Sikhs Apprise Bush of Concerns at State Dinner

July 23, 2005

Source: The Tribune

On July 23, 2005 The Tribune reported, "Dr Rajwant Singh, Chairman of the Sikh Council on Religion and Education, used the opportunity at the state dinner hosted in honour of the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, at the White House to lobby for Sikh issues with the US President, Mr George Bush, and Indian Prime Minister besides with the key members of the Bush Cabinet... Meanwhile, the Secretary General of World Sikh Council — America Region (WSC-AR), Dr Tarunjit Singh, met President of Conference of European Churches (CEC), Rev. Jean-Arnold de Clermont and shared concern over the recent increase in hate crimes against Sikhs and Muslims in Europe following the London bomb attacks. The meeting held in Indianapolis, Indiana of National Association of Ecumenical and Inter-religious Staff (NAEIS) recently called upon CEC to work for reducing religious intolerance while Rev. Clermont offered to work with Sikhs in Europe to prevent religious intolerance and hate crimes."