360° Coverage : Sikh professor of Columbia University attacked

8 Updates
Sikh professor of Columbia University attacked
Photo Credit: , Getty Images

Sikh professor of Columbia University attacked

Sep 23 2013, 9:00am CDT | by IANS

New York, Sep 23 (IANS) A Sikh professor who wrote a New York Times op-ed last year about hate crimes against American Sikhs was attacked by a group of teens over the weekend, media reported citing police.

New York, Sep 23 — A Sikh professor who wrote a New York Times op-ed last year about hate crimes against American Sikhs was attacked by a group of teens over the weekend, media reported citing...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

48 weeks ago

Sikh professor of Columbia University attacked

Sep 23 2013, 9:00am CDT | by IANS

New York, Sep 23 (IANS) A Sikh professor who wrote a New York Times op-ed last year about hate crimes against American Sikhs was attacked by a group of teens over the weekend, media reported citing police.

New York, Sep 23 — A Sikh professor who wrote a New York Times op-ed last year about hate crimes against American Sikhs was attacked by a group of teens over the weekend, media reported citing police.

Prabhjot Singh, an assistant professor at Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs, was attacked at around 8 p.m. Saturday while walking along 110th Street near Lennox Avenue in upper Manhattan, NBC 4 New York reported.

Singh, who wears a turban and a beard, said he was confronted by more than a dozen teens on bicycles who shouted slurs before attacking him.

"I heard 'Get Osama' and then 'terrorists', and then the next thing I felt was someone moving past me, ripping at my beard and then hitting me in the chin," Singh told the channel.

Singh said he started running and was punched in the face and on his sides. His attackers continued to kick and punch him after he fell to the ground, he said.

Singh was taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital Saturday and had surgery on his jaw, which was fractured, according to NBC 4 New York.

Singh, the channel said, believed he could have died if passers-by hadn't helped get the teens off him.

"There's no doubt in my mind it was a bias-related event," he was quoted as saying.

The attack, he said, made him worry that his one-year-old son, "who will certainly resemble a Sikh man", will face similar hatred as he gets older.

"My fear is that they'll disappear into the neighbourhood," he said of the assailants, adding that he hoped the community mobilises to prevent similar attacks.

Condemning the attack, North American Punjabi Association (NAPA) urged the US government to begin tracking and counting anti-Sikh hate crimes, just as it must continue to vigorously combat bias and discrimination against all Americans, including Muslims.

The New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY) also called on state political and religious leaders to speak out against bias-motivated crimes after the attack on Prabhjot Singh.

IANS

Source: IANS

 
Update
8

18 hours ago

Tax Credit Scholarships Create Academic Opportunities

Aug 29 2014 7:00am CDT | Source: National Center for Policy Analysis

Brittany Corona, research assistant at the Heritage Foundation, reports that 14 states across the nation have tuition tax credit programs, enabling students to enroll in schools that they may otherwise not be able to access. Florida is one of those tax credit states. Sophia Flores, mother of Jorge Perez, identifies Florida's tax credit scholarship program as the reason that her son Jorge will be attending Columbia University this fall. ...
Source: National Center for Policy Analysis   Full article at: National Center for Policy Analysis
 

 
Update
7

2 days ago

Monkey Cage: For Ukrainian voters, key is policy preferences, not native language or ethnicity, of candidates

Aug 27 2014 10:13am CDT | Source: Post Politics: - The Washington Post

Joshua Tucker: The following is a guest post from Columbia University political scientist Timothy Fyre. ***** President Petro Poroshenko recently announced that Ukraine will elect a new Parliament on Oct. 26.  One would expect voters to place a high priority on a candidate’s ethnicity and language. Both have been enduring themes in Ukrainian politics, and the tragic military ...
Source: Post Politics: - The Washington Post   Full article at: Post Politics: - The Washington Post
 

 
Update
6

3 weeks ago

Monkey Cage: Why arming Ukraine is a bad idea

Aug 7 2014 5:12pm CDT | Source: Post Politics: - The Washington Post

The following is a guest post from Barnard College, Columbia University, political scientist Kimberly Marten. ***** Last week the Democratic Party publicly split over the wisdom of sending lethal military assistance to Ukraine. The Obama administration is reportedly sharing some intelligence and non-lethal equipment (like night-vision goggles and armored vehicles) with the Ukrainian army, and is preparing to up its support for Ukrainian N ...
Source: Post Politics: - The Washington Post   Full article at: Post Politics: - The Washington Post
 

 
Update
5

3 weeks ago

The Wage Penalty For Becoming A Mother Is The Same Now As It Was In 1977

Aug 7 2014 11:19am CDT | Source: ThinkProgress

CREDIT: Shutterstock The motherhood penalty, or the gap in wages between women with children and those without, was about the same in 2007 as it was in 1977, even though the gender wage gap narrowed in that time, according to new research from Ipshita Pal and Jane Waldfogel for Columbia University. They found that while the gap nearly disappeared by 1997, that doesn’t hold true when “demographic and human capital characteristics” ar ...
Source: ThinkProgress   Full article at: ThinkProgress
 

 
Update
4

5 weeks ago

A False Critique of Sweden's School Choice Program

Jul 24 2014 7:00am CDT | Source: National Center for Policy Analysis

Ray Fisman, a Columbia University economist, recently authored a piece at Slate criticizing Sweden's experiment with school vouchers. But that criticism, writes Andrew Coulson, director of the Cato Institute's Center for Educational Freedom, was filled with inaccuracies and falsehoods. Sweden introduced a system of private school choice in 1992. Since 2000, the country's Program for International Student ...
Source: National Center for Policy Analysis   Full article at: National Center for Policy Analysis
 

 
Update
2

7 weeks ago

Cape Town Mayor Says Clean Government and Pro-Business Policies Are Keys to Development

Jul 8 2014 12:00pm CDT | Source: Council on Foreign Relations

Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille joins Ann Cooper of Columbia University to offer her thoughts on recent events in South Af ...
Source: Council on Foreign Relations   Full article at: Council on Foreign Relations
 

 
Update
1

7 weeks ago

Cape Town Mayor Says Clean Government and Pro-Business Policies Are Keys to Development

Jul 8 2014 12:00pm CDT | Source: Council on Foreign Relations

Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille joins Ann Cooper of Columbia University to offer her thoughts on recent events in ...
Source: Council on Foreign Relations   Full article at: Council on Foreign Relations
 

 

Don't miss ...

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Arrest warrant against Pakistani leader
Islamabad, Aug 30 (IANS) A non-bailable arrest warrant has been issued for Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) leader Tahir-ul-Qadri and 71 activists of his party, Dawn online reported Saturday.
 
 
Terrorism a diplomatic asset: Fair is foul, foul is fair (Comment: Special to IANS)
The ISIS threat has been around for months. Why was it not nipped in the bud? Obama's response in the course of a conversation with Thomas Friedman of the New York Times is revealing. "We did not start airstrikes all across Iraq as soon as the ISIS came in because that would have taken the pressure off Nouri al-Maliki", the then Shia prime minister in Baghdad.
 
 
Two US residents arrested for posting selfie with friend's corpse
New York, Aug 30 (IANS) In a bizarre incident, two US citizens were arrested for clicking a selfie with the corpse of their deceased friend who died of a likely drug overdose.
 
 
Four gen-next Indian-origin economists in IMF list of 25
Washington, Aug 30 (IANS) Four economists of Indian origin have been featured in in the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) list of 25 economists under 45 who are shaping the way one thinks about the global economy
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Paes-Stepanek in third round of US Open
New York, Aug 30 (IANS) Defending champions Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek progressed to the men's doubles third round of the US Open at Flushing Meadows here. The Indo-Czech tennis pair needed only an hour and 23...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Your face can reveal your heart condition
New York, Aug 30 (IANS) The facial features of an individual can reflect whether or not a person is experiencing atrial fibrillation - a treatable but potentially dangerous heart condition. With the assistance of a...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Don't rely on YouTube videos to save lives
Melbourne, Aug 30 (IANS) YouTube is full of videos depicting life saving techniques like Cardio-pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Basic Life Support (BLS) but only a handful of these provide instructions which are...
Read more on Apple Balla
 
Arrest warrant against Pakistani leader
Islamabad, Aug 30 (IANS) A non-bailable arrest warrant has been issued for Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) leader Tahir-ul-Qadri and 71 activists of his party, Dawn online reported Saturday. Pakistan's anti-terrorism...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Terrorism a diplomatic asset: Fair is foul, foul is fair (Comment: Special to IANS)
The ISIS threat has been around for months. Why was it not nipped in the bud? Obama's response in the course of a conversation with Thomas Friedman of the New York Times is revealing. "We did not start airstrikes all...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Two US residents arrested for posting selfie with friend's corpse
New York, Aug 30 (IANS) In a bizarre incident, two US citizens were arrested for clicking a selfie with the corpse of their deceased friend who died of a likely drug overdose. The selfie was posted on Facebook that...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Kendall Jenner insists her name change isn't 'dramatic'
Kendall Jenner insists her decision to change her name wasn't ''dramatic.'' The 18-year-old star, who decided to drop her last name to boost her modeling career after claiming she had to ''work even harder'' because of...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Britney Spears 'is moving on' from split
Britney Spears ''is moving on'' following her split from David Lucado. The 'Toxic' hitmaker, who is thought to have dumped her boyfriend on Thursday (08.28.14) after a video emerged of him allegedly cheating on her, is...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Colombia recalls Falcao for Brazil friendly
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 30 (IANS) Colombia coach Jose Pekerman has recalled Radamel Falcao for his team's international friendly against Brazil next week. "I am very happy to have Falcao back and fully recovered. We will...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Chrysler to recall cars in China
Beijing, Aug 30 (IANS) The Chinese subsidiary of Chrysler will recall cars on the Chinese mainland over flaws that may lead to fires, the country's quality watchdog has said. It will involve 25,505 imported Grand...
Read more on Business Balla