March 24, 2017 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
London: An attacker killed three members of the public and wounded at least 40 other civilians as his Hyundai 4×4 vehicle careered into pedestrians in the heart of the capital outside Parliament. The man armed with a knife then entered the Parliamentary estate and stabbed to death Keith Palmer, a 48 year old police officer before the attacker was shot dead.
Bhai Amrik Singh, the Chair of the Sikh Federation (UK) said: “Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Keith Palmer who died protecting Parliamentarians and the innocent victims who died or have been seriously injured and their families. The indiscriminate attack on civilians in Westminster is sickening and deplorable.”
“The location of this callous terrorist attack in Westminster was no accident and in our view a horrific attack on the values Parliament represents of democracy, freedom and the rule of law. We join other peace loving people to condemn this attack and must all be united against violence and terrorism.”
“We are saddened by the rise of such incidents around the world and have urged Sikhs to be calm and extra vigilant. It can not be a coincidence the attack was carried out on the first anniversary of the terror attacks in Brussels. Everyone needs to be much more security conscious.”