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World Sikh Organization of Canada condemns Ottawa Parliament Shooting

October 23, 2014 | By

Ottawa (October 23, 2014): The World Sikh Organization of Canada is saddened and shocked by yesterday’s terrorist attacks in Ottawa. Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, a 24 year old reservist with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders regiment lost his life in the shooting at the Ottawa War Memorial. The attack was stopped in the Parliament Building by Parliament’s Sgt. at Arms, Kevin Vickers and other members of the Canadian security forces.

Vickers had been recognized by the WSO in 2011 for upholding the right of Sikhs to wear kirpans in the Canadian Parliament.

WSO President Dr. Amritpal Singh Shergill said, “we stand in solidarity with our fellow Canadians in condemning these atrocious attacks. As we commend the quick and courageous action of Sgt. at Arms Kevin Vickers in preventing any further loss of life, we also send our prayers and condolences to the family of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo who lost his life while serving his country. The response of Canadians of all backgrounds to these attacks has shown that we will not be intimidated or daunted but will instead respond with courage and unity. We will not let this attack divide us. Today, as Sikhs around the world commemorate Bandi Chhor Divas, let us reflect on what part we must play so that that freedom and justice can prevail.”

Photo Courtesy: National Post

Photo Courtesy: National Post

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