'Thugs' forcibly stop interfaith wedding at gurdwara in London

London: A group of nearly 20 locals stormed a gurdwara in Southall and forcibly stopped an ongoing interfaith wedding of a Sikh bride with a non-Sikh groom last weekend, a media report said.

 Thugs forcibly stop interfaith wedding at gurdwara in London

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The members of Sri Guru Singh Sabha Gurdwara said a group of men opposed the "inter-faith marriage" and forced the couple to cancel the wedding.

"A group of 22 people arrived shortly after 8 am They were all thugs. None of them were recognised by any of the Sikh groups here," The Independent.com quoted Sohan Singh Sumra, vice-president of the gurdwara, as saying on Wednesday.

Sumra said they got a call to stop the inter-faith wedding. However, bride's family gave a go ahead when they were contacted by the gurdwara.

"We had a meeting with local temples because we do not want anything like that happening to any other couples," he was quoted as saying.

IANS

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Updated Date: Aug 12, 2015 15:35:45 IST