Sikhs stage protest against Cong at Digiana, block NH

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Feb 2: Various Sikh organizations held strong protest demonstration against the Congress Party and the killing of innocent Sikhs in Delhi and Jammu during anti-Sikh riots.
A large number of Sikhs under the banner of United Sikh Front assembled near Digiana Ashram on Jammu-Pathankote National Highway and started protest demonstration. President J&K SUF Sudershgan Singh Wazir was leading while several leaders from various organisations like- Nirbhow Nirbair Organisation, Sikh Naujwan Sabha, BKNSS, AISSF, Sikh Welfare Society etc accompanied the Sikh members and came out on the National Hghway and also caused traffic disruption.
While addressing the gathering, Mr Wazir strongly condemned the role of Congress leadership and expressed deep concern and anguish over the killing of innocent Sikh people who were killed in J&K, Delhi and other parts of the country in 1984 during assassination of Indira Gandhi. He said a large number of members of the community were killed by the anti-social elements and the mob was led by Congress party leaders. Unfortunately no one was punished so far. Many innocent Sikhs were killed in Jammu and Talwara in Reasi also but no action was taken against the accused persons. Even in 1989 attack on religious procession in Jammu and Chhatisinghpora incident in Kashmir no one has been panelized.
Mr Wazir appreciated Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to announce SIT to probe the incident and fix responsibility on the people involved. He said many commissions were set up but no outcome has come out. Wazir asked the J&K Chief Minister to announce SIT on the pattern of Delhi to probe the incidents of killings of innocent Sikhs in J&K. He claimed that 17 Sikh were killed in Talwara, 14 in Jammu during riots and 36 in Chhatisinghpora massacre in 2000. Wazir warned a major agitation if the Government failed to act in this regard. He demanded that Rahul Gandhi should nominate the leaders of his party responsible for killings and he should also apologise from the Sikh community.
Avtar Singh Khalsa, Mohinder Singh, Harjeet Singh, Paramjit Singh, Surinder Singh Kala, Kulwant Singh and Ramneek Singh Bijral also spoke on the occasion.