US gurdwaras to help project positive Sikh image

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.

Hate crimes against NE people; HC asks Centre to file ATR

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked the Centre to file a fresh report detailing the actions taken by it to curb hate crimes being committed here against people from the Northeast regions of India.

Philippines tolerates gays but abuses continue: UN-backed study

Gays are increasingly tolerated in Philippine society but discrimination persists and they remain vulnerable to hate crimes, according to a United Nations-backed study released Monday.

Delhi High Court issues directions to check hate crimes

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.

Anti-Muslim hate crimes on the rise in Britain

Hate crimes against Muslims have soared in the UK this year, a report said on Friday.

Sikh hate crime case: Maximum punishment sought for attacker

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 against minorities to be considered hate crimes in US

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.

UK police report surge in hate crimes

The head of London`s police force says the number of hate crimes against Muslims in the city increased substantially after the killing of soldier Lee Rigby.

Hindus applaud FBI`s move on hate crimes

The Indian-American community has applauded the recommendation of a FBI panel to track hate crimes against Sikhs and Hindus in the US.

FBI to track hate crimes against Sikhs, Hindus

Sikh, Hindu and Arab advocates have praised the FBI decision, saying it would avoid underreporting of hate crimes and increase awareness.

Attacker of elderly Sikh in US pleads not guilty

The transient accused of brutally attacking an 81-year-old Sikh man outside a gurdwara in the US May 5 has pleaded not guilty of attempted murder and elderly abuse.

Russian government seeks stricter penalties for extremism

A Russian government commission is considering increasing criminal punishments for extremism-related crimes and wrongdoing by religious organizations, the cabinet said Tuesday.

US Justice Dept supports Sikhs, Hindus as hate crime victims

Attorney General Eric Holder has recommended widening the FBI`s mandate to include the two communities among victims of growing hate crimes.

Obama acknowledges rising hate crimes in America

The US is recognising this year as the 25th anniversary of the Civil Liberties Act of 1988 and the 70th anniversary of the Chinese Exclusion Act`s repeal.

`FBI needs to keep track of hate crimes against Hindus, Sikhs`

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.

US lawmakers want hate crimes against Sikhs, Hindus tracked

Over 100 member of the US House of Representatives have asked the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to track hate crimes against Sikhs, Hindus, and Arab-Americans as it does for other communities.

Congressmen urge FBI to add hate crimes against Sikhs, Hindus

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.

Track hate crimes against Hindus and Sikhs: US Senators

The Senators delegation was led by Senator Dianne Feinstein, Chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, and the Assistant Majority Leader Dick Durbin.

Gurdwara shooting: Senate panel to hold hearing on hate crimes

In the wake of the Wisconsin gurdwara shooting that killed six worshippers, a US Congressional hearing on hate crimes would be held.

Victim testifies in US beard-cutting attack trial

Myron Miller, 46, told a US District Court jury that he had been concerned about cult-style "brain-washing" by the group.