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Ealing Southall MP hits out at fringe Khalistan group supporting Republic Day protest in London

Virendra Sharma was at a football event which was organised by the Ramgarhia Youth Forum.

Ealing Southall MP hits out at fringe Khalistan group supporting Republic Day protest in London

Virendra Sharma has responded to fringe Khalistan group supporting January 26 protest

Member of Parliament for Ealing Southall Virendra Sharma has responded to the fringe Khalistan group supporting the January 26 protest outside the High Commission of India(HCI) in London.

Virendra Sharma spoke to India Today at Kick It Together,’ a football tournament for under-12 at Goals Hayes in Hillingdon, London.

Virendra Sharma said, "You can see hundreds of people from the Sikh community here. None of them will be there. There is a small section that wants to divide us. They may be from the Sikh community, they may be from the Hindu community, they may be from the Muslim community. It’s their personal agenda, and their personal political beliefs and they want to divide so that they can exist."

Sharma further added that he will request the Home Secretary to maintain law and order, as no divisive forces will be encouraged on British soil, and that he will oppose any such move.

The football event was organised by the Ramgarhia Youth Forum, a London-based, not-for-profit organisation initiated by Sikhs who want to promote community spirit through sports, spirituality and education.

The football tournament brought together eight teams, two from Brook House Football Club, two from Martin-Baker FC, one from Inventive Football, and three from Lions Youth. All the players were from the Watford, Slough, Hayes and Southall areas. Martin Baker battled it out with Inventive Football, who won the match.

Businessman Paul Riat, OBE congratulated the organisers, saying, Through sports, we develop community cohesion we meet different people from different backgrounds and cultures and this is the aim and objective of Ramgarhia Youth Forum. These are the teachings of our Gurus, to reach out to all faiths, religions and cultural backgrounds, and this has been achieved here this afternoon.

MP Virendra Sharma called it a great day in the history of spirit in West London.

Organisers have informed that more such matches, workshops and events will be held in the future.

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