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'Inherent biases a challenge': Advocacy group on Sikh man's forced beard shaving

Sikh Coalition, which has been leading the fight seeking justice for Surjit Singh, has urged the DOJ to examine the practices of Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation and Reentry.

Corrections officials forcibly cut off Surjit Singh's beard in Yuma county jail.
Published on Jun 02, 2021 11:06 AM IST
By | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Sikh immigrant forced to shave beard in US prison, advocacy groups demand probe

Surjit Singh, a 64-year-old Indian immigrant, was sentenced to five years in prison for manslaughter after a fatal vehicle accident in Yuma, Arizona.

This undated photograph shows Surjit Singh, who is seeking a civil rights investigation after corrections officials forcibly cut off his beard.(AP)
Published on May 30, 2021 04:15 PM IST
By | Written by Kunal Gaurav, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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