Iss Sanjh ko Banaye Rakhna: Geelani tells Dal Khalsa



Dal Khalsa Leaders with Geelani
Dal Khalsa Spokesperson Kanwar Pal Singh ‘Sikhs for Human Rights’ Chairperson Harpal Singh Cheema with Syed Ali Geelani.

Dal Khalsa, Punjab Tuesday said that the BJP was a junior partner (in J&K Government) but ironically it’s the Hindutva party which runs its writ in Kashmir.

“The BJP was applying same tactics in Punjab,” Dal Khalsa spokesperson Kanwar Pal Singh and chairman of ‘Sikhs for Human Rights’, Harpal Singh Cheema said in a joint statement.

“The Hindutva party despite being in minority in Punjab and Kashmir was running the border states via New Delhi,” the statement

The duo Khalsa leaders alleged, “both the chief ministers Mufti Mohammad Sayeed and Parkash Singh Badal have no guts and will to protect the interests and aspirations of their people concerned. Rather in the lust for power and privileges, they unleash injustices on them to appease the people in Delhi.”

The statement informed that the duo Dal Khalsa leaders along with senior activist Dr Manjinder Singh were in Srinagar on the invitation of Syed Ali Geelani to attend the seminar titled “Indian State Fascism and Our Response”. “The police detained them to prevent them from attending the seminar,” the statement added.

“India claims to be a practicing democracy; however, banning the seminar was undemocratic step.”

“Media gave bad name to the function (anti-India seminar) only to provoke the BJP led Union government to press upon the state administration for a ban. The BJP and its parent body was scared of minorities coming together on single platform to formulate joint strategy to resist the nefarious designs of the common enemy to subsume their identity and suppress their aspirations,” the statement said. “We, the Kashmiri Muslims, Sikhs and Christians are the oppressed people and the oppressor is the New Delhi”.

“We wanted to see him (Geelani) and pay respect to him. But police remained adamant and did not allow us to enter his residence. However, hearing upon our arguments with cops, Geelani Sahib came out of his house on street and hugged us. Emotions ran high as representatives of both the minority communities pledged to maintain the workable co-ordination between each other,” the statement quoted Khalsa leaders as having said.

“Geelani Sahib told us “Iss Sanjh ko Banaye Rakhna” (Keep this Relation Intact) to which we responded positively and firmly,” the statement concluded.

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