UK: Gurdwara Sahib attacked in Derby
An unidentified person today attacked the Gurdwara Guru Arjan Dev in Derby during morning hours. He smashed the Gurdwara property causing damage worth thousands of pounds.
All his activities got recorded in the CCTV cameras installed inside Gurdwara premises due to which the Police succeeded in nabbing him. “This morning at 6 am, an individual entered the Gurdwara premises causing thousands of pounds of damage. We can confirm that no individuals were injured and that the clean-up process has begun,” said the Gurdwara authorities in a statement.
“This hate crime or any sort of crime against a Sikh will never deter us in our practice of seva (service) and simran (prayer). We will continue the service for the community with langar and continue to stream live nitnem (daily prayers). We will ensure the safety of all our sevadars (volunteers) and employees,” it added.
Gurdwaras across the UK have been recipients of funding as part of a government scheme to install security equipment to prevent hate crime in places of worship, but such incidents have continued. It is pertinent to note here that this Gurdwara is feeding 500 people every day during this ongoing coronavirus pandemic.