Woman Arrested for Trying to Rip Sikh's Turban at US Restaurant

February 1, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Times of India


WASHINGTON: A New Jersey woman has been arrested on charges of bias intimidation and harassment after she tried to rip off a Sikh man's turban at a restaurant.

"I could feel a hand pulling this off," said 38-year-old Hansdip Singh Bindra, who was at the popular bar with a colleague just after midnight.

"Removing my turban in public is akin to giving me a strip search," he said.