Khaira denounces Modi’s bid to stamp ‘terror tag’ on Sikhs, minorities

Khaira denounces Modi’s bid to stamp ‘terror tag’ on Sikhs, minorities

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Bathinda, May 16 : Sukhpal Singh Khaira president Punjab Ekta Party and PDA candidate from Bathinda Lok Sabha seat on Thursday denounced Prime Minister Narendra Modi of trying to stamp Islam and Sikhs with the 'terrorist tag', while being indifferent to 'Hindu terrorism'.

In a statement issued here, Khaira said that Modi government at Centre had created a secret 'Standing Focus Group of Terror Funding' with its mandate on Islamist and Sikh terrorism while multiple terror cases in previous years were registered against associates of RSS such as Pragya Thakur, Aseemanand and many others.

He said that official position of BJP was to reject any link between religions and terror but it acts in the contrary.He added that a calculated attempt was being made by BJP to highlight Islamist and Sikh terrorism to defame the two communities.

Referring to an article in a leading web magazine Caravan, Khaira said that the Pragya Thakur BJP's official nominee from Bhopal was still facing trial under sections of Unlawful Activities Prevention Act in Malegaon blast case. He said that Modi recently at an election rally at Khandwa in Madhya Pradesh had other political parties(naming Congress) had spread fallacies of Hindu terrorism to to defame their grand religious heritage.

Khaira said that Home department of India had written a confidential letter to all the heads of security agencies seeking details of terror funding for Islamist and Sikh groups.He said that linking terrorism with the particular religion was BJP's conspiracy against minority communities.He said that Modi seems willing to insulate religions from charges of terrorism for only one community. Khaira said that his party was against terrorism of all kinds as the terror has no religion.

He said that Sikhs and minorities had played a key role in making new India and any attempt to add terror tag on them would be against the national interests.He said that BJP was trying to win over Sikhs and Muslims to secure their votes by way of political gimmicks but in reality BJP has strong hatred towards minorities. (UNI)