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