While Sikhs served food to millions around the world, a man attacked Guru Arjan Dev Gurdwara Sahib in Derby, UK who blamed the attack over Kashmir lockdown. The incident according to sources occurred earlier in the morning and considerable damage has occurred.
The motive of the attack on the Gurdwara was written on a note which stated that it was due to Indian government lockdown of Indian Kashmir. The motive of the Gurdwara attack in Afghanistan was also due to Indian policies in Kashmir. It is uncertain on why radical groups are targeting Gurdwaras in their response to the activities in Kashmir.
The Gurdwara Sahib issued the following statement on Twitter:
Local Sikhs who worship at the Gurdwara Sahib were outraged over the incident that the suspect ignorantly targeted a Gurdwara Sahib over the Kashmir issue.
The suspect was identified and arrested but charges weren’t announced by the police. The local congregation expects charges will be of hate crime related.
The suspect left behind a note stating it was due to Kashmir lock down he attacked the Gurdwara Sahib.
The UK Minister of State for Building Safety Stephen Greenhalgh tweeted the following: