Delhi’’s Sikhs protest attack on Sikh shrine in London

March 19th, 2009 - 6:15 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Mar 19 (ANI): The Sikh community in national capital New Delhi took to streets on Thursday to protest the burning of a Sikh shrine in London.

Mondays incident has left Sikhs across the world infuriated.

Protesters shouted slogans and brandished swords during the demonstration.

We are appealing to the British Government to take action against those involved in the attack at the Sikh temple in London. If they do not take any step against the miscreants, it will send out a wrong message across the world. The Sikh religion has always respected other religions equally but any attack on the community will not be tolerated, said Paramjit Singh Pamma, a protester.

The London Evening Standard reported that a group of women were inside the temple in the Bow area of the British capital when an intruder was spotted and challenged. He escaped and shortly afterwards a fire broke out.

Witnesses described the suspected arsonist as being black or of mixed-race.

Most of the shrines roof has collapsed and a majority of its holy books have been destroyed. (ANI)

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