Sikh students reach out to others on UW campus

Members of the Sikh community reached out in Madison on Saturday to shed light on what they claim is a very misunderstood religion.

A group practicing the faith on campus tied turbans and answered any questions other students had about Sikhism.

The UW-Madison Sikh Students Association formed in response to the temple shooting in Oak Creek last year.

“Me and a couple of other Sikh students on campus realized that a lot of people really don’t know much about Sikhism,” said Jagpreet Sekhon, co-founder of the UW-Madison Sikh Student Association. “So we just wanted to spread the word.”

Turbans are a symbol of equality and peace in the Sikh faith.

Members of the student group say many don’t realize that Sikhism is the fifth largest religion in the world.