|Early Times Report|
Jammu, Apr 20: Senior Sikh Leaders Including S. Jaspal Singh Mangal, S. Narinder Singh Khalsa, Bh. Gurdev Singh, S. Manmohn Singh Khalsa, S. Ranjit Singh, S. Amanjit Singh & Bh. Ram Singh of Shhomni Akali Dal (Amritsar), Sikh Intellectuals Circle, International Sikh Federation & Sikh Youth of J&K in a Joint Press Conference in Jammu today released the memorandum submitted to visiting Defence Minister of Canada, Harjit Singh, on behalf of entire Sikh community of Jammu & Kashmir.
We also strongly condemn the remarks and attitude of Punjab Chief Minister against S. Harjit Singh, the Defence Minister of Canada.
The memorandum said that on behalf of sikh community of Jammu and Kashmir they requested him to exert pressure on Government of India for declaring 1984 anti Sikh riots as genocide and for punishing the guilty, the culture of community, a nation, people, refers to their social concept, religious beliefs, skills and moral values and sikh community being a revolutionary faith is unique and entirely different from other religions.
But unfortunately we here in India are not considered as a separate community nation. So we request your goodself to built worldwide pressure on Government of India to legalize our Sikh code of conduct (Riat Mariada) including our separate Anand Marriage Act.
Particularly under the presence circumstances in India where communal forces are striving for a Hindu Rashtar our faith, Ideology and values are under constant threat and need legal protection.