NEW DELHI/CHANDIGARH, Aug 6 � Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today expressed shock over the shooting at a gurudwara in the US and hoped authorities there will ensure �conditions� that such violent acts are not repeated, as the attack sparked an outrage in the country, especially in Punjab, reports PTI.
The Prime Minister said what was more painful was the fact that this �senseless act of violence� should be targeted at a religious place.
An anguished Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal asked the Prime Minister to take up with the Obama administration the issue of safety and security of Sikhs living in the US while the Sikh religious leadership said the attack by a lone white gunman was a security lapse on the part of US Government.
Condemning the attack, External Affairs Minister S M Krishna said it does not fit into the proclaimed policies of the US.
Meanwhile, the FBI has launched a probe into the massacre of six people inside a Gurudwara in Wisconsin, described as the deadliest attack against the Sikh community in the US, as authorities termed the shooting spree of the lone white gunman as �domestic terrorism�.
The second massacre in the country in three weeks has sent shivers down the spine of the Obama administration and the US� closely-knit Sikh community of about seven lakh.