Sikh Youth Lead Discussions On Terrorism

January 5, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Sikh Times

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Youth from many different faiths across Strathclyde met recently for a round table discussion on terrorism in all its forms and exchange ideas on how ‘together they can combat extremist views’.

The event, which was chaired by Anoop Wallia from Sikhs in Scotland and co-hosted by Strathclyde Police, was attended by youth from Christian, Sikh, Muslim, Hindu and Jewish communities.

Proceedings were formally opened by Assistant Chief Constable David Martin. Together, they created a collective statement condemning terrorism and pledged to work together in solidarity and unity to bring the Scottish Communities closer together.

Assistant Chief Constable David Martin opening the event said:

“I am pleased to have been part of this event. This was an excellent way of getting young people round the table to talk about the issues that affect them and their community.

“It is so important to encourage young people to come together and helps them focus on, not what unites them and to discuss the benefits of working in partnership with each other.

“It also gave them the opportunity to meet people from other social, cultural and religious backgrounds, possibly for the first time.