|Sent on:||Thursday, August 9, 2012 1:03 PM|
HFB condemns US Gurdwara killings
It is with great sadness that the Hindu Forum of Britain learned of theshootings that took place at the Oak Creek Gurdwara in the United Stateson August 5, 2012.The Committee and membership of Hindu Forum of Britain notes withregret the violence committed against the Sikh community in Oak Creek,and would like to express our deepest sympathies, and heartfeltcondolences to the families involved.The HFB calls upon the US authorities to ensure that justice is done, and toalso take cognizance that more must be done to bolster the security of ethnic groups.
HFB secretary general, Bharti Tailor, expresses her shock and disbelief atthe timing of the shooting, so close to the Cinema shootings and during the Olympic games.“President Arjan Vekaria and I are deeply shocked by tragic events thatstruck Oak Creek Gurdwara. Words cannot express what is in our heart. Our thoughts are with the families involved, and the Sikh community as a whole. They are in our prayers,” she says, before adding: “I appeal to the USauthorities to re-think their controls and regulations surrounding firearms.”