We would like to remind you to RSVP TODAY to attend
GLOBAL SIKH CIVIL & HUMAN RIGHTS REPORT RELEASE
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Location: 441 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20024
A briefing on the issues faced by Sikhs around the world
featuring a presentation on UNITED SIKHS' newly released report (Read abstract here).
The Global Sikh Civil and Human Rights Report, the only one of its kind, is a product of intense research, field observations, surveys and input on Sikh issues, from local residents and lawyers in various countries around the world, referencing human rights reports released by preeminent organizations such as Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International. The report is in its fifth year of publication.
This year's report highlights the continuing incidents of hate/bias against Sikhs in the United States. These incidents include the August 2012 massacre of Sikhs by a white supremacist at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin, the vicious hate-motivated attack on an 80-year-old Sikh outside a Sikh temple in California, and the senseless shooting of a Sikh in Port Orange, Florida while he was driving a car with his 13-year-old son. In addition, the report includes the vicious hate-motivated assault on a Sikh Columbia Professor while out on an evening walk in Harlem, New York, the non-acceptance of devout Sikhs in the US armed forces and ROTC, the discriminatory treatment of Sikhs by employers, and discounting Sikhs as a separate category in the U.S. census.
This 166-page report also includes extensive observations on the state of Sikh rights in: Afghanistan, Australia, Belgium, Burma, China, Hong Kong, India, Denmark, Fiji, Georgia, Germany, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Japan, Kenya, Kuwait, Malaysia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, Singapore, Spain, and the United Arab Emirates.
Speakers include Members of Congress, key government officials, and NGOs who will discuss
the need for this report, and will reflect on the reality of the religious freedom fight across the
globe based on the findings from the report.
For more information about the UNITED SIKHS' Global Report Release Event and to RSVP,
please contact Anisha Singh at email@example.com
Please RSVP by 5:00pm on Monday, May 19, 2014.