Sikh Attacked in New Jersey

New Jersey, USA—Sikh24 learned a few days ago that Avtar Singh, 72, one of the founding members of the Glenrock Gurdwara Sahib in New Jersey was brutally beaten by his neighbor. Upon hearing unconfirmed reports of another Sikh being attacked, Sikh24 immediately reached out to United Sikhs who at the time were still unaware of the incident.

The incident started when Avtar Singh approached the neighbor, a white male in his 30’s, asking him to move his vehicle from their common driveway. The neighbor began an argument, resulting in a physical confrontation.

The neighbor snatched the elderly Sikh man’s turban and threw it on the ground. He then flung Avtar Singh down to the concrete and broke his 2 front teeth. The neighbor then punched the victim in his stomach numerous times.

As Avtar Singh turned to protect his face, his kirpan fell out of his gatra. The assailant grabbed his kirpan and threw it at a distance. He then called the police to report that he was “attacked” by Avtar Singh with a “weapon.”

Our sources say that Avtar Singh was then arrested by the police and may have been charged with assault with a deadly weapon—the exact charge is currently unclear.

The kirpan is symbol of the Sikh religion and a physical reminder of a Sikh’s duty to protect the defenseless and stand up against oppression.

While waiting for details, the editors forwarded the case to United Sikhs to garner support for Avtar Singh. They have requested a copy of the police report. Sikh24 will carry updates as they become available.

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  1. Mohindar Singh, no wonder Muslims get so much respect in America but Sikhs get nothing! Cause with people like you in the fold who needs Bigots! Wow u really had to say that self loathing stuff didn’t you! You sound like you have something against Senior Citizens! How dare you make light of a Elderly gentleman being beaten up! Next time some “White Supremacist ” beats you up and knocks out your teeth, I will be sure to dismiss you too!

    THIS IS A HATE CRIME plain and simple!
    The Racist Police sided with a White Supremacist and arrested someone based on looks as #1 factor! Really a 90yrs old man is bullied by a young agile thug and they arrest the old man not the young thug! Wow only in america folks ;)

  2. Mohindar Singh are you on drugs! Dudh the Police did look into the matter, they arrested a Turbaned fella cause the Police is like that they love the youg thug who is White Supremacist!

    • Iqbal Abudul: Please do not steer the boiling SIKH POT and add fuel to the fire. You’re instigating Sikh sentiments at the critical time as wounds are healing. The Sikhs have to control their emotions not take advice of Muslim Human animals as per our Gurus, “the worst cruel Race and religion in the Human History”. You’re on drugs of “PIG SHIT” as Muslim has done most damage to Sikhs for the last 550 years. Muslim have occupied INDIA and murder millions humans from all walk of human life. Sikhs condition is miserable in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh and other Gulf Countries. Sikh members are suffering in North America due to Muslim brainless actions, atrocities, cruelties to the hardworking family members.
      2001: 9/11- Those peace loving humans of all races, religions and colors were working to take care of life living responsibilities. Why Towers were attacked? Neither any Muslim nor ALLA has any shame. ALLA is fake name without any evidence. All other religion has teachers but not Islam and it has robbers, kidnappers, rapists, destroyers and murderer criminals.
      1994: One Singh boy attacked my son in school with Kirpan with help and instigation of 3 Muslim boys assuming that he was Hindu but son of dedicated Sikh. All 4 boys were admitted in MSJHS with false and fraudulent papers and were not entitle for admission. How any Muslim dares to open mouth in highly sophisticated county like North America?
      1978-1984: Maximum instigations, false promises, training, arms and fake currencies supplied by Muslims to Sikhs and then backing up not declaring Khalistan. Muslim wants to weaken the Sikh to win over India. Sikhs had been protecting Hindus and Hindu Country.
      1974: Amin expelled all Indian Buddhist, Jain, Hindu and Sikhs from Uganda and deprived of their lifelong earnings.
      1947: Muslim killed Hindu, Sikhs, Jain, Buddhist and Christians, raped their mothers, sisters, wives and daughters, looted their lifelong earnings and forcibly converted to Islam. I have met migrated young educated kids from Muslim countries with horror stories learned from their grandparents.
      List goes to Sikh Gurus roots and occupy of innocents property and belongings old and ancient India.
      President Bush was gentleman, Muslim’s act deserves some cleaning and I would have done with nuke.
      European and American countries made law for shelter to victim of high handedness of their own rulers. These are kindness of humanity but they are stuck with Robbers, Cheaters, murderers, smugglers and Instigators like you, who enjoy perks of democracy and backstab its systems which were operating with optimal performance. You have no right to finger point toward White Supremacist.
      If you have any human blood, please do not act like animal and create boiling atmosphere for growing generation. Live and let others live peacefully. If you have mental issues, you and other can go back to your shitty country where your forefather has generated animal blood. Please do not destroy my golden country.
      Muslim are worst human animals on the universe. I have studied with all the races, castes and colors.

  3. Sarjit:
    78% Sikhs are unfit to live in civilzed society as they have Jungle living habits. Many have psychological problems to settle in western society as they want to spead corruption their own way. Punjabi have problem in Australia, Europe, North America and Gulf countries.

    SINGHS are “pate pate de vairi” They prey for SARBAT DA BHALAA but harm universe.

    Sikhs prey VAHEGURU not Vahgerro hence VAHEGURU needs to bless commonsense to SINGHS to refine PANTH.

    Why all bad news for Gurdwara committee members and Smuggler Sikhs not for normal hardworking and decent Sikhs since 1947?

  4. Sarjit Kaur Ji – It’s Waheguru Ji.. Patta Patta Singhan Da Vairi Nahi.. Singh Hi Singh De Vairi Nein… Je Sikh Sikh Nu Naa Maraye.. Ta Sikh Kaum Kadi Na Haraye… Sikhs are Corrupted Everyone and It’s Very Hard To Find An Honest Sikh…. If that Happens Sikhs will shine in the entire world. I am myself a Sikh and Don’t Consider Myself Honest Either.

    • Rupinder Singh and Singh, I dont know what country you’re both living in but wow. You’re views are mental. What kind of people are you? In the UK and Canada, Sikhs are honest. Maybe you’re dishonoest and the worst of sikhs but others are not.

      An elderly man got beaten up by a white racist!! Sort your priorities out!! and develop COMPASSION!! Practice what you preach, become perfert yourselves first!

      • Yes-Ghost: we are living in the best country that serves entire World with innovations, make other humans life comfortable, respect other humans but animal humans destroy our culture, CHEAT, LIE, ARGUE and THREAT (look on CLAT meaning). Ghosts have become extra comfortable with hot water shower and should go back to hand pump water cold water bath to keep their brain in line. Our towers have gone down as we treated animals just like humans. Go back to your ancestral countries and make them look good but please do not destroy our culture. Your forefather created hell in their own countries and their contaminated blood try to create hell in our great nation. You need peace in HELL.

  5. @Mohindar Singh. Don’t know what country you live in, but a young man beating up a elderly neighbor is not commonplace all over the world. Additionally, forcibly removing someone’s religious clothing or symbols can elevate the assault to a hate crime.

  6. This is appalling 73 year old beaten and then arrested for wearing a kirpan. I would like to know what happened to the neighbor, was he not charged this assault. Even if an elderly man used a knife to fight off a attack of a much younger stronger person it is justified. I urge all sikh community to obtain concealed weapons permits from your county sheriffs department. I personally carry a handgun legally on me at all times. This needs to be taken very seriously police have been abusing Sikhs here in america for a long time… this case needs to be handled with care. It is hard to believe how docile and wimpy we have become as a community. This incident should anger and boil your blood! We should not put up with these types of incidents, we need to be heard and respected we need to let the world know we are not going to put up with this. police officer needs to be held accountable for his obvious miss handling of the situation. He need to be removed from his job, and the police department needs to be sued to set a example so this never happens again.

  7. Jugdip Gill: You should collect the Punjab’s data since 1947 and count how many sons, brother, fathers and husbands have been lost by Punjab with mere instigations. After collecting the facts you will change your attitude.
    Question No.1: Why all mistreatment only happening with Sikh Gurdwara/Temple management members and smugglers? (We were living and treated with respect for long time until criminal start pouring in since 1984).
    Question No.2: How much funds Sikh Gurdwara/Temples have collected since 1984 Golden Temple attack, other instigations incidents?
    Question No.3: Who has account and why we Sikh members are not able to audit where the Billion Dollar funds have been spent and how much embezzlement took place?
    Question No.4: How many Punjabi have been smuggled to various countries by Sikh Gurdwara/Temple management, Supports clubs and Entertainment shows/singers and how much money is made?
    Question No.5: Why 133 year old Punjabi holy books publishing company was caught red-handed with drugs by our own Sikh police? (Punjabi are smuggling drugs from Afghanistan to Pakistan, Pakistan to Punjab and Punjab to all over the World- Please read the Tribune for reference)
    Question No.6: How many Punjabi’s are in prisons of other countries and are we not smuggling and fight ourshelf every day?
    Question No.7: What is role of Amritdhari in the civilized society as it is Guru Ji’s Army (FAUJ)?
    Question No.8: Why police is called Sikh Gurdwara/Temples by us and how many times since 1947? (As no other races/parties were involved)
    Question No.9: Why Punjabi fights with Punjabi if they are peace loving community and murder each other?
    Question No. 10: Why seniors instigate younger generation and sell drugs (Tobacco, Marijuana, Opium, Alcohols and other drugs) as bar by our religion and do not want their own kids to consume?
    Question No. 11: Why we and our leaders do not have clear-cut set directions for Religion, congregation, common rules for respect, and management responsibilities toward its members, set rules of punishments for various crimes of any kind inside Gurdwara/Temples? ( Our Jatherdars are allowed to pull each other turbans, Punjab Police can pull turbans, hit with sticks, treat like animals, shoot with bullets, rape innocent mothers, sisters, daughters and wives, all emotional human Sikh dogs are shut. Gurdwara premises are allowed in India to store and consume Marijuana and Opium)

    I have evidence that dishonest Sikhs instigate emotional members to create delicate situation to take advantage for their livelihood and collect funds/donations on the Sikh Gurdwara/Temple Podium, Radio stations, call for demonstrations to play with Sikh member’s sentiments, fix tournaments to pay for their children education, marriages and buy the properties. Sikh Gurdwara/Temple managements are skunk of Sikh community and bad luck for new Sikh generation. I have open challenge to debate with any Sikh Gurdwara/Temple management members including North American Gurdwara coordinator.
    Please read review our BANI from Guru Ji’s teaching, not to hurt Guru Ji and work against their philosophy to get wishful blessing to grow as better Sikh community.

  8. A Very unfortunate incident.
    On a side note, upon reading the comments, its clear that some anti-social elements are putting up deliberate, inflammatory comments on this post. The motive is clearly to start a fight online as well as offline probably. The names Liza Dolan, Iqbal Abudul and Singh are all fake IDs who are here to start a fire by spouting out poison from their filthy minds.

    • Shavinder:
      Yes, I sense the same and agree with you. Instigations is going on from all side and we must pre-screen the comments before allow the premeditated comments to steer the boiling pots of sensitive issues.

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