A Sikh man is rightly raising h*ll to Texas authorities and demanding that action be taken after he was dragged off of a Greyhound bus and spent the next 30 hours being questioned by the Amarillo authorities for committing no other crime than wearing a turban and speaking a language other than English.
In a statement, Singh explained that while he was traveling he spoke to friends and family members on the phone in his native language, Punjabi. He also met another man on the bus who spoke the same language, a Pakistani man named Mohammed Chotri, and they sat for a while and talked. Both men were happy to have come across someone they could share a few minutes of conversation with.
When they reached Amarillo, though, people began to get suspicious of them. Other passengers began taking pictures of them and some were even showing aggression towards them. A woman on the bus apparently decided to report that she had heard Singh say the word “bomb.”
When I exited the bus, approximately 15 police officers stood outside with guns pointed at me. Police arrested and searched me, removed my religious turban, placed me in handcuffs, and placed me in a police vehicle,”