Hindus have joined Sikh Temple of Wisconsin Oak Creek (STWOC) in commemorating the victims of August five, 2012 shooting and paying tributes to the departed souls.
Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, commended the STWOC stand on this issue: We must take a stand against violence by coming together with kindness and love.
Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, said: We remember the martyrs of August five, 2012 (Suveg Singh Khattra, Satwant Singh Kaleka, Ranjit Singh, Sita Singh, Paramjit Kaur, Prakash Singh) on the second anniversary of the shooting and our hearts go out to the victims and their families and the community is still deeply saddened at this tragedy. It was a senseless and shocking violence on a group of worshippers.
Mourning this loss, Rajan Zed pointed out that Sikhs had made lot of contributions to USA and the world. Various faith and inter-faith groups nationwide should join hands to express support to the Sikh community and to spread the message of peace, love and harmony at grassroots level, Zed stressed.
We stand in solidarity with the Sikh brothers and sisters, Zed added.