British Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday praised Sikhs for demonstrating remarkable community spirit in standing up to rioters that rampaged through streets across England , burning buildings and looting shops this week. Cameron was referring to people in Punjabi-dominated western London suburb of Southall armed with cricket bats to defend their Gurdwara from rioters attack. They were prepared to challenge troublemakers on Tuesday and Wednesday night after some Indian businesses were attacked in nearby areas and Birmingham in the absence of police protection. "We saw it (the spirit) in the hundreds of people who stood guard outside a Southall temple, burberry outlet protecting it from vandalism," Cameron told an emergency House of Commons session. The special session was called to debate riots since Saturday after a night of relative calm. Cameron paid tribute to the father of a Pakistani-origin man killed in a deliberate hit-and-run incident in Birmingham . Police are treating it as a murder by one of the looters. "Everyone will be impressed by the brave words (urging clam) of Tariq Jahan, a father in Birmingham, whose son was so brutally and tragically run over and killed." Cameron earlier vowed to hunt down street gang members and opportunistic looters blamed for Britain's worst violence in decades. "The fightback has well and truly begun," said Cameron grappling with a defining crisis of his 15-month-old premiership . "As to the lawless minority, the criminals who've taken what they can get, I say this: We will track you down, we will find you, we will charge you, we will punish you. You will pay for what you have done." Cameron denied deprivation or planned government spending cuts had led to riots and blamed a culture "that glorifies violence, shows disrespect to authority, and says everything about rights but nothing about responsibilities'' for the violence. Community leaders blame inequality, cuts to public services and unemployment for the violence. Cameron criticized the initial police ineffectiveness to tackle rioters. "The tactics police were using weren't working," he said. He said the police admitted they got their riot tactics wrong as he announced measures to help those who suffered.