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I am devastated at temple fire where our holy scripture is kept

PUBLISHED: 13:58 18 March 2009 | UPDATED: 14:11 05 October 2010

Dear Ed, I WAS devastated as a member of the Sikh community in London to hear that there had been a fire in a gurdwara in Bow. I was shocked and confused to hear that this was in the place where our holy scripture is kept. How could anyone attempt to start a fire in a place of worship?

Dear Ed,

I WAS devastated as a member of the Sikh community in London to hear that there had been a fire in a gurdwara in Bow. I was shocked and confused to hear that this was in the place where our holy scripture, Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, is kept.

How could this happen? How could anyone attempt to start a fire in a place of worship? Why in a place of worship?

Our history has many examples of martyrs who have given their lives for defence of human rights, justice, truth and equality and the right to practice one's faith without discrimination.

We have struggled with oppression, injustice and inequality. One event a few years ago was the Indian government's policy over our holy shrine, the Golden Temple in Amritsar in 1984.

Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji is treated as a living spiritual guide for Sikhs who show respect, faith and request guidance during their lives. The fact that this may have been an attempt to attack the very essence of our spirit brings great sadness.

I hope the East London Advertiser can understand and help to highlight our very great sadness at Monday afternoon's fire to all peoples.

Rakhveer Singh

rakhveer_singh@yahoo.co.uk

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