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FIBA Maintains Turban Ban; Sikhs Urged to #CallFoulonFIBA : Sikh Coalition

New York City, USA: In a news release the US based civil rights organization the Sikh Coalition has information that [i]gnoring protests from around the world, the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) decided yesterday (August 28) to delay a decision on whether Sikh athletes can wear turbans. No deadline was given for addressing the issue. As a result, FIBA’s turban ban ...

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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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Sikh rights group asks NY Mayor to address hate crime issues

New York, USA:  In the wake of two alleged hate crimes against Sikhs here, a civil rights group has appealed to New York Mayor Bill de Blasio to urgently address the issue of discrimination against the minority community. The Sikh Coalition has written to de Blasio seeking to meet him “to address hate crimes and discrimination against Sikhs” in the ...

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New York Sikhs demand feds’ involvement after alleged hit-run hate attack.

New York, USA: The Sikh community turned the heat up Tuesday on the NYPD to find the lead-footed bigot who ran down a Queens businessman with a pickup truck after yelling, “Go back to your own country, Bin Laden!” Sandeep Singh, who somehow survived being knocked down and dragged 30 feet by the truck, said there was only one reason ...

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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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