UK-based Sikh outfit seeks protection for community post-Charlie Hebdo attack
Post the Charlie Hebdo attack in France, a UK-based Sikh organization has emphasized on the need for security to the community members and their religious places in UK, US, Canada and other countries stating Sikhs had been subject to hate attacks after the 9/11 incident due to mistaken identity.
Talking to TOI on Monday, Amrik Singh, chairman of Sikh Federation, said, “These incidents provide another reminder that resources need to be allocated towards security of the Sikh community and our religious institutions that have been attacked in UK, US, Canada, Greece and Australia by those who are ignorant.” Reportedly, Sarandev Singh Bhamra, 24, came under a racially-motivated attack last week with a machete and hammer by Zack Davies, who was shouting “white power”, while he was shopping in a Tesco mall in Wales.
Amrik alleged the incident had been downplayed despite containing all the ingredients of a terror attack. “The attack in North Wales has left the 24-year old Sikh in hospital with deep cuts on the left hand, his back and the back of his head. Davies has now been charged with attempted murder,” he said http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/nri/us-canada-news/UK-based-Sikh-outfit-seeks-protection-for-community-post-Charlie-Hebdo-attack/articleshow/45948884.cms