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Holy book desecrated in California, Sikhs protest

world Updated: Aug 12, 2016 09:44 IST
Guru Granth Sahib

Union City authorities have told the Sikh community that they will take strict action against the miscreants.(Photo: ANI)

The Sikh community in Union City of California on Thursday protested against the desecration of their holy book Guru Granth Sahib by a miscreant.

The incident took place on Wednesday when pages of the holy book were torn and thrown away. “The incident took place last evening when a notorious person tore off the holy book into pieces. This has riled up the people of our community. We, along with our community, will take up this issue. And we expect that American authorities will find a solution to this and bring the culprits to the book,” said American Gurdwara Committee coordinator Pritpal Singh

California mayor Eric Garcetti has assured the protesters of penal action against the miscreants who have attempted to hurt their religious sentiments. Police have registered a complaint in the matter. Expressing concern over the sacrilege incident, Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal has asked Union external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj to take up the issue with the US government