New York: The United States-based North American Punjabi Association (NAPA) has strongly condemned the incident in which a Sikh student at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte was allegedly detained on the campus for wearing the kirpan.
A viral video shows that the US police tried to take the kirpan away from a Sikh youth and later detained him when he resisted.
Releasing the statement in Jalandhar, NAPA executive director Satnam Singh Chahal, said the whole world knew about the Sikh articles of faith and it’s more than unfortunate to see the North Carolina Campus Police at the university detaining a Sikh youth for carrying his article of faith. “We strongly condemn the incident and urge the US police’s senior authorities to take serious action against the cops who detained the Sikh Student due to the wearing of his articles of faith,” Chahal said.
Chahal asked if the police force started mistreating Sikhs, then who would save the Sikhs from hate crimes?