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Sikh Man Arrested for Carrying Religious Knife

posted by Nicole Ki

Harpreet Singh Khalsa

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

Crime

May 11, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Police Open Up Hate Crime Investigation in Stabbing Death of Store Clerk

Police Open Up Hate Crime Investigation in Stabbing Death of Store Clerk

posted by Len Patel

Jagjeet Singh

Jagjeet Singh

By Len Patel
AsAmNews Correspondent 

 

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

Indian American/ South Asian American

Apr 18, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on New York Police Investigate Possible Hate Crime against Sikh Cabbie

New York Police Investigate Possible Hate Crime against Sikh Cabbie

posted by Randall

Harkirat Singh

Harkirat Singh

An assault on a Sikh cabdriver is being investigated as a possible hate crime, reports the New York Daily News.
 
Harkirat Singh told the paper he picked up a group of four people and when he arrived at the destination, they complained he took them to the wrong place.
 
When … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

Apr 3, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Sikh Man Verbally Assaulted at NBA Game

Sikh Man Verbally Assaulted at NBA Game

posted by Randall

Thank San Antonio SpursIt was a moment to celebrate, a moment for fans of the San Antonio Spurs to celebrate as one.

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

Indian American/ South Asian American

Mar 19, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Sikh Americans Get Some Love

Sikh Americans Get Some Love

posted by Brittney Le
Gurdwara of Delaware

Photo by TC Davis

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

Indian American/ South Asian American

Mar 11, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on South Asians Rally Against Hate Crimes. Sketch of Shooting Suspect Released

South Asians Rally Against Hate Crimes. Sketch of Shooting Suspect Released

posted by Randall

Sikh shooting suspect WashingtonPolice in Kent, Washington have released a sketch of a suspect in the shooting of a Sikh man in his driveway.

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

Asian Americans

Mar 5, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Sikh Man Shot After Being Told “Go Back to Your Own Country”

Sikh Man Shot After Being Told “Go Back to Your Own Country”

posted by Brittney Le

News conference about murder of Deep Rai

Members of the Sikh community stand behind Kent, Washington Police Chief Ken Thomas about a suspected hate crime


 
A 39-year-old Sikh man was in his driveway in Kent, Wash., on Friday when he was confronted by a masked man who told him, “Go back to your own country,” before shooting him in the arm, … Read more

South Asian American

Oct 4, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on California Governor Signs Anti-Bullying Bill Protecting Muslims and Sikhs

California Governor Signs Anti-Bullying Bill Protecting Muslims and Sikhs

posted by Randall

Hate and extremism
 
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

Indian American/ South Asian American

Sep 20, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Huff Post: Sikh Man Leads Authorities to Suspect in New York Bombing

Huff Post: Sikh Man Leads Authorities to Suspect in New York Bombing

posted by Randall

Ahmad Khan Rahami

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.

The Huffington Post reports Harinder Singh Bains, who owns a bar in New Jersey, spotted a man who looked like the suspect shown on the news. The … Read more

Blogs

Sep 6, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Waiting for California Gov Jerry Brown to Sign Three Bills into Law

Waiting for California Gov Jerry Brown to Sign Three Bills into Law

posted by Randall
Jerry Brown

By California Air Resources Board from Sacramento, United States – Governor Jerry Brown

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

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