Sydney Cops React to Sikh's Humiliation

July 2, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Times of India

SYDNEY: Police in Sydney have finally circulated CCTV images of the two suspects who had ripped off a Sikh man's turban in a bus four months ago, after a Sikh group took up the incident with the local MP.

Inderjeet Singh Dhaliwal was assaulted by two young men while [traveling] to work on March 31 at Seven Hills. But police took the incident seriously only after Sikhs raised the matter with the local MP, Nathan Rees, who in turn wrote to the concerned minister.

The men had fled the scene of the incident leaving an embarrassed Dhaliwal to cover his head with a piece of cloth while another passenger laughed.

Dhaliwal reported the incident immediately to the police, who did not take it seriously, the Daily Telegraph reported.

"The police said it is not an assault - it is a minor theft," Dhaliwal said.