Valley Sikhs Partner With Police

June 18, 2010

Author: Mike North

Source: The Sacramento Bee

Life changed dramatically for Sikhs living in the United States after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

Although they practice a separate religion and come from a different region than the terrorists, they were lumped together with those who carried out the attacks and discriminated against, recalled Mohani Kaur, coordinator of United Sikhs for the Central Valley.

For Kaur, being called a "terrorist" became commonplace after the attacks and is still a problem today, she said.