BJP reaches out to Sikh Community
Filed Under: Media & Tech, Politics | Posted: 09/08/2012 at 4:08AM
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The prominent Sikh leaders who attended these meetings included S. Charanjit Singh Khalsa, S. Varinderjit Singh, S.Gurdyal Singh Bali, S. Harvinder Singh , S. Pritam Singh Nirdosh and S. Kulwant Singh.
Dr. Jitendra Singh said that this was part of an initiative to reach out to the neglected sections of Sikh community in the state so that they feel physically as well as psychologically a part of the Jammu and Kashmir mainstream and do not feel alienated in any way. He said the Sikh community has traditionally been known for its uncompromising patriotism, nationalist commitment and uprightness. It is ironic that even when the country’s Prime Minister belong to Sikh community, repeated pleas from Sikh leaders and their organisations in J&K to the Prime Minister have failed to yield any results, he added.
Dr. Jitendra Singh informed that in the last six months, there have been a series of group meetings with Sikh members of different backgrounds which has helped identify certain major problems faced by the community in the state. He said, irrespective of political affiliations, the main issues of concern for the community include plight of Sikhs living in
BJP State Press Secretary Balbir Ram was also present in these meetings.