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Take action to support Sikh American brutally attacked

Posted on September 16, 2015

Sikh father and husband Inderjit Singh Mukker was brutally attacked recently in a Chicago suburb on his way to a grocery store. The Campaign to TAKE ON HATE stood with him in condemning this attack at a press conference and rally in Chicago yesterday. 

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The attacker yelled “terrorist” and "go back to your country!" at Mukker, who sustained several injuries, along with other racial slurs. He spoke about what happened before a crowd at the rally organized by The Sikh Coalition. 

"No Sikh, no American, should ever fear a simple trip to the grocery store. I was attacked because of my brown skin, turban and beard. I was assaulted in my car because I am a Sikh," he said at the rally.

Click here to see video of the press conference. 

Thanks to more than 12,000 supporters who signed a petition, a hate crime charge has finally been filed against Mukker's assailant. However, this incident is not isolated. Hate is prevalent now more than ever. You can help #TAKEONHATE by taking action now. 

From The Sikh Coalition:

1) Urge your member of congress to co-sponsor H-Res. 413, a resolution honoring the victims of post-9/11 hate crimes, by clicking here to send an email. 

2) As Mukker recovers, we ask individuals of all backgrounds, to express solidarity by clicking here to send a message to him.  Alternatively, you can mail a card to the Sikh Coalition’s office at Inderjit Singh Mukker c/o The Sikh Coalition, 50 Broad Street, Suite 1537, New York, NY 10004.

3) Please share this story. Below is an image for social media.

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