Coalition Releases Civil Rights Report and Civil Rights Agenda for City Sikhs

April 14, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Sikh Coalition

New York City's Sikhs celebrated Vaisakhi today by rallying at New York City Hall to release a New York City Sikh civil rights agenda and an accompanying report on Sikh civil right concerns in New York. The agenda and report were the result of more than a year surveys by the Sikh Coalition of over 1,000 Sikhs in New York City.

State Assemblyman Jose Rivera and City Council Members John Liu, David Weprin, Robert Jackson, and Leroy Comerie joined the Sikh Coalition at the rally.

The groundreaking report, "Making Our Voices Heard: A Civil Rights Agenda for New York City Sikhs," presents data from over 1,000 surveys conducted by the Sikh Coalition on Sikhs' experiences living in New York City.. The report makes a clear case that there is a large gap between the promise of the law and the experience of the Sikh community in New York.