Source: The Sacramento Bee
On January 26, 2002, The Sacramento Bee featured the story "A Plea For Peace: Muslims, Hindus and Sikhs join in rally at Capitol." It reported, "While speakers used a bullhorn to exhort California's leaders to work for peace on the Indian subcontinent, interviews with rally participants showed agreement that crossed religious and ethnic lines." One participant, Punam Kaura, noted that "in America, it's natural for immigrants from South Asia to group together, despite the religious differences that keep their homelands at sword's point. 'We have the same roots -- the same culture and dialects,' Kaura said. 'We go to parties and functions together and visit each other's homes. We have no defenses against each other here in America.'"