OAK CREEK, WI (WTAQ) - India’s leaders are outraged over Sunday’s attack on the Sikh Temple in Oak Creek.
The Web site “Foreign Policy” said Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called India’s Foreign Minister S.M. Kirshna from Africa Monday to try and smooth things over. That’s after Krishna criticized the U.S. for failed policies and a growing trend of violent incidents against religious minorities.
Four of the six worshippers killed in Oak Creek were Indian nationals.
The Foreign Policy report said India’s government officials and Sikh leaders in the country were demanding that the U.S. do more to protect Sikhs living in America.
Protests reportedly broke out in several of India’s cities upon the news of the Wisconsin attack – and some officials demanded stricter gun laws in the U.S.
In New Delhi, U.S. Ambassador Nancy Powell visited a Sikh temple to pay her respects – and she met with national leaders to express condolences and promise a thorough investigation.