OVIEDO, FL, USA—On Saturday, July 25, Oviedo, FL resident Dr. Amit Pal Saini’s car was vandalized with the words “Sikh F—- U,” outside his home at approximately 4:00 PM.
Local police were called to the scene and after seeing the vandalism discussed pursuing the investigation as a hate crime. There are currently no suspects but investigators are continuing to look for video footage and interview neighbors of Dr. Saini.
If you have any leads please contact the Seminole Crimeline: 1-800-423-TIPS (8477)
“SALDEF takes all incidents of hate seriously, while the investigation is still pending the continued vandalism of Sikh property across the country is disturbing,” said Kiran Kaur Gill SALDEF Executive Director. “We will continue to monitor the situation and follow up with the Seminole County Sheriff’s office, the FBI, and the Department of Justice, and will be sure to update the community on developments.”
Dr. Amit Pal Saini, Chairman of Sikh Society Of Central Florida has been involved in social work for a number years but most recently has been in the public eye for his part in the Sunday Free Kitchen meal; Covid-19 relief set up by the Sikh Society Of Central Florida under his guidance. Singh set up the drive through relief that prepared and distributed fresh meals in a drive-through manner to those in need. The impact of the work was picked up by all local news media as well as the New York Times and Orlando Sentinel.