Two Sikh males have been assaulted in an alleged hate crime incident in Richmond Hills house of New York, US, on Tuesday. The Consulate Common of India in New York has condemned the attack, terming it “deplorable,” and stated they have been in contact with the police who’re investigating this incident.
One individual has been arrested in reference to the crime, it stated.
The assault at the two males – who have been on an early morning stroll – reportedly happened on the identical location the place a member of the neighborhood was once attacked 10 days in the past.
– India in New York (@IndiainNewYork) April 12, 2022
Consistent with native media reviews, two suspects hit the boys with a pole and got rid of their turbans.
New York Legal professional Common Letitia James, condemning the assault, tweeted: “Every other hateful assault in opposition to our Sikh neighborhood in Richmond Hill. Each people who have been accountable should be dropped at justice. Any individual with details about this will have to instantly touch @NYPDnews.”
NY State Assemblywoman Jenifer Rajkumar, the primary Punjabi American ever elected to New York State Place of business, stated that there was an “alarming 200% upward push in hate crimes in opposition to the Sikh neighborhood lately”.
“I spoke to the NYPD quickly after either one of this week’s incidents in opposition to my Sikh American circle of relatives. I’m calling for each incidents to be investigated as hate crimes, and that the perpetrators be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the legislation,” Ms Rajkumar stated in a observation.
My observation on as of late’s attack of 2 Sikh-American citizens in Richmond Hill pic.twitter.com/nzPz6hxxwT
– Jenifer Rajkumar (@JeniferRajkumar) April 12, 2022
“We will be able to train all on Sikh tradition in order that everybody know as I do the generosity and kindness embedded within the Sikh American neighborhood,” Ms Rajkumar, who’s a former Director of Immigration for NY State, added.
Delhi-based Sikh chief Manjinder Singh Sirsa, sharing a video of the 2 Sikh males, known as for an investigation into the alleged hate crime.
2d assault on 2 Sikhs inside 10 days precisely at identical location in Richmond Hill
It seems that, centered hate assaults in opposition to Sikhs going down in continuation. We condemn this in sturdy phrases. Those shd be investigated & perpetrators should be held responsible @IndiainNewYork@USAndIndiapic.twitter.com/Ld0RIxIeNn
– Manjinder Singh Sirsa (@mssirsa) April 12, 2022
The assault comes just about 10 days after an aged Sikh guy was once reportedly assaulted in the similar house.
Photographs shared on social media confirmed the aged Sikh individual with a bloodied turban, face and garments, after the assault which happened on April 4.
In January this yr, a Sikh taxi driving force was once assaulted at JFK World Airport, with the attacker allegedly calling him “turbaned other people” and asking him to “return on your nation”.