Discrimination against Sikhs have increased in the US, claims Human rights expert

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India must protest against the persecution of Sikhs in the United States !

Washington (US) – Religious discrimination and hate crimes against the Sikh community in the United States have increased in recent years, claimed renowned human rights expert Amrith Kaur Aakre recently. She called on the administration and the US Congress to take steps to end discrimination.

Aakre informed Congress members during a discussion on the issue of human rights violations. Aakre is the Director of Legal Affairs for the Sikh Coalition. Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee said, ‘Sikh boys who wear turbans are called terrorists, and girls are teased for having long hair. And many of these children are subjected to violence. Our research shows that the majority of Sikh children, over 50%, have endured bullying during school years’. Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal has also protested against this.