DON’T TRY TO MISUSE SIKHS AS A TOOL TO ACCOMPLISH HIDDEN AGENDA
SUKHBIR SINGH BADAL LED DELEGATION TO MEET PM
New Delhi , April 17 : The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and the Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee (DSGMC) has warned the Pakistan Government desist from using Sikhs as a tool to accomplish its hidden agenda and said that Sikhs were integral part of India and will remain so forever. Addressing a press conference here today, the SAD Spokesman and the DSGMC General Secretary Manjinder Singh Sirsa said we strongly condemn the action of the Pakistan Government to not to allow Indian High Commission officials to meet visiting sikh delegation for unspecified reasons. He said that it appears that this is a conspiracy against the Sikh Community by the Pakistan Government to discord Indo-Pak relationship ahead of 550th Parkash Purab of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji.
He said that it was also shocking to see a video of Pakistan Gurudwara management board official who is hailing the banned International terrorist Hafiz Sayeed and criticizing our Prime Minister. He said that Hafiz has been banned by the International community and international community including USA is pressing Pakistan to act against him. He said that due to this action of Pakistan official Sikhs residing in US, Canada and other countries are facing problems and a wrong message is being sent for their identity. Sirsa said that the SAD and the DSGMC condemn every form of terrorism and are always against taking lives of human. He said that Sikhs instead believe in saving lives of human beings and peace throughout the world as taught by our Guru Sahiban.
He said that these developments on the soil of Pakistan have become a major cause of concern for sikh community as they wanted to celebrate 550th Prakash Purab of Guru Nanak Dev Ji in November 2019 as per the guidance of Sri Akal Takht Sahib. He said that a high level delegation will meet Prime Minister under the leadership of the SAD President S. Sukhbir Singh Badal on this issue and urge him to take up this matter at appropriate level to ensure that safety of pilgrims likely to visit Pakistan from across the world. He said that he had also written about this to External Affairs Minister Mrs. Sushma Swaraj. Sirsa said that though a major issues including punishment to guilty of 1984 sikh carnage, attack on Sri Darbar Sahib, discrimination with sikh community and amendment to article 25 B to give Sikhs a separate religious identity are lingering on since long but battle for these issue will remain within the borders of our country. He said that Sikhs are Indian citizens and will continue t work for the country forever as India is our country. He warned Pakistan Government particularly ISI to desist from taking advantage of anger of sikh community and said that we are proud to be Indians and will always remain so.