Indian Deputy High Commissioner stopped from addressing UK gurdwara gathering

The indian high commission tried to visit Shepherd’s Bush Gurdwara and was challenged as to the purpose of his visit. Indian Deputy High Commissioner Charanjeet Singh was on Wednesday stopped from addressing a meeting at the Shepherds Bush Gurdwara in London. Singh was stopped by Khalistanis following a call by the Sikh Federation to stop Indian officials from giving speeches at Gurdwaras.A video of the incident was uploaded online by the National Sikh Youth Federation UK.The state’s vicious military operations violently eliminated Sikh political activists, guerrillas, and their families from political discourse with impunity in the early 1990s and continues to enforce its erasure with the omnipresence of state violence. It is crucial that the recent wave of repression in the past year is understood in this context of a political conflict between two political entities rather than misrepresented as a problem of terrorism and extremism, or conversely as individual human rights issues that can be resolved through the Indian judicial system.

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