Dal Khalsa attacks RSS over communal agenda

  • HT correspondent, Hindustan Times, Jalandhar
  • Updated: Aug 17, 2014 21:13 IST

The Dal Khalsa will not allow Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) to implement its fascist agenda in the state of Sikh martyrs and divide people on communal lines, said Dal spokesperson Kanwar Pal Singh after a meeting on Sunday.

Taking a dig at RSS for dubbing all citizens as Hindus, Singh said Sikhs would not tolerate such nonsense any more. The Dal leaders urged the people of the state to defeat the nefarious designs of the RSS.

"We have no objections to their dream, but one thing is clear-Punjab won't be a part of Hindu rashtra," Singh said while addressing a gathering of workers at the local gurdwara.

He added the RSS had infiltrated the government, its power structure, bureaucracy and educational set up to strengthen its cultural hegemony.

The spokesperson flayed the Sangh's supremacist ideology and slammed Shiromani Akali Dal for mortgaging Sikh interests to Hindutva forces in lieu of a cabinet berth for Badal's Bhau in the union ministry.

Commenting on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Independence Day statement that communalism, regionalism and discrimination were all obstacles in the way forward, he said it was the state which was discriminating against those who had refused to bow before the dictates of New Delhi.

The meeting was held to discuss the formation of a new organisational structure. Singh said the new team would be placed till mid-September. Ranbir Singh, Gurwinder Singh, Gurdeep Singh, Nobeljit Singh, Manjit Singh, Paramjit Singh and others were present in the meeting.

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