Sikh Seriously Injured after Unprovoked Assault Outside NY Gurdwara
January 16, 2008
Jamaica, NY - Baljeet Singh, a 63-year-old Sikh man suffered serious injuries on Monday evening during an unprovoked attack by David C. Wood, a next-door neighbour to the gurdwara (Sikh place of worship) at 95th Avenue and 222nd Street in ...
Jackson Heights, New York, USA: Jasmir Singh, a 21-year-old Sikh college student was savagely attacked and stabbed in his left eye during an unprovoked attack on Sunday outside a grocery store in Queens, New York by three young men wielding a glass bottle. Jasmir sustained injuries to his left-eye, head, face, and back, and has not regained his vision after undergoing a five hour surgery...
Sikh Student Assaulted by Bully in High School in Queens
June 05, 2008
Queens, NY: A 9th grade Sikh student at Richmond Hill High School was recently attacked by a fellow student who had been bullying him for some time. The victim had previously reported being bullied by this classmate several times to both his teacher and parents, and the latter even brought the situation to...
Queens, NY: Umair Ahmed, who forcibly cut his Sikh classmate's hair, is to be sentenced on Thursday, 5 June 2008 at Queens Criminal Court. The crime in question occurred on May 24, 2007, after a lengthy argument between the victim and Ahmed had caused tension to escalate between the two. Previously, Ahmed threatened to beat up the Sikh student, causing the latter to take an alternative route back home. However, on the day of the assault, Ahmed confronted the victim and stated his intentions to c
New York, New York – After two and a half days of deliberations, the jury found Umair Ahmed guilty of menacing in the second degree as a hate crime, coercion in the second degree as a hate crime, harassment, and possession of a deadly weapon, in an incident where a Sikh high-school student’s hair ...
Sikh Schoolboy to Receive Justice for Forced Haircut?
March 3, 2008
Queens, New York – Court is in session this week for the Sikh schoolboy whose hair was forcibly cut at the hands of a classmate in May 2007. The defendant, Umair Ahmed, 17, has been indicted on a total of nine charges, four of which are hate crimes. The trial began on Friday and is likely to proceed through this week.
UPDATE: Arrest Made in Davinder Singh Case
June 28, 2005
The NYPD have made an arrest in the Davinder Singh case, bringing it one step closer to final justice. As reported earlier.
The Sikh community will meet the Metropolitan police at New Scotland Yard tomorrow (Tuesday) to seek the stepping up of security measures to protect the Sikh community and its Gurdwaras from the backlash to the London bombings.
The Metropolitan Police admitted that the Sikh community is particularly vulnerable to backlash crimes in the aftermath of the London bombings because of their visibility and that this is a police concern.
Guilty Verdicts for NY Sikhs’ Assailants
December 9, 2005
A long-awaited guilty verdict was returned on Monday for the five men who attacked 49-year-old Rajinder Singh Khalsa over a year ago in the Queens area of New York.
Justice for Khalsa?
December 12, 2005
On December 22, 2005 the final act in the Rajinder Singh Khalsa and Gurcharan Singh assault trial was played out. Five men were sentenced to minimum jail sentence for their part in this brutal crime after none of them were found guilty for a hate crime assault.
UNITED SIKHS International Civil and Human Rights Advocacy Directorate met police officials in New York towards the end of December to pursue the case of Avtar Singh Dhanjal...
The New York Police Department, in response to UNITED SIKHS’ intervention, has charged a 36 year old New Yorker.
Queens, New York: The recent incident pertaining to the Sikh boy's hair being forcibly cut by a fellow-student, at Newton High Schoool, Elmhurst, Queens, NY, came as a shock to the Sikh community.
Queens, New York – A Grand Jury filed an indictment today against Umair Ahmed, a 17 year old schoolboy, for forcibly cutting a 15 year old Sikh schoolboy's hair, accusing him of 9 charges, including coercion...