“We have every expectation that bias will be considered as a factor in this outrageous attack, given the evidence of what the other driver said and did to Mr. Singh,” said Amrith Kaur Aakre, Sikh Coalition Legal Director. “The Sikh Coalition is appreciative of all who have stepped forward to support Mr. Singh and called attention to his assault. As the investigation moves forward, we will work towards a just outcome that holds the attacker accountable for his actions--while also reiterating that the Sikh community remains an integral part of New York City.”
The Sikh Coalition is deeply thankful to all concerned community members who have reached out about this case and offered their support to Mr. Singh. While he is not speaking to members of the press at this time, we will continue to provide public updates on the investigation into his attacker. Additionally, we remain concerned about the heightened risk of hate to Sikh taxi and rideshare drivers: In the past several years, we have provided legal aid to multiple Sikh drivers
attacked across the country, and we continue to provide know-your-rights resources
proactively to help the community stay safe. If you or someone you know has experienced hate or bias, please contact our legal team
for free, expert assistance.
As always, the Sikh Coalition urges you to practice your faith fearlessly.