Satwant Kaur, an aunt of Inderjit Singh Mukker, 48, who was attacked and injured in Chicago in the United States on Tuesday, while praying for the safety and earliest recovery of her nephew, condemned the attack.
She said Indian as well as the US authorities must ensure proper security of Indians, especially Sikhs, who are wrongly considered terrorists.
Inderjit hails from Kotkaror Klan village under Talwandi Bhai, a rural town of Ferozepur, situated about 35 km from here.
"Inderjit after doing his post-graduation in agriculture from Guru Nanak Dev University, had gone to Chicago in 1992 and is running a departmental store. He has a permanent citizenship," said Satwant Kaur.
"Inder, who was injured in the attack told us on the phone that he was called a "terrorist" and "Bin Laden" by the attacker," said Satwant.
"Even though he is yet in hospital but he is in high spirits" uttered Tapinder Singh, uncle of NRI Sikh, who also talked to him.
"The problem of repeated attacks on Sikhs in various parts of world, presuming them to be Afghan terrorist, needed to dealt with sternly," said Tapinder.
Inderjit, father of a son and a daughter, was on his way to a grocery store and was repeatedly cut off by a driver. He pulled over to the side of the road to let him pass but the driver instead pulled in front of his car and approached Mukker's vehicle, according to information by the Sikh Coalition, a community-based organization.