‘Blackface’ video in Malaysia blasted on social media

KUALA LUMPUR (TIP): A viral video featuring a woman wearing “blackface” that caused an outcry on social media has been pulled by a popular retailer in Malaysia, with the firm apologising on June 8 for causing offence. The […]

Harkirat Singh, a Sikh taxi driver, was assaulted, called names and robbed of his religious turban in the Bronx while trying to collect a fare.
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Sikh Cabbie assaulted by drunken passengers in New York

NYPD investigating if it was a hate crime Mayor de Blasio and Indian Consulate express concern NEW YORK (TIP): A drunken passenger roughed up a Sikh cabbie and snatched the turban off his head in […]

United States

United Air episode could dent its China biz – very badly

NEW DELHI: The hellish ‘dragging episode’ on board a United Airlines passenger flight could dent the company’s business badly in its top growth market, China, experts told state media. Last year, the Chinese mainland generated […]

United States

Asian doctor dragged off overbooked flight by United Airlines

United Airlines (UAL.N) sparked outrage on Monday, April 10, for the treatment of an Asian doctor who was forcibly dragged off the airline by security officers causing multiple injuries to the passenger just because he […]

Nigerian victim

INOC, USA deplores mob attack on Nigerian Students in Greater Noida, India

NEW YORK (TIP): ‘It is a sad day for a nation when foreign nationals are targeted, harassed and beaten up. What kind of a country India wants to be?’ asked George Abraham, Chairman of the […]

SAALT was joined by eight members of Congressional leadership and community partners
United States

Congressional briefing aims to address uptick in hate violence

WASHINGTON (TIP): On March 23, 2017, South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT), a national South Asian civil rights organization, held a Congressional briefing to address the uptick in hate violence nationwide and highlight recommendations for […]



It’s time Indian-Americans in the U.S. involved themselves deeply in civic issues. Srinivas Kuchibhotla in Kansas, Harnish Patel in South Carolina, and Deep Rai in Washington, all well settled Indians in America, were shot at […]

Indian Americans

Sikh-American girl harassed on New York City subway

NEW YORK (TIP): Latest in a series of hate crimes against people of South-Asian origin, a Sikh-American girl was harassed on a New York City subway train when a man, mistaking her to be from […]


China sets rules on beards, veils to fight extremism

BEIJING (TIP): China will step up a campaign against religious extremism in the far western region of Xinjiang on March 25 by implementing measures, including prohibiting “abnormal” beards, the wearing of veils in public places […]


Paris exhibition explores racism amid tensions in France

PARIS (TIP): A UNESCO-backed Paris exhibition exploring the psychology behind racism aims to shed light on why racist acts in France are on the rise, and to educate against prejudice. “We and the Others, Prejudices […]



NEW DELHI (TIP): African students in the capital are still shocked over the violent attack on some Nigerian students earlier this week in Greater Noida, which they say is a grim reminder of the “palpable […]

Indian Americans

Indian American lawmakers express concern regarding Hate Crimes against Indian Americans in Bay Area

WASHINGTON (TIP): Silicon Valley Indian American Elected Legislative Officials expressed their concern regarding increasing hate crimes against Indian Americans in the Bay Area.   In a joint statement Congressman Ro Khanna, Assembly member Ash Kalra, […]

The committee plans to organize a series of grass root events and town halls across the country
Indian Americans

Indian-American Group launches Campaign against Hate Crimes

CHICAGO, IL (TIP): Chicago-based Indian-American Public Affairs Committee (IAPAC) has launched a campaign across the US to spread awareness about hate crimes against the community. The committee plans to organize a series of grass root […]

Indian American community leaders met Kansas Governor Sam Brownback and Lt. Governor Jeff Colyer
Indian Americans

Indian American community leaders meet Kansas Governor over their security concerns

“The hateful actions of one man don’t define us-KS welcomes & supports Indian community,”:  Governor Sam Brownback Leaders of the Hindu American Foundation (HAF) joined the Indian American community of Kansas on March 3 to […]

Harnish Patel, Convenience store owner (Twitter pic). Harnish Patel's body was discovered outside his home
Indian Americans

Indian American targeted in hate crime

“Go back to your country” shouted in yet another hate crime. Fourth violent attack against Indian American reported LANCASTER, S CAROLINA (TIP): On March 2 night, a case of shooting death was reported from Lancaster, […]

Ekta Desai was racially profiled and yelled at by a stranger on a PATH train (Photo Courtesy of Facebook)
Indian Americans

Indian American girl racially abused in New York train

NEW YORK (TIP): In yet another incident against an Indian American, the same day when an Indian American engineer was shot dead in an apparent hate crime in Olathe, Kansas, an Indian American girl living […]

Jewish centers in US cope with bomb threats; graves vandalized
United States

Jewish centers in US cope with bomb threats; graves vandalized

WASHINGTON (TIP): Rabbi Joshua Bolton of the University of Pennsylvania’s Hillel center surveys damaged headstones at Mount Carmel Cemetery on Feb. 27, 2017, in Philadelphia. Jewish centers and schools across the nation coped with another […]

Indian Americans

Indian man’s house trashed with dog poop, racial messages

PEYTON (TIP): An incident of possible hate crime has come to light in a US town where a house of an Indian man was trashed with eggs, dog poop and hate messages. The Federal Bureau […]

Srinivas Kuchibhotla, a 32-year-old working at GPS-maker Garmin headquarters in Olathe, died of bullet injuries at a hospital after he was shot by the navy veteran
Indian Americans

The ‘Get out of my country’ Tragedy: A Himalayan Blunder #SpecialReport

“We should also be afraid of the recurrence of such happenings in the future. All-leaders and general public, Republicans and Democrats, citizens and immigrants, and the media-have a part to play in this”, says the […]

Srinivas Kuchibhotla, a 32-year-old working at GPS-maker Garmin headquarters in Olathe, died of bullet injuries at a hospital after he was shot by the navy veteran
Indian Americans

Hate Crime killing of Indian in Olathe shooting condemned

Indian American Lawmakers strongly condemned the killing of Indian engineer by an American navy veteran in an apparent hate crime in Olathe, Kansas. On Feb 22 Feb. 22 at Austin’s Bar and Grill in Olathe, […]


President Trump condemns recent spike in hate related violence

WASHINGTON (TIP): Indians at home and Indian Americans anxiously awaiting condemnation of last week’s hate fueled shooting incident, in Kansas, that claimed the life of an Indian Engineer, had to settle for a perfunctory statement […]

Donald Trump's weird relationship with Russia has been problematic and suspicious from the beginning of his presidential campaign


The undeserving Donald Trump pretty just keeps on proving to America that his presidency was just going to be a pathetic continuation of his presidential campaign, squashing all hopes that he might suddenly come to […]

Jhumpa Lahiri called on US President to "rescind" travel ban order
Indian Americans


WASHINGTON (TIP): Indian-American authors Jhumpa Lahiri and Anish Kapoor joined scores of other writers to oppose the controversial travel ban by US President Donald Trump, asking him to “rescind” his last month’s executive order. “In […]

Srinivas Kunchubhotla, 32was killed ina shooting on Wednesday, February 22 night

Indian American Shot Dead by American Spewing Racial Slurs in Kansas #RacismAlert

OLATHE, KANSAS (TIP): An Indian engineer was killed and two others injured when an American man opened fire on them after allegedly yelling “get out of my country”, with the local police calling it as […]