A courageous girl has spoken out against a sexual assault of Pakistani Muslim man at the Vaisakhi Mela in Handsworth, UK. The girl stated she was watching a performance when a man came from behind and sexually assaulted her. She said, “at first I thought it was one of my friends playing a joke with me but when I turned around it was a man. Upon closer look, he was not Sikh but a Pakistani Muslim man.”
Sexual assault incidents at UK Nagar Kirtans are nothing new but have been occurring for the last 30 years and has increased substantially in the last 10 years.
Many Sikh girls are targeted at the Nagar Kirtans and often trapped into sexual grooming. In the past few years, a large number of girls have come forward stating that Pakistani Muslim grooming gangs target Sikh girls.