Police Stops Car Rally in Front of Gurdwara Citing Tensions Between Communities

A group of 50 cars attempted to do a car rally in front of Gurdwara Sahib in Glenwood in Sidney, Australia but was stopped by the police citing tensions between the two religious communities.

Allegedly RSS and BJP affiliated people attempted to rally in front of the Gurdwara to show support for the farm laws but the police prevented any mishaps from happening.

The Australian Sikh community has been vocal against the farm laws passed in India and have raised their voice asking for repeal.

Before the car rally could turn towards the Gurdwara Sahib road, the police had alerted people in the Gurdwara to remain alert and stopped the 50 cars before they reached the intersection heading towards the Gurdwara.

The police had cited that religious slogans were being chanted by the participants in the car rally which raised a concern for security purposes.

The police stated there was a concern and several police cars followed the rally to monitor the situation.

Chief Inspector Adam Philips, Granville Police Station, told Indian Link“The car rally, we believe, was simply going to aggravate the current situation between the two communities, which is why the rally was stopped.”

The Quint reported:

A video footage released on social media shows religious raising slogans of ‘Jai Shri Ram’ and ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’ along with waving of the Indian flag.

The Australian Sikh Association and Glenwood Gurdwara Sahib released a statement stating that Sikhs can be easy targets due to “their unique appearance in turbans and facial hair.”