May 10, 2013 (Fremont, California) - Over the last few days, the Fresno community has come together to show support for Mr. Piara Singh, the 82 year old Sikh man who was brutally attacked during his early morning walk home from his local Gurdwara.
Earlier this week, Sikh Coalition staff members visited Mr. Singh in the hospital and spoke with family members to assess immediate and long-term needs.
In addition, the Sikh Coalition attended a community forum and press conference, organized by local community members at the Fresno Nanaksar Gurdwara, for a discussion of the investigation into the attack on Piara Singh. The press conference included impacted family members, Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, and the FBI. The community forum and press conference provided an opportunity for community members to engage directly with the police department and U.S. Attorney’s office in a question and answer session.
: Video of Fresno Press Conference
: Fresno Bee Op/Ed
The Sikh Coalition is working closely with Mr. Piara Singh’s family to organize Sikh Awareness Presentations for educators, law enforcement officials and government agencies and will continue to do so over the coming weeks.
What You Can Do
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As always, we urge all Sikhs to practice their faith fearlessly.