A US court sentenced two men to three years in prison for severely beating a Sikh man in California and cutting off his hair. Chase B Little and Colton T Leblanc, both of Texas, pleaded no contest to felony assault and committing a hate crime against Maan Singh Khalsa during last year's September 25 attack, the New York Times reported on Thursday. "Both men went out of their way to cut Khalsa's hair, which he maintained unshorn as partWorld | May 19, 2017
Reports of hate crimes across schools in England almost doubled during the Brexit referendum campaign last year, according to a new report released on Saturday. Figures obtained by the 'Times Educational Supplement'(TES) as part of Freedom of Information requests shows that in the three months surrounding the 23 June vote May, June and July last year 30 of England's police forces recorded a 54 per cent increase in reported hate crimes and incidents in schools. There was an 89 perWorld | May 6, 2017
Russian President Vladimir Putin has backed an inquiry into reported hate crimes and a crackdown on gay people in Chechnya, the media reported. On Friday, Putin said he would personally ask the prosecutor general and interior minister to help Kremlin rights ombudswoman Tatyana Moskalkova check the reported abuse, the BBC reported. During a meeting with Moskalkova, the president referred to the reports as "rumours, you could say, about what is happening in our North Caucasus with people of non-traditional orientation", a euphemismWorld | May 6, 2017
People from the Jewish, Muslim, and Indian American communities gathered on the steps of Tifereth Israel Synagogue in northwest Washington and stood in solidarity against rising hate crimes in the US. "This is about having peace throughout all communities and religions and races," said Rochelle Berman, who was present at the event on Friday night. The slogan "We Stand Together Against Hate" was held high above the crowd at the top of the synagogue's steps, reported WJLA newsWorld | March 25, 2017
Chicago-based Indian-American Public Affairs Committee (IAPAC) has launched a campaign across the US to spread awareness about hate crimes against the community. The committee plans to organise a series of grassroot events and town halls across the country, American Bazaar Online reported on Tuesday. "There is a need to bring understanding about the people of Indian-American and represent their interests," Ashwani Dhall, one of the founding members of IAPAC, said in a statement. The committee plans toWorld | March 14, 2017
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