PJ Resolution: Message from Malaysian Sikhs to Modi

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| Resolution | Petaling Jaya, Malaysia | 22 Nov 2015 | Asia Samachar |

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THESE ARE THE DECISIONS MADE BY THE TASK FORCE ON BEHALF OF ALL 26 SIKH ORGANISATIONS AND 125 GURDWARAS ON 16 NOVEMBER 2015 IN GURDWARA SAHIB PETALING JAYA ON THE RESPONSE OF THE SIKH COMMUNITY ON PM MODI’S VISIT TO MALAYSIA. 

PETALING JAYA RESOLUTION

1. Letter to be sent to the High Commission of India, KL on 2 issues:-

a) Disappointment that there has been no response to the memorandum handed over to them 3 weeks ago.

b) Disappointed that the PM of India has failed to issue any meaningful and honest statement regrading the desecration of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji and violations of human rights against the peaceful Sikh protesters.

2. Letter to the Sikh sanggat of Malaysia stating the sanggat’s collective stand in not attending any function held in conjuction with the PM Modi’s visit to Malaysia.

3. To publicise the collective stand of Malaysian Sikh sanggat across all media channels that are available.

4. All Sikh NGOs/individuals are advised to stay away and not attend any function or programme held in conjunction with the visit of PM Modi, due to PM Modi’s failure to issue a statement condemning the attacks on the Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji and the violations of human rights against the Sikh protesters.

Therefore, we would like to request all Malaysian Sikh sanggat to stand as one and strongly support these decisions made as a symbol of togetherness and love for the panth.

We also would like to thank these Sikh organisations for staying united with the Panth.

1. Sikh Naujawan Sabha Malaysia
2. Yayasan Sant Attar Singh Ji Brahm Vidya Niketan Malaysia
3. Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji Khalsa Garh Malaysia
4. Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji Academy Malaysia
5. Guru Nanak Guru Gobind Singh Foundation
6. Persatuan Wada Gurdwara Penang
7. Persatuan Punjabi Negeri Johor
8. Malaysian Gurdwara Council
9. Batas
10. Johor Punjabi Chambers of Commerce & Industry
11. United Sikhs
12. SWAN
13. Malaysia Foodbank Organization
14. Subang Sikhs Association Selangor
15. Panch Khalsa Diwan Malaysia
16. Persatuan Kebajikan Naam Malaysia
17.SSU Kelab Aman
18. Penang Sikh Association
19. PPIS
20. Khalsa Diwan Malaysia
21. Malaysia Punjabi Chambers of Commerce & Industries
22. Sant Sohan Singh Ji Melaka Memorial Society Vidyala
23. Malaysian Gatkha Federation
24. Sikh Inside
25. Dashmesh Malaysian Sikh Band
26. Tatt Khalsa Diwan
Task Force, 
16 November 2015.

 

Letter from a Task Force of Sikh NGOs in Malaysia to Indian PM Modi.
Letter from a Task Force of Sikh NGOs in Malaysia to Indian PM Modi.

LETTER TO PM NARENDRA MODI 

 

Mr. Narendra Modi

PRIME MINISTER OF INDIA

On the 27th October 2015, the Sikh Societies and Organisations in Malaysia had written and handed over a memorandum to the Prime Minister of India, Mr. Narendra Modi and the Chief Minister of Punjab Parkash Singh Badal. Three (3) weeks have since passed, and there has been no response whatsoever from the Government of India, namely the PM himself or the State Government of Punjab, through the CM.

An integral part in the making of a great leader and one that is respected the world over is one who stands up and be counted; as one who stood up for the truth and spoke up when it mattered most for humanity and the people.

Its unfortunate and regretful that you, as the Prime Minister of India and as leader of BJP, which is a partner in the government of Punjab, have failed to raise your voice, and till now have yet to condemn the repeated incidents of sacrilege against the Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji across Punjab which have hurt Sikh sentiments and caused deep grievance to Sikhs worldwide. Furthermore, no meaningful action has been taken against the perperators of such disgraceful acts as well as the police personnel who opened fire on peaceful protesters and killed two of them.

You, Mr. Modi, being the leader of a nation where so many great world religions have sprouted and grown from, should have been duty bound to raise your voice and announce that religious bigotry has no place in this land, India! 

Your failure to address the unfortunate sacrilege of the Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, and to correct the human rights violations against the Sikhs arising therefrom, have left the Sikh Organisations in Malaysia in a state of shock and delusion of your honesty and integrity in wanting to take any significant and meaningful actions against the atrocities and hurt caused to the Sikhs.

It is regretful and unfortunate that you Mr. Modi need to be told that you have failed the Sikh community the world over by not rising up and be counted when it mattered most.

The Sikh Community of Malaysia expects you to address these concerns immediately for peace and harmony to prevail in Punjab.

SIKHS OF MALAYSIA

 

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