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New Jersey Sikhs Urged to Attend Town Hall Meetings on Terrorist Attacks

Germantown, MD – The Sikh Mediawatch and Resource Task Force, a national Sikh American civil rights advocacy group, urges all New Jersey Sikhs to attend town hall meetings regarding terrorist attacks organized by Senator Robert G. Torricelli and Senator Jon S. Corzine. The meetings are scheduled for Saturday, September 22 and Sunday, September 23 to […]

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SMART Calls For Action Against Rep. Cooksey

Germantown, MD – The Sikh Mediawatch and Resource Task Force (SMART), A national Sikh American civil rights advocacy group calls on all Sikh Americans to participate in a national letter writing and telephone campaign protesting Louisiana Representative John Cooksey’s comments insulting Americans who wear turbans and promoting racial profiling. “If I see someone (who) comes […]

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SMART Speaks at National Press Conference Alongside Other Minority Groups Targeted After Attacks

Germantown, MD – The Sikh Mediawatch and Resource Task Force (SMART), a national Sikh American civil rights advocacy group, rallied with South Asian, Muslim and Arab Americans near the capitol at the Japanese War Memorial yesterday, calling for Americans to stop victimizing minorities who resemble the terrorists who committed the vicious assaults on America. Tejpal Singh Chawla, the SMART speaker […]

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Sikh Americans Condemn Hate Crimes and Urge Nation to Unite; Demand Protection from Police and Public Officials

The Sikh Mediawatch and Resource Task Force (SMART), a Washington, DC-based Sikh civil rights advocacy group is saddened to report the murder of a Sikh American in a racially motivated attack- the first known death in the racist backlash since the horrible terrorist attack on our nation last Tuesday. Balbir Singh Sodhi, 49, was killed […]

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SMART Applauds Bush Administration’s Condemnation of Attacks on Minorities

Dear President Bush:

The Sikh Mediawatch and Resource Task Force (SMART), a Sikh American civil rights advocacy group based in Washington, D.C., would like to applaud your remarks condemning attacks against American Muslims, Arab- Americans, and those who may appear to look like Arab Americans, in the wake of Tuesday’s horrific and cruel terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, D.C.

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Sikh Americans Denounce the Terrorist Attack, Ask Americans To Unite

Washington, D.C.– The Sikh Mediawatch and Resource Task Force (SMART) and the Sikh American community would like to join their fellow Americans in condemning the horrific acts that took place on the morning of September 11, 2001. We are saddened by the tremendous loss of life from these actions, and our thoughts and prayers go […]

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SMART Conducts Educational Seminar For Law Enforcement in Delaware

Washington, DC — The Sikh Mediawatch and Resource Task Force (SMART), a national Sikh American advocacy group, conducted a 90 minute presentation on Sikh Americans and Sikhism on Thursday, March 28, for local law enforcement in Seaford, Delaware. This presentation was part of SMART’s Education Campaign aimed at educating federal government and local law enforcement […]

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