The Independent Newspaper of the United Kingdom called a group of Sikhs who stopped an Outer faith wedding ‘Thugs’. The incident occurred at the Havelock Gurdwara Sahib when concerned Sikhs prevented a sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib Ji by stopping an Anand Karaj between a Polish man and woman born to Sikh parents.
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The group of Sikhs peacefully protested without creating any drama and peacefully forced the Gurdwara committee to stop the Anand Karaj. The term thugs which was quoted first by a Gurdwara committee is completely misleading and puts Sikhs in Bad light. The Havelock Gurdwara committee is ignorant about Sikh religion and it’s ceremonies.
Furthermore, the comments made by the Vice-president of Gurdwara were baseless with no credibility.
The independent quoted him saying:
Sohan Singh Sumra, vice-president of the temple, told The Independent a group of up to 22 people arrived shortly after 8am.
“They were all thugs,” he added. “None of them were recognised by any of the Sikh groups here.
“It was because it was a mixed marriage…they just came here to spoil it and intimidate us.”
The committee is responsible for the defamation of the Sikh religion after the article published by the Independent.
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