UK Sikhs push back against anti-India separatist forces

The Sikh community in the United Kingdom has started to push back against anti-India campaign, which is led by the Khalistani separatists

Jan 17, 2022
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The Sikh community in the United Kingdom has started to push back against anti-India campaign, which is led by the Khalistani separatists. The latter have organised many protest marches in the UK in the past few months. But on Sunday, the leaders of the Sikh community gathered at Gurdwara Shri Guru Singh Sabha, located in Park Avenue,  in Southall, and passed a resolution thanking Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government for doing much for the Sikh community and helping to bridge misunderstandings.

In the congregation, the Sikh leaders and gurdwara committee office bearers challenged those who are pushing “factually incorrect” narrative about India and its current government, a statement from them said.  The passing of the resolution us being seen as a bold step by the local community in the UK, which so far had remained silent and had chosen not to confront a handful of Khalistanis propagating anti-India narrative, the Hindustan Times said. 

On the occasion of the 365th birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh, Modi announced that December 26 will be celebrated as ‘Veer Baal Diwas’ from 2022. This will be a tribute to the bravery and martyrdom of Guru Gobind Singh’s sons, he said. He had earlier lauded the contributions made by the Sikh Gurus, which he said is not just limited to society and spirituality, but helped India at various junctures. Modi's statements were much appreciated by the community. 

Modi had also praised the contributions made by gurdwaras during the pandemic. (SAM)

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