In an unusual move, the Dal Khalsa has called upon J&K Sikhs to join hands with Kashmiri Muslims in observing ‘Unity Day’ on July 26.
In a statement issued to press, Dal Khalsa chief Harchranjit Singh Dhami on Tuesday urged Hurriyat (G) Chairman, Syed Ali Geelani to extend his appeal for Unity to other minorities especially Sikhs residing in J&K as they too were at the receiving end.
Pertinently, Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani has asked the people to observe July 26, Friday, as ‘Day of Unity’ between Muslim population of Jammu and Kashmir provinces and in the memory of those killed in Gool.
“At this critical juncture Sikhs should lend support to Kashmiris against New Delhi’s aggression,” the statement said.
Lending support to call of Syed Ali Geelani, Harcharanjit asked Sikhs residing in Jammu and Kashmir to observe ‘Unity Day’ with Muslims on 26th of this month.
He alleged that New Delhi has always played divisive role pitting one section of people against another. “India has copied British’s divide and rule policy in Jammu and Kashmir.”
Strongly condemning the recent phase of “state repression” on Kashmiris, he said, “It is ironic that the Indian civil society and western powers were witnessing human rights abuses committed by the Indian forces as a mute spectator.”
“The killings and detentions of young Kashmiris have become the order of the day and the state CM Omar Abdullah was being used as a tool to suppress the aspirations of the people,” he added.