Manchester: From taxi driver Mann Singh and volunteers from Birmingham, to nearby gurdwaras, members of the Sikh community were at hand to provide transport, food, water and shelter as people battled to come quickly to terms using the Monday terror attack in Manchester.
The four nearest Gurdwaras – Sri Guru Gobind Singh Gurdwara Educational and Cultural Centre, Gurdwara Sri Guru Harkrisham Sahib, Dasmesh Sikh Temple and Central Gurdwara Manchester Gurudwaras – all kept their doors open for affected individuals throughout the night.
— Nav Sawhney (@navsproject365) May 23, 2017
“Sikh Temples in Manchester, UK offering food & accommodation. They are open for ALL people,” said Harjinder Kukreja in a Tweet.
Many people used the #RoomForManchester hashtag to provide people shelter, many taxi drivers switched off their meters to supply those impacted a totally free and safe lift home.
— Harjinder S Kukreja (@SinghLions) May 23, 2017
It was a cowardly & barbaric act to target innocent victims including young children at a concert. Thoughts & prayers with victims &families pic.twitter.com/8KVI5jvshE
— Sikh Council UK (@SikhCouncilUK) May 23, 2017
The Sikh Council UK said in a statement: “The Sikh community stands in solidarity with the people of Manchester at this difficult time and we are heartened to read the stories of Sikhs assisting the victims and their families during this atrocity.
“We encourage all Sikh gurdwara managements to arrange prayers for the victims and their families and to attend community initiatives to show solidarity at this time.”
Sir Richard Leese, a leader of Manchester City Council, said: “This is an absolutely horrifying incident and our thoughts are with everyone affected, especially those who have lost loved ones or been injured and traumatised.”
“Manchester is a proud and strong city and we will not allow those who seek to sow fear and division to achieve their aims.”
Give Blood NHS have released a statement telling locals these are generally lifesavers, adding: ‘We are not taking registrations due to a high response following last night’s events.’
‘We have all the blood required at the present time,’ said Give Blood NHS.
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