(By Niticentral Staff) Sikh children in UK are being reportedly targeted by Muslim pedophile gangs for sexual abuse, a BBC documentary aired on September 2 has shown.
Following last week’s jailing of a grooming gang for a number of child sex offences, the BBC’s Inside Out has broadcast a 30-minute investigation into the abuse of Sikh girls.
There is anger among Sikhs living in the Midlands after reports emerged that organised gangs active in the area are operating network of contacts and premises to carry out alleged sexual crimes against youngsters, mainly Sikh youth.
Earlier in January, tensions boiled when a curry restaurant in Leicester was attacked by nearly 50 men, after a 16-year-old Sikh girl was assaulted in a flat attached to the property.
Last week, six men, including five Muslims, were sentenced jail after they were convicted of running a sex racket from the property attached to the restaurant.
The Sikh community in Leicester is angry over the issue of exploitation and that police has failed to properly investigate the case.
The Sikh Awareness Society (SAS) said that Sikh families often felt powerless to know how to deal with grooming. At any one time, the group is helping around 15 victims of grooming. More than half of the cases involves street grooming – where a victim is targeted by an organised gang, says a report published inInternational Business Times.
“Sikhs feel like it’s happening and they don’t have the resources to deal with it. Also, the police don’t have the resources to deal with it,” said SAS coordinator Jagjir Singh.
The society has mainly found Pakistani men indulged in such activities as they easily gel up with Sikh kids as they share common area of origin.
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