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Posted at: Nov 16, 2015, 1:29 AM; last updated: Nov 16, 2015, 12:32 AM (IST)

Sikhs get accolades for offering help in Paris

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 15

In this hour of great tragedy in Paris, the Sikh community has earned praise on Twitter. Their generosity in opening doors of their houses and offering shelter and food in gurdwaras has earned then accolades.

Tweets say the community has put behind its unhappiness over the ban on turban in France and have won hearts through selfless service. As people were told to try stay indoors wherever they were after the bomb blasts, it became imperative for those on streets to seek shelter indoors. The Sikhs provided that, say the tweets.

Through hashtag #PorteOuverte, which means doors are open, French residents and Sikhs took to Twitter and other social media sites offering food and shelter to the needy. They donated blood as well.

May God bless the Sikhs for your hospitality and kindness #PorteOuverte #Paris, tweeted Howard Roark.

Tred tweeted: “Let us hope that Paris remembers this favour of the Sikhs and overturns the turban ban”

“Paris needs a hug. Sikhs are awesome,” said Liz Mitchell. “Sikhs are great people, opened the temples in Paris to house people to protect them from the monsters,” said Everton Moaner.


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