President of Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) and leader of Akali Dal, Manjit Singh GK, was attacked amid chants of ‘Khalistan Zindabad’ by pro-Khalistan supporters in Yuba City in Northern California, USA. He was scheduled to visit San Jose, however, things took an ugly turn as the Akali Dal leader was physically assaulted for the second time in the span of five days.
Releasing a statement immediately after the incident, Manjit Singh GK said," I had come to Yuba city Gurudwara with other pilgrims. We had come here to pay our respects. Around 20-25 men entered the Gurudwara premises and attacked me. Considering the scenario and respecting the sanctity of a Gurudwara I told my supporter to not reach out to such elements. Despite the brutality with which they have attacked me, I am absolutely fine. I am still here and will visit the Gurudwara with my head bowed down. I will continue my fight. I was attacked in New York as well. They tried to attack me in Delhi too. Today 25-30 men pounced on me. They tried to kill me. It is God's miracle that I am still alive in front of you all. I respected the sanctity of Gurudwara and they did not, they will pay for it. They attacked me and ran off. I think some of them have been caught by the cops. I hope God will grant them some sense. Waheguru Ji da khalsa, Waheguru Ji di fateh"
Earlier, Manjit Singh GK and his family members were attacked in New York by a group of Khalistan supporters. Manjit Singh posted the video of the incident which took place while he was coming out of a TV studio after participating in a debate.
"A group of people attacked me and my relatives in New York. This will not scare me away from my path to serve the community. I have fought and I will fight until my last breath. Such cowardly incidents do not scare me," Manjit Singh tweeted tagging External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.
In the video, Manjit is seen sitting inside his parked car along with his brother and sister-in-law when suddenly a group of pro-Khalistani supporter rushes towards him. With an intention to harm the leader, they try to forcefully open the door of the car and damage the car by smashing the windows. Getting the sense of the situation, Manjit Singh and his brother step out of the car and lock horns with the attackers.