U.S. authorities have announced murder-for-hire charges against an Indian man who they say plotted to assassinate a U.S. citizen in New York City.
A government official says the U.S. has thwarted a plot to kill Sikh separatist leader Gurpatwant Singh Pannun on American soil.
Gilbert Augustin, 30, was charged in a 20-count indictment with manslaughter of the first-degree as a hate crime and assault in the second-degree as a hate crime.
Many Sikh Americans are afraid the Indian government might target their families back home and fear their visas might be canceled in retaliation.
The Canadian prime minister said there were "credible allegations" that India was connected to the assassination of Hardeep Singh Nijjar.
“The time to act is not later, but now," said a community leader.
The FedEx warehouse where a gunman killed eight people employs many members of the city's tight-knit Sikh community.
Suspect Eric Breemen told a Sikh store owner from Colorado to "go back to your country," according to an advocacy group.
Religiously worn beards have been subtly framed as an obstacle to the safety of COVID-19 patients.
The Air Force’s updated policy sets new grooming and uniform standards for members who wear turbans, hijabs and beards for religious reasons.