‘Resolve our demands or face agitation’
APSCC gives ultimatum to Govt
Srinagar, Apr 7: All Parties Sikh Co-ordination Committee (APSCC) Chairman Jagmohan Singh Raina today threatened to launch an agitation if the Government failed to resolve longstanding demands of the Sikh community in Jammu and Kashmir,
“Sikhs have been facing continued neglect and ignorance on their genuine issues in the State. Time has come for Sikhs to take to streets for injustice done to them from 1947. We have been pursuing our issues through all legal and political aspect but we are ignored at the cost of vote politics,” Raina said in a statement.
He said despite assurances by the Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, the problems of the community are yet to be resolved.
“Those MLAs who have been elected in various constituencies with the help of Sikh votes should be ready to pay by losing their seats as we have decided to evaluate this concern. It is sure that ruling NC and Congress candidates will have hard time in coming elections as they are playing delaying tactics with Sikh community on their genuine issues,” he said.
“We will raise our issues at national and international forum. UN Human Rights has already been given the charter of legitimate issues faced on humanitarian grounds. We will also hold protest demonstrations at all district Headquarters,” he said.
Raina said the issues of the community including employment package for Sikhs, immediate issuance of State Subject through Central Authority, minority status as per National Commission for Minority Act, filling up of Punjabi Vacant posts, timely inquiry in killing of 36 Sikhs at Chattisinghpora and compensation of Agriculture and horticulture losses during turmoil.
“These issues are daily discussed by every Sikh at local level and soon this will take shape of agitation if not seriously taken up for early solution. We also request the Government to hold an inquiry in all these matters where Sikhs feels discriminated and neglected at Government level,” he said.
Lastupdate on : Sat, 7 Apr 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sat, 7 Apr 2012 18:30:00 GMT
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