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  • After Brett Kavanaugh’s Confirmation, One Word Ignited A Massive Debate About Feminism

    10/12/2018 10:05:21 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | October 12, 2018 | Ja’han Jones
    Jasmin Kaur wrote her poem “her voice” in December 2016. At a time predating the official start of the Trump presidency, her words were meant as a guiding principle for Sikh women like her, who struggle against racism and the feeling of invisibility that accompanies it. In her poem, she writes: Scream, So that one day a hundred years from now Another sister will not have to dry her tears Wondering where in history she lost her voice But in an ironic turn, last week Kaur saw her poem go viral in the days following Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to...
  • India-born Anshdeep Singh Bhatia first Sikh in Trump’s security fleet

    09/13/2018 10:49:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Ludhiana-born Anshdeep Singh Bhatia has become the first Sikh to have been inducted into the security detail of US President Donald Trump. Anshdeep was inducted last week after he completed his grueling training in the United States. His family moved to Ludhiana from Kanpur during the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. He lost his uncle and a close relative after the frenzied mob stormed their house in Kanpur’s KDA Colony in Barra. His aunt’s marriage was scheduled in second of week of November and the family was busy making arrangement. Anshdeep’s father Devendra Singh was also injured in the attack and had...
  • Nine-year-old Indian girl from Christian convert family gang-raped and murdered

    08/10/2018 5:22:15 PM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    A nine-year-old girl from an Indian family that had recently converted to Christianity was gang-raped and murdered on Sunday, 5 August, in Punjab state. Anjali Masih was playing with her friends in the city of Gurdaspur, near the Pakistan border, when a group of men lured her away by showing her a guava. She was then gang-raped and strangled with a telephone wire. Local Christians told World Watch Monitor that there has been a rise in anti-Christian feeling in the area, which is predominantly Hindu and Sikh, since a number of families converted to Christianity. One Christian, who did not...
  • Police chief 'shaken' after son accused of beating Sikh man

    08/09/2018 8:16:45 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 38 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | August 9, 2018 | AP
    A San Francisco Bay Area police chief said his family is "shaken to the core" after his son was arrested in the beating of a 71-year-old Sikh man. Tyrone McAllister, 18, and a 16-year-old boy could face charges including attempted robbery, elder abuse and assault following Monday's attack in the city of Manteca. Police say they are investigating the attack as a robbery, not a hate crime, The Modesto Bee newspaper reported. McAllister is the son of Union City Police Chief Darryl McAllister, who wrote Wednesday on Facebook that "words can barely describe how embarrassed, dejected, and hurt my wife,...
  • Union City police chief’s son arrested for attack on 71-year-old Sikh man

    08/08/2018 8:21:51 PM PDT · by BBell · 22 replies
    https://www.sfchronicle.com/ ^ | 8/8/18 | Lauren Hernandez
    The Union City police chief’s teenage son was arrested Wednesday in connection with a brutal attack on a 71-year-old Sikh man in Manteca, and detectives are trying to determine if the attack was a hate crime. Surveillance footage from a nearby home released by the Manteca Police Department allegedly shows Tyrone Keith McAllister, 18, the son of Union City Police Chief Darryl McAllister, and a 16-year-old boy confronting Sahbit Singh Natt, who was taking his daily walk Monday morning along Greystone Park on Turquoise Way.Footage shows two people walk up to Natt at around 6 a.m. when one of the...
  • Phil Murphy blasts NJ 101.5 radio hosts for calling N.J. attorney general 'turban man'

    07/25/2018 8:15:59 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 19 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | July 25, 2018 | Matt Arco
    Gov. Phil Murphy accused a pair of New Jersey radio hosts of spreading hate speech and issued sharp condemnation of their remarks Wednesday after the two repeatedly referred to New Jersey's Sikh attorney general as "turban man." The governor accused the hosts of 101.5 FM's "The Dennis & Judi Show" of "making "abhorrent and xenophobic" remarks toward Gurbir Grewal. Grewal, the nation's first Sikh attorney general, was referred to as "turban man" and "the guy with the turban" as the hosts discussed his recent move to tell municipal prosecutors not to pursue charges for marijuana arrests.
  • British Man Assaults Sikh Environmentalist, Shouts 'Go Home Muslim'

