Community Update

Another Gurdwara targeted


Norcoss, GA, USA- Incident reported for this past Sunday, around 12:30 pm at another Gurdwara. A white male likely between the age of 17-22, entered the parking lot of the Norcross, GA Gurdwara situated at 1158 Rockbridge Road, and started scratching the parked cars with a very sharp object. When some kids and youth playing in the parking lot raised an alarm and tried to stop him, he started throwing rocks at them, injuring one in the process.The alleged was able to escape the scene. Surprisingly, all expensive cars in the lot were targeted. A complaint was filed in this regard with the Gwinnett county police. Officer CM Hall attended to the case and the case no. is 1473.

The estimated damage to the cars is around $10,000. This is what community leader Mr. Surinder Singh had to say "A white male entered our property and damaged a lot of cars during our prayer time. He has malafide intentions and we need to know whether this was done out of hate. I have a strong suspicion that hate, especially because of our distinct identity, was the reason behind this."

This incident comes shortly after the massacre in Wisconsin and should not be taken lightly. The Sikh community demands justice be met and that law enforcement acknowledge these acts as hate crimes against Sikhs possibly due to their distinct identity.

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Issued by:
Manmeet Singh
Staff Attorney, International Civil and Human Rights Advocacy (ICHRA)
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