Hong Kong Sikhs to protest SGGS beadbi on Oct 25

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 | Hong Kong | 22 Oct 2015 | Asia Samachar |

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Sikhs in Hong Kong plan to protest at the Consulate General of India office on Sunday (25 Oct).

They join their brethren from a number of other countries to express their anger on the recent incident of beadbi of the Sri Guru Granth Sahib in Punjab.

“Every Sikh, nanak naam leva sangat, is requested to participate in this protest as this isn’t for any one of us but instead it’s for our father, our Guru Granth Sahib Ji, from whom we got this beautiful life,” reads one message on the social media.

The protest march will start from the Khalsa Diwan Sikh Temple, the sole gurdwara in Hong Kong, at 12 noon after an ardaas. It is expected to end at 2.15pm.

The last time such a protest took place in Hong Kong was in 1984 after the Indian government troops stormed the Harmandar Sahib, popularly known as the Golden Temple, in Amritsar, an organising team member tells Asia Samachar.

The Consulate General of India was previously known as the Commission for India in Hong Kong.

It was set up in 1951 and was re-designated as Consulate General of India in 1996 in advance of China’s assumption of sovereignty over Hong Kong from the British in 1997, according to information on its website.

Consul General of India to Hong Kong and Macau Prashant Agrawal had a previous stint in Thailand.

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