Sikh Hate Crime Targets Demand Action from NYC Government
Recent Hate Attacks Linked to Government Inaction and NYPD Discrimination
For Immediate Release
Rajdeep Singh, Director of Law and Policy, firstname.lastname@example.org | (202) 747-4944
August 14, 2014 (New York, NY) – Three Sikh men—all violently attacked because of their turbans in separate New York City hate crimes—today called on government and police leaders to enact policy reforms to address violence and discrimination against minority communities in New York City.
At a press conference organized by the Sikh Coalition, Dr. Jaspreet Singh Batra, a medical scientist, recounted how he was attacked and injured last Thursday on Roosevelt Island. Speaking via video because of the seriousness of his injuries, Sandeep Singh, a business owner and father, deemed his slow recovery a “miracle” after being run over and dragged by a driver in a pick-up truck on a public street in Queens late last month. Both assaults, which were accompanied by racial and religious slurs, occurred almost one year after Dr. Prabhjot Singh was attacked in Harlem. Dr. Singh joined the men in solidarity.
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