Update: Sikh Truck Driver Shot During Apparent Hate Crime

May 22, 2003

Source: The Associated Press


On May 22, 2003 The Associated Press reported that "Avtar Singh, 52, a Phoenix truck driver, was wounded Monday by men who told him to 'Go back to where you belong to.' Police said Singh, who wears a turban and untrimmed beard as part of his faith, was targeted because of his religion... While police investigate, the Sikh community is moving to protect its members. Guru Roop Kaur Khalsa, a Sikh community spokeswoman, said Sikhs have scheduled a meeting Thursday to spread security advisories and plan community education strategies."