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New Jersey Police arrests Mohamed Hassanain in hate crime in opposition to Sikh taxi driver, Sikh Coalition thanks police for swift motion

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New Jersey Police arrests Mohamed Hassanain in hate crime against Sikh taxi driver, Sikh Coalition thanks police for swift action

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department has arrested one Mohamed Hassanain within the hate crime case the place he had assaulted an Indian-origin Sikh taxi driver at John F. Kennedy International Airport on January 3. According to Sikh Coalition, the accused can also be a taxi driver.
A video of the incident had gone viral the place accused Hassanain is seen shouting on the sufferer “go back to your country”, and “turbaned people” in a derogatory method. Hassanain had additional punched and shoved the Sikh driver and ripped off his turban.
Hassanain has been charged with assault within the third diploma as a hate crime, assault within the third diploma, and aggravated harassment within the second diploma. Accused Hassanain is about to be arraigned on January 15 by the competent court docket.
Sikh Coalition, that calls itself a community-based civil and human rights organisation thanked police for the fast motion.
UPDATE: The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department has arrested Mohamed Hassanain for the January 3 assault on “Mr. Singh,” a Sikh taxi driver, at JFK airport. The incident is being thought of a hate crime. Read extra: https://t.co/PZb6nuS6jC pic.twitter.com/fwnm1uqJ6a— Sikh Coalition (@sikh_coalition) January 15, 2022
“We are grateful to the Port Authority Police Department and Queens District Attorney’s Office for their prompt action on this case, and for recognizing that the attack on Mr Singh included clear anti-Sikh bias,” mentioned Amrith Kaur Aakre, the Legal Director of the Sikh Coalition.
“This case underscores the importance of sharing all of the details of these kinds of attacks with law enforcement. Holding perpetrators accountable for both their actions and their hateful motivations is the clearest way to show that bigotry, and the violence that it fuels, have no place in our communities”, she mentioned additional.
She mentioned that taxi and rideshare drivers from the Sikh neighborhood are at a heightened danger of hateful assault. In latest years, the Sikh Coalition has supplied free authorized assist to many Sikh drivers who have been attacked in varied locations throughout the USA.
The incident left folks shocked and angered because the Sikh driver was assaulted and abused with none provocation.
The sufferer had parked his taxi on the Terminal 4 taxi stand and within the meantime accused blocked his automobile. When he picked up a buyer, he stepped out of his automotive and requested Hassanain to maneuver. On this Hassanain tried to hit him along with his personal automotive door and afterward began punching the sufferer within the head, chest, and arms, knocking off his turban.
The sufferer mentioned that he was shocked and angered when he was assaulted for doing nothing. “I am thankful for law enforcement, the Sikh Coalition, and all those in the community who have offered their strength in this difficult time. No one should experience what I did–but if they do, I hope they receive the same overwhelming amount of support and quick, professional action by the authorities in response”, the motive force mentioned.