Video statement by Ravneet Singh link here:

February 21, 2018, London; A Sikh was attacked today at 5:20pm outside of UK Parliament building. Ravneet Singh, EcoSikh’s South Asia Project Manager, was attacked and his turban was pulled by an individual while he uttered racial slurs. The area had people waiting to get inside the parliament building or trying to see their Parliament representatives. Ravneet Singh and his colleague Jaspreet Singh from India were waiting in a queue to meet the Sikh MP Tan Dhesi of Slough at Westminster. The EcoSikh team were to meet Tan Dhesi regarding the upcoming World Sikh Environment Day on March 14 and establishing EcoSikh as an environmental charity in UK. Tan Dhesi strongly condemned this attack and said that he will follow up with the police to prevent this kind of attacks on Sikhs. Dhesi tweeted “Disgusted to discover today that someone filled with hatred tried to pull off the turban of one of my guests standing in line outside @UKParliament. I hope the @metpoliceuk /authorities will take urgent action.”

The police immediately approached Ravneet Singh and recorded his statement. The police also informed that the incident was recorded in the CCTV camera and they will find out the attacker.

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Ravneet Singh said, "I came all the way from India to see the parliament in the UK and meet the Sikh MP and I was so excited. I am not sure why the attacker was shouting at us and why did he attacked my turban, but all I could make out was "muslim go back". The Sikh community is working hard on the teachings of Guru Nanak and trying to serve and help the world, whereas we are not as public as we should be. The government should come forward to educate the society and protect the innocents. I will be going back tomorrow morning."

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Dr. Rajwant Singh, EcoSikh President from Washington and the co-Founder of the National Sikh Campaign, said “It is so sad that such an attack will take place at the sacred grounds of the UK Parliament. It just shows that lot more work is to be done to inform people about Who Sikhs are and to promote understanding in UK.”

Note: Ravneet Singh and Jaspreet Singh will be going back to India tomorrow morning at 8:45amfrom Heathrow.

Ravneet Singh can be contacted at +91-998-837-3268
Jaspreet Singh can be contacted at +91-981-522-7100
Tan Dhesi can be contacted at 01753 518 161or 020 7219 1946 or
email at [email protected]

While we are in UK you can call us at our local UK number 07988 365 053 till tomorrow morning. Thanks

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