Tuesday, 14 July, 2009

Radio Pakistan still hopes to revive Khalistan agitation

Radio Pakistan still hopes to revive Khalistan agitation

From ANIAbohar, July 13: Radio Pakistan in its latest broadcast has attempted to provoke communal sentiments in Punjab.

In its Punjabi Darbar programme, it mentioned about the Blue Star Operation of 1984 and blamed the Akalis for not showing unity in reviving the issue. Radio Pakistan's anti-India propaganda and attempt to provoke people have been contested by Prof. Gurdeep Singh, a Sikh Scholar and Rajinder Singh, a village head, in Abohar. "Sikh religion is beyond politics. The Sixth Guru of Sikhs, Guru Hargobind planned the Akal Takht right in front of Shri Harmander Sahab and the staircase of Akal Takht was constructed from Shri Harmander Sahab, so to make the world know how above the Sikh religion is from politics," said Prof. Gurdeep Singh, a Sikh scholar,"There is no discrimination Hindus and Sikhs in India. Pakistan radio wants to create tensions between Hindus and Sikhs. But people here are now well aware of Pakistan's propaganda. A number of Sikhs have sacrificed their lives for the country. The Sikhs are given equal respect like other religions in the country," said Rajinder Singh, a village head.Broadcasters of Radio Pakistan must remember Indian listeners switch on to their channel just to hear the good music of Pakistan and not to their anti-India propaganda. The four-day Operation Blue Star was an Indian military operation ordered by the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi to remove Sikh separatists who were amassing weapons in the Golden Temple in Amritsar.It was launched in response to a deterioration of law and order in the Indian state of Punjab.

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