Tag Archives: New York

US 9/11 revenge killer convicted

USA: A man in the US has been convicted of murdering a Sikh man, whom he mistook for an Arab, in revenge for the 11 September attacks. Frank Silva Roque’s lawyers had tried to claim he was insane when he shot Indian immigrant Balbir Singh Sodhi. The murder took place in an Arizona petrol station just four days after the ...

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Sikh Featured In GQ Magazine

London, UK: After the Waris Ahluwalia’s GAP advertisement, the Gentlemen’s Quarterly has featured Manik Singh, another keshadhari Sikh, in its magazine. The Gentlemen Quarterly is a fashion magazine with no connection to Sikhi, however’s its decision to feature a Sikh model has been welcomed with surprise. Since the 9/11 attacks, Sikhs have repeatedly endured violence and bigotry throughout the World because ...

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US man arrested for mowing down Sikh

New York, USA: A 55-year-old man has been arrested here on the charges of calling a Sikh man a ‘terrorist’ and mowing him down with his pick-up truck, in an apparent hate crime. The police in Queens arrested Joseph Caleca of Setauket in Suffolk County and charged him with attempted murder and hate crime, ABC 7 News reported. Caleca had attacked ...

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MPs voice concern over attacks on Sikhs in US, Pak

New Delhi: A couple of Rajya Sabha members on Tuesday voiced anguish in the House over repeated attacks on Sikhs in the US and Pakistan and asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take up the matter with them to ensure their safety and security. Raising the matter during zero hour, Balwinder Singh Bhunder (Shiromani Akali Dal) said Sikh minorities in US ...

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SGPC flays attack on US Sikh, writes to Modi

Amritsar, Punjab: The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbhandhak Committee (SPGC) today strongly condemned the racist attack on a Sikh man and his mother in the US. SGPC chief Avtar Singh Makkar said it was a matter of grave concern that a Sikh man had been targeted in New York while another member of the community was stabbed to death in Auckland, New Zealand. ...

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