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A person named Mohammad Hasnain has been arrested on Thursday for attacking a Sikh taxi driver on 03 January. On request of the victim to keep the identity confidential, his identity is disclosed only as ‘Mr Singh’.
Hasnain arrested for attacking Singh
The Port Authority of New York and the New Jersey Police Department (PAPD) on Friday confirmed the arrest of Hasnain in connection with the attack on Singh, the Sikh Coalition, a community-based civil and human rights organization, said. The organization said that the attack should be considered a racial hate crime, as Hasnain in a derogatory tone called the victim going to his country and wearing a turban.
In a statement sent to The Sikh Coalition, Singh said, “I am thankful to the law enforcement agencies, The Sikh Coalition and all those in the community who gave strength during this difficult time.” Significantly, Navjot Pal Kaur had posted a 26-second video of the incident on social media on January 4, which went viral.
The US State Department took cognizance of the incident
The Consul General of India posted in New York termed the attack on the Sikh taxi driver as “very disturbing” and said that he has taken up the matter with the US authorities and called for an inquiry into the violent incident. The US State Department had also taken cognizance of the incident and termed it as very disturbing.
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