She wore a cream and red dress, while he wore a red turban, in keeping with Sikh traditions.
But that morning, 20 uninvited men were determined to put a stop to the wedding.
In order to have a Christian wedding at a Church, most Christian Churches would expect the couple to be both Christian and some even attend Church to show commitment to the faith. However, when it comes to Sikhs, it seems the media and outsiders feel it justified to criticise Sikhs for only allowing Sikhs to partake in the Sikh religious marriage ceremony in the Gurdwara.
In recent years, the incidences of interfaith marriages (i.e.
An even less valid reason is that some gurdwara management committees see mixed marriages in a gurdwara as an additional source of income.
Although Sikh attitudes to other religions is one of respect, the Sikh Gurus reminded us that Sikhi is a distinct path in its own right with unique emphasis on the equality of all human beings and it’s far-sighted teachings on gender equality.
In each case, the bride was a Sikh woman and the groom a non-Sikh man.
Under the media radar, such disruptions of interfaith marriages at Sikh gurdwaras have become worryingly commonplace across Britain.
(Rehatnama Bhai Desa Singh) (ੲ) ਕੰਨਯਾ ਦੇਵੈ ਸਿਖ ਕੋ, ਲੇਵੈ ਨਹਿ ਕੁਛ ਦਾਮ। ਸੋਈ ਮੇਰਾ ਸਿਖ ਹੈ, ਪਹੁੰਚੇਗੋ ਮਮ ਧਾਮ। (ਗੁਰ ਪ੍ਰਤਾਪ ਸੂਰਜ) 3.No one would speak to us, we couldn’t find anywhere to live because no one would rent to a black man, and we had no money.Now it’s very hard to comprehend the prejudice we encountered, but you have to remember that there were hardly any black people in Britain in the Forties.Mary, 81, is married to Jake, 86, and lives in Solihull in the West Midlands. Mary is a former deputy head teacher, and Jake worked for the post office before retiring.Mary is white and Jake is black, originally from Trinidad.