FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
New Jersey, July 14, 2010: Indian American community leaders are planning to have a vigil in memory of Dr. Divyendu Sinha who died after being brutally assaulted by five teenagers, while taking a late night stroll with his family on June 25, 2010. The vigil will be held at Old Bridge High School, 4209 Highway 516, Matawan, NJ 07747 on Sunday, July 18th from 11AM to 2 PM.
The memorial service is expected to be attended by lawmakers and administration officials as well as community leaders from Indian American community and other communities. The tragedy brought back memories of brutal attacks against Indian Americans during 1987-1993 by gangs calling themselves dot busters. The case of another Indian American Geetha Angara, murdered in Totawa 5 years ago remains unsolved and brings fears and concerns that justice for crimes against Indian Americans are not investigated with the zeal and vigor they deserve.
There has been outpouring of support calling for justice for Dr. Divyendu family from the Indian American and immigrant communities as well as from all cross sections of society. Evidence of this can be found from the large number of visitors to the website http://www.JusticeForDivyenduFamily.wordpress.com. Over 8300 outraged citizens have signed a petition to the Mayor, Prosecutor, NJ Attorney General and Governor demanding that the accused be tried as adults for this unprovoked and wanton murder. Various Organizations and activists are working to provide emotional, financial and legal support to the family.
The event is organized by several Indian American community leaders and lead by activist Pradip (Peter) Kothari. It is an opportunity for the community at large to come together and demand justice for a senseless attack that took away a brilliant technocrat and professor, who was loved by his family, friends, colleagues and students.
For additional information contact Satya or Sreedhar at 847-462-4692 (email: JusticeForDivyenduFamily@gmail.com )