September 14, 2010 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
Hoshiarpur (September 13, 2010): The Dal Khalsa took a serious note of reported remarks of Canadian MP Ujjal Dosanjh in which he tried to malign the image of Canadian Sikh youth in order to appease Indian authorities.
In a statement party head H S Dhami, general secretary Dr Manjinder Singh and spokesperson Kanwar Pal Singh said the tone and tenor of the Ujjal Dosanjh was similar to that of India’s MEA officials who during PM Dr Manmohan Singh’s visit to Canada and US publicly denounced Canadian Sikhs for spreading extremism and enhancing Khalistani activities. “By his uncalled and unfounded remarks made on Indian soil, Mr Dosanjh has tried to appease Indian establishment to extract undue favours for him”, they observed.
In the backdrop of the Vishav Hindu Parishad president meeting Jathedar Akal Takht and CM Parkash Singh Badal to seek Sikh support for the construction of Ram Mandir at Ayodhya, the leaders asked the Sikh leadership to remain aloof from Mandir-Masjid dispute.
Notably, on September 24 this year, a special bench of the Allahabad High Court will decide on a 60-year old case for the title of the disputed shrine in Ayodhya, Uttar Pardesh.
The leaders criticized VHP for dragging Sikhs in their religious feud. The lobbying by VHP head Ashok Singal with top Sikh leadership must be seen with suspicion, said they.
Recently, threatening letters were dropped in the houses of valley Sikhs aiming to sow the seeds of discard between Sikhs and Muslims. And now VHP asking Sikh support for erecting the Mandir on the disputed land reflects the similar design, they alleges.
Urging the Sikh leadership to tread cautiously, they said being minority community it’s not in the interest of Sikhs to be seen doing any harm to another minority, which like them (Sikhs) has also faced the desecration of their religious places. Moreover, by maintaining an equal distance from Mandir-Masjid controversy, we would not only dispel all misconceptions and notions spread by RSS that “Sikhs are part of Hindus” but also re-establish that Sikhs are separate and independent people.
We stand for warm and cordial relations with all be it Hindu, Muslim, Christian, they said. However, the Sikhs can’t afford to side with demolishers of Babri Masjid, notwithstanding SAD alliance with the BJP.
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