DEPLORING THE act of not letting top Pakistan diplomat Sartaz Aziz pay obeisance at the Golden Temple, Dal Khalsa on Monday said it was dishonesty and that it was not only an insult to a visiting neighbour but also a deliberate attempt by New Delhi to drive a wedge between Sikhs and Pakistan.
In a hard-hitting statement, Dal Khalsa chief Harpal Singh Cheema said Darbar Sahib was a sacred and central place of Sikhism. He added that by refusing or not permitting a visiting dignitary to visit the Golden Temple for darshan-didaree on the pretext of security reasons amounts not only to insulting him but also denigrating Sikh tradition. “We have no love for Aziz. But the way the Indian leadership has restricted him from visiting Darbar Sahib has hurt us,” he added.