Will go on stir if Tytler, Gill go to London Olympics: Akalis
Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) has threatened to stage demonstrations if Congress ex-MP Jagdish Tytler and former Punjab director general of police (DGP) KPS Gill are included in India's official delegation to the London OlympicUpdated: Jul 18, 2012 01:04 IST
Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) has threatened to stage demonstrations if Congress ex-MP Jagdish Tytler and former Punjab director general of police (DGP) KPS Gill were included in India's official delegation to the London Olympics.
A delegation of leaders of Delhi unit of SAD (Badal), have presented a memorandum to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, raising objections against the reported move. In their memorandum, the Akalis said that any such move would be unacceptable to them and they would launch an agitation in case the duo is included in the Indian official delegation to Olympics.
"We believe that this move would agitate and hurt the sentiments of the Sikh community and the old wounds will be revived. Sikh community is still awaiting justice. These persons responsible for Sikh's genocide are being deputed as India's representative in London, it is totally unacceptable," the memorandum says.
The Akalis said they also wrote a letter to the British government, appealing it to disallow Tytler and Gill from entering the UK. "The sentiments of crores of Sikhs residing all over the world have been hurt, the delegation strongly appealed to the Prime Minister that Tytler and Gill should be disallowed from being a part of the Olympics," they said.
The delegation included president of the local SAD unit Manjit Singh GK, national vice-president Onkar Singh Thapar and general secretary Avtar Singh Hit, besides others.
First Published: Jul 18, 2012 01:00 IST