UK-based British Sikh Association has condemned the safety breach which occurred through the go to of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Ferozepur in Punjab earlier this week.
“The Prime Minister is a democratically elected Head of the Government and represents the entire nation, not just one State. Therefore, no one should undermine the authority of a leader who has to steer the country. It is a sad indictment of the security arrangements surrounding his visit that allowed a handful of an unruly mob to hamper the visit planned to exercise his democratic right to meet and greet the public,” Lord Rami Ranger CBE, chairman of the physique, mentioned in a press release.
The Association additionally said that the nation was ready to see what message the Prime Minister had for the individuals of Punjab, whom he holds within the “highest esteem.”
“No other Prime Minister has done as much for the people of Punjab as him. He opened the Kartarpur Corridor to honour the religious feelings of the people. He has gone out of the way to promote the teachings and lives of Sikh Gurus in the world through the Indian diplomatic missions,” the chairman mentioned.
He recalled that the Prime Minister celebrated the 550th delivery anniversary of the founding father of the Sikh religion Guru Nanak Dev Ji. In the identical method, the 350th delivery anniversary of the tenth Guru Gobind Singh Ji and the 400th delivery anniversary of the ninth Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji was acknowledged and celebrated via the efforts of Modiji, he mentioned.
“No other Indian Prime Minister has shown such reverence to the Sikh Gurus,” the affiliation famous.
The British Sikh Association highlighted that Prime Minister has revoked the three farm payments, as a mark of respect for the Punjab farmers.
“If anything, the people of Punjab should have shown their respect and gratitude to the Prime Minister for taking back those contentious bills that too on the birthday of Guru Nanak Dev Ji,” he mentioned within the assertion.
The Sikh affiliation additionally mentioned that the “misguided” individuals who disrupted the go to ought to notice that the Prime Minister had come to offer extra profit to their State.
“By hampering the visit, they have impeded the development of Punjab as a whole,” he mentioned, urging the leaders of Punjab to increase an unequivocal apology to the Prime Minister and present their utmost regret for the way in which he needed to lower brief his go to.
The assertion additionally famous that the Prime Minister doesn’t rely on Punjab for his energy in Parliament. “Punjab depends on the Prime Minister’s goodwill for its future development. Being a border State, Punjab needs the central government to help fight terrorisrn and the drug epidemic unleashed by India’s neighbour with dire consequences to future generations,” it added.
“Sadly, a great opportunity has been lost by the people of Punjab to show their admiration to the Prime Minister for his respect for the people of Punjab and their Gurus. I hope lessons will be learned, and the leaders and the people of Punjab will remember that there is no future for any disloyal citizen in India. We are one and must always stand as one,” it added.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s convoy was caught for 15-20 minutes as a consequence of a highway blockade in Punjab’s Ferozepur. The Prime Minister, who was travelling by highway, needed to name off his occasion in Ferozepur on Wednesday.
PM Modi, who needed to return to Bathinda airport on Wednesday as a consequence of a safety breach throughout his go to is realized to have informed state authorities officers on the airport, “Apne CM ko thanks Kehna, ki mein Bhatinda airport tak zinda laut paaya”.
Following the incident, BJP alleged that the Congress authorities in Punjab had intentionally created a situation to hurt Prime Minister Modi.