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Sikhs keep distance from RSS event in Delhi; Hindutva outfit attempts to lure Sikhs with claims revision of Blacklist

October 26, 2017 | By

New Delhi: To gain ground among the Sikhs and present itself as their ‘sympathiser’ the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) is creating an impression that it has got the blacklist of the Sikhs revised through the Central Government. The statement made by the Central Home Minister during an event held by the RSS and it’s pseudo Sikh offshoot Rastriya Sikh Sangat yesterday in Delhi could be seen in this regard.

Speaking on this controversial occasion that was condemned widely by the Sikhs, Rajnath Singh reportedly said Centre has lifted the ban on more than 100 Sikhs, blacklisted after the events of 1984, and they can now travel to India.

“The Sikhs had long been demanding revision of the black list. The process to further revise the list will continue,” he added.

The blacklisted Sikhs are barred from travelling to India due to their alleged involvement in Freedom Struggle in the 80s and 90s. The controversial list is being used by the Indian state as a tool of political control over the Sikh diaspora activism.


“The BJP-led NDA government has always been sensitive to the demands of Sikhs, including justice for the victims of 1984 massacre in Delhi,” Rajnath Singh further claimed. He however did not reveal the output of SIT formed by the Central government.

It is notable that the SIT formed by the Central government had recommended closure of majority of cases against the culprits of the 1984 Sikh genocide.

In a ‘prescript-ed’ rhetoric Rajnath Singh and RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat tried to present the imago of Guru Gobind Singh Ji with in ‘nationalistic’ confines.

As per media reports the event failed to trigger any response from the Sikh community. Event local Sikh community in Delhi distanced itself from the controversial event and the RSS brought people from other states to show occupancy.

However, the followers of Thakur Duleep Singh, chief of a faction of the Namdhari sect, were present in this event in visible numbers and event Duleep Singh himself participated in this event.


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