Police must protect Sikhs from any reprisals following the terrorist attacks on London, a Midland MP has warned.
Rob Marris (Lab Wolverhampton South West) said Sikhs could be targeted following recent events.
Sikh Gurdwaras, or temples, have already been vandalised by people attacking Muslims, who do not understand the difference between Sikhs and Muslims or do not care, he said.
The MP has tabled a House of Commons motion urging Charles Clarke, the Home Secretary, and chief constables across the country to thoroughly investigate any attacks on the Sikh community and other minority communities.
He said: "I am very concerned that the Sikh community and other minority communities should not become the target for hate attacks following the dreadful bombings in London on the July 7.
"The UK Sikh community have expressed their deep sadness and concerns along with others at the terrible atrocities perpetrated by the terrorists, both in London, New York and elsewhere in the world.
"Since September 11, 2001 there have been several attacks suffered by the visible Sikh community including attacks on Sikh gurdwaras.
"I roundly condemn such attacks, and attacks on other minority communities, and would ask the police to be vigilant and to treat any threats against minorities very seriously."
The Commons motion highlights "the several attacks suffered by the visible UK Sikh community and by other minority communities following the New York atrocity of September 11."
It has also been signed by Peter Luff (Con Mid Worcestershire) and Janet Dean ( Lab Burton).
Mr Marris is Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for UK Sikhs, which is designed to ensure Sikhs have a voice in Government.