A Sikh Man Inducted In The U.S. President’s Security Fleet

Anshdeep Singh Bhatia has become the first Sikh man to be inducted in U.S. President Donald Trump’s security detail. He was included in the fleet last week as he completes his training in the United States.

Earlier, Anshdeep Singh Bhatia approached the court when he failed to be a part of the American president’s security for his appearance as they wanted to hire a personnel who is clean shaved and turban-less. Later, the court decided in his favor, as per the Hindustan Times Reports.

Bhatia's family is one of the victims of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots in India and also they had to leave Kanpur (hometown) and moved to Ludhiana. According to the reports of HT, it said, Bhatia, has lost his uncle and a close relative in the 1984 conflicts when a frenzied mob ambushed their house at KDA colony in Barra area of the Uttar Pradesh. His father Devendra Singh also wounded by three bullets and as a result, the family moved to Ludhiana at the end of the year. Anshdeep Singh Bhatia was born in Ludhiana and later they all moved to the United States in the year 2000 when Anshdeep was only 10-years-old.

It's a huge success and pride for the Sikh community in India and abroad as well. Hardeep Singh Puri, Indian Union Minister of State with Independent Charge in the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs took to his twitter and wrote, "Ludhiana-born Anshdeep Singh Bhatia refused to change his 'looks' & went to court against this rider. Sikh sangat is proud as he now becomes the first turbaned Sikh to be inducted into US President’s security detail."

Here's his tweet:

His relatives in Kanpur are very happy. His uncle Kamaljeet Singh Bhatia was quoted as saying, "Anshdeep’s devotion to his work was apparent from the fact that he visited his house for just five hours to attend the marriage of his sister because his training was going on when the marriage was slated. We all have congratulated his parents."

by Soniya Kaur | Sat, Sep 15 - 12:51 PM

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