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Turban Eh! event to hit University of Alberta in response to racist posters against Sikhs

In light of the recent racist posters targeting the Sikh community found around the University of Alberta campus, the University of Alberta Student Union, Sikh Students Association and World Sikh Organization of Canada, in collaboration with the local Sikh community of Edmonton, will be holding the event "Turban, Eh!"

AAP condemns pasting of racist posters targetting Sikhs in University of Alberta in Canada

Condemning the pasting of racist posters in University of Alberta in Canada, State Convenor of NRI Cell of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Jagtar Singh Sanghera termed the incident as 'shameful'.

Statement of Vice-Chancellor of University of Alberta about racist posters against Sikhs

The University of Alberta Vice-Chancellor and President David H. Turpin has issued a statement terming the racist posters in the university campus targeting the Sikhs as disturbing.

WSO Condemns Racist Posters at University of Alberta Targeting Sikhs

World Sikh Organization of Canada condemns racist posters distributed by the group “Immigration Watch Canada” targeting Sikhs at the University of Alberta.

Former British solider jailed for racially abusing Sikh neighbours in Derby

As per media reports a British soldier has been jailed for 10 months for racially abusing his Sikh neighbours by calling them “ISIS slags” and “dirty Pakis”.

Recent Senseless Shootings in Arizona and New York: Could They Be Hate Crimes?

On Monday, August 8, 2016, Amanjeet Singh Toor, a Sikh man, was shot and killed in a convenience store in Arizona. More than a week later, there is no information about why despite offers of a reward for information.

USA: Sikh owner fears hate crime after horse shot dead in Tennessee

As per media reports, [i]n a possible hate crime, the horse of a Sikh man in the US state of Tennessee has been shot dead from a close range.

Man who attacked Toronto Sikh man in Quebec City gets 10 months in jail

The World Sikh Organization of Canada has called the sentencing of Gabriel Royer Tremblay a strong message that hateful and racist attacks will not be tolerated.

Teen charged with hate crime on Fresno Sikh man commits suicide

A 17-year-old boy, who was facing hate crime trial for beating and running over a Sikh man has committed suicide.

Suspects In Sikh Man Assault Plead Not Guilty In Court

The suspects in an assault incident involving an elderly Sikh man have pleaded not guilty in court Friday (March 30).

Attacker sentenced in Chicago Hate Crime for brutally beating up Sikh man

The assailant who pled guilty to viciously beating a Sikh man in a hate crime near Chicago last September was sentenced in a juvenile court on March 9.

Post Spike In Hate Crimes, US Sikh Community Launches New Tool To Report Incidents

Parminder Singh was driving across the country with his family. As he parked his truck near Knoxville in Tennessee, some White men approached him in the parking lot. They seemed angry and their anger was directed at him. "Why did you come here?" they shouted. "Go back to where you came from."

Spokake (USA) Beadbi Incident: Accused is facing hate crime charges

A man who had vandalised a Sikh Gurdwara Sahib in Spokane Valley, Washington, is now facing hate crime charges.

Curbing Hate: Sikh Coalition Engages with Law Enforcement & Educators

In the wake of recent hate violence against Sikh Americans, the Sikh Coalition has prepared a variety of new resources to combat hate and has engaged in significant outreach with law enforcement and educators, requesting them to remain vigilant during this difficult time.

US $10K Reward to nab culprit in Sikh Man’s murder in Fresno

A reward of USD 10,000 has been offered to help police nab the culprit in the stabbing to death of a 68-year-old Sikh in California's Fresno city last week, as possibility of hate crime motive was being probed.

Sikhs rally in response to Fresno hate crime

An update by the Sikh Coalition says [o]n the morning of December 26, 2015, Amrik Singh Bal was assaulted on his way to work.

Another incident of Potential Hate Crime Against elderly Sikh in USA

On the afternoon of December 7, 2015, a 78-year-old Sikh man was assaulted while he waited to pick up his grandson from Warren Middle School in Bakersfield, California.

Chicago hate crime victim still recovering after one month

One month after the vicious hate crime that left Inderjit Singh Mukker who fell victim of hate crime in Chicago, is still recovering. Mukker, a Sikh father of two, was hospitalized with a concussion and facial injuries after he was called a "terrorist" and assaulted in his car.

California Man Sentenced to Prison for 2013 Attack on Sikh American

Last week in Fresno, California, a man pleaded no contest to a hate crime and was sentenced to 13 years in prison for brutally beating an 82-year-old man outside a Sikh Gurdwara Sahib in 2013.

Hate Crime Charges Filed in Chicago Assault after mobilisation by civil rights body

After 72 hours of mobilizing every tool in the Sikh Coalition’s advocacy toolkit, the State’s Attorney’s Office requested a meeting with our legal team and then reversed course, filing a hate crime charge.

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