Latest News:

Political News

APSCC want representation of Sikhs in Jammu & Kashmir state cabinet

January 17, 2013 | By

Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir (January 16, 2013): According to a news report by the “Greater Kashmir” the All Party Sikh Coordination Committee (APSCC) declared start a campaign against the state government across the Sikh belts of Jammu and Kashmir it continues to ignore Sikh representation in the state cabinet.

“They have Sikh leaders in their party circles but none of them is given a cabinet berth so that the community could be benefited and treated as a minority in the state,” Jagmohan Singh Raina, Convener APSCC said reportedly.

“In four years they have just given us hollow promises and nothing else”, he reportedly added.

JS Raina said APSCC will start a tour of villages and towns of the state to educate minorities especially Sikhs on the “discrimination” they face from the government and how they have been “kept out from circles of power and governance.”

“We met Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and many of his cabinet colleagues in the past where they promised so many things but nothing has moved forward on any front so far,” said Raina. “In the coming general elections we will ask minority not to vote for the coalition for the simple reason that they don’t care about Sikhs and do not induct our politicians in the all important cabinet.”

He said Sikh community, which is one of the four minorities in the National Commission of Minority Act, is being neglected by the present government.

He said genuine problems of Sikh community remain unresolved as they have no say in governance. “We are being deprived of our legitimate rights,” he said. “We have no option, but to start a campaign against the government which is indifferent to our problems.”

To Get Sikh Siyasat News Alerts via WhatsApp:

(1) Save Our WhatsApp Number 0091-855-606-7689 to your phone contacts; and
(2) Send us Your Name via WhatsApp. Click Here to Send WhatsApp Message Now.

Sikh Siyasat is on Telegram Now. Subscribe to our Telegram Channel

Related Topics: , ,

Leave a Reply