Michelle Obama to Visit Oak Creek to Comfort Grieving Sikh Community

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Washington, DC – The White House on Saturday confirmed to India America Today that First Lady Michelle Obama will travel to Milwaukee on Thursday August 23 to “meet with the immediate family members of victims and the immediate family members of those who were seriously injured.”

The US law and order enforcement officials labeled the fatal incident at the Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin as an act of terrorism, where six members of the Sikh community were gunned down on August 5 and many others injured including a police officer by Wade Michael Page, a white supremacist gunman.

Commenting on the announcement, Manvinder Singh, Director, International Civil and Human Rights Advocacy, Unite Sikhs said in a statement, “This news also comes at a time when the entire community is grieving not only from the loss of the six community members but also the loss of Dalbir Singh, a Sikh from the Oak Creek community who was shot and killed while closing his store on Wednesday night.” (IATNS)

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