Sikh Temple shooting in Wisconsin, US

India Canada Association of Saskatchewan is deeply pained to learn about the cowardly shooting incident at the gurudwara in Wisconsin, US. People from India are peace loving people who take pride in being highly faithful and sincere to the country they live in. The sikh gurus like many many saints, rishis and yogis in India have promoted the message of universal peace and brotherhood.

Time magazine: 'At least seven people were killed Sunday when a gunman opened fire at a Sikh temple near Milwaukee, authorities said. The suspected shooter was later killed in exchange of gunfire with police and is counted among the dead. Earlier unconfirmed reports suggested there were multiple shooters. Police were called to the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in the Milwaukee suburb of Oak Creek on Sunday morning, when witnesses said several dozen people had gathered for prayers. In a statement released on Monday, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, India’s first Sikh leader, said he was “shocked and saddened” by the attacks. He said the country “stands in solidarity with all the peace-loving Americans who have condemned this violence” and asked U.S. authorities to take steps to prevent further violence. Shortly before 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, a man reported to be an Army veteran in his 40s walked into a Sikh temple in Oak Park, Wis., and opened fire on worshippers, killing six and injuring three. The suspect, whose identity has not been disclosed, was later shot and killed by a police officer. Traumatized witnesses described a scene of “carnage” and “insanity” as members of the five-year-old temple, or gurdwara, fled and barricaded themselves in a bathroom and kitchen pantry. Satwant Kaleka, the temple leader, was among those killed in the attack, reportedly after trying to tackle the gunman to the floor.'

Neeraj Saroj Vice President, ICA

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