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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Indians point blame at the White House over massacre at Sikh temple

American officials are using diplomatic back channels in an effort to ease tensions with India in the wake of the shooting of six people at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin on Sunday.

President Obama gave his public condolences shortly after white supremacist Wade Michael Page opened fire in the temple, but that was not enough to prevent a backlash in India.

India's prime minister said he was shocked Monday by the shooting attack that killed six people at a Sikh house of worship in the United States, and the top Sikh cleric accused the American government of a `'security lapse.'

Small protests condemning the violence were held in Indian cities Monday and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, himself a member of the Sikh faith, called the assault a `'dastardly attack.'

'That this senseless act of violence should be targeted at a place of religious worship is particularly painful,' he said in a statement. Read More