Jathedar asks Centre, Punjab to ensure safety of Sikhs in Kashmir Valley

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Amritsar
  • Updated: Aug 09, 2016 11:39 IST
Akal Takht jathedar Gurbachan Singh (HT File Photo)

Raising concern over safety of Sikh families residing in Kashmir, Akal Takht jathedar Gurbachan Singh on Monday appealed to the Centre as well as the Punjab government to help them.

In a press release issued here, the jathedar said due to the ongoing unrest in the Valley, movement of Sikh families has been restricted and there is concern over the safety of Sikh women.

He said it has become tough for them to even go out to buy household items in the curfew-bound Kashmir.

“The J&K government has failed to help them (Sikh families)... The Centre and Punjab government should come forward and help those stuck there,” he said.

The jathedar also asked J&K gurdwara committees and Sikh families to stay united and told the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee and the Delhi body to stand by the community members in the Valley.

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