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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.

Judge refuses to drop Hate indictment in USA Sikh hit and run case

A Queens judge has reportedly denied a motion to dismiss or reduce a grand jury’s nine-count February indictment for attempted murder as a hate crime of a Long Island man who allegedly ran over a Sikh man in Ozone Park last year after yelling racial remarks, according to court records.

FBI Finally Recognizes Sikhs in New Hate Crime Tracking Program

A community update by the Sikh Coalition says: [a]fter nearly four years of community advocacy, the Sikh Coalition is pleased to announce that the U.S. government now officially has a system in place to track hate crimes motivated by Anti-Sikh bias.

Cook County State’s Attorney pledges to fight hate crimes against suburban Sikhs

Recent incidents and reports released by Civil rights bodies show that Sikhs are facing racial abuse in United States of America. 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 Gurdwara Sahib in Wisconsin that left six dead have highlighted the problem of hate crimes against the Sikh community.

Hate Crime indictment against man who attacked Sikh last year in New York

Earlier this month a Queens County grand jury indicted Joseph Caleca on attempted murder and hate crime charges for the July 31, 2014 attack on Sandeep Singh in Queens, New York. Sandeep was severely injured when the assailant called him “Osama,” and then ran him over with his truck, dragging him 30 feet down a public street.

Know Your Rights: Hate Crimes & Hate Speech – Sikh Coalition releases FAQ guide

An update by the Sikh Coalition says [o]ver the past two weeks, there has been a spike of hate crimes against American Muslims and those perceived to be Muslim. From the possible hate crime murders in Chapel Hill, North Carolina to the vandalism of a Hindu temple in Bothell, Washington, we (the Sikh Coalition) ask the Sikh community to come together and stand with diverse communities in combating hate and bigotry in America.

USA: Man indicted for attempted murder and felony assault hate crimes on a Sikh in New York

New York: A Long Island man was indicted on hate crime charges Wednesday (Feb. 19), for allegedly calling a Sikh man “Osama” in Queens and running him over.

A Sikh stabbed to death in Oxnard city of California in a suspected hate crime

California, USA: A Sikh named Labh Singh Nigah was killed in a suspected hate crime on November 13, 2014 in Oxnard City of California. Labh Singh Nigah, 55, was reportedly stabbed to death in Sierra Linda Park when he was walking after dropping his son in the Sierra Linda Elementary School. Though the motive of the murder has yet to be ascertained, the American Sikh community suspect that the killing was a hate crime.

Rise in hate-violence: Now Two young men from Nagaland severely beaten up by gang of locals in Gurgaon

Gurgaon, India: A day after the attack on Manipuri men in Bangalore, two young men from Nagaland were severely beaten up in Gurgaon by a gang of locals, reports HT. The locals numbering about seven, held the men in confinement in Sikanderpur area and beat them up with cricket bats and hockey sticks on Wednesday night, a support group for northeast students said.

Sikh Hate Crime survivors demand action from NYC Government

New York, NY (August 14, 2014): Three Sikh men—all violently attacked because of their turbans in separate New York City hate crimes—today called on government and police leaders to enact policy reforms to address violence and discrimination against minority communities in New York City.

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Sikh Coalition urges New York Mayor to address hate crime issues

In wake of two recent hate crimes against Sikhs in New York city, the Sikh Coalition has appealed to New York Mayor Bill de Blasio to urgently address the issue of discrimination against the Sikh community.

SGPC head to write to Indian Prime Minister over attack on Sikhs in USA

Terming the recent attacks on some Sikhs in United States of America (USA) as "unfortunate", SGPC said that it would write to Indian Prime Minister, urging the Government of India to take up the matter with US government and other foreign countries to prevent recurrence of such incidents.

2nd attack in 2 Weeks: Another New York City Sikh injured in Hate Attack

In a community update dated: August 08, 2014 the Sikh Coalition informed that a Sikh resident of New York City, who has chosen to remain anonymous, was attacked and injured on Roosevelt Island last night in an apparent hate crime.

Film on Oak Creek Sikh gurdwara terror strike to be premièred on March 13

Oak Creek, Wisconsin (March 12, 2014): As per information a film about the Sikh Gurdwara terror strike shall be premièred in Oak Creek on Thursday (March 13).

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.

Fresno judge holds accused incompetent to stand on trial for attack on elderly Sikh man

Fresno, California (October 22, 2013): It is learnt that a judge on October 21, 2013 observed that a homeless man is legally incompetent to stand trial in Fresno County Superior Court in connection with the May attack on an elderly Sikh man.

Jagjeet Singh Mississippi

Sikh man tormented by Mississippi DOT officers and County Judge – Will Justice be served?

Jackson, Mississippi (September 27, 2013): It is learnt that the United Sikhs (a US based Sikh NGO) and The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Mississippi, have filed a complaint with the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) calling on state officials to investigate the harassment of Mr. Jagjeet Singh, a Sikh commercial truck driver pulled over earlier this year for a flat tire.

A Message of Hope in response to the attack on Dr. Prabhjot Singh

As many news outlets in New York City have reported, my husband, Prabhjot Singh, a professor at Columbia University, a doctor, who happens to also be an American Sikh, was the victim of an attack in Harlem on Saturday evening after being called a "terrorist."

Dr Prabhjot Singh

Our Resolve in the Face of Terror and Hate: by Dr. Satpal Singh, WSC-AR

A Sikh Professor at Columbia University in New York City, Dr. Prabhjot Singh, was attacked Saturday evening during a walk near his house. The attackers called him 'Osama' and 'terrorist' while attacking him.

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