A shooting that killed eight victims including four Sikh Americans at a FedEx warehouse in Indianapolis in April was not motivated by hate, the FBI and local authorities announced on Wednesday.
Investigation results: After going through 120 interviews and 150 pieces of evidence, investigators found no evidence that the suspect Brandon Scott Hole committed his crimes “to address perceived injustices or to advance an ideology.” Instead, they concluded that the 19-year-old — who killed himself after murdering his victims — performed “an act of suicidal murder,” according to the Indianapolis Star.
Pixar is showcasing its first Sikh character in “Turning Red,” an upcoming feature film by Oscar-winning director Domee Shi.
A historic movie: Set for release on March 11, 2022, “Turning Red” will mark a few firsts for Pixar, which dropped the movie’s first teaser trailer last week.
Eight people were killed in the shooting at a FedEx warehouse in Indianapolis, four of whom belonged to the Sikh community.
It is with heavy hearts that we remember those that were killed in the Indianapolis shooting including four members of our #Sikh community, Amarjeet Kaur Johal, Jaswinder Singh, Jasvinder Kaur and Amarjit Sekhon. #stopasianhate #waheguru @tdsb pic.twitter.com/2EOr5dnXCS
Narinder Singh Kapany, known as the “Father of Fiber Optics” for introducing the term in a 1960 Scientific American article, passed away in his Woodside, California home on Dec. 3 at 94.
Born in Moga, Punjab-India on Oct. 31, 1926, Kapany lived in Dehradun and graduated from Agra University in 1948, according to The Sikh Foundation. He received his doctorate at Imperial College London in 1955 and migrated to the United States after marrying Satinder Kaur.
A group of elderly Sikh men unfurled their turbans in an attempt to save a pair of teen girls who fell through a frozen pond in Canada.
According to a witness, the teens were walking on the side of a pond near Saddlecrest Place N.E. in Calgary, Alberta when they broke through the ice around 11 a.m. on Oct. 30.
A 29-year-old Sikh drowned after sacrificing his own life to save three children from drowning in Kings River in California on August 5.
Manjeet Singh, who came to the U.S. two years ago and moved to Fresno, California to start a trucking business, jumped in the water to save the three children at Reedley Beach after they were swept away by the current, according to KFSN.
A Sikh community in Maryland hosted a drive-thru food package distribution to families in Silver Spring in the Washington D.C. area amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The Sikh Coalition has called on authorities to press hate crime charges in an incident that left a liquor store owner hospitalized for months after a White man allegedly ran over him.
The incident reportedly started inside the Sikh man’s store, Two Angels Liquors, at 2589 S. Lewis Way in Lakewood, Colorado on April 29.
An Indian American woman graduated as the first observant Sikh from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point on Saturday.
Her story: Anmol Narang, 23, a newly-minted second lieutenant, is a second-generation immigrant born and raised in Roswell, Georgia.
Two Sikh doctor brothers in Canada went against their religious practice to shave their beards in order to safely treat those affected by COVID-19.
Physician Sanjeet Singh-Saluja, 44, and neurosurgeon Rajeet, of McGill University Health Centre in Montreal, were having difficulties wearing the standard N95 mask because of their beards.
A Sikh community in Texas is donating about $250,000 to their local food bank to help prevent hunger during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A Sikh organization in New York City is helping the community by cooking and giving away free food to people in self-isolation amid the COVID-19 outbreak.
The volunteer work was organized and executed by the U.S.-based Non-Government Organization (NGO) United Sikhs’ emergency response team.