Indian protesters hold swords and shout slogans during a protest against the shooting at a Sikh temple in the US, New Delhi on August 6.
Angry protesters have taken to the streets in India to condemn the Wisconsin Sikh temple shooting incident in the US, in which a gunman killed seven and critically injured another three.
Hundreds of angry Sikh protesters gathered in the Indian capital New Delhi as well as in the northern city of Jammu on Monday, shouting slogans and carrying placards that read, “Ban open sale of weapons in USA.” and “Shame, Shame, Shame.”
On Sunday, an unidentified white man in his forties opened fire just before prayer services began in the 5-year-old Sikh temple.
The gunman, who reportedly had a tattoo of 9/11 attacks on one his arms reportedly targeted men wearing turbans and was later shot down by a police officer.
According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, as many as 30 people were shot, including the president of the temple, Satwant Kaleka.
Those present at the temple were preparing for a special children's service, with a featured guest from India. The attack happened an hour before the service was to start.
Police cordoned off the street where the temple is located and asked the media to refrain from reporting on or transmitting images of police operations in the area until the situation is resolved.
Sikh rights groups have reported a rise in bias attacks since the September 11, 2001 attacks. The Washington-based Sikh Coalition has reported more than 700 incidents in the US ever since.
There are approximately 500,000 Sikhs in the US.