Akali Dal MP from Anandpur Sahib and party general secretary Prof Prem Singh Chandimajra today blasted the BJP government at the centre for denouncing the resolution adopted by the Ontario provincial legislature in Canada describing planned killing of the Sikhs in November, 1984 as genocide. He said the Narendra Modi government had once again re-opened the wounds of the Sikhs by this provocative stand. This remarks came from Akali Dal MP , whose party is alliance partner in Centre with BJP. However no official comments received from Sharomani Akali Dal patron and Ex-CM Parkash Singh Badal or President Mr. Sukhbir Singh Badal yet, even the Minister of State in Union Cabinet in Modi Govt. in Delhi, Mrs. Harsimrat Kaur Badal have not issued any statement.
Prof. Chandumajra said rather than calling upon the Canadian government to withdraw this resolution, the Indian Parliament should pass similar resolution in Parliament to assuage the hurt feelings of the community. Prof Chandumajra recalled more than 3000 innocent Sikh men, women and children were killed in a designed attack on the members of the community in Delhi alone from November 1 to November 3, 1984 but the victims were still waiting for justice.
He pointed out even former prime ministers including Atal Behari Vajpayee and Chandra Shekhar had condemned these killings as genocide.Even Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on December 26, 2014 had referred to these killings as genocide as reported by the media, both print and visual, he added. Prof Chandumajra said the Sikh community was now shocked over official reaction of the Modi government that was not only unfortunate but also highly condemnable. Despite being a smaller community, the Sikhs were now an important part of the global community. The Sikhs were playing effective role in some of the Canadian provinces. The Canadian authorities had taken this steps keeping in view the Sikh sentiments on this sensitive issue. He said he would raise this issue in the Lok Sabha on Monday. A delegation of the Party MPs would also register protest with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.
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