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Kashmiri Students Roughed Up In Rajasthan’s Chittodgarh

As per the media reports coming in from Rajasthan, in an apparent act of hate crime some Kashmiri students of Mewar University in Chittodgarh were manhandled by locals

Sikh Teenage Boy Shot Dead in California (USA)

In an extreme case of brutality a 17-year-old Sikh boy was found shot dead in the garage of his California home last week, prompting police to launch an investigation.

Take Action to give a push for Hate Crime Charges in Chicago Assault: Sikh Coalition

On the evening of September 8th, Inderjit Singh Mukker, a Sikh American resident in the Darien suburb of Chicago, was viciously assaulted after the assailant pulled up to his car yelling racial slurs, including, “Terrorist, go back to your country, Bin Laden!”

FBI Takes Steps to Include Sikhs in Hate Crimes Tracking Program

The FBI’s new training manual contains a section to distinguish between anti-Arab, Anti-Hindu, Anti-Muslim, and Anti-Sikh hate crimes. This includes special considerations to be taken by the law enforcement when working with victims from these communities.

AS FBI recognizes Sikhs for Hate crime tracking, Sikh Coalition moves to Focus on Training and Prevention

As the FBI has officially recognizes Anti-Sikh hate crimes, the Sikh Coalition today announced to continue to prioritize improvements to law enforcement training. In the past, when crimes were committed against Sikhs because of their identity, local law enforcement officials sometimes failed to investigate or charge these incidents as hate crimes due to ignorance about Sikh religious practices.

New York Sikhs feel “under siege” in wake of multiple brutal attacks, Congressman Crowley

Queens, N.Y. (August 20, 2014): As per inforamtion available with the Sikh Siyasat News, a top US Congressman Joe Crowley, who had spearheaded the effort to encourage the Department of Justice and FBI to begin tracking and quantifying hate crimes against Sikhs, called on Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York City Police Department (NYPD) Commissioner William J. Bratton to develop a comprehensive action plan to address the recent surge of attacks on members of the New York Sikh community.

Long Island (New York) man arrested for Hate attack on Sandeep Singh

Queens, New York (August 20, 2014): As per information available with the Sikh Siyasat News (SSN), the Police have arrested Joseph Caleca, a 55-year-old New York male, on charges of Attempted Murder as a Hate Crime and Assault as a Hate Crime on Sandeep Singh (29).

Man Arrested for Anti-Sikh Hate Crime in New York City

New York, NY (August 20, 2014): After nearly three weeks of sustained Sikh community activism, the New York Police Department (NYPD) arrested 55-year-old Joseph Caleca ...

Reported Hate Crime in New York City leaves Sikh-American critically injured

Via the Sikh Coalition, Singh released a statement from the hospital. “I am in a great deal of pain, but I will survive. I was attacked because I am a Sikh and because I look like a Sikh," he said. "Justice should be served so that no one else goes through what I have been through. We need to create a world without hate.”

Sikhs demand justice after Ozone Park hit and run hate crime

New York, USA (August 06, 2014): More than a hundred Sikhs from Richmond Hill, Ozone Park and surrounding neighborhoods gathered Tuesday (August 05) morning to demand justice for one of their own, who was nearly killed in a hit-and-run accident last week. Sikhs believe that it was yet another hate crime incident targeting Sikhs.

Dr Prabhjot Singh

Hate crime charge against youth in New York attack on Sikh professor

New York, United States (April 20, 2014): It is learnt that a man accused of attacking a Sikh professor before a group of young men who had called the professor 'Osama' and a 'terrorist', has been arrested and charged with a hate crime on April 19.

Nido Taniam, Arunachal Pradesh boy killed in Delhi

A student from Arunachal Pardesh beaten to death in suspected hate-crime in Delhi

New Delhi, India (January 31, 2014) As per media reports [i]n a gruesome incident, a student from North-west state of Arunachal Pradesh, Nido Taniam, was beaten to death in Delhi in a suspected hate-crime. The incident took place on January 29 at Lajpat Nagar in Southeast Delhi. Nido Taniam, a student, was the son of an Arunachal MLA.

Dr Prabhjot Singh

Sikh Professor hospitalized after hate crime; Sikh Coalition & SALDEF work with family to respond

New York, US (September 23, 2013): State and federal law enforcement authorities in New York City are investigating an alleged hate crime that took place on Saturday, September 21, 2013, in Harlem, New York City, that left a Columbia University assistant professor hospitalized.