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AGPC calls Jurupa valley Gurdwara graffiti incident ‘unfortunate’

July 31, 2013 06:28 PM

WASHINGTON/ AMRITSAR: American Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (AGPC) and Sikh leaders in the US today called the spraying of wall that surrounds a Sikh Gurdwara (Sikh Temple) in Jurupa Valley with the word `terrorist’ as an `unfortunate’ incident.


AGPC President JS Hothi, Coordinator Dr.Pritpal Singh and Sikh political activist Harpreet Singh said they were in touch with federal authorities through American Sikh Congressional Caucus and hope the culprit will be punished.

The Sikh leaders termed the incident as part of the `hate crime’ as the graffiti has been written on the walls twice. Earlier also there had been incidents like these when the Sikhs are mistaken as Arabs and become the victims of the `hate crime’, especially after the 9/11 terror attack in the United State.

The Sikh leaders meanwhile stated that the Co chair of the American Sikh Caucus Judy Chu and David Valadao had already initiated major campaign to educate the public about their religion. “We are thankful to Congress person Judy Chu and Congress man David Valado for carrying awareness campaign and they would doing more in the future to check such incidents of hate crime’’, stated Dr. Pritpal.

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