Christchurch attack: Sikh community offers support to families of victims

By: | Updated: March 16, 2019 9:03 PM

The group also urged the local organisers, leaders and gurudwaras to connect with the Muslim community in their respective regions to offer their support.

One such group which goes by the name of The Sikh Group Guru Nanak’s Free Kitchen in its Facebook post writes that it has already spoken to Christchurch gurudwara which is ready to help the Christchurch Muslim community.

After the terrible attack in Christchurch, New Zealand-based Sikh community has come forward to help the victims. Several groups took to social media to express their solidarity and offered their help to victims in whatever way they could.

One such group which goes by the name of The Sikh Group Guru Nanak’s Free Kitchen in its Facebook post writes that it has already spoken to Christchurch gurudwara which is ready to help the Christchurch Muslim community.

The Sikh Group writes that it was informed by one of the Muslim representatives in Auckland that the Muslim community in Christchurch needed people for service such as washing bodies, transportation of families and bodies to the cemetery, digging graves and organize langar for the people attending funerals.

Another Sikh group by the name of Young Sikh Professionals New Zealand also pledged its support to Muslims in Christchurch. “This kind of violence and the hate it perpetuates has no place in any country and we have a collective responsibility to stand up and say no – this is not us,” it said in a Facebook post.

The group also urged the local organisers, leaders and gurudwaras to connect with the Muslim community in their respective regions to offer their support.

Sikh community spokesperson Daljit Singh while speaking to New Zealand Herald said that the Sikh community would help the attack victims. “Sikh community stands strongly and firmly with the Muslims because this act of terrorism happened in a place of worship, and we will spare no effort in supporting them,” he said.

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