INDIANAPOLIS, SEPT 23 : Expressing deep shock on the attack on Dr Prabhjot Singh in New York, renowned artist KP Singh of Indianapolis said “it was another reminder of the unfortunate assaults that the Sikh Americans have been facing since 9/11. There has been an endless barrage of hostility, unfounded stereotyping, unprovoked violence, verbal assaults, mistaken-identity episodes, and hate crimes against the Sikhs on the streets, public parks, neighborhoods, and Sikh places of worship.”
In a communication to Dr Tarlochanjee, KP Singh wrote “Dear Dr. Tarlochanjee and Raneejee: “We are shocked to learn about the attack on Dr. Prabhjot Singh. This is your son, the brilliant Dr. Prabhjot Singh who has been doing research in the area of health in Africa and teaching at Columbia University and recently received a $50, 000 award for his work. I saw the news of the attack posted at Sikhchic.com and at Sikhnet.com”
“We are thankful to Sutguru that Prabhjot’s injuries are not life-threatening and he has been released from the hospital and is now recovering. Our thoughts and prayers are with Dr. Prabhjot, with you, and all the family. Kindly keep us posted about Prabhjot’s recovery and extend our love and prayers to him and his family.
With affectionate regards”
Meanwhile, KP Singh said “ A great deal of our efforts at the Sikh Satsang of Indianapolis have been focused on keeping the Hoosier Sikhs safe, engaged in community events and happenings, and being alert to the challenges of unprovoked violence directed against minorities, especially the Sikh Americans in recent years. We have to continue to educate ourselves and the communities around us. Dispelling of ignorance may not be the only answer to this uninvited and hurtful challenge, but this is still our best hope to creating an environment of understanding.”