Barcelona, 18 August: The Sikh community rallied to offer shelter and food in gurudwaras after a van rammed into a crowd of pedestrians at Barcelona’s iconic Las Ramblas killing several and injuring more than 50 people.Harjinder S Kukreja from Punjab tweeted the details of the gurudwaras that can offer shelter and food to those in need. “If anyone needs shelter, food, Sikh houses of worship in the Spanish city are open for all,” Kukreja tweeted. His post was retweeted 4,500 times and more than 200 people commented on it.
This isn’t the first time the Sikh community has stepped up to offer help following terror attacks. Gurudwaras in Britain offered food, water and shelter to many tourists who were stranded after the attacks on London Bridge and the Borough Market in June, repeating the community’s widely appreciated help after the May 22 attack in Manchester.