    02/22/2018 5:10:48 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    The Express Tribune ^ | February 22, 2018
    A prominent Sikh environmentalist was standing in line outside parliament when a man shouted “Muslim go back” and allegedly attacked him trying to rip his turban outside Portcullis House in Westminster. Ravneet Singh, from India, was waiting to see a Labour MP when the incident occurred. The 37-year-old speaking to The Independents said: “I was in the queue outside Portcullis House and this guy ran up to us. Just before we got to the entrance he came up to me and attacked me.” Singh went on to say, “He was pulling at my turban strongly. It half moved and I...
  • Phil Murphy to appoint nation's first Sikh attorney general

    12/12/2017 5:29:17 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 19 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | December 12, 2017 | Matt Arco
    Gov.-elect Phil Murphy will nominate Bergen County prosecutor Gurbir Grewal as the state's next attorney general, NJ Advance Media has learned. Grewal would be the nation's first Sikh attorney general. Murphy plans to announce his appointment at 11 a.m. in Trenton, according to three sources with knowledge of his decision. The sources were not authorized to publicly discuss the matter prior to the press conference and requested anonymity.
  • Outrage as racist flyers portray Sikh New Jersey mayoral candidate as a terrorist

    11/04/2017 4:23:30 PM PDT · by Morgana · 43 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | Nov. 4, 2017 | Mary Kekatos For Dailymail.com
    Racist flyers have painted a Sikh candidate running for mayor of a New Jersey town as a terrorist. The advertisements, left on car windshields in Hoboken, were directed at City Councilman Ravi Bhalla just days before Election Day on Tuesday. 'Don't let TERRORISM take over our Town!' read the larger message on the flyers, placed directly above a photo of Bhalla in his turban. The flyer used the majority of an advertisement originally run by fellow mayoral candidate Michael DeFusco that attacked Bhalla over an alleged conflict of interest and added the larger print.
  • Sikh Community Saves Town's July Fourth Fireworks Display

    07/04/2017 5:06:19 AM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    NBC News ^ | July 4, 2017 | Alex Seitz-Wald
    When the mayor of Visalia, located in California's agricultural Central Valley, mentioned to a local Sikh businessman that the city of 120,000 might have to forego a July Fourth fireworks display due to financial concerns, the religious community jumped.
  • Sikh Referendum Campaigners Detained & Tortured In Punjab

    06/26/2017 9:49:19 PM PDT · by TBP · 7 replies
    Victims are a group of Sikh individuals from Punjab, India who were actively and peacefully advocating the call given by SFJ to hold referendum for Sikhs' right to self determination and to liberate Indian Occupied Punjab. The demand for referendum is based on the right to self determination guaranteed by the UN Charter and International Convent on Civil and Political Rights on the basis that Sikhs are indigenous people of Punjab, with a separate and distinct religious, cultural and linguistic identity. Sikh Referendum Campaigners were actively involved in "Referendum 2020" campaign by coordinating, participating and holding gatherings in the villages...
  • English Sikh community has awakened

    06/26/2017 8:38:41 PM PDT · by freedomjusticeruleoflaw · 32 replies
    Youtube ^ | 6/26/17 | Mohan Singh
    10,000's of people unite in London against Islamic terrorism, Britain is awake. This is the start of something huge. For too long the British working class have been ignored, we will be ignored no more. Skip to 8:00 form Mohan Singh main speech Mohan Singh deserves so much respect.
  • Northern California man accused of killing ‘disrespectful’ daughter-in-law pleads not guilty

    05/23/2017 6:12:50 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 14 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | May 23, 2017 | Kayla Galloway
    The Suisun City man who allegedly killed his daughter-in-law after becoming upset with her because she was “disrespectful” to him pleaded not guilty Friday morning in Solano County Superior Court to a single murder charge.
  • US man charged with hate crime for assaulting, abusing Indian

    03/18/2017 11:30:25 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 13 replies
    The Times of India ^ | Saturday, March 18, 2017 | PTI
    Jeffrey Allen Burgess has been accused of harming Ankur Mehta because of his "perceived race, colour and national origin". (Photo courtesy: wtae.com) Less WASHINGTON: An American man has been charged with hate crime for assaulting an Indian-origin man and hurling racial slurs, mistaking him for a Muslim. Jeffrey Allen Burgess, 54, of Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, has been accused of intentionally harming a man named Ankur Mehta on November 22 because of his "perceived race, colour and national origin". A federal grand jury on Thursday indicted Burgess of a hate crime charge in connection with the alleged assault at a Red...
  • US admits attack on Sikh was a hate crime

    03/10/2017 2:39:20 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 6 replies
    Rediff.com ^ | Friday, March 10, 2017 | PTI
    A Sikh man shot outside his home in Washington state by a partially-masked gunman shouting "go back to your own country" was targeted because of his ethnic origin, authorities have said as they announced a reward of up to $6,000 for anyone providing a lead in the case. US national Deep Rai, 39, was working on his vehicle outside his home in Kent on March 3 when he was approached by a stranger, who first argued with Rai, and then shot him in the arm. "The account provided by the victim suggests that he was targeted because of his ethnic...
  • Police to investigate shooting of Sikh man near Seattle as hate crime

    03/05/2017 5:42:14 PM PST · by ErikJohnsky · 28 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 3/5 | Phuong Lee
    Fear, hurt and disbelief weighed on the minds of those who gathered at a Sikh temple Sunday after the shooting of a Sikh man who said a gunman approached him in his suburban Seattle driveway and told him "go back to your own country." "Everybody who is part of this community needs to be vigilant," Satwinder Kaur, a Sikh community leader, said as several hundred people poured into a temple in Renton for worship services about 1 mile from Friday night's shooting.
  • Canada frees Air India bomber, Sikh terrorist who killed 331 people in 1985 attacks

    02/16/2017 1:59:54 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 48 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | Thursday, February 16, 2017 | Agence France-Presse
    The only person convicted in the 1985 Air India bombings that killed 331 people is now free, Canada's parole board said Wednesday. Inderjit Singh Reyat had been ordered to live at a halfway house following his release from prison one year ago, after serving two decades behind bars. That condition has now been lifted and Reyat may return to a normal life, including "living in a private residence," parole board spokesman Patrick Storey said in an email. The onetime Sikh extremist, an immigrant from India, was convicted of making bombs that were stuffed into luggage and planted on two planes...
  • Sikhs Step Up, Welcome Oroville Dam Evacuees to Their Temples

    02/15/2017 10:59:08 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 45 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Feb 14, 2017 | Lisa Fernandez
    "It's just hardwired into us and our religion," Harsimran Singh aid. "Anytime someone needs help, we need to be there." Members of the Sikh faith are inviting the 188,000 evacuees who were forced to leave their homes because of the damaged Oroville Dam emergency spillway to come to their temples for a nice vegetarian meal and a rest on the floor of their prayer halls. Yuba City and Sacramento — both about an hour's drive from Oroville — are central migration spots for Sikhs in California, most of whom originally hailed from Punjab, India. Several temples in the surrounding Northern...
  • New York blast: Sikh hailed as hero for helping arrest terror suspect

    09/21/2016 4:36:37 PM PDT · by CutePuppy · 32 replies
    Indian Express ^ | 2016 September 20 | PTI
    A Sikh bar owner in the US is being hailed as a hero for helping capture the 28-year old Afghan-American wanted for the weekend bombings in New York and New Jersey.Harinder Bains, the owner of a bar in Linden found Ahmad Khan Rahami sleeping in the doorway of his bar on Monday. Bains said he was watching news on TV on his laptop from another business across the street. At first, he thought he was some "drunk guy" resting in the vestibule but then recognised Rahami and called police. "I'm just a regular citizen doing what every citizen should do....
  • Sikh Man Kicked Out Of Wimbledon Queue For 'Making People Uncomfortable'

    07/13/2016 8:59:46 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 67 replies
    ndtv.com ^ | July 13, 2016 | ndtv
    A 20-year-old Sikh man was kicked out of an overnight queue to watch the Wimbledon tennis championships as he apparently made other people around him "uncomfortable". Govindpal Kooner took to Facebook last week to voice his anger at being thrown out and claimed it was an act of racism, cases of which have reported a rise in the wake of Britain's vote to leave the European Union (EU).