Sikhs call for hate crime investigation in NYC hit-n-run case

Calling him a terrorist the driver moved ahead and knocked him down 

New York/Washington : A Sikh man, critically injured after being hit by a truck, was called a “terrorist” by the attacker, victim’s wife said, demanding justice for him and terming the assault as an attack on her community, reports PTI.

Sandeep Singh, 29, is recovering from injuries he sustained when he was hit by the pick-up truck and dragged about 30 feet following an argument with the driver who used the racist slur against him on July 30. Singh’s Sikh-American wife Prabhpreet Kaur was among the many members of the Sikh community and civil rights groups who

gathered in Queens for a support rally organised by rights group Sikh Coalition calling for justice for Singh and that the attack be investigated by the New York Police Department and the FBI as a hate crime.

Lawmakers call for ending discrimination:  Recalling the Oak Creek Gurudwara shooting victims two years ago, two American lawmakers have called for working towards ending discrimination of Sikhs in the US. “The tragedy in Oak Creek was experienced by one community in Wisconsin but felt by every community around the country.

The Sikh community will never forget how, while preparing for Sunday prayer, their peace was shattered. And neither can we,” said Congresswoman Judy Chu, Co-Chair of the American Sikh Congressional caucus.

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