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London mayor Sadiq Khan’s pictures visiting Hindu temple go viral

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LONDON: Pictures of, recently elected first Muslim mayor of London, Sadiq Khan visiting a Hindu temple have gone viral on social media.

He can be seen in the pictures with female and male attendees, interacting and taking part in their rituals. Even in one picture a Hindu priest is tying a string around his wrist.

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In one of his posts on his Facebook page on May 03, Sadiq Khan said Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Neasden is one of his favourite places in London.

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“The temple is an incredible testament to the dedication of the local community, who worked so hard to build the biggest Hindu Temple outside of India.

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“My life story will be familiar to many Londoners of Indian origin. My parents moved here to build a better life for their family in the 1970’s. They instilled a real work ethic in us kids, and huge respect for education, entrepreneurship and community,” he said in his post.

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He had said as Mayor, he would stand up for London’s Indian community, and strengthen London’s friendship with India. “I look forward to leading a trade delegation to India at the earliest opportunity.”

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Khan had said supporting growth and innovation would be his priority. He had said he would challenge the government’s unfair visa restrictions which made it harder for businesses to find the skills they needed.

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“My number one priority will always be keeping Londoners safe – whether from anti-social behaviour or violent crime. I’m particularly concerned about the growing threat of extremism and radicalisation in London, and I don’t hesitate to say that I’ll be the British Muslim who takes the fight to the extremists,” he said.

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He had said he looked forward to his next visit to Shri Swaminarayan Mandir as Mayor of London.

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Sadiq Khan, the son of a bus driver, became London’s first Muslim mayor on May 03, seeing off a Conservative challenger who attempted to link him to extremism and securing a much-needed victory for his opposition Labour Party.

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