they still suffer from Islamophobia

Shah Noor, a recent transplant to California from Maryland, was driving through a nearby community one evening with his wife and stopped at a 7-Eleven to get some milk. A police car pulled up with […]

The Gurdwara Singh Sabha, a Sikh house of worship in Buena Park was vandalized. (Courtesy of the Sikh Coalition)
Indian Americans

Gurdwara Vandalized in Los Angeles With Anti-ISIS Graffiti

BUENA PARK (TIP) Dec 6: A Gurdwara has been vandalized in Buena Park, Greater Los Angeles Area with Gang graffiti scribbled on the exterior of the Sikh Center. An expletive and the word “ISIS” was scrawled on a […]

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Religious Accommodation in the Workplace and U.S. Constitution

Defying the Supreme Court and saying she was acting “under God’s authority,” Ms. Kim Davis, a county clerk in Kentucky denied marriage licenses to gay couples on Tuesday [09/01/15]. Ms. Davis has preferred to go to […]

Indian American Sikh Assaulted And Racially Slurred As 'Bin Laden'
United States

In US, Sikh called bin Laden, beaten up

WASHINGTON (TIP): A turbaned Sikh who has lived in America for years after becoming a naturalized US citizen was subjected to a bloody assault in a Chicago suburb on Sept 9 in an apparent hate […]

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Indian Americans

Indian American Sikh Assaulted And Racially Slurred As ‘Bin Laden’

An elderly Sikh-American man was brutally assaulted and called “terrorist” and “bin Laden” in an apparent hate crime case in Chicago, just days before the US commemorates the anniversary of the September 11 attacks. Inderjit […]

'It doesn't concern anyone what religion you are - I bleed the same color': Simranpreet Singh Lamba First Sikh to become U.S. army soldier for nearly three decades.
United States

New army rule eliminates a hurdle to Sikh service

WASHINGTON DC (TIP): In April 2015, the U.S. Army released new rules that will make it easier for observant Sikhs to request religious accommodations for their articles of faith. The prior procedures forced turbaned and […]

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United States

Vaisakhi resolution introduced in US House

Washington (TIP): Sixteen US lawmakers led by Democrat John Garamendi have introduced a resolution in the US House of Representatives, honouring the Sikh group’s celebration of Vaisakhi. The bipartisan resolution was co-sponsored amongst others by […]

Illinois State’s Attorney pledges to fight hate crimes against Sikhs Americans
United States

Illinois State’s Attorney pledges to fight hate crimes against Sikhs

CHICAGO (TIP): A recent video showing classmates taunting a Sikh student on a Georgia school bus – one of them calling the student a “terrorist” – and the 2012 shooting at a Sikh temple in […]

FBI to track hate crimes against Sikhs, Hindus
United States

FBI to track hate crimes against Sikhs, Hindus, Arabs

WASHINGTON (TIP): Six US lawmakers along with leading advocacy groups have welcomed the inclusion of Sikh, Hindu, and Arab American communities in the Department of Justice’s hate crimes tracking effort. This is the final step […]

United States

MAN ARRESTED FOR ANTI-SIKH HATE CRIME IN NEW YORK CITY

NEW YORK (TIP): After nearly three weeks of sustained Sikh community activism, the New York Police Department (NYPD) arrested 55-year-old Joseph Caleca for hitting, dragging, and seriously injuring Sandeep Singh with a truck in Queens […]

United States

CROWLEY CALLS ON MAYOR, NYPD TO ADDRESS VIOLENCE AGAINST NYC’S SIKH COMMUNITY

New York Sikhs feel “under siege” in wake of multiple brutal attacks NEW YORK (TIP): Rep. Joe Crowley (DQueens, the Bronx), a leader on Sikh– American issues that spearheaded the effort to encourage the Department […]

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CONGRESSMAN CROWLEY STRONGLY CONDEMNS ATTACK ON SIKH BUSINESSMAN IN QUEENS

QUEENS, NY (TIP): Rep. Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx), a leader on Sikh– American issues who spearheaded the effort to encourage the Department of Justice and FBI to begin tracking and quantifying hate crimes against […]

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India

Sikhs are special; so is Vaisakhi

“Vaisakhi is a celebration made holy and special by Guru Gobind Singh. He exemplified to the max the characteristics of courage, sacrifice, selflessness, and shedding blood in the service and protection of others. Guru Gobind […]

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Europe

‘Pentagon’s new religious guidelines still discriminatory

WASHINGTON (TIP): Pentagon’s new religious guidelines are still discriminatory as they impose “stifling” requirements on religion observing service members, according to 21 faith and interfaith groups. These organisations, in a letter to the Department of […]

Europe

US lawmakers urge Pentagon to end ban on Sikhs serving in army

WASHINGTON (TIP): A group of 105 US lawmakers has urged the Pentagon to lift the presumptive ban on the Sikhs serving in the military by easing restrictions on beard, turbans, and other religious accoutrements. “Given […]

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American Sikh to get $50k for bias at work

NEW YORK (TIP): A Sikh man in the United States will receive $50,000 as compensation in an out-of-court settlement of a religious discrimination lawsuit against a car dealership in New Jersey for denying him a […]

United States

Sikh Professor attacked in a hate crime

NEW YORK (TIP): State and federal law enforcement authorities in New York City are investigating an alleged hate crime this weekend that left a Columbia University assistant professor hospitalized. Dr. Prabhjot Singh says he was […]

Europe

Sukhbir Singh Badal Cancels Canada Trip For Fear Of Litigation

TORONTO, CANADA (TIP): Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal cancelled his planned 10-day visit to Canada on Thursday, August 30 after the Canadian government said that they will not offer any immunity to him […]

United States

PROMINENT LEGAL LUMINARIES OF INDIAN ORIGIN IN THE US

WASHINGTON (TIP): Recently, Indian-American Srikanth Srinivasan scripted history after he was confirmed as the first South Asian judge to America’s second highest court. But Srinivasan is not the only famous person of Indian origin who […]

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Bhullar’s Death Sentence-International NGO’s File “Urgent Appeal” With United Nations

NEW YORK (TIP): Seeking United Nations intervention, international human rights NGOs have approached UN’s Special Rapporteur on Torture after the denial of commutation plea by the Supreme Court of death row convict Devenderpal Singh Bhullar. […]

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US House seeks hate crime data against Sikh Americans

WASHINGTON D.C. (TIP): As many as 81 members of the US House of Representatives have introduced a resolution supporting a call to the Justice Department to begin collecting comprehensive data on hate crimes committed against […]

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Senate Sub Committee to hold a Hearing on Hate Crimes

NEW YORK, NY (TIP): In the wake of the tragic, hate motivated shootings in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, a United States Senate Subcommittee announced September 12that it will hold a hearing on threats posed by extremist […]