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Hate crime arrest in NY attack on Sikh professor

New York, USA: A man accused of pulling the beard of a Sikh professor before a group of young men who had called the professor “Osama” and a “terrorist” attacked him, has been arrested and charged with a hate crime, police said Saturday. Christian Morales, 20, was charged with aggravated harassment in connection with September’s attack on Columbia University professor Prabhjot ...

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Lightning strikes UK gurdwara, one injured

London, UK: Worshippers at a gurdwara in the British city of Leicester had a lucky escape after its roof collapsed after being struck by lightning. CCTV footage showed that a group of elderly women were singing hymns at the Ramgarhia Sikh temple in Leicester on January 25 when a bolt of lightning struck, blowing a hole in the roof and sending ...

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Attacker of elderly Sikh sent to mental hospital

Washington, USA: A US court has ordered that a homeless man, legally incompetent to stand trial for attacking an elderly Sikh man earlier this year, be sent to a |psychiatric hospital until he is competent to stand trial. Judge W Kent Levis of the Fresno County Superior Court has ordered that Gilbert Garcia Jr (30) be sent to Atascadero State Hospital ...

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Charity Commission intervenes in Sikh temple property row

UK: THE Charity Commission has asked leaders of a Sikh temple to explain their decision to purchase a house valued at £425,000. The Commission contacted Siri Guru Singh Sabha Croydon, in St James’s Road, after it received a complaint alleging trustees failed to seek the permission of the charity’s general body before agreeing to purchase the property. It has written to ...

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‘Man Accused of Assaulting Elderly Sikh Is Unfit for Trial’

Fresno, California, USA: A homeless man accused of brutally assaulting an 82-year-old Sikh with an iron rod outside a Gurdwara in California is “legally incompetent” to stand trial, a US court has ruled. Gilbert Garcia, 29, was accused of attacking Piara Singh outside of the Nanaksar Sikh Temple in southwest Fresno on May 5 in what the local District Attorney’s Office ...

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