“Plan For Sikh Religious Center Fails”

The Los Angeles Times (Valley Edition)
June 25, 1993

Jeff Schnaufer with Kurt Pitze


“There’s no traffic problem. There’s no access problem. So everything is fine. It’s discrimination.”

Said attorney Pauline Amond, whose firm represented the Sikhs: “It’s the unknown. Sikhs are relatively new to the community. (Other residents) don’t know how much noise they will make, how loud they will be.”

Amond believes that misunderstanding of the Sikh culture heightened community opposition to the project and may have led to its defeat.

An appeal is likely. “It’s almost unconstitutional to turn down a place of worship of this kind,” Amond said.

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