Sikhs feel unsafe in Kashmir
A Kashmir-based Sikh organisation said the community was feeling unsafe in the Valley.india Updated: Aug 23, 2010 23:36 IST
A Kashmir-based Sikh organisation said the community was feeling unsafe in the Valley.
“Sikhs in Kashmir are being harassed by miscreants. Our vehicles are specifically being targeted,” Ranjeet Singh Sarhadi, chairman of the Guru Nanak Foundation, said. “Women and girls of the community cannot move out as a sense of insecurity looms large.”
Unidentified people had sent threat letters to Sikhs in the Valley last week.
The Sikh leader said despite assurances from separatist Hurriyat leaders, “the statement of Dukhtaran-e-Millat chief Asiya Andrabi, that nobody can provide guarantee to the security of any community in the Valley, was contradictory and created further insecurity and uneasiness among the Sikhs”.
“We have never created any hindrance in their (Kashmir Muslims’) agitation,” he said, adding that the Sikh community wanted “survival with honour in Kashmir”.