Sikh girls are deliberately targeted in the UK by Muslim men for grooming because they find Sikh girls easier to groom.
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”
Message by Sikh Youth Birmingham:
Sangat ji do not be blind to the fact that Sexual Grooming takes place at our own events such as the Vaisakhi Nagar Kirtan! A young lady was sexually groomed by a group of Muslim men who were pretending to be Sikhs, they were wearing Karreh (Steel Bangle) and had their heads covered with Bandanas. They conceived to young ladies mobile number and they met up after the nagar kirtan had took place. she was groomed, blackmailed, raped and manipulated!
Please make sure your daughters and sisters their friends, ensure that there is someone with them who can rightfully protect them! Please be safe and aware, also share this video to raise awareness, this may be able to save lives and families!”
What is Grooming?
Grooming is the process by which an offender draws a victim into a sexual relationship and maintains that relationship in secrecy. The shrouding of the relationship is an essential feature of grooming.
The grooming sex offender works to separate the victim from peers, typically by engendering in the child a sense that they are special to the child and giving a kind of love to the child that the child needs.
Different law enforcement officers and academics have proposed models of the “stages” of grooming. Since there are a variety of these models, it’s best to think of the grooming by sex offenders as a gradual, calculated process that ensnares children into a world in which they are ultimately a willing part of the sex abuse.