In view of a sudden spurt in anti-Hindu hate crimes, which includes a series of vandalism incidents and hate graffiti, in a suburb of Washington, US authorities have announced a reward of USD 21,000 for information leading to arrest of those responsible for it.
The Delhi High Court on Wednesday sought a response of the amicus curiae on a status report filed by the Centre about its proposed actions to curb hate crimes and racial discrimination against persons hailing from northeastern region of the country.
Over 100 representatives from gurdwaras across the US have pledged support for National Sikh Campaign`s plan to engage top US political operatives and media firms for presenting the community positively.
The Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked the Centre, city government and police to come up with a law to prevent hate crimes against migrants and issued a slew of directions like expeditious disposal of cases and deploying security personnel for safety of people from northeast and other states.
Jamie Larson, 49, had pleaded guilty in June this year in US District Court in Seattle to a federal hate crime relating to a racially-motivated assault of the 50-year-old Sikh man who works as a taxi cab driver.
Crimes committed against Sikhs, Hindus, Buddhists, Arabs and three other minority religions would now be tracked as hate crime by law enforcement agencies and the FBI, US Attorney General Eric Holder said.
Joining a bi-partisan group of more than 100 lawmakers, prominent Democratic Congressman from California John Garamendi has asked the FBI to track hate crimes against Hindus, Sikhs and the Arab Americans.
Cutting across party lines, as many as 107 US Congressmen on Thursday wrote a letter to the FBI Advisory Board to add a new category in the agency`s tracking of hate crimes for the Hindus, Sikhs and Arab Americans.