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India SGPC announces bravery award for Kaleke, US official

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    SGPC announces bravery award for Kaleke, US official

    Tribune News Service
    Amritsar, August 10

    The SGPC today announced gold medals as bravery award on Satwant Singh Kaleke (posthumously) and US police official Lt. Brian Murphy for saving several lives during the Wisconsin gurdwara shootout on August 5.

    SGPC president Avtar Singh Makkar made the announcement following the ‘bhog’ ceremony of ‘Akhand Path’ organised for the peace to departed souls at the Golden Temple Complex. The ceremony was also attended by US Embassy officials Chad Thornberry and A. Sukesh.

    Earlier, Makkar said he recently met the US Ambassador and told her that the US should initiate concrete measures to redress the identity issue of Sikhs as a number of Sikhs were attacked post-9/11 due to mistaken identity. He said the SGPC will give an aid of Rs 2 lakh each to the next of kin of two Sikh preachers who were killed in the shootout.

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