Ottawa: The World Sikh Organization (WSO), a Canada based non-profit organization, has condemned the violence and assault on Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee (DSGMC) president Manjit Singh GK in Yuba City recently.
WSO president Mukhbir Singh in a statement said, “We condemn the violence that took place at Yuba City Gurdwara on Saturday. Differences of political and religious opinion must be discussed and debated but there can be no tolerance for violence or intimidation. The Sikh community will not allow gurdwaras to become venues for physical altercations between disputing parties. We call on all sides to avoid provocative language and threats and to engage in a constructive dialogue”
Manjit Singh GK thanked WSO for condemning the attack and expressed gratitude to the WSO president for showing concern on the incident. GK tweeted, “Thanks to the @WorldSikhOrg , a non-profit organization, for extending their support against the attack on me at Yuba City Gurdwara in California. Also thanks to S. Mukhbir Singh, President WSO for your concern”.
Sikhs in India and other parts of the world have strongly condemned the attack on Manjit Singh GK, which is allegedly perpetrated by the supports of Pakistan-backed Sikhs for Justice, a pro-Khalistan organisation.
Meanwhile, World Punjabi Organization president Vikramjit Sahney also tweeted, “Condemn the recent cowardly attack on Sr.Manjit Singh@ManjitGK in USA. There is no place for Violence in Sikhism. Sikhs have done India proud in all fields. Every SIKH is a proud Indian”.
The Sikhs for Justice has been trying to indoctrinate susceptible Sikhs into joining their movement. However, disillusioned with their ideology, people have not rendered any support to it.
Earlier this month, Pakistan’s ambitious anti-India propaganda which sought Sikh support in launching its self-styled referendum campaign in London turned out to be a damp squib as it failed to gather any traction amongst the Sikh diaspora.