SHIROMANI Gurdwara Parbhandak Committee (SGPC) president Avtar Singh Makkar Tuesday met a 10-member delegation of Sikhs from Kashmir who claimed they were under pressure to join the protest along with separatists against the Indian government in the state.
“The delegation demanded the SGPC to ensure that the rights of Sikhs in Kashmir are not violated. I hope (Union Home Minister) Rajnath Singh would consider the problems of Sikhs in Kashmir during his visit to state. Kashmir is a secular state and its government should protect all the communities. The Centre should ensure that Sikhs too feel safe in Kashmir,” said Makkar after meeting the delegation.
The delegation was lead by president, Gurdwara Parbhandak Committee, Pulwama, Joginder Singh Shaan.
Makkar has already written to Jammu & Kashmir Governor N N Vohra and CM Mehbooba Mufti to ensure safety of the Sikhs living in the state.