The Sikh Coalition is a community-based organization that works towards the realization of civil and human rights for all people. In particular, we work towards a world where Sikhs may freely practice and enjoy their faith while fostering strong relations with their local community wherever they may be.
The ‘FlyRights’ app launched by the Sikh Coalition would help communities like the Sikhs, Muslims, South Asians and Latinos to register complaints of “air travel discrimination” right after the incident occurs.
- Quickly and easily document your experience with air travel discrimination
- Send your report directly to the Transportation Security Administration/Department of Homeland Security or to the Sikh Coalition or both
- Know Your Rights Guide lets you know your rights as an air traveler in US airports
- Airport information through the US is pre-populated so that you do not have to type it
- Easy to complete radio buttons allows you to file your complaint within minutes
Amardeep Singh gave a statement to the Los Angeles Times today saying,
“At a big picture level, we have receive hundreds of reports from Sikhs complaining of airport profiling over the past five years. The TSA reports, however, that they only get a few dozen complaints of airport profiling a year.”
A TSA spokesperson responded to news of the FlyRights app saying,
“TSA’s diverse workforce is committed to treating each traveler with dignity and respect throughout the screening process. TSA does not profile passengers on the basis of race, ethnicity or religion. We continually engage with community organizations, including the Sikh Coalition, and individuals to help us understand unique passenger concerns and we support efforts to gather passenger feedback about the screening process.”