Police Commissioner Visits London Gurdwara, Presented with Memo from Sikh Community

July 17, 2005

Source: The Panthic Weekly


On July 17, 2005 The Panthic Weekly reported, "Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Ian Blair visited the Sikh community at Gurdwara Dasmesh Darbar, in east London Friday, July 15, 2005. Sir Ian Blair earlier urged Muslims to 'seize the moment' of the terror attacks on London to engage actively in counter-terrorism when he earlier visited a mosque in east London.

At the Gurdwara he held the 'Kirpan' which is a sign of justice and it was presented to him to help fight the injustices in London. It was presented to him by Harjinder Singh, the local representaive of the Sikh Federation (UK) and Gurdeep Singh.

Jagtar Singh of the political party Sikh Federation (UK) presented him with a memorandum expressing key concerns of the Sikh community in Britain. This Memorandum was presented by Sikh organisations working in collaboration to highlight race hate crimes against Sikhs... The Metropolitan Police expressed their concerns regarding the Sikh community being venerable to hate crimes in the aftermath of the London bombings due to their unique appearance."