Give relaxation on Diwali day: Sikhs to Geelani
Srinagar, Oct 30: Sikhs on Saturday urged the Hurriyat Conference (G) Chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani to amend the protest calendar to allow minorities to celebrate Diwali on (October 5).
"We urge Geelani Sahib to exempt the Diwali Day from agitation, so that Hindus can go to temples to offer prayers and Sikhs can visit gurudwaras," Chairman of All Parties All Parties Sikh Coordination Committee (APSCC) Jagmohan Singh Raina said in a statement.
Raina also asked the Sikhs and Hindus living in Kashmir to celebrate Diwali, the festival of light, with simplicity as the Valley has lost more than 100 lives during the past 5-months of ongoing turmoil.
He said the Sikh community would express solidarity with the families, those who have lost their dear ones, on Deepawali.
The APSCC members during the meeting also observed two minutes silence to pay homage to innocent civilians killed in the turmoil.
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