The person can be heard allegedly abusing the victim and repeatedly punching him. He then knocks off his turban. “I do not own the rights to this video. But I just wanted to highlight the fact that hatred continues to remain in our society,” Kaur tweeted.Further details about the driver or the incident weren’t available.
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— Navjot Pal Kaur (@navjotpkaur) 1641332225000
The video led to angry reactions by community members. “I can’t put into words what it means to have your turban knocked off. It’s gut-wrenching,” Simran Jeet Singh, director for the Aspen Institute’s Inclusive America Project, tweeted. The National Sikh Campaign said, “we’re only a few days into the new year and there has already been a hate crime against a Sikh”.