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Americans beat Pak journalist
NEW YORK, Oct 22 (NNI):
Haider Rizvi a Pakistani journalist was beaten by White Americans after he
introduced himself to be a Pakistani.
Case of hate crime registered only after intervention of his White
Rizvi prominent journalist who worked in Pakistan leading English dailies
including The News, Dawn, Nation and Muslim was in States for his studies
and graduated from Columbia University last year. He currently was working
as a free lancer in different American news papers.
Rizvi went out at night to buy a pack of cigarette from a local store in
Brooklyn, where three white Americans asked him about his origin. He told
he is from Pakistan and right away the whites pulled him out of the shop
and started beating him. He was badly thrashed, his front upper teeth is
hanging and other body wrapped under bandage.
The police was called and the bigotry attitude was sensed by the public,
Police was not ready to register the case under "Hate Crime" code. On
arrival of Rizvi’s American friend the police got influenced and "hate
crime case" was registered.
More than 685 bias attack cases are on record after the Sep.11, World
Trade Centre attack , including killings of one Pakistani, one Indian
Sikh, a Yemani and one Egyptian. All four were shot and killed in what the
FBI and local authorities are investigating as possible hate crimes. No
suspects are in custody in three of the four cases. --NNI
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