'Thugs' forcibly stop inter-faith Sikh wedding in a gurdwara, London

  • IANS, London
  • Updated: Aug 15, 2015 12:01 IST
Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha in Southall, London (Photo courtesy-Wikipedia)

A group of nearly 20 locals stormed a gurdwara in Southall and forcibly stopped an ongoing inter-faith wedding of a Sikh bride with a non-Sikh groom last weekend, a media report said.

The members of Sri Guru Singh Sabha Gurdwara said a group of men opposed the 'inter-faith marriage' and forced the couple to cancel the wedding.

"A group of 22 people arrived shortly after 8 am. They were all thugs. None of them were recognised by any of the Sikh groups here," The Independent.com quoted Sohan Singh Sumra, vice-president of the gurdwara, as saying on Wednesday.

Sumra said they got a call to stop the inter-faith wedding. However, bride's family gave a go ahead when they were contacted by the gurdwara.

"We had a meeting with local temples because we do not want anything like that happening to any other couples," he was quoted as saying.

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