Saturday, August 16, 2014

Sikh group asks Indian PM to take up safety issues of the community abroad after string of hate crimes

A north Indian committee has urged the Indian government to take up the matter of hate crimes against Sikhs in the United States and New Zealand in the wake of recent attacks.

Chandigarh-based Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee has approached Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take up the issue of safety of Sikhs with the U.S. and New Zealand governments, reported IANS. According to SGPC president Avtar Singh Makkar, they have demanded the culprits behind the alleged hate crimes be brought before law.

In a similar development, U.S.-based civil rights group The Sikh Coalition appealed to New York Mayor Bill de Blasio to address the issue of discrimination against Sikh minority community, reported the Press Trust of India.

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