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Heritage Hindu temple defaced with anti-India graffiti in Canada; Sikhs for Justice alleged to be involved
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Heritage Hindu temple defaced with anti-India graffiti in Canada; Sikhs for Justice alleged to be involved

According to data released by Statistics Canada last year, Canada has experienced a steep rise in hate crimes targeting religion, sexual orientation and race in the last few years.

Colorado: 22 year old gunman opens fire inside gay club, kills five
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Colorado: 22 year old gunman opens fire inside gay club, kills five

The attack ended when someone grabbed the handgun from the perpetrator and hit him with it. The person who hit the gunman had him pinned down when police arrived

‘Sharp rise’ in hate crimes: What prompted the Centre to warn Indians about Canada?
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‘Sharp rise’ in hate crimes: What prompted the Centre to warn Indians about Canada?

The government has issued an advisory over the rise in ‘hate crimes, sectarian violence, and anti-India activities’ in Canada. The warning comes amid a diplomatic row over a ‘pro-Khalistan referendum’ and days after a Hindu temple was vandalised

From the UK to Pakistan, how temples have become targets of hate crime
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From the UK to Pakistan, how temples have become targets of hate crime

It started in UK’s Leicester with the vandalism of a Hindu temple and has now spread to Smethwick, where a Muslim mob gheraoed a religious centre. Be it temples, mosques or churches, there’s a rise in attacks on places of worship across the world

Weeks after Alt news co-founder got out on bail, #ArrestZubair trends again on Twitter; here’s why
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Weeks after Alt news co-founder got out on bail, #ArrestZubair trends again on Twitter; here’s why

Zubair was arrested by the Delhi Police on 27 June under charges of hurting religious sentiments through one of his tweets. He was released after 24 days

Gandhi statue at Hindu temple in New York vandalised; second attack in 15 days
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Gandhi statue at Hindu temple in New York vandalised; second attack in 15 days

New York State Assembly member Jennifer Rajkumar tweeted condemning the incident and of working towards peaceful ways to 'combat anti-Hindu hate'

Buffalo supermarket gunman indicted by grand jury on terror, hate charge
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Buffalo supermarket gunman indicted by grand jury on terror, hate charge

Payton Gendron, a 18-year-old man, had opened fire at a New York supermarket, gunning down 10 Black residents. He has been indicted on a state domestic terrorism and hate crime charge that would carry a mandatory sentence of life in prison

BTS visits White House to discuss combating hate crime surge: 'We all stand together'
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BTS visits White House to discuss combating hate crime surge: 'We all stand together'

"We hope today is one step forward to understanding and respecting each and everyone as a valuable person,” V added during the press brief.

US vice president Kamala Harris tells Buffalo mourners: 'We will come together'
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US vice president Kamala Harris tells Buffalo mourners: 'We will come together'

Harris told reporters that the administration is not 'sitting around waiting to figure out what the solution looks like' to the nation's gun violence problem

Buffalo shooting: Grieving residents hold vigil, after 'racist' rampage by white gunman
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Buffalo shooting: Grieving residents hold vigil, after 'racist' rampage by white gunman

The suspect, identified as Payton Gendron, was arraigned on a single count of first-degree murder and held without bail, the Erie County district attorney's office said. He pleaded not guilty

Buffalo shooting: Social media platforms pull down videos faster, but not by much
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Buffalo shooting: Social media platforms pull down videos faster, but not by much

Police say that when a white gunman killed 10 people and wounded three others in a 'racially motivated violent extremist' shooting in Buffalo, he livestreamed the attack to the gaming platform Twitch

California: One dead, several injured in church shooting, second incident in two days
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California: One dead, several injured in church shooting, second incident in two days

The suspect in the shooting, an Asian man in his 60s, was in custody and deputies recovered two handguns at the scene, Undersheriff Jeff Hallock said

US shooting: 10 dead in Buffalo supermarket attack; police describe it as 'racially motived' hate crime
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US shooting: 10 dead in Buffalo supermarket attack; police describe it as 'racially motived' hate crime

The gunman wore body armor and military-style clothing during the attack in the supermarket in Buffalo, New York, where mostly Blacks shoppers and workers at Tops Friendly Market were present. He even aired the shooting live on Twitch

Bulli Bai App case: Mumbai Sessions Court asks police to submit reply on Shweta Singh's bail plea
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Bulli Bai App case: Mumbai Sessions Court asks police to submit reply on Shweta Singh's bail plea

Shweta Singh had approached Mumbai Sessions Court after Bandra Metropolitan Magistrate Court rejected her bail plea

Jussie Smollett found guilty of falsely reporting a hate crime
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Jussie Smollett found guilty of falsely reporting a hate crime

Smollett, who is Black and gay, maintained throughout the nearly three-year legal battle that he was attacked in downtown Chicago in January 2019 by people who yelled racist and anti-gay slurs and put a noose around his neck.

55-yr-old shot dead while offering namaaz at mosque in Uttar Pradesh; no arrests yet
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55-yr-old shot dead while offering namaaz at mosque in Uttar Pradesh; no arrests yet

An unidentified person fired at Kamruzzama (55) from the rear when he was reciting the Quran after 'azan' about 5 am, Additional Superintendent of Police (SP), Suresh Chand Rawat said

US lawmakers pay tribute to Balbir Singh Sodhi, first victim of hate crime post 9/11 attacks
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US lawmakers pay tribute to Balbir Singh Sodhi, first victim of hate crime post 9/11 attacks

Frank Roque, who is currently serving life in prison, killed the Sikh-American outside an Arizona gas station he owned

100 years after Tulsa race massacre, wounds of Black survivors and descendants are still open
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100 years after Tulsa race massacre, wounds of Black survivors and descendants are still open

The six miles between the old and new incarnations of Black Wall Street belie the dire connection that links them: Racial and socioeconomic inequality on Tulsa’s north side has its roots in the 100-year-old atrocity of the Tulsa Race Massacre.

For Asian Americans, generational divide makes it harder to forge collectives, fight xenophobia and racism
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For Asian Americans, generational divide makes it harder to forge collectives, fight xenophobia and racism

Many young activists say their parents and other elders are saddened by the violence but question the value of protests or worry about their consequences.

Minor made to lick shoes, thrashed over Rs 2,000 in Madhya Pradesh's Jabalpur; one arrested
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Minor made to lick shoes, thrashed over Rs 2,000 in Madhya Pradesh's Jabalpur; one arrested

The police charged four people, including one of the arrested accused Deepak Passi (20), with kidnapping and assault