Legislation Condemns Wave of Violence Against Sikhs and South Asians

October 7, 2003

Source: Anti-Defamation League


On October 7, 2003 ,The Anti-Defamation League announced that they "welcome approval by the U.S. House of Representatives of a resolution condemning bigotry and violence against Arab-Americans, South Asian-Americans, Muslim-Americans and Sikh-Americans." Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director, added that "Now that both the House and Senate have acted to repudiate bias-motivated violence, we call upon Congress to complement their words with action through enactment of the Local Law Enforcement Enhancement Act. That measure, now pending before both houses of Congress, would enable the U.S. Department of Justice to assist local prosecutions and, where appropriate, investigate and prosecute cases in which bias violence occurs based on a victim's race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender or disability."