The Sikh community in the United Kingdom has retreated against the anti-India campaign

The Sikh community in the United Kingdom has retreated against the anti-India campaign, which is being led by Khalistanis. The latter has organized several protest marches in the UK over the past few months.

But on Sunday, Sikh community leaders gathered at Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha located at Park Avenue, Southall, and thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government for doing so much for the Sikh community and helping bridge it.

They thanked the Prime Minister for declaring 26 December as ‘Veer Bal Diwas’ and declaring it as a public holiday.

At the congregation, Sikh leaders and Gurdwara committee office-bearers challenged those who are pushing a “factually incorrect” narrative about India and its current government, a statement from them said.

The passage of the resolution is seen as a bold move by the local community in Britain, which has so far remained silent and decided not to face the handful of Khalistanis who are propagating an anti-India narrative.

On the occasion of 365th birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh, PM Modi announced that from 2022 to 26 December will be celebrated as ‘Veer Bal Diwas’. It will be a tribute to the bravery and martyrdom of the sons of Guru Gobind Singh, he said.

He had earlier appreciated the contributions made by Sikh Gurus, which he said were not limited to society and spirituality, but helped India on various occasions.

“The valor of Guru Tegh Bahadur and his sacrifice against Aurangzeb teaches us how the country fights against terror and religious bigotry. Similarly, the life of the tenth Guru, Guru Gobind Singh Sahib, is also a living example of tenacity and sacrifice at every step. It is,” PM Modi had said while addressing the Gurpurab celebrations at Gurdwara Lakhpat Sahib in Gujarat in December last year.

He also praised the contribution made by the Gurudwaras during the tough Corona times.