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Sikh community in US demands effective steps to curb ‘hate crimes’

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The distress Sikh Community in America has called for effective probe against ‘hate crimes’ against Sikhs in the United States, even as government of India has maintained it as “very sensitive issue” and cautioned the Indian diaspora against knee-jerk reactions.

Advocacy group the Sikh Coalition said it calls upon local law enforcement officials to investigate this shooting as a possible hate crime.

The American Gurdwara Parbhandhak Committee (AGPC) has also condemned the attack and offered to help the US administration to generate awareness about their religion.

Another Indian attacked in US

Various rights groups and ethnic Indian organisations are reaching out to people of the community asking them not to succumb to fear and immediately report any incident of hate crime or violence to law enforcement authorities.

The Indo-American Democratic Organisation strongly condemned Kuchibhotla’s tragic killing, saying “the circumstances around this horrible crime are incredibly troubling which includes but not limited to: unprovoked violence in a public venue, racial slurs, and a senseless attack against innocent members of the public.

.” It also called on local elected leaders to express outrage over the “unacceptable and appalling” situation and publicly commit to doing what they can to prevent and call out hate crimes across communities.

It said it will continue to “represent the best interests of the local South Asian American community against the rise of any and all hate crimes and we join in partnership with many other organisations and civic leaders who stand for a more just, safe and equitable country.”

I am sorry to know about the attack on Deep Rai a US national of Indian origin. I have spoken to Sardar Harpal Singh father of the victim./1

He told me that his son had a bullet injury on his arm. He is out of danger and is recovering in a private hospital. /2

India Civil Watch, a collective of Indian-American activists and professionals, called on Indian-Americans to not succumb to fear in the wake of incidents like Kuchibotla’s murder.

The community must get organised in broad coalitions with others who intend to defend immigrant and minority rights, it said.

“This is also a moment for Indian communities in the US to reflect, take stock, and prepare for the oncoming weeks and months of struggle against a rising tide of racism and xenophobia,” it added.

American Gurdwara Parbhandhak Committee condemns attack

The American Gurdwara Parbhandhak Committee (AGPC) has also condemned the attack and offered to help the US administration to generate awareness about their religion.

“Incidents of mistaken identity have happened in the USA recently and some of the Sikhs have become victims of this. The American Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (AGPC) offered the US administration all help to generate awareness about the Sikh religion,” AGPC coordinator Dr Pritpal Singh said.

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