33-year-old Harpreet Singh Khalsa was arrested Monday outside a grocery store in Catonsville, Baltimore for carrying his kirpan, a small dagger worn by Sikhs as a religious symbol.
Khalsa, born Justin Smith, converted to Sikhism 9 years ago and has worn his kirpan every day since. All followers of the Sikh religion are required to … Read more
AsAmNews has confirmed with the Modesto Police Department in California’s Central Valley that the murder of a Sikh convenience store clerk last week is being investigated as a possible hate crime.
“We are exploring all possibilities,” said a department spokesperson this morning. “Yes, it is a … Read more
The Spurs had just defeated the reigning NBA champs, Lebron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, 103-74.
Simran Jeet Singh, a Spurs season ticket holder was among those fans streaming out of the Arena in a … Read more
The Delaware State Assembly’s two chambers unanimously passed a resolution declaring April “Sikh Awareness and Appreciation Month,” reports Tribune India. State Governor John Carney welcomed the notion; he recently met with and pledged help to the Indian American community, which he noted has been suffering from an outbreak of hate … Read more
The victim says the man shouted “go back to your own country” before shooting him.
He is one of four South Asians who have been shot in the past month and who prompted dozens … Read more
By Ed Diokno
In the days before his deadline for signing bills into law, California’s Gov. Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill AB-2845, anti-bullying legislation also known as the Safe Place to Learn Act. Current anti-bullying laws that cite bullying due to race or ethnicity will now include bullying due to “religious affiliation” … Read more
A Sikh man from New Jersey is being hailed as a hero for alerting police to the whereabouts of the suspect in this weekend’s bombing in New York.
By Ed Diokno
We’re waiting, trying to be patient, but we can’t help that a little bit of doubt is starting to creep in.
California’s Gov. Jerry Brown has three bills on his desk, waiting for his signature. There are three that … Read more