Srinagar, June 29: Members of Sikh community on Tuesday thanked members of Muslim community for standing with them.
Addressing a press conference here, former president Delhi Gurdwara Committee and president of Shiromani Akali Dal Paramjeet Singh Sarna said that a Sikh woman was handed over to her family and married to a man from her own community.
“Sikh community in Kashmir disowns people who arrived in Srinagar to instigate the violence. The actions of such persons are condemnable. I want to apologise to the people of Kashmir if they were hurt by the comments made by such people,” Sarna said.
“The girl was on Tuesday married off to a person from her own community. The girl was not forced and she got married to the man within the community without any force,” he said.
“Muslims and Sikhs have lived in harmony for centuries with brotherhood and love. We have got support from Muslim leaders and organizations. We are very much thankful to them,” he said.
“We thank administration and Muslim leaders for getting the issue resolved. Muslim brethren have always stood with and we will always stand with each other,” he said.
“We don’t want any anti-conversion law. The majority community has always demonstrated brotherhood and taken care of minorities in Kashmir. They have to do it for all times to come and they will,” he said while replying to a query.
Earlier, there were allegations that a girl from Sikh community was allegedly abducted and converted before her marriage to a man. He appealed people from both the communities to maintain the age old communal harmony in Kashmir.
The SAD president said that the Sikh community wants to build a mega hospital in Kashmir on a plot owned by Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee