AMRITSAR: Incidents of hate crime against Sikhs in the US have not deterred the community but have instead firmed their resolve to fight back and educate fellow Americans about their religion and identity, a Sikh body has said. "It's natural to be frightened about our families and our future, but Sikhs have a history of overcoming persecution and we will survive this," said Manvinder Singh, director, United Sikhs on Friday.
Don't Spread false info: US Sikhs to president candidates
October 22, 2014
AMRITSAR:Claiming that ignorance and lack of knowledge about Sikhs among the 2016 US presidential candidates had resulted in divisive and senseless rhetoric, the US-based body United Sikhs has approached those in fray to seek an apology and have advised them to desist from spreading a "negative narrative".
UNITED SIKHS holds Annual Sikh Summit 2016
August 03, 2016
A newsletter by the United Sikhs states that from July 11, 2016 through July 13, 2016, UNITED SIKHS, joined by students of the organization's Advocacy and Humanitarian Aid Academy (AHAA), met with Congress members and their staff to speak about issues affecting the Sikh community.
Teaching acceptance at Diversity Plaza
June 30, 2016
Jaspreet Kaur, an attorney with the civil rights group United Sikhs, said events like this were important because many in the South Asian community in Jackson Heights are first generation immigrants and often are not aware of their rights.
UNITED SIKHS, a US based NGO states in a community update that late Saturday night leading into early Sunday morning, Orlando, Florida was stunned by a devastating hate-crime when 29-year-old Omar Mateen entered the Pulse nightclub (an LGBT community based social lounge), and gunned down more than 49 individuals, also wounding 53 others. The incident took place around 2:00 am, and after a three-hour stand-off, Orlando police shot and killed the gunman.