Kashmiri nation solidarity with the Sikh community
While expressing solidarity with the Sikh community on the 30th anniversary of the attack over the Darbar Sahib (Golden Temple) and Akal Takth, chairman All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Geelani said that the Hurriyat Conference sympathizes with the Sikh community in their struggle for their rights, and it strongly condemns the atrocities which were unleashed upon the Sikhs.
Syed Ali Geelani expressed his sympathy with the families of the Sikhs who were brutally killed during the Darbar Sahib invasion by the Indian Army, and 1984 anti-Sikh Pogroms when Indira Gandhi was killed. Syed Ali Geelani said that the minorities in India are treated as second class citizens and their life, property, honour, dignity and even religious places are not safe here. In a letter to Dal Khalsa’s Kanwar Pal Singh, Mr. Geelani said that although India claims to be the biggest democracy of the world, this claim [is] has no relevance with the reality, because the minorities in India are not treated equally and their rights are not delivered to them.
He said that the Kashmiris are the subjugated and oppressed, and people in India have forcibly occupied their land. Syed Ali Geelani assured the Sikh community that he will always support them in every possible way, and in every situation in their fight for the honour and dignity.