Akal Takht, the highest Sikh physique, on Thursday prolonged its help to the Muslim teams which have been protesting towards the Citizenship Modification Act for weeks.
A delegation led by Delhi Minority Fee chief Zafarul Islam Khan met Giani Harpeet Singh, the chief priest of Akal Takht, in Amritsar the place the latter assured the Sikh neighborhood’s help to the protests.
The chief of Akal Takht, often known as ‘jathedar’, stated there’s a sentiment of concern and insecurity among the many minorities and the Sikhs are certain to face by the oppressed.
“Sikhs are certain by their rules to face for the sufferer and towards injustice. We had acquired the same request from one other group of the Muslim neighborhood. There’s a sentiment of concern and insecurity amongst minorities and it’s not good for the nation,” he stated after the assembly.
The chief priest requested the Muslim leaders to additionally search the help of Hindu teams towards the Citizenship regulation.
“I’ve appreciated their efforts to satisfy Sikh leaders. On the identical time, I’ve instructed them to satisfy Hindu leaders and talk about the problems in the identical manner as they’ve mentioned with me,” the Akal Takht chief stated.
“Many factions throughout the Hindu neighborhood additionally share related issues of insecurity and concern, and I can solely hope that each one will come on one stage to debate the issue to take care of communal concord and peace in India,” he added.
Mr Khan stated the assembly with the Sikh gave them hope.
“We’ve come right here to realize help towards the try of constructing India a nation based mostly on only one faith. We’ve been advised by Akal Takht jathedar that Sikhs have at all times stood towards oppressors…They’ve given us hope,” he stated.
The Citizenship Modification Act (CAA) eases the trail for non-Muslims within the neighbouring Muslim-majority nations of Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh to grow to be Indian residents. Critics concern that the CAA, together with a proposed Nationwide Register of Residents (NRC), will discriminate towards Muslims.
There have been widespread protests throughout the nation towards the enactment of the act. Stories say that at the very least 20 individuals have been killed within the protests towards the act throughout the nation thus far.