August 21, 2010 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
Amritsar (Aug 21, 2010): Referring to the issuing of unclaimed threatening letters to Kashmir valley Sikhs, the Dal Khalsa termed the move to pit Sikhs against Muslims and alleges to be the handiwork of state sponsored actors.
The Punjab based Sikh political party ‘Dal Khalsa’ spokesperson Kanwar Pal Singh today spoke with All Parties Hurriyat (Freedom) Conference leader Syed Ali Geelani on phone and expressed his community’s concern on the issue of threat perception emerged in the wake of so-called fake letters.
Kanwarpal Singh claimed that Geelani Sahib has sent a written assurance saying Sikhs should not feel threatened and to remain cautious against “the evil designs of some vested interests who were trying to harm on-going struggle by giving it different colors”.
“I had talked with Geelani Sahib and inquired about his health as he was not keeping well. I apprised him of the fear psychosis prevailing within the J&K Sikhs after some mischievous elements have pasted threatening letters asking the Sikhs either to embrace Islam and join protests or leave the valley”. Dal Khalsa leader urged the Kashmiri leadership to find out those hidden elements that were playing the larger game of the (Indian) state to defame their struggle.
He (Geelani Sahib) has re-assured the Sikhs that nobody would force them to leave the valley or join protests, claims Kanwar Pal Singh, who also had a telephonic conversation with Srinagar based All J&K Sikh Co-ordination Committee leader Jagmohan Singh Raina.
I told Rania that “the message from Punjab to the Sikhs of J&K is, do not give up hope. It is difficult time, but Sikh Panth is with them,”
Kanwar Pal said under a deep rooted conspiracy certain vested interests were hell bent to pit Sikhs against Muslims. Ironically, the Indian mainstream media was helping them in fulfilling their design, blamed Dal Khalsa statement.
Welcoming the statements of Umar Farooq Mirwaiz and Geelani Sahib pledging for full protection to minorities, Dal Khalsa leader said nobody can deny the fact that Muslims being the majority community in the valley must protect the minorities in all circumstances.
Dal Khalsa urged J&K Sikhs to maintain cordial relations with Kashmiri Muslims and Hindu Pandits. “Sikhs should also lend helping hand to their Kashmiri brethren in their hour of crisis”.
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