US gurdwara attack: Manmohan expresses shock, outrage in Punjab

The Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh

Credit: TOI
NEW DELHI/CHANDIGARH: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today expressed shock over the shooting at a gurdwara in the US and hoped authorities there will ensure “conditions” that such violent acts are not repeated, as the attack sparked an outrage in the country, especially in Punjab.

The Prime Minister said what was more painful was the fact that this “senseless act of violence” should be targeted at a religious place. An anguished Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal asked the Prime Minister to take up with the Obama administration the issue of safety and security of Sikhs living in the US while the Sikh religious leadership said the attack by a lone white gunman was a security lapse on the part of US government.

Categories: Asia, India

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