Indian Deputy High Commissioner (London) First Statement on Gurdwara Ban

Over the past few days there has been a major outcry across the world over the treatment of Sikh’s. We have seen Gurdwara committees now commencing the ban against Indian officials from using the holy sites to stage their Anti-Sikh talks. This move has caused India to speak out against this ban as they seek to dispel this movemement. During a recent interview on BBC Asian Network we heard from the Deputy High Commisioner of India, Dinesh Patnaik and what he had to say.

“Over the last 1 year, our engagement with the sikh community particularly has been very intense and we have been doing a lot of activities, including celebrating vaisakhi in a major way. We have been going to all gurdwaras, meeting people, talking with them, finding out what issues they have, so we were a little surprised why this knee-jerk reaction”

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