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South Asians fear racial profiling over US court ruling


June 26th, 2012 - 10:15 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 26 (IANS) South Asian and other immigrant groups have joined the White House in warning that a US Supreme Court decision upholding a controversial provision of Arizona's ... Read more...

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Chidambaram denies discrimination against northeast students (Lead)


May 4th, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) Home Minister P. Chidambaram Friday denied that students from the northeast were rampantly discriminated against and said the government had taken steps to curb ... Read more...

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Meghalaya CM demands law for safety of N-E students


April 30th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma Monday called for a stringent law to address the safety concerns of students from the Northeast and to regulate the ... Read more...

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US Sikh group’s mobile app to combat racial profiling


April 30th, 2012 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 30 (IANS) The Sikh Coalition, a US based community group, has launched FlyRights, an innovative mobile application that allows users to report instances of airport profiling in real ... Read more...

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South Asians seek rejection of tough US immigration law


April 26th, 2012 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 26 (IANS) As the US Supreme Court began a hearing on Arizona State's tough immigration law, a South Asian umbrella organisation asked the apex court to reject the ... Read more...

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India asks US to avoid SRK-type incidents


April 14th, 2012 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 14 (IANS) After the outrage in India over the detention of Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan at a US airport, New Delhi has asked Washington to take ... Read more...

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Shah Rukh victim of US random selection system


April 14th, 2012 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
Chicago, April 14 (IANS) When India's star actor Shah Rukh Khan was detained and questioned for two hours at the Newark International Airport in August, 2009, the action could ... Read more...

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No profiling or pattern in Shah Rukh detention, says US


April 14th, 2012 - 11:32 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 14 (IANS) Caught on the wrong foot over the detaining of Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan at a US airport twice, Washington has asserted it was not ... Read more...

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US Sikh group leads call for probing racing profiling


December 2nd, 2011 - 11:30 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 2 (IANS) Amid charges of racial profiling by a group of 38 civil rights organizations led by the Sikh Coalition, the US Transportation Security Administration is investigating allegations ... Read more...

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Varsity row over ’singling out’ northeastern students resolved


October 24th, 2011 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Oct 24 (IANS) A row over an alleged attempt by the University of Hyderabad to single out students from the northeast in its drive against drinking and drug use ... Read more...

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Milkha wants PM to take up turban issue strongly


March 16th, 2011 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) Legendary athlete Milkha Singh Wednesday appealed to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to strongly take up the issue of Sikhs being forced to remove their ... Read more...

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Racial profiling to limit terriorism is fundamentally flawed: Expert


November 18th, 2010 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): Racial profiling does no better in helping law enforcement officials in their task of catching terrorists than standard uniform random sampling techniques, says Professor William Press from the ... Read more...

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Home Office stop, search plans are ‘discriminatory and racist’, warns UK watchdog


November 16th, 2010 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov.16 (ANI): Britain's Equality and Human Rights Commission has described government plans to allow police to stop people on the grounds of skin colour as discriminatory and amounting to racial profiling.It ... Read more...

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US Sikhs decry turban screening at airports


November 7th, 2010 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 7 (IANS) Sikh advocacy groups in the US have demanded stop to the screening of turbans at airports, arguing the additional search of their religious headwears is not required as ... Read more...

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Livid American Sikhs liken plans to search turbans at airports to ‘racial profiling’


November 7th, 2010 - 12:29 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Nov 7(ANI): Sikh groups in the United States are protesting against transportation officials' plan to search turbans at airport screening stations in the country.The groups are calling on their constituents ... Read more...

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Racial profiling undermining moral authority of democracy in UK: Jesse Jackson


October 18th, 2010 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 18(ANI): US civil rights campaigner Jesse Jackson has said that Britain's image is being damaged by the government's failure to stop the police from discriminating against ethnic minorities.Jackson's comment follows ... Read more...

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City Council of Dublin bans baggy pants


September 7th, 2010 - 8:16 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Dublin, Sep 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Dublin has given the biggest indication ever that it is fed up with "improper" dressing. The city council of Dublin has passed a law that will prohibit ... Read more...

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Arrests made in the San Francisco jetliner hijack threat case


August 20th, 2010 - 7:38 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
San Francisco, Aug 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Detectives are looking for an anonymous caller who called and threatened a jetliner bound to take off. The airplane wasn’t allowed to leave the ... Read more...

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Rosario Dawson, Eva Longoria team-up to challenge Arizona Immigration Law


August 8th, 2010 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 8 (ANI): 'Desperate Housewives' star Eva Longoria-Parker, Rosario Dawson, Wilmder Valderrama and a handful of other celebs have come together to take a stand against the Arizona immigration law."I haven't ... Read more...

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US sues Arizona over controversial immigration law


July 7th, 2010 - 2:15 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 7 (DPA) The Obama administration filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the state of Arizona over a controversial immigration law that has sparked widespread protests across the country. The US Justice ... Read more...

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Sikhs, Muslims seek end to racial profiling


June 18th, 2010 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, June 18 (IANS) Sikh, Muslim and African-American groups have related stories of being racially profiled across the US to lawmakers as they explored potential legislation to stop the practice."It's ... Read more...

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Iowa lawmaker won’t apologise for comments about Obama favouring minorities


June 17th, 2010 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 17 (ANI): Iowa Republican Representative Steve King has said he won't apologise for accusing President Barack Obama of favouring blacks over whites, adding that his comments have been made ... Read more...

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First lady Michelle Obama questioned by a girl about immigration


May 20th, 2010 - 7:13 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, May 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The United States first lady Michelle Obama was questioned on the sensitive topic of immigration by a second grader. The girl also told the first lady ... Read more...

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Detained Pak youth’s father alleges his son’s arrest in Chile a ‘racial profiling trap’


May 13th, 2010 - 4:00 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, May 13 (ANI): Father of Saif-ur-Rehman, the Pakistani man who was arrested in Chile on charges of entering the US Embassy with traces of explosives on his clothes, has alleged that ... Read more...

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Hillary Clinton Calls Arizona Immigration Reform A ‘Racial Profiling’ Law


May 3rd, 2010 - 8:07 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Washington, May 3, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The immigration law for Arizona is tearing the American nation apart as thousands have lined up raising their voice against the reform that received the ... Read more...

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Hilary Clinton Labels The Arizonian Immigration Law As An Invitation To Racial Profiling


May 3rd, 2010 - 6:50 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
May 3, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The powerful American Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton, has declared that the most recent and colossally litigious immigration law of the state of Arizona ... Read more...

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Arizona immigration law could lead to racial profiling: Clinton


May 2nd, 2010 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
New York, May 2 (ANI): US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton said the passage of a controversial immigration enforcement law in Arizona could lead to racial profiling.Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed ... Read more...

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Arizona State Law Triggers Mexico Travel Warning


May 1st, 2010 - 7:36 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Mexico, May 1, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The new Arizona state immigration law that is creating waves in the state is also affecting the nearby US states as it seems. While a ... Read more...

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Immigrants Leaving Arizona Owing To New Immigration Law


May 1st, 2010 - 6:44 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Arizona, May 1, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The new immigration law in Arizona is creating waves in the state and outside it as well. It has been reported that a huge number ... Read more...

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Lawsuits Launched To Confront The Controversial Immigration Law Of Arizona


April 30th, 2010 - 6:44 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
April 30, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Resentment escalated on Thursday over an Arizonian legislation that commands an onslaught on unlawful immigration. A police official of the state has gone to the ... Read more...

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US state enacts strict illegal immigration law


April 24th, 2010 - 7:05 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 24 (IANS/EFE) Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed into law Friday a measure criminalizing undocumented immigrants and requiring police to verify the immigration status of anyone suspected of being in ... Read more...

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Illegal immigrants are intentionally causing car accidents: McCain


April 21st, 2010 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Apr.21 (ANI): Senator John McCain has said that illegal immigrants are intentionally causing car accidents along state freeways.Defending the tough new Arizona immigration bill against the possibility of racial profiling, ... Read more...

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Arizona Senate Passes Stringent Immigration Bill


April 20th, 2010 - 8:10 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Apr 20, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A rather controversial immigration bill has been passed by the Arizona state Senate that would require police authorities to examine whether a person is in United ... Read more...

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‘My Name is Khan’ makes record $1.86 million in America


February 15th, 2010 - 10:30 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Feb 15 (IANS) Grossing an estimated $1.86 million at the box office in its first weekend, Shah Rukh Khan starrer "My Name Is Khan" has broken the record ... Read more...

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Muslim, Sikh, South Asian leaders demand end to racial profiling


January 30th, 2010 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Jan 30 (IANS) Muslim, Arab, Sikh and South Asian American community leaders have raised the issue of racial, ethnic and religious profiling at airports and the border with the ... Read more...

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