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Hate Crimes in the US Reports

ICERD Shadow Report: U.S. is Failing to Protect Minorities from Hate Crimes

SUMMARY This Shadow Report lays out the context under which the U.S. government has failed to protect minority communities from hate crimes through a combination of inadequate data collection, limited training of law enforcement to investigate and document hate crimes, and the failure to devote resources to […]

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Go Home Terrorist: A Report on Bullying Against Sikh American School Children

In March of 2014, the Sikh Coalition published their Report: “Go Home Terrorist” and acknowledged ICAAD’s work on the report: “We are thankful to the lead researchers of this report, Hansdeep Singh, JD, LLM, Co-Founder and Director of Legal Programs of the International Center for Advocates Against […]

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ICCPR Shadow Report on the U.S. and Hate Crimes

SUMMARY This Shadow Report is an initial submission to the United Nations Human Rights Committee and is not covered in the list of issues or NGO list of issues reports. The violations detailed in this Report have not been thoroughly briefed before the Human Rights Committee, and […]

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Department of Justice (CRT): Hate Crimes Documentation

Hate Crimes Documentation The 2010 FBI Hate Crime Statistics reveal that out of 6,624 single-bias incidents, 20% were motivated by religious bias. What is both significant and shocking about this number is that it represents the highest percentage of religiously motivated hate crimes ever recorded by the […]

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Analysis on Hate Crime Coding and Data Collection Provided to the US Department of Justice

Re: Analysis on Hate Crime Coding and Data Collection Date: September 28, 2012 The 2010 FBI Hate Crime Statistics reveal that out of 6,624 single-bias incidents, 20% were motivated by religious bias.[1]What is both significant and shocking about this number is that it represents the highest percentage […]

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Senate Judiciary Hearing: Statement on Hate Crimes

Statement of ICAAD on Hate Crimes and Domestic Terrorism before the Senate Judiciary Committee HATE CRIMES ANALYSIS Issue 1: Create Anti-Sikh Hate Crimes Code on 1-699 UCR Form: An Anti-Sikh hate crimes code is necessary for proper allocation of law enforcement resources that recognize the Sikh community […]

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ABA Int’l Law Journal: European Union Airport Security

On April 29, 2010, Commission Regulation (EU) No. 185/2010 (“EU Regulation”) concerning airport screening procedures came into force and immediately became “binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.” These procedures could be construed as requiring physical pat-downs of turbans or their removal altogether. […]

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#RaiseYourShield

Great talk! "Dr. Prabhjot Singh is on a mission to makes healthcare more accessible. His “a-ha moment” came as he attended the funeral of one of his patients where he saw the man in context of his life and community, rather than the bare facts included on his chart. Singh realized that this man’s death had been the result of the collective failure of many systems—education, mental health, neighborhood safety, job placement, veteran support. In Dying and Living in the Neighborhood, Singh insists that we must discard our top-down approach to the healthcare system and that regardless of our leadership, the solutions won’t come from our government. We must rebuild our system from the neighborhood up." ... See MoreSee Less

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THE INDIAN CONSTITUTION AND LEGAL
ASSIMILATION OF SIKHISM, BUDDHISM,
AND JAINISM INTO HINDUISM

"Article 25, sub-clause 1 of the Indian Constitution guarantees
that “subject to public order, morality and health,
all persons are equally entitled to freedom of conscience
and the right to freely to profess, practice and propagate
religion.”38 However, its sub-clause 2 (B) and its corresponding
Explanation II is considered very controversial.
While Explanation I states that the wearing and
carrying of kirpans shall be deemed to be included in
the profession of the Sikh religion. Explanation II in
sub-clause 2 (B) states, “Hindus shall be construed as
including a reference to persons professing the Sikh, Jain
or Buddhist religion, and the reference to Hindu religious
institutions shall be construed accordingly.”39 This
constitutional provision is very discriminatory, as it connotes
that even as a multi-faith state, India seems to be
concerned about the social welfare of only one religion
(Hinduism) and its religious institutions. The appended
Explanation II effectively groups Sikhs, Buddhists, and
Jains into Hinduism. Explanation II has also led to other
discriminatory laws against these religions, including
the Hindu Succession Act (1956), Hindu Marriage Act
(1955), Hindu Adoptions and Maintenance Act (1956),
and Hindu Minority and Guardianship Act (1956). These
laws are largely viewed to force legal assimilation of
these religions into Hinduism, rather than recognizing
them as distinct religious identities."
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