Sikh Student Assaulted at Richmond Hill High School

June 7, 2005

Source: Sikh News Service

On June 7, 2005 the Sikh News Service reported, "Davinder Singh, a 15-year-old student of Bayside High School, was assaulted, called a 'terrorist' and had threats to kill made against him and his family by a classmate's father on school grounds on June 1. Davinder Singh continues to face the trauma as his request to be moved to another class is not met by the school and the perpetrator has not been charged by police almost a week after the incident was reported to them. Davinder Singh's family has requested UNITED SIKHS to liaise with the school and police to ensure that justice is done and Davinder Singh and his family are assured of their safety. 'UNITED SIKHS will be setting up a meeting between Davinder's family and the police to ensure that the threats to Davinder Singh's family are taken seriously,' said Manwinder Singh, UNITED SIKHS programme co-ordinator for International Civil and Human Rights Advocacy (ICHRA). This unprovoked incident has left Davinder Singh perplexed and fearful for his safety and that of his family."