hate crimes

FBI asked to track anti-Sikh hate crimes


September 20th, 2012 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 20 (IANS) A Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) panel will look into demands to track hate crimes against Sikhs motivated by religious bias in the wake of the ... Read more...

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US senators call for Sikh hate crime tracking


August 24th, 2012 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 24 (IANS) Nineteen US Senators, led by California Democrat Dianne Feinstein, have urged the Justice Department to track hate crimes against Sikhs as they are particularly susceptible to ... Read more...

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US community groups seek hate crime hearings


August 22nd, 2012 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 22 (IANS) A diverse group of over 150 organisations led by the Sikh Coalition has asked the Senate Judiciary Committee to conduct hearings on hate crimes and the ... Read more...

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Sikh-Americans confident they shall overcome


August 19th, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 19 (IANS) Confident that the Sikh-American community shall overcome the trauma of the Wisconsin gurdwara shooting, its leaders have sought laws against school bullying, workplace discrimination and ... Read more...

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US House resolution for tracking hate crimes against Sikhs


August 15th, 2012 - 11:09 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 15 (IANS) Seven members of the US House of Representatives have introduced a resolution condemning hate crimes against Sikh Americans and supporting the community's demand that the ... Read more...

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‘Their tears would make an ocean overflow’


August 8th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Oak Creek (Wisconsin), Aug 8 (IANS) "Struck by calm & composure of victim families. No trace of rancour. But their tears would fill an ocean, make it overflow."So tweeted India's ... Read more...

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Badal to visit Milwaukee gurdwara, meet kin of killed


August 7th, 2012 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 7 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal will visit the Oak Creek gurdwara in Milwaukee during his visit to the US, Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal ... Read more...

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Connecting Roma gypsies to their Indian roots, via screen (With Image)


July 8th, 2012 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Barring alternative sexuality and love, cross-cultural Indian cinema rarely explores taboos in international politics like the rampant persecution and denial of rights to the gypsy ... Read more...

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Dharun Ravi finds support from gay rights advocates


May 21st, 2012 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 21 (IANS) Indian American student Dharun Ravi, who is set to be sentenced Monday for hate crimes for using a webcam to spy on his roommate kissing another ... Read more...

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FBI urged to check hate crimes against Sikh-Americans


April 20th, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 20 (IANS) As many as 92 US lawmakers have urged the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to collect data on hate crimes against Sikh-Americans as their appearance makes ... Read more...

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Campaign against ‘unfair’ verdict in Indian case gathers momentum (Lead)


March 20th, 2012 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 20 (IANS) More and more voices are being raised across the US over an "unfair verdict" against an Indian American student as a White House petition suggesting he ... Read more...

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Voices rise against ‘unfair’ verdict in Indian student’s case


March 20th, 2012 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 20 (IANS) As an online petition to the White House suggesting Indian American student Dharun Ravi was "prejudged and declared guilty" by media gathered momentum, more voices were ... Read more...

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Sikh group hires lobbyist to educate US media


February 2nd, 2012 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 2 (IANS) A US Sikh community group has hired a lobbying firm to educate the American media about the true identity, image and message of Sikhism in the ... Read more...

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South Asians seek return to US ideals of fairness, inclusion


September 12th, 2011 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 12 (IANS) Over 40 South Asian organisations joined in solemn remembrance of those who lost their lives in the traumatic 9/11 terror attacks, seeking an end to discrimination ... Read more...

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US Sikh group highlights post-9/11 bias with video wall


September 3rd, 2011 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 3 (IANS) The Sikh Coalition, a community advocacy group, has launched a video wall inviting website visitors to upload videos and written accounts of backlash discrimination and ... Read more...

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Amnesty slams Russia for human rights violation


May 13th, 2011 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Human rights watchdog Amnesty International has criticised Russia for continuing violation of human rights and freedom in the country."Freedom of assembly and expression continued to ... Read more...

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Sex trade on social network sites on the rise in UAE


March 17th, 2011 - 6:44 pm ICT by ANI
Dubai, Mar 17 (ANI): Social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube are frequently being used by escort services and call girls to hook up with clients in UAE.An XPRESS investigation ... Read more...

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A course seeks ways to tackle Islamophobia


February 3rd, 2011 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Feb 3 (IANS) To deal with the spurt of hate crimes against Muslims that have seen a 17-fold increase post 9/11 terror attacks in the US, a course will be ... Read more...

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Lesbian couple faces hate crime in New Zealand


January 23rd, 2011 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Auckland, Jan 23 (IANS) An elderly lesbian couple has faced two hate crimes within a week, with anti-gay graffiti being scribbled on their property, a media report said.The incidents have affected the ... Read more...

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Facebook-related crimes in Britain hit 100,000-mark


December 14th, 2010 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 14 (IANS) Crimes committed in Britain that were later linked to social networking website Facebook have reached over 100,000 in the last five years, a media report said Tuesday.Police ... Read more...

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Facebook crime rises by ‘540pct in 3yrs in UK’


December 14th, 2010 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 14 (ANI): Police chiefs have reported that crimes linked to Facebook have reached more than 100,000 across Britain in the last five years.Police chiefs in 16 forces made the ... Read more...

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Race-related hate crimes growing at alarming rates in UK


December 1st, 2010 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 1 (ANI): Over 50,000 hate crimes were reported last year, a 12 percent rise in the total number of hate crimes from 46,300 in 2008, according to UK Home Office ... Read more...

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Gang Suspects Arraigned In NYC For Hate Crimes


October 11th, 2010 - 6:45 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
October 11, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): A gang of eight suspects were arraigned in NYC on Sunday for perpetrating hate crimes in the city.The charges leveled against them were multiple ... Read more...

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New York Muslim cabby’s attacker claimed to be a ‘patriot’ on arrest


September 23rd, 2010 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Sep 23(ANI): American film student, Michael Enright, had declared himself a "patriot" after being arrested for allegedly slashing a Muslim cabby in New York."What ya going to do? Beat me ... Read more...

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Victoria police launch operation to reduce crime against foreign, Indian students


September 18th, 2010 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Sept 18 (ANI): Three people have been arrested in Melbourne during a state-wide operation to reduce anti-social behaviour and crimes against international students. The move may come as a bit of ... Read more...

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Obama security team visits Amritsar (Lead)


September 16th, 2010 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, Sep 16 (IANS) Ahead of US President Barack Obama's visit to India in November, an American team has surveyed various sites in Amritsar in Punjab. "A six-member team inspected tourist spots, ... Read more...

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Obama’s security team visits Amritsar


September 16th, 2010 - 1:52 am ICT by IANS
Amritsar (Punjab), Sep 16 (IANS) Ahead of US President Barack Obama's visit to India in November, a special US team Wednesday conducted a security survey in Punjab's Amritsar district, police said. "A ... Read more...

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US man charged with hate crime for stabbing Muslim cabbie


September 1st, 2010 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 31 (DPA) A 21-year-old American suspected of knifing a Muslim taxi driver in New York has been charged with attempted murder and assault, which could put him in jail ... Read more...

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NY Muslim cabby’s attacker indicted on hate crime charge


August 31st, 2010 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Aug 31 (ANI): New York film student, Michael Enright, who was accused of stabbing a Muslim cabby in Manhattan last week, has been indicted on charges of second-degree attempted murder ... Read more...

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Muslim-American leaders fear “Islamophobia” may lead to “hate crimes”


August 27th, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Aug 27 (ANI): In the midst of the ongoing controversy over the proposed 'Ground Zero mosque' and the attempted murder of a Muslim taxi driver, Muslim-American leaders have expressed their ... Read more...

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Gashed Mohammedan Cabbie To Dialogue With The Mayor Of New York City


August 26th, 2010 - 6:15 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Washington, August 26, 2010 (Just Flashed): A Mohammedan taxi driver named Ahmed Sharif had been gashed in an assault on Tuesday in New York City. The individual accused of perpetrating this vicious ... Read more...

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Man who slashed Muslim charged with hate crimes


August 26th, 2010 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 26 (DPA) A 21-year old man was arraigned Wednesday in Manhattan Criminal Court, accused of attempted murder and hate crimes on a Muslim taxi driver, New York authorities said. ... Read more...

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Oz crackdown on ‘dodgy’ colleges can hurt Indian students’ interests


June 28th, 2010 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, June 28 (ANI): Australian Universities have called for justice for overseas students including Indians, caught up in the government's crackdown on dodgy colleges.Indian students comprise the second largest group of ... Read more...

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President Obama declares month of June “Lesbian, Gay, and Transgender Pride Month”


May 29th, 2010 - 5:37 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) – President Barack Obama on Friday declared the month of June "Lesbian, Gay, and Transgender Pride Month".President Obama said in the proclamation that as Americans, it is the ... Read more...

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Clinton Memos Of Elena Kagan Made Public


May 14th, 2010 - 6:25 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Washington, May 14, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Since Elena Kagan, the present Solicitor General of the United States, who has been nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court by President of United States ... Read more...

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