JAMMU, Dec 21: Chairman of Sikhs for Humanity Foundation (SFH), Surinder Singh Bunty today questioned the criteria adopted by the Delimitation Commission in completely ignoring Sikh community which has considerable population in both provinces of J&K.
Addressing a press conference here, Bunty said that going by the tall claims of the government with regard fair deal to each and every segment of the society in delimitation process, Sikhs of the UT had pinned high hopes to get justice this time but now they are dissatisfied as the community has been completely ignored.
He said that Sikh community has a track record of defending borders by proving their mettle in army and even stayed in valley despite adverse situation due to turmoil and bore personal attacks.
The Sikh leader demanded that at least the community should have been given two seats as political reservation in J&K Legislative Assembly (LA).
He said that it is agonizing that the community is being continuously marginalized politically as no one gave the due which Sikhs deserve on merit.
Bunty urged that still there is time to consider the just and genuine demand of Sikhs by way of giving them what they deserve on merits as otherwise the community will feel dejected and deprived, which should not be the case especially under the panel which is known for its fairness and integrity.