Legislation Condemns Wave of Violence Against Sikhs and South Asians

October 8, 2003

Source: Hindustan Times


On October 8, 2003 Hindustan Times reported that "Congressmen Frank Pallone and Joe Wilson have joined fellow lawmakers in supporting a legislation in the US House of Representatives condemning bigotry and violence against Sikhs and others of South Asian origin post September 11. The House is expected to approve the legislation, sponsored by Congressmen Darrell Issa, Republican from California, and Marcy Kaptur, Democrat from Ohio... Pallone, who is a founder member of the Congressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans, said that many individuals in his constituency in New Jersey, including 'Indian Americans who are Hindu, Sikh or Muslim, have been the targets of hate crimes, subjected to assault, verbal slurs and property damage'."