A TV documentary has exposed the grooming of Sikh children for sexual abuse by Muslim paedophile gangs.
An Inside Out London special, uncovers the hidden scandal of sexual grooming of young Sikh girls by Muslim men. Breaking their silence, they speak to Chris Rogers about their experiences at the hands of these predatory men and why justice is being denied to them by their own community and the police.
The sexual predator said they target Sikh girls because the girls are less likely to tell their parents and the parents won’t speak out even if they know.
The UK has a major problem with sexual grooming gangs who target Sikh girls by dressing up as Sikhs. The groomers target the girls at Nagar Kirtan events dressed up with a Kara and Patka and many foolish girls fall for their trap.
The predators make videos of the girl and force them into prostitution after threatening to release the video.
A young woman tells her story of how she was sexually groomed at a Nagar Kirtan event in the UK. A Muslim man dressed up to appear as a Sikh with a Kara and rumal fooling the girl into thinking he’s a Sikh.
The girl was then blackmailed into being a prostitute by the man. Grooming is a major issue in the UK involving Sikh girls who fall for the trap of Muslim men.
The Sikh Helpline issued the following statement on the issue:
“If anyone approaches you and you feel unsafe please tell someone. There are many organisations, sikh charities and the police at nagar kirtans. Stand up and shout. I’d you suspect anything had happened please contact the SHL”
The girls are than sent into prostitution and their lives get ruined. These incidents are countless and Sikh parents need to educate their daughters.
The Sikh Awareness Society (SAS) said that Sikh families often felt powerless to know how to deal with grooming. At any one time, the group is helping around 15 victims of grooming. More than half of the cases involves street grooming – where a victim is targeted by an organised gang.
Coordinator Jagjir Singh, 31, said: “Sikhs feel like it’s happening and they don’t have the resources to deal with it. Also, the police don’t have the resources to deal with it.”
The SAS identified street grooming as a particular issue within the Pakistani community.
Singh said: “When you are talking about street grooming all the crimes I’ve seen are involving one community. What is the reason for that? These questions needs to be thrown into the open: why are married men going off with a 15-year-old girl?
“When we are dealing with victims it’s important to ask why are they able to get close to a child? It is much easier for an Asian man to get a Sikh girl because they share some elements of culture like Bollywood. Also, there is the fact that we [Pakistanis and Sikhs] are congregated together in particular parts of the country.”