California, August 26: Manjit Singh GK, president of the Delhi unit of the Shiromani Akali Dal and the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee, was assaulted by more than 20 people in the United States of America (USA) on Saturday. According to a tweet by ANI, the incident took place in California. The attackers also blackened Manjeet’s face outside a Gurdwara in California. “I was attacked by more than 20 people; these people have not even kept the dignity of a Gurdwara. I told my aides to not say a word and maintain peace. We will not be cowed down by all this”, Manjeet Singh GK said.
Manjeet was being brutally thrashed, kicked and pushed to the ground outside a Yuba city Gurdwara on Saturday. In a video that went viral, it is seen that the men thrashed him so badly that Singh’s turban fell off. Police arrested three people in connection with the attack and an investigation has been initiated.
Watch Video: Manjeet Singh GK attacked, face blackened outside Gurdwara
#WATCH: Akali Dal leader & Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee member Manjeet Singh GK attacked, face blackened outside a Gurdwara in California. 3 people have been arrested in connection with the attack. #USA (25.08.18) pic.twitter.com/HdhnlJn8zP
— ANI (@ANI) August 26, 2018
On Monday, the Gurdwara president and his family were attacked outside a TV studio in New York, USA, reportedly by Khalistani supporters. It must be noted that the Khalistan movement is a Sikh nationalist movement, which seeks to create a separate country called Khalistan in the Punjab region of South Asia. It must be noted that this is the second such attack on Singh in a week.
A group of people attacked me & my relatives in #NewYork. This will not scare me away from my path to serve the community. I have fought & I will fight till my last breath.Such cowardly incidents do not scare me.🙏 @SushmaSwaraj @USAmbIndia @IndiainNewYork https://t.co/au9SUx1qrt
— Manjit Singh GK (@ManjitGK) August 21, 2018
The incident came to light after Singh tweeted to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and described his ordeal. In the tweet, Singh said a group of people attacked him and his relatives in New York and said such attacks will not scare him from working for his community.