“DON’T WEAKEN NATIONAL UNITY AS CONGRESS HAD DONE”
“IF YOU ARE WILLING TO CHANGE EVERY CLAUSE, WHY NOT REVOKE THE ACTS?”
SAD TO CENTER
DON’T SABOTAGE HARD EARNED HINDU SIKH UNITY NOR WEAKEN OUR NATIONAL UNITY
FULLY BACKS “SECULAR DEMOCRATIC KISAN MOVEMENT”
Chandigarh December 10 -The Shiromani Akali Dal today urged the Government of India not to take any reckless or repressive steps that might deepen festering emotional wounds in the farmers’ minds and weaken the sacred cause of peace and communal harmony in the country. “Do not repeat Congress blunders of divide and rule. Do nothing that weakens national unity or disturbs peace and communal harmony for which Punjabis, specially the SAD, have made supreme sacrifices,” says a Resolution of the Core Committee of the party that met here this afternoon.
The meeting was presided over by SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal. Giving details of the meeting to the media, Harcharan Bains, Principal Advisor to Badal said that the SAD will observe the
centenary of the party as “Sangharsh Samarpan Divas” for Sarbat da Bhala, with focus on Kisan interests and justice for them.
He said that “the SAD will fully safeguard peace and communal harmony in Punjab and the rest of the country at all costs and will expose and defeat every conspiracy against these ideals. The party is convinced that no progress in the country is possible without Peace, communal harmony and national unity,” said Bains, adding that unfortunately ‘some people are not happy over this prevailing peace and harmony’.
Asking the government not to be stubborn or stand on prestige against the annadata of the country, the SAD resolution asked “If the government is willing to change every clause of the old Acts, then why
is it standing on prestige to revoke them After all, if you are conceding all demands of the farmers, why not put it all in the new Act and end the debate once and for all?”,
The party strongly condemned the deep rooted conspiracy to paint the movement of the patriotic farmers in communal and separatist colours. “The movement is not only peaceful and democratic but also
totally secular and nationalist and patriotic. The sons of a large number of the agitators are right now defending the borders of the country against China and Pakistan. They come from families when have
shed blood in the defence of the country in all the wars including 1948, 1965, 1971, the Kargil war and now in Galwan in Ladakh. Only a few days ago, the young son of the farmers from Taran Taran sacrificed
his life fighting the Pakistani attempts at intrusion on the LoC in Kashmir. “
The resolution expressed deep concern and anxiety over “ominous signs of a deep conspiracy to divide Hindus and Sikhs and farmers and traders. This is an anti national conspiracy and the SAD will fight
against it with all the resources at its disposal. Farmers’ agitation is a people’s movement which is totally peaceful, democratic and secular movement. This was visible in the all round support to the Bharat Bandh lent by every section of society.”
The Core Committee also condemned the “traitorous role” played by Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh to weaken the movement in secret alliance with the Government of India. “He kept holding secret
meetings with those in power at the center and his only input has been to try and cause divisions. Strangely, the CM of a predominantly agricultural state has no word of advice for the center as Captain telling the farmers only to be responsible.”
The party said that it “fully backs the farmers demands with regard to the three Acts.” It said that the totally peaceful and democratic nature of the movement has proved that the farmers are fully alive to their responsibility towards the country.The party thanked its workers for wholeheartedly taking part in the movement and directed them to step up efforts for the success of the agitation.
Senior party leaders who attended the meeting of the core committee included Balwinder Singh Bhundar, SGPC President Bibi Jagir Kaur,Jathedar Tota Singh Prof. Prem Singh Chandumajra, Charanjit Singh Atwal, Mahesh inder Singh Grewal,Dr Daljit Singh Cheema, Bikram Singh Majithia,Gulzar Singh Ranike, Dr Upinderjit Kaur, Janmeja Singh Sekhon, Sikander Singh Maluka, Hira Singh Gabria, Sharanjit Singh Dhillon and Surjit Singh Rakhra, Avtar Singh Hit & Baldev Singh Mann