February 8, 2020 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
Amritsar: A delegation of around a hundred Muslims visited Amritsar in Punjab on Thursday (Feb. 7) to seek support of Akal Takht Sahib against Delhi Sultanate (Indian State)’s fascist norms like Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC).
The delegation led by Join Action Committee Ahmedgarh met Akal Takht acting Jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh’s personal assistant and secretary as Giani Harpreet Singh was in Mohali to attend the Bhog and Antim Ardas of Mata Preetam Singh, mother of Sikh political prisoner Bhai Paramjit Singh Bheora.
The delegation handed over a written letter, addressed to the Akal Takht Sahib jathedar seeking support for struggle against CAA-NRC and urged the Akal Takht Sahib to issue directive to the Sikhs to support this struggle.
The letter urged Akal Takht Sahib jathedar to clear issue Akal Takht’s stance on CAA-NRC so that people could have more clear guidance for action on CAA-NRC issue.
The delegation representatives told media persons that they have talked to Giani Harpreet Singh over phone as he was out of Amritsar due to some vital engagements in Mohali/Chandigarh. They said that Giani Harpreet Singh told them to convey their concerns to his personal assistant and secretary and ensured them about proper response.
COPY of MUSLIM DELEGATION’s LETTER To AKAL TAKHT SAHIB:COPY OF LETTER
Sikhs Already Joining Move Against CAA-NRC:
It is noteworthy that Sikhs are already extending every kind of support for move against CAA-NRC in Punjab, Delhi and also abroad.
Sikh youth groups were amongst the first to register their protest in Punjab against mid-December 2019 police crackdown on students at Jamia Millia Islamia university and Aligarh Muslim University. (READ – Sikh Youth of Punjab, GNDU Students Stand With Jamia and AMU Students; Oppose CAA & NRC)
Sikh delegations are participating in protests against CAA-NRC at Jamia Millia Islamia University and Shaheen Bagh in Delhi as well as at Malerkotla in Punjab.
Sikh groups observed Punjab shutdown on January 25 to protest against CAA-NRC.
Sikh diaspora groups in USA, Canada, England and various parts of Europe staged protests outside Indian High Commissions on January 26 (India’s Republic Day) to protest (amongst other things) against CAA-NRC.
Sikh volunteers are cooking and serving Langar (free food) on anti-CAA-NRC protest sites in Delhi.
Sikh activists had extended moral and public support to first ever resolution against CAA-NRC by a foreign legislature that was passed by Seattle City Council on February 3, 2020. The Seattle City Council resolution denounces Narendra Modi as ‘butcher of Gujarat’.
Muslims Perform Namaz on the Main Entrance of Darbar Sahib Complex:
On February 7, when a Muslim delegation returned after making representation at Akal Takht Sahib, it was time for them to perform Namaz. The delegation members performed Namaz in front of the main entrance of Darbar Sahib complex from Ghanta Ghar (clock tower) side.
The images of Muslims performing Namaz in front of the main entrance of Darbar Sahib have triggered a positive wave over the social media and is being viewed as an example of communal harmony, and peaceful and respectful coexistence.
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Related Topics: Akal Takhat Sahib, Akal Takht Sahib, Giani Harpreet Singh, Joint Action Committee Ahmedgarh