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New York Sikhs feel “under siege” in wake of multiple brutal attacks, Congressman Crowley

Queens, N.Y, US: As per information available, a top US Congressman Joe Crowley, who had spearheaded the effort to encourage the Department of Justice and FBI to begin tracking and quantifying hate crimes against Sikhs, called on Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York City Police Department (NYPD) Commissioner William J. Bratton to develop a comprehensive action plan to address the ...

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Congressman Crowley Strongly Condemns Attack on Sikh Businessman

New York, USA: Congressman Joseph Crowley, a staunch opponent of hate crimes committed against Sikhs, condemned the attack on a Queens Sikh businessman who was injured after being run down by a pickup truck outside his office last week. Last Wednesday, Crowley joined with advocates and the Sikh American community in Queens to rally behind the victim and call for justice. ...

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Sikh-Americans seek official documents on use of ethnic slurs

Washington, USA: A Sikh advocacy group in the US has asked the National Security Agency and the FBI to provide them information about alleged use of ethnic slurs in surveillance programmes targeting their community. The Sikh Coalition filed a request under the Freedom of Information Act seeking all emails since the September 11, 2001 attacks by employees of the FBI and ...

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FBI: 2008 Sacramento Sikh Society Sports Complex Shooting Suspect Arrested In India

Sacramento, California, US:  A man wanted for a deadly 2008 shooting at the Sacramento Sikh Society Sports Complex has been arrested in India, the FBI announced. On Friday, 28-year-old Amandeep Singh Dhami was arrested by Indian authorities in Jalandhar, Punjab, on local charges. He will be returned to the U.S. to face homicide charges related to the Aug. 31, 2008 shooting ...

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Sikh community welcomes US support for Oak Creek shooting victims

Washington, USA: The Sikh community in the US has welcomed the announcement of the Barack Obama administration to provide financial help for those affected by the Oak Creek gurdwara shooting. They also appreciated the decision by the US to initiate a mechanism for the tracking of hate crimes in the US. “This gesture means a lot to Sikhs across the ...

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