Biden’s bid to woo Sikhs

Washington, September 28

The Biden campaign has launched an initiative to reach out to the Sikh community in the US and vowed to address the unique challenges, including xenophobia, being faced by the minority religious group in the country.

The Biden campaign, which launched the ‘Sikh Americans for Biden’, said it has plans for protecting Sikh-American youths in schools. Sikh-Americans experience bullying at rates twice the national average.

“The Biden campaign plans to highlight the specific plans and policies that Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has outlined in his platform to address the unique challenges that the Sikh American community faces with regards to racism, xenophobia and discrimination,” it said. Kiran Kaur Gill, a prominent civil rights activist, alleged that President Donald Trump not only turned a blind eye to discrimination, but also encouraged it. — PTI

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