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‘Actions of One Man Have Brought Shame To All Sikhs’

The simple fact about gurdwaras is that they belong to the public at large. Donations from thousands of individuals are utilised for their building and up-keep. No one can claim to own them as they are places of worship and are open to all (Photo by: IndiaPictures/UIG via Getty Images).

By: Radhakrishna N S

by Dr Rami Ranger A RECENT video on social media has gone viral, showing a young Sikh man arguing with Charanjeet Singh, the deputy high commissioner of India, at the Shepherd’s Bush gurdwara in west London. The man was trying to stop the diplomat from paying his respects to the Sikh gurus. He was subjected to an unprovoked or deal, but he behaved in a dignified manner throughout and left the gurdwara peacefully. Banning Indian diplomats from any gurdwara will prove counterproductive for Sikhs at large. Many will stop going to gurdwara if they become places of politics instead of worship. Besides, in some parts of the world,…

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