Lieutenant Governor assured safety of Sikhs

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Saturday, August 17, 2013
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Sikh leaders' delegation meets Lieutenant Governor of Delhi over attack of Sikhs in Tilak Vihar

New Delhi: Under the directions of president of Shiromani Akali Dal-Badal Sukhbir Singh Badal, a delegation comprising of the senior leaders of Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) and Shiromani AKali Dal-Badal led by national senior vice president and Delhi affairs incharge of SAD-Badal, Balwant Singh Ramoowalia today met Lieutenant Governor of Delhi Najib Jang.

Condemning yesterday’s attack on Sikhs in Tilak Vihar area of Delhi the delegation blamed congress party led government of Delhi. The delegation called the incident which happened under planned manner was to create hatred for the Sikhs of Delhi and also alienate the Sikh community from rest of the population in the national capital.

“As the noose is being tighten around the necks of the congress leaders those wanted in the Sikhs riots of 1984, who are facing trials in the court of laws, the congress government wants to demoralise Sikhs by involving them in such issues, so the honourable Lieutenant Governor is requested to intervene into the matter immediately so that such incidents are not repeated,” the delegation told the Lieutenant Governor.

The delegation comprised acting president of Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) Ravinder Singh Khurana, and SAD leaders Avtar Singh Hit, Onkar Singh Thapar, Kuldeep Singh Bhogal and Gurdev Singh Bhola. Raising questions on the role of Delhi police, these leaders called the action of Delhi police of firing gun shots, firing tear gas shells and lathi charge as unwarranted.

The delegation also alleged that the injured were not allowed to get admitted in the government hospitals by the Delhi police as an attempt to hide their highhandedness against the innocent people. By doing one side action against Sikhs, the Delhi police have tried portray Sikhs as outsiders.

Ravinder Singh Khurana told the Lieutenant Governor the still a number of Sikhs are struggling for life in intensive care unit of private hospitals while police have registered cases against these Sikhs. Kuldeep Singh Bhogal said that Sikhs are peace loving community and would never take law in their hands.

He also told a former Lieutenant Governor of Delhi HL Kapur has declared Tilak Vikar as sensitive area but the police post has no arrangement to handle any untoward incident, which led to deterioration of incident yesterday. Meanwhile Lieutenant Governor Najib Jang assured the delegation for maintaining peace, law and order in the area. He also said that the riots of 1984 were a shameful act and safety and security of Sikhs in Delhi was his responsibility and he would fullfill his duty with full commitment.

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