APSCC’s plea to Home Minister

Excelsior Correspondent
SRINAGAR, Apr 11: A delegation of All Parties Sikh Coordination Committee (APSCC) called on Union Home Minister, P. Chidambaram during the latter’s one day visit to Jammu on April 10 and projected the demands of the Sikh community.
In a press release, the APSCC chairman, Jagmohan Singh Raina said that demands of Sikhs with respect to employment, education and other sectors have not been fulfilled by the State Government. He said Sikhs have been denied reservation in all sectors, adding that this has dented their psyche. He urged the Home Minister to intervene and get these issues solved at the earliest.
He said that time has come when Government should resolve issues like employment package, extension of minority Act to the Jammu and Kashmir, general amnesty to hijackers as done in case of Hashim Qureshi, fresh probe into Chattisinghpora massacre and central authority for providing state subject at par with Kashmiri migrants. He said if the demands are not met the Sikhs would be forced to come on roads and launch agitation.