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  1. Monday 11 March 5.00-5.30pm BBC ASIAN NETWORK Asian Network Reports Special Mixed marriages are on the increase but some Sikh couples face threats, abuse and even violence from some in their own community over such weddings. It has left them scared and the Gurdwaras where they dreamt of getting married reluctant to perform the ceremonies. In one incident, when the couples of different faiths attempted to get married at Sikh temple, the marriage was stopped and protestors locked themselves in the Gurdwara and so the ceremony could not take place. In another case, the ceremony eventually took place with a police escort and presence - both cases highlighting the increasing tension of who is allowed to have a Sikh wedding ceremony. Asian Network Reports Special hears from those people whose wedding day was ruined after being stopped from marrying at their Gurdwara; the hardliners who say no to mixed marriages and who are now campaigning to 'spread their message'; and a couple trying to get a Sikh blessing. The programme will also explore whether there are any Gurdwaras still prepared to carry out mixed marriages in Britain today or whether they have all been banned. Presenter/Dil Neiyyar, Producer/Perminder Khatkar Asian Network Publicity http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/proginfo/2013/11/asian-network-reports-speical.html
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