Sunday, September 08, 2013

Your Help is Needed - Please Sign Petition...

Urgent community notice:
Stop: Meat plant next to place of worship Petition by Respect Worship

On Tuesday 13 August 2013 Bradford Council approved a planning application by Pakeezah Supermarket to open a meat processing plant directly behind Guru Gobind Singh Gurdwara, off Leeds Road, Bradford. In doing so, the Council has ignored the voices and concerns of the entire Sikh community, thousands of like-minded constituents and the general public at large who have objected to the plans, as they offend the sanctity of a place of worship and hurt the sentiments of worshipers...
The decision to approve the planning application may well set a precedent going forward. What will stop other Councils from approving similar planning applications which disrespect places of worship?

Bradford Council's decision as it stands means planning permission could be granted for a pork processing plant to be built next to a Mosque or a Synagogue, a beef processing plant next to a Hindu Temple, or a lap-dancing club next to a Church.

ACT NOW: Please sign the petition and add your comments.
This will be used as part of an appeal against the Council’s insensitive and hurtful decision.
Let us remind Bradford Council of their responsibility to uphold the views of their constituents. This decision has an impact not only locally, but also nationally and internationally, as it hurts shared values and sentiments.
By signing this petition you will also be helping protect the sanctity of all places of worship in the future through the #RespectWorship campaign.
Please share with friends and family. #RespectWorship

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