After the killing of 4 members of an Indian-American family in the USA’s California, people have come out on the streets, and a protest movement has begun, with candle-marches being organized at various places. The white community has too, protested against the attacks on Indians in the country, and they have been supporting the protest rallies being organized by Indians.
On 3rd October, in California, Jasdeep Singh, his wife, Jasleen Kaur, their daughter aged 8 months, Arohi, and Singh’s brother, Amandeep Singh, were killed after being abducted. Jasdeep’s cousin, Sukhdeep Singh, said that it has not been easy for the family to deal with such a huge loss. He added that the pain he felt could not be expressed in words. Ranjeet Singh, who was close to the family, stated that during these tough times, the family members who the Singh family is survived by, needs everyone’s support and help. He then appealed the local community to assist and support them.
In the wake of the killings, French-American artist, Michael Bergeron, expressing his disbelief, said that all the family did was to come to the USA to earn a living and support their old parents.
The local people who were protesting held boards in their hands which read that they stood with the Sikh community, and that no family should go through such an ordeal. Social worker and documentary filmmaker, Valarie Kaur has said that nobody cared about the intention behind the murders, but what was the most startling factor was that the killers did not even spare the life of an 8-month-old. She added how the killings are reminding people about the social torture faced in the USA during earlier times.
There are more than 8.1 lakh Indian-Americans in California, which is the third largest Asian-American community in the state.