Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) has decided to approach the Centre to scrap the blacklist of Sikhs living abroad and pave way for their return.
It also wants the government to consider announcing general amnesty to blacklisted Sikhs. DSGMC president Manjit Singh GK, who is touring the US, said this after meeting Sikh and Punjabi diaspora at New York. GK said he has sought a list of Sikhs and their children who are being denied visa to travel to India from different associations in the US.
He said the DSGMC would take up the matter Union home minister Rajnath Singh and minister of external affairs Sushma Swaraj. “I was surprised to know that apart from Sikhs whose names are on the blacklist, there are 30,000-40,000 community members and their families, who are being denied visa by the Indian embassy. It’s kind of a hidden blacklist,” GK told a group of Sikhs in the US.
“The government should consider announcing amnesty to Sikhs whose names feature on the blacklist,” he said.