SAD delegation to call on Rajnath Singh on Sikh issues

The delegation will urge the Centre to secure documents from the UK government about their role in the operation.

punjab Updated: Jun 18, 2018 20:52 IST
Press Trust of India, Chandigarh
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Home minister Rajnath Singh(AP File Photo)

A Shiromani Akali Dal delegation led by party president Sukhbir Singh Badal will soon call on home minister Rajnath Singh and urge the Centre to release “secret documents” related to the Army operation on Golden Temple in June 1984, an SAD spokesman said on Monday.

The delegation will urge the Centre to secure documents from the UK government about their role in the operation, SAD spokesman Harcharan Bains said.

He said the delegation will seek release of all Sikh prisoners after the completion of their sentence and urge the Centre to release the compensation to the Jodhpur detenus.

The decision to send the delegation was taken at a meeting of party high command in Chandigarh on Sunday. The meeting was chaired by Sukhbir Badal and attended by party patron Parkash Singh Badal, he said.

Bains said the delegation would urge the Centre to implement the Swaminathan Commission report to ensure that farmers get at least 50 per cent over and above their production cost.

During the meeting, it was decided that the delegation will urge the Centre to bring petrol and diesel under GST regime.

The delegation will also urge the home minister to address the grievances of the Sikh community in Shillong, where the community members were recently targeted by locals.

“There is an acute sense of insecurity in the minds of the Sikhs living in Shillong. This is sending an adverse signal to minorities throughout the country,” he said.

First Published: Jun 18, 2018 20:49 IST