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Sikhs in Pak do not need any help from India: Sikh priest

The priest of Nankana Sahib Gurudwara in Pakistan said that Sikhs in Pakistan do not want any intervention from India on the Jazia issue as it might jeopardise the government help being extended to the community there.

india Updated: Jun 09, 2009 00:57 IST

The priest of Nankana Sahib Gurudwara in Pakistan on Monday said that Sikhs in Pakistan do not want any intervention from India on the Jazia issue as it might jeopardise the government help being extended to the community there.

"Sikhs in Pakistan do not want any intervention by India on the issue of Jajia as it irks the government as well as people there and ultimately Sikhs could be deprived from the help being extended by the authorities", Kalyan Singh Kalyan, the lone Sikh member of the delegation from Pakistan currently visiting the country, said.

Kalyan, who is a Granthi (Priest) in Nankana Sahib (birth place of Guru Nanak) Gurudwara, informed that the 40,000 members of the Sikh community in Pakistan are being taken care of properly.

"A substantial fund has been collected by Sikhs to help their brethren facing the wrath of Taliban forces," he said.

Kalyan also advocated that a special visa be extended to the Sikhs of Pakistan so that they could get the religious training in India and can access the rich literature of Sikhism.