SALDEFSikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (Washington, DC)
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As a result of a collaboration with the United Sikh Mission, SikhLens, Khalsa Care Foundation, SALDEF (Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund), and dedicated Sikhs from around the country, the float highlighted Sikh American values, Sikh history in the United States, and over 125 years of contributions to American society.
Jasjit Singh, executive director, SALDEF comments, "As the oldest Sikh American civil rights organization, in our work we too often see the results of ignorance and bias.
FIBA's decision to require Amjyot Singh and Amrit Pal Singh to take off their turbans in order to play with their team at the Asia Cup just this month runs contrary to FIFA and the NCAA's policy on the Sikh articles of faith and the spirit of athletics," said SALDEF Executive Director Jasjit Singh.