Navjot Sawhney

Sikh Man Attacked in Poland Another Sign of Islamophobia Affecting Sikhs

A Facebook post by a Sikh man detailing abuse he received in Poland has gone viral and made news the world over.

Navjot Sawhney of Malmesbury states he was punched and spat on by a bouncer of Krakow nightclub Shakers due to his appearance and a perceived association with terrorism. This story reiterates an issue Sikh PA have been attempting to have discussed in wider, more public spheres; Sikhs are among the biggest victims of Islamophobia due to connotations between a beard/turban and terrorists.

For further comment on this issue from campaigners and activists or if you are a Sikh that has suffered similarly, please contact us on Media@SikhPA.com. See below for links to coverage on the issue.

 

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES – http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/british-sikhs-compassionate-response-alleged-racist-attack-poland-goes-viral-1531479

 

EVENING STANDARD – http://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/sikh-londoner-spat-on-by-polish-bouncer-at-krakow-nightclub-and-called-muslim-terrorist-a3128021.html

 

WILST AND GLOUCESTERSHIRE STANDARD – http://www.wiltsglosstandard.co.uk/news/14114813.Malmesbury_blogger_s_impassioned_response_to_racism_in_Poland_ignites_the_internet/

 

TELEGRAPH – http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/poland/12029627/Polish-police-tell-British-Sikh-man-what-do-you-expect-after-Paris-attacks-after-nightclub-beating.html

 

MIRROR – http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/sikh-victim-sickening-racist-attack-6940503

 

SAKSHI POST – http://www.sakshipost.com/index.php/news/international/68812-british-sikh-visiting-poland-spat-at,-punched-in-the-face.html?psource=Home-Category

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