US announced Grant for Victims of Oak Creek Shootout

Aug 3, 2013 18:25 IST

A grant of more than half million dollars was announced by Obama Administration on 2 August 2013 for the victims of the shootout that took place at the Oak Creek Gurdwara on 5 August 2012. The grant was announced by Eric Holder, the US Attorney General by a blog.  

The attack on the Gurudwara was termed as a jarring incident, because the incident occurred at the place of worship, felloship and above all of peace.

In his announcement, the Attorney General of US, Eric Holder also cleared that the crimes committed against the Hindus, Sikhs, Arabs, Buddhists, and three other minority religions would now be considered as the hate crime by law enforcement agencies and the FBI. The recommendation sent by the Advisory Policy Board to FBI Director was accepted by him.

About the Incidence
A gunman killed 6 worshipers at a Sikh Gurudwara at Oak Creek in Wisconsin on 5 August 2012. The temple in Oak Creek was founded in October 1997 and has a congregation of 350 to 400 people. Oak Creek is a city in Milwaukee County of Wisconsin state in United States that is located in north-central part of the country.

Gunman killed 6 at Sikh Temple in Oak Creek in Wisconsin


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