One unidentified person has attacked Inderjit Singh Mukker who is American Based Sikh, he was attacked because the person thought Inderjit a person from Muslim community because of his Turban and Beard.
“Terrorist!” “Bin Laden!” “Go back to your country!” Shouts came from another car when Inderjit was on his way to his grocery store in Chicago Suburb. The incidence is similar to the killing of Balbir Singh Sodhi outside his gas station in Arizona, as the attackers think the person having relations with the Terrorists because of Beard and Turban.
When a vehicle has started tailgating him, The 53-year-old Sikh man is the father of two, was in expectation that the other driver will go on his way but instead of going on his way. The driver got let himself indulged in Road rage and keep punching Inderjit; till he has started bleeding badly.
Inderjit got a fracture on his right cheek, and currently admitted in the hospital. Police Department is investigating the case and has assumed the victim family proper support. Kanwar Singh Mukkar, son of Inderjit said that ‘ My Father was attacked for no reason, just because he was wearing a turban’
“No American should be afraid to practice their faith in our country,” he said. “I’m thankful for the swift response of authorities to apprehend the individual, but without this being fully investigated as a hate crime, we risk ignoring the horrific pattern of intolerance, abuse and violence that Sikhs and other minority communities in this country continue to face,” : Inderjit said to an NGO, who was assisting him in taking his case forward
“For Sikh Americans, the unique markers of religious identity — the turban, the beard — these markers are associated with the markers of terrorism,” he said.