US President Barack Obama called the Prime Minister on Wednesday to convey condolences over the shooting incident at a Gurudwara in Wisconsin, on August 5, 2012.
He appreciated the contributions made by the Sikh community in American society. He said that the tragic incident would be investigated.
Prime Minster Manmohan Singh thanked President Obama for the support extended by the government and people of the United States to the Sikh population in the United States.
He hoped that measures would be taken to avoid recurrence of such incidents. He stressed that India and USA, as two pluralistic and open societies with respect for religious freedoms, should continue to work against ideologies of violence and hatred.