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AjeetSinghPunjabi posted a topic in WHAT'S HAPPENING?My age is 27. I work in a small -size IT company . I am a software developer by profession. The size of company I work in is around 70 people. It all started in July 2015 when I first joined the company. This psycho south indian guy thought I was an easy target would ridicule me on my turban and although I don't wear 5 Ks as I am not amritdhari , but he would insult other kakkars by saying "Can a sikh auntie cut vegetables with her kirpan if she forgot knife?" . Other ridiculous questions targeting my turban soon followed like "How do you scratch if you got a scalp itch?" , "How do you wear a helmet?". He did this in front of HR manager once and manager didn't give a damn. Infact seemed happy because he hated me Some other people joined in January last year and when they noticed I am being made the clown amidst these people, they soon joined in the bandwagon of abusing and ridiculing me. Jokes are mostly not about my faith, but sometimes about my turban and other times mostly about my sexuality They use really horrible words. I think there are 5 such people who have dehumanized me by mockery , direct and indirect messages . It has demoralized me to an extent and I feel really insulted now. What should I do ? These people are more in number and considering all of them are of one community (marathi), I feel overwhelmed. So If I complained to HR or boss , its likely they might instead get me fired It has become really bad for me in the office. I feel I have lost all dignity
Hello, I'm Vik. I'm 15. I'm the only Sikh kid at my high school (we live in the US) and I'm getting harassed all the time. People think my turban is a toy. They pull on it and try to take it off me. They call me a terrorist because they think somebody in a turban is moslem. Sometimes I just want to take it off and cut my hair and live like everyone else. I am devoted to my faith but I'm tired of getting picked on and hair so long that it's below my knees is a real pain to take care of. My beard is growing out and takes a lot of work too. I'm just tired of this. Any advice? Thanks for your understanding, Vikrampreet Singh.