Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa on Sunday stated he’ll take up with the Union Dwelling Minister Meghalaya authorities’s alleged transfer to “evict” Sikhs residing in Shillong.
Days after the Meghalaya cupboard authorised a proposal to relocate “unlawful settlers” from the Them Iew Mawlong space in Shillong, the Harijan Panchayat Committee (HPC), which represents members of the Sikh neighborhood there, has stated it should “struggle tooth and nail” to cease the federal government from finishing up the drive.
The Meghalaya state cupboard took the choice earlier this week, primarily based on a suggestion made by a high-level committee (HLC) headed by Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong.
Randhawa, in accordance with an official assertion, stated he opposes the choice of the Meghalaya authorities “to evict the Sikhs residing in Shillong” and has determined to take up the matter with the Union Dwelling minister and Meghalaya chief minister.
Two years in the past, a Punjab authorities delegation led by Randhawa had visited Shillong and met members of the Sikh neighborhood residing there and had assured them at the moment too that he would vociferously oppose any transfer in opposition to their displacement.
Randhawa vehemently opposed the Meghalaya authorities’s newest transfer, saying it was completely unjust to evict the Sikhs.
The deputy chief minister stated the Sikhs have been residing in Shillong for many years and the Punjab authorities strongly opposes this resolution to displace them.
He stated the civil rights of those Sikhs who’ve been residing in Shillong for greater than 200 years wouldn’t be allowed to be trampled upon at any price.
Randhawa alleged that the BJP-led NDA authorities has didn’t create a way of safety and confidence amongst minorities throughout the nation “who’re feeling insecure, the most recent examples of which might be seen in Jammu and Kashmir and Uttar Pradesh”.
HPC secretary Gurjit Singh on Saturday that the organisation, which represents the pursuits of lots of of Dalit Sikh households residing in Them Iew Mawlong space or Punjabi lane for the previous a few years, has rejected the report of the high-level committee.
Singh had additionally stated his organisation has vowed to “struggle tooth and nail for the rights of individuals residing within the space until their final breath”.