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'Campaign through Facebook for Obama's visit to Golden Temple'

Upset over reports that US President Barack Obama may skip Golden Temple during his India visit, a Sikh group asked the community members to campaign through Twitter and Facebook accounts of the White House for his visit to Sikhism's holiest.

world Updated: Oct 21, 2010 11:51 IST

Upset over reports that US President Barack Obama may skip Golden Temple during his India visit, a Sikh group in Washington on Thursday asked the community members to campaign through Twitter and Facebook accounts of the White House for his visit to Sikhism's holiest.

United Sikhs also urged Obama not to cancel his visit to Golden Temple. "The President's visit to India in November has been marked with heightened jubilation, especially from the Sikh community," it said in a statement.

"Visit the White House's Twitter and Facebook account to let the President know the importance of his potential visit to Harmandar Sahib (Golden Temple)," the statement said.

"For a religious minority group that has often remained invisible to the world, the Sikh community now has the enviable opportunity to welcome for the first time a head of state from the United States. The importance of this visit should not be understated," the statement said.

The United Sikhs also released pictures of the Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and British Queen Elizabet, visiting the Golden Temple.

"If these rumors (of cancellation) are true, this is a tremendously disappointing moment for the entire Sikh community and religious minorities in general. What was supposed to be affirmation and recognition of a young, vibrant, and growing religious minority, has devolved into a race to the bottom."