There’s Only One Law In New Zealand: It Says YOU Are Colored!
You are the lowest common denominator, if you are Fiji Indian, Indian, Punjabi, Gujarati, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Malaysian, Korean, Chinese, Japanese, Filipino, Latino, Arab … . You might as well pack your bags and go “home!” And don’t you dare giving me lip. So what you have been here for well over a century? Isn’t that long enough?
Indian shopkeepers under siege
By MICHAEL FIELD – The Dominion Post | Tuesday, 10 June 2008
WAITING FOR JUSTICE: Sikhs and other concerned Indians gather at Navtej Singh’s Auckland home, along with National MP Pansy Wong. Source: Stuff NZ. Image may be subject to copyright. See NewZeelend Fair use Notice!
They have been in New Zealand for well over a century and now Indian shopkeepers feel under siege.
In the crowded lounge of murdered liquor store worker Navtej Singh – with a distraught new widow Harjinder Kaur weeping in another room – members of Auckland’s Sikh community tried not to see the latest murder as a racial attack.
“What is happening in South Auckland?” asked Sandeep Verma, who was with Navtej Singh when he was shot, and when he later died in hospital.
[A powerful coalition of white supremacists, Dispensationalists and other fundamental Christian groups whose divine (sic) mission is to “purify” what is already a showcase for abject racism are aided by the racist judiciary and the paramilitary police in apartheid New Zealand. What chance do the “colored” shopkeepers stand?]
“All the people from the Indian community, whether they are Fiji Indians, Indians, Punjabis, Gujaratis; only those people are the main target.
“What are the police doing for the security of our people?”
Manpreet Singh, leader of the Manuwera Sikhs, tried not to see it as a case of racial murder. [Group leaders interest invariably clash with the members’ welfare!]
“As more Indians are hard-working, and they have within their families this background, so they have got into small business like liquor shops. They are the majority owning these stores. So they are targeting these stores.
“The bad elements there, they are for the money and they are under the drug influence.”
The Sikh community wanted the killer brought to justice, Manpreet Singh said. By tradition Sikhs were the warrior caste of India, but they did not want a fight: “We have respect for the law and we don’t want to take the law into our hands; we wait for justice to be done.”
“Wrong Color, Wrong Country!”
Parted Couple: A family photo of Navtej Singh, who died of a gunshot wound yesterday morning, and his wife, Harijnder Kaur. Navtej Singh’s fate was sealed the moment he set foot on New Zealand soil!
Manukau community board member Kanwaljit Bakshi, who is also the National Party’s Manukau East electorate candidate, said shopkeepers wanted to protect themselves and wanted help from police.
“We are a law-abiding people, but we still need the self-defence, right?
“If we want to defend ourselves, we should be allowed to defend.
“It is not that Indians are being targeted, it is the shops that are being targeted, small businesses and these are family-operated business.
“We are guys working from seven o’clock in the morning to 11 in the evening doing good for the community.”
Mr Bakshi was accompanied at Navtej Singh’s home by fellow National candidate Cam Calder, contesting the Manurewa electorate, and National MP Pansy Wong.
The Auckland region now has about 12,000 Sikhs with five gurudwaras or temples, including one near the murder scene at Takanini. Navtej Singh’s family helped build that temple. © Fairfax New Zealand Limited 2007. (Source)
The police took 25 minutes to arrive at the scene.
The police prevented ambulance crew from entering the victim’s store for another 20 minutes, a total of 45 minutes after they were called to help the victim!