Indo-Canadian comedian Rupan Bal was on hand a the press conference for his Punjabi film 22G Tussi Ghaint Ho, starring AAP party MP and comedian Bhagwant Mann and Punjabi-Canadian comedians Jus Reign and Bal. The turbaned youtube sensation Jus Reign didn’t make it Vancouver but Bal, who is one of the leads in the film, attended the press conference and offered how he and Jus Reign has worked hard to put Indo-Canadian youngsters on the entertainment map and how the film is a small step in establishing a film industry here. 22G Tussi Ghaint Ho is finally seeing the light of day after years of being completed and then not finding any distributors. It’s a Desi style, brainless comedy Punjabi film but the real question is whether it will appeal to the Punjabi youngsters who are fans of Bal and Jus Reign!
dino killings,” said Inderjot Singh, president of Sikh gurdwara in Buena Park, a suburb of Los Angeles.
The incident, which occurred early on Sunday morning is being investigated by local law enforcement agencies.
“The gurdwara was vandalised during Sunday early hours and a hateful graffiti was seen on the walls of the gurdwara and also a truck parked in the parking lot. The graffiti included the phrase, “F@#k ISIS,” and the words “Islam” and other reference of gangs,” Washington-based Sikh Council on Religion and Education said in a statement.
The gurdwara is attended by over 800 community members on a weekly basis. The White House, which was informed about the incident, has forwarded the incident to the Department of Homeland Security to investigate.
“The Sikh community across the nation is in a heightened state of alert and is deeply troubled by this latest incident.
We are appealing to all Sikh place of congregation to be in touch with the local law enforcement agencies as well with the elected officials,” Dr Rajwant Singh of the Sikh Council on Religion and Education, said.
Singh also expressed concern over the recent anti-Muslim rhetoric made by some of the contenders of American presidency.
“This will directly result in elevated level of violence against minority religions in America and particularly the Sikhs. We are fearful that this kind of hate speech against Muslims with engulf Sikhs and members of the Muslim community across the nation,” he said.