August 20, 2014 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
Tilbury, UK (August 20, 2014): According to information the Sikh Relief team extended helping hand for Afghan Sikhs who recently arrived in UK in a shipping container. Sikh Relief team members traveled to Tilbury Port, taking food, clothing and immediate necessities such as, to the Sikhs found trapped inside a shipping container.
“The team were saddened at the way in which young and elderly were stuck in an airtight metal container for such a long amount of time” reads a Facebook post by Sikh Organisation for Prisoner Welfare (SOPW).
According to Sikh24, an online Sikh news portal, [d]onations and langar are being co-ordinated by the Grays Gurdwara, where our team also made their contribution. The local sangat are pulling together to help these traumatised individuals in whatever way they can.
Sikh Relief has offered their heartfelt condolences to the family of Meet Singh who lost his life whilst trapped in the container.
In a statement sent to the Sikh Siyasat News (SSN), Glasgow based Global Minority Alliance (GMA) demanded absolute support for the Sikhs who were found in a container at Tilbury port, Essex on Saturday (August 16).