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Sikh weddings regularly crashed by protesters objecting to mixed faith marriages Watch

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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-21721519
    What are your thoughts on this? I'd be interested to hear sikh's views on this as well.
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    LOL this is too funny
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    As a Sikh, I think this is ridiculous. Marriage is marriage at the end of the day, wherever you choose to celebrate it should be up to you.
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    It's completely unacceptable. Of all people these protesters should realise the gurdwara is meant to be a democracy of sorts, not a case of rule by those who shout (or protest) the loudest. Whilst they have not committed violence, there actions are threatening and distressing.

    Each can practice their religion as they want, but it is totally wrong to dictate your views to others (including willing organisations) on how they practice their religion.

    A means should be brought about to arrest "protesters" who are harassing newlyweds.
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    (Original post by Phantom Lord)
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-21721519
    What are your thoughts on this? I'd be interested to hear sikh's views on this as well.
    How do these 'protestors' actually find the time to specifically find out who is getting married where and be free to crash the wedding at that specific time.

    They could just be in it for the free pakoras on offer.
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    Sikh weddings crashed by protesters objecting to mixed faith marriages
    Not the same thing.
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    Like the thread about Muslims not marrying outside their religion, this is just another indictment of multiculturalism...
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    (Original post by effofex)
    They could just be in it for the free pakoras on offer.
    You may have a point

    A caterer who had prepared food was told to go or face being killed. The militants then ate the wedding breakfast.
    http://www.secularism.org.uk/news/20...into-wiltshire
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    (Original post by mikeyd85)
    Not the same thing.
    u wot m8?
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    (Original post by pinda.college)
    As a Sikh, I think this is ridiculous. Marriage is marriage at the end of the day, wherever you choose to celebrate it should be up to you.
    Sikhs aren't supposed to marry non-Sikhs so won't that be against your religion to hold something which is not allowed inside one your temples?
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    (Original post by ed-)
    Like the thread about Muslims not marrying outside their religion, this is just another indictment of multiculturalism...
    But without 'multiculturalism' those weddings they crash wouldn't have happened in the first place
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    (Original post by Phantom Lord)
    But without 'multiculturalism' those weddings they crash wouldn't have happened in the first place
    Your point being?
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    (Original post by pinda.college)
    As a Sikh, I think this is ridiculous. Marriage is marriage at the end of the day, wherever you choose to celebrate it should be up to you.
    what you sniffing mate? It is an order given by the Great 10th Master of the Sikhs and Akal Takht Sahib that interfaith aint allowed. Who are any of us to assume any better?
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    (Original post by Phantom Lord)
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-21721519
    What are your thoughts on this? I'd be interested to hear sikh's views on this as well.
    do not believe all you hear. Sikh protesters have been heavily victimized over the last 2 years by the media, they as a whole have been incorrectly criticized by the actions of a few individuals
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    In order for a couple to undergo a Sikh religious ceremony (Anand Karaj) both the bride and groom must be Sikh. As with any other religions, one must not marry outside of the religion. If your partner is not Sikh, then you'll not need a religious Sikh ceremony. You cannot have the Sikh religious ceremony, as both partners are not Sikh thus the ceremony becomes useless for the couple.

    What's wrong with that?
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    Don't Sikhs always make a meal out of them being "well integrated, no fuss" to the native population and British way of life? Yet here we are, them showing their wonderful values of tolerance in Britain.
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    (Original post by P.Kaur)
    In order for a couple to undergo a Sikh religious ceremony (Anand Karaj) both the bride and groom must be Sikh. As with any other religions, one must not marry outside of the religion. If your partner is not Sikh, then you'll not need a religious Sikh ceremony. You cannot have the Sikh religious ceremony, as both partners are not Sikh thus the ceremony becomes useless for the couple.

    What's wrong with that?
    You're in Britain, that's what wrong with that.
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    (Original post by Casserole)
    You're in Britain, that's what wrong with that.
    Exactly and Britain isn't a Sikh country...

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    (Original post by P.Kaur)
    What's wrong with that?
    Surely it's the decision of the people who run the temple? If they allow the weddings to happen then why do these people have a right to stop them from happening?
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    (Original post by Phantom Lord)
    Surely it's the decision of the people who run the temple? If they allow the weddings to happen then why do these people have a right to stop them from happening?
    listen, sikhs arent against mixed marriages, what other people is not my business. All Im saying is that its against sikh principles to hold interfaith in Gurdwaras. If certain individuals think they are bigger than the religion and dont follow, action has to be taken? Correct?
 
 
 
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