Trump visit: Scars of Chattisinghpora yet to fade, asserts Sikh body
Jammu & Kashmir

Trump visit: Scars of Chattisinghpora yet to fade, asserts Sikh body

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Srinagar, Feb 22 : With the scars of Chattisinghpora yet to heal, All Parties Sikh Coordination Committee, on Saturday, said that the upcoming visit of United States President Donald Trump to India has led to a fear psychosis and panic among Sikhs living in the Kashmir valley who apprehend another militant massacre.

'The whole India seems to be busy in making preparations for Trump’s visit, but for Sikhs of Kashmir it has brought with it renewed fears that the members of community are yet again on the radar,' APSCC chairman, Jagmohan Singh Raina, said in a statement here this afternoon.

Sikhs, he said, are feeling insecure and fear that something untoward might happen on the eve of US President’s visit. Scars inflicted on Sikhs of Kashmir during the visit of former US President Bill Clinton are yet to be removed even after 20 years, Mr Raina said. He pointed out that although 36 Sikhs in Chattisinghpora were killed in March 2000 during Mr Clinton’s visit, but till date the people who carried out the crime are yet to be identified.

'It is highly unfortunate that neither the Centre nor successive state governments have reached any conclusion with respect to identifying the killers of Sikhs at Chattisinghpora," Raina asserted.

This was followed by 10 persons getting killed after security forces opened fire on the people protesting against the fake encounter. "There was panic in the community during the visit of former US President Barack Obama as well, but fortunately nothing untoward happened," Raina added. (UNI)