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MP Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi Promises to make efforts for Independent Probe into British Role in June 1984 Attack

July 27, 2017 | By

Amritsar: First Dastardhari Sikh parliamentarian Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi is visiting Punjab. He paid obeisance at the Darbar Sahib on Wednesday (July 26). Interacting with media person he said that he would make efforts for independent probe into British role in June 1984 attack on Darbar Sahib by Indian Army.

Earlier, an inquiry was done but that was a whitewash. Now we will get an independent inquiry done to find out what the role of the then British government in June 1984 attack, he added.

About Sikhs abroad, he said, “There are countries for which thousands of Sikhs have sacrificed their lives and have also contributed immensely to their development; but it is unfortunate that in those very countries they are asked to remove their turbans in the name of security. Turban is the pride of every Sikh.”

S. Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi at Darbar Sahib, Amritsar

He talked about France, “where Sikh students are banned from wearing turban in school and others are asked to remove their turbans for official pictures”.

‘It is unfortunate to see that till date Sikhs are facing hate crimes targeting Sikh identity’ he said.

“Many Sikhs have been shot dead due to this mistaken identity glitch. This needs to stop. I will raise this. I know the community is looking up to me. I am proud to be a member of the UK parliament as it is a diverse House, and even these issues will be heard and resolved,” said the MP from Slough segment.

Earlier, Shiromani Gurdwara Prabhandhak Committee (SGPC) executive members, in the absence of president Kirpal Singh Badungar, collectively honoured the MP and his father, Jaspal Singh Dhesi. SGPC general secretary Amardeep Singh Chawla in his speech told the MP that everyone is proud of his “record-breaking win” in the elections and also said that “it is a big victory for the community that, for the first time, a turbaned Sikh has made it to parliament not only in UK but in the entire Europe”.

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