NANKANA SAHIB: The chairman of the World Muslim Sikh Federation (WMSF), Sardar Manmohan Singh Khalsa, has said that Pakistan is sincerely striving to improve relations with India, but the hearts of shrewd Hindus are not clear.
He was talking to The News at Gurdwara Janamasthan here on Tuesday. He condemned the execution of Ajmal Kasab and said that it had exposed the real face of the Indian rulers. “India is talking about abolishing the death sentence on its soil, but awarding it on the other hand,” said, adding that nobody had the right to end the life of another person.
He alleged that India also wanted to hang Sikh youths, including Agtar Singh Baidara, Balvant Singh, Gajindar Singh, Tajindar Pal Singh, Bhai Jiswandar Singh and Master Karan Singh, who had been facing the punishment for the last several years. Condemning terrorism, the WMSF chief said that nobody had the right to play with the life of others and terrorism was a slap in the face of humanity. “There is a sharp difference between the struggle for independence and terrorism.” He was of the view that innocent Kashmiris and Palestinians were struggling for independence and the world should support them. He also condemned the attack on Malala Yousafzai, declaring it a cowardly act.
He said that America was playing a double game as it was conducting war exercises with the Indian forces on the one hand and extending relationship of love with Pakistan on the other hand. He claimed that the Sikh community had played a vital role in the success of American President Barack Obama. “Sikhs highly respect Islam. They also love the Muslims and Pakistanis,” he maintained.
The WMSF chief asked Pakistanis to recognise the blessings of independence and work for the progress and solidarity of their country. “Muslims and Sikhs can jointly bring a revolution, eliminate terrorism and maintain peace in the world,” he said.
He also appreciated the renovation of Gurdwara Janamasthan, Gurdwara Pati Sahib, Gurdwara Balilah, Gurdwara Sacha Soda, Gurdwara Panja Sahib and others.
Meanwhile, the Indian Sikh Yatrees visited Gurdwara Sacha Soda at Farooqabad on Tuesday. They performed their religious rituals, including Matha Taki. Later, they returned to Gurdwara Janamasthan, Nankana.