Indeed, senior Sikh leaders at the Akal Takht in India declared their opposition to all interfaith marriage in 2007.
And some Sikh militants in Britain have been actively protesting and disrupting interfaith weddings at gurdwaras.
C.’s 200,000 Sikhs are often intensely concerned about “losing their identity.”In response to immigrating to a multi-faith country, many become highly focused on maintaining the languages of India and strict forms of their own religion.
Kang, for instance, has found much more support in Canada for the fundamentalist Khalistan independence movement than she saw in India.
C., agrees with Sahukhan that many Canadians, of a variety of world views, have developed a negative impression of Sikhism